It may be staggering to think about, especially considering how dry most of the year has been, but 2015 has a shot to take over the top spot for yearly precipitation record amount. Through December 8 the official Boone reporting station has recorded 66.54 inches, putting it 7.93 inches away from tying the mark of 74.47 set in 2013.
Is it possible to reach the 74.47 mark? Sure. Is is likely? Probably not says Brad Panovich, Chief Meteorologist at NBC Charlotte. He tells WataugaRoads.com that it would take a weather pattern flip at this point to get back into a cycle like November. He adds that if we get into some upslope snow events then maybe there’s a shot to reach the record.
Although 2013 holds the modern day record, the all time record still belongs to 1979 at 82.79 inches.