Method

Choose a time period of 50 years (1959 to 2008) to analyze

        Identify 6 weather stations to use: Wilmington (Coastal Plain), Cape Hatteras (Outer Banks), Laurinburg (Sandhills), Raleigh (Piedmont), West Jefferson (Northern Mountains), Asheville (Southern Mountains)

        Collect data from each station from the State Climate Office of North Carolina's CRONOS database, then sort and average by season (winter and spring)

        Compare these averages using graphs and correlations calculated with Microsoft Excel


Hypothesis Method Background on ENSO
Data Results Conclusion