Boone Wind Gust History

*Data updated Friday September 8, 2017*

*Admin note from Kenneth Reece* –  After a wind gust of 68 mph in Boone on Sunday April 3, 2016 my curiosity was peaked to research how often that had happen, so into weather data I dove. Surprisingly there was not one place that had information already put together about wind, much like when I researched and put together the pages on High Country tornado and High Country earthquake history.

In looking back through data from the Watauga Medical Center reporting station, all 3,878 days that wind data was available, I was quite surprised to not only learn how many times there had been a gust of 60mph or more, but how many times a 70mph+ gust had occurred. Take note that wind gust data was only available from September 1, 2005.

40 times 60 mph gusts or more have been recorded, of those 4 were 70 mph or more. Below are the gusts in mph with the dates and times recorded. This list will be updated as either more past historical data is found and as newer gusts are recorded. At the bottom of the list is a wind rose graphic courtesy of the State Climate Office of North Carolina. It shows the wind speed and direction from March 30,2001 to September 8, 2017. Gusts are not included in that graphic.

75 December 27, 2012 3:35am

72 April 17, 2007 1:22am

71 April 16, 2007 12:03am

70 December 21, 2012 7:35pm

68 January 25, 2006 2:03am
68 April 3, 2016 1:35am

67 January 24 2006 11:23pm
67 February 22, 2007 12:22am
67 February 10, 2010 8:01pm
67 December 20, 2012 11:55pm
67 December 22, 2012 12:35am
67 June 13, 2013 3:55pm
67 March 30, 2014 6:35am

66 May 12, 2008 4:21pm
66 December 7,2010 3:02am
66 January 24,2013 6:15am

64 April 15, 2007 12:41am
64 February 26,2010 6:40am
64 March 10 1:35pm
64 March 10, 2017 10:15am

63 January 14, 2006 4:02pm
63 February 10, 2008 2:43pm
63 May 11, 2008 12:03am
63 March 29, 2009 8:01pm
63 December 31, 2013 12:15am
63 July 8, 2016 6:55pm

62 December 28, 2009 9:01pm
62 February 14,2011 2:22pm
62 December 26, 2012 10:35pm
62 February 3, 2013 5:15pm
62 January 7, 2014 2:35am
62 February 15, 2015 4:35am
62 February 13, 2016 2:55am
62 April 2, 2016 10:35pm

61 April 3, 2006 10:03pm

60 December 9 2005 7:23am
60 January 8,2007 9:45am
60 February 23,2007 4:03am
60 February 12, 2009 9:41am
60 December 28,2011 5:55am
60 October 30,2012 5:35am
60 February 17,2013 2:35pm

Wind rose graphic courtesy of the State Climate Office of North Carolina. It shows the wind speed and direction from March 30,2001 to September 8, 2017. Gusts are not included in that graphic.