Climate of North Carolina Forests
Rainfall: 30 inches minimum - 45 inches average - 60 inches maximum.
Temperature: 0 degrees F minimum - 50 degrees F average - 90 degrees F maximum.
Temperate Deciduous Forests are usually very wet in general. They have 4 distinct seasons. The winters are cold, the springs are wet, the summers are warm, and the fall is moderate.
East Coast USA Climatogram
Net Primary Productivity
Temperate deciduous forests have the fourth highest net primary productivity and approximate kilocalories per square meter per day. It also has a high amount of rain each year, which means that the growing season (without frost) is over 120 days. This biome also covers 22% of Earth's land surface. This biome is usually found 30-40 degrees North.
Temperate deciduous forests typically have very fertile soil. The high amount of decomposing leaves provide nutrients for the soil. Due to the fertile soil, these forests are used mostly for farming.
Invasive and Endangered