For the second time this year Boone hit 80 degrees, while pushing past the mark enroute to the hottest day of the year. Topping out at 82 degrees, the Watauga Medical Center reporting station recorded 82 twice, 81 twice and 80 twice in a two hour and twenty minute span. Shower and storms on Saturday afternoon quickly dropped temps back to the lower 70s.
Boone reached the 80 degree mark on Friday May 27 for the first time since September 2015. The last time the WMC reporting station recorded 82 was also in September, Friday September 4.
*In keeping track of official weather records (temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, wind) it’s important to note that the records for Boone relies on three different sources. Boone COOP station 310977 from 1929-1980, Boone 1Se 310982 from June 1980-present for temperatures & rainfall and Watauga Medical Center reporting station KTNB for wind gusts*