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Retire To Carolina Beach, NC

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.



Carolina Beach
Air Quality
New Hanover County
. Good/Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy Days
2013 364 0 0
2012 365 1 0
2011 360 2 0
2010 351 14 0
2009 350 15 0




Carolina Beach
Water Quality
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2010 28 0 72
2008 27 0 73
2006 na na na
2004 0 0 100
2002 na na na




Carolina Beach
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Cape Lookout National Seashore and Moores Creek National Battlefield 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
0 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 3 11



Carolina Beach Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 34 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 45 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 79 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 88 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 61 in 35 in



Carolina Beach Elevation
20 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Carolina Beach
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane >60 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Carolina Beach
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Brunswick (2) 10 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Carolina Beach
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 4,369 5,915
HDD 2,719 4,662
CDD 1,650 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Carolina Beach Area)
Carolina Beach Area EPA Cleanup Sites


Legend:
Small green circles (older style maps) or multi-colored circles (newer style maps: click here for legend) indicate 1)Superfund Sites 2)Federal Facilities 3)RCRA Corrective Action Sites and 4)Brownfields Properties (EPA hazardous material cleanup sites defined at Environment link)


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