April 20 Temperature Comparisons

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Many High Country residents and visitors are feeling the sting of a cold late April weekend. Overnight lows on Saturday morning dipped down to 33 at the Watauga Medical Center reporting station at 5:55am. Many home weather stations were at 32 or below during that same time. Forecast highs are only in the 40s for Saturday.

Here’s a look at years past from the Watauga Medical Center reporting station:

2012 – high 64, low 50
2011 – 71 55
2010 – 60 41
2009 – 62 46
2008 – 55 41
2007 – 62 39
2006 – 71 37

The lowest temperatures as posted by the State Climate Office are:
17°F Blowing Rock 1nw Apr 20, 1983
23°F Boone Apr 20, 1949
23°F Boone Apr 20, 1961
24°F Blowing Rock 1nw Apr 20, 1953
24°F Boone Apr 20, 1953

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