For a week that brings back memories of January 2014 type temperatures and records, two new temperature milestones were recorded this week.
On Thursday February 19 an official mark of -4 was recorded by the Boone 1Se reporting station. While the reading became a new record overall for Boone, it just narrowly missed by two degrees setting a countywide mark.
On Friday February 20 a reading of -5 was recorded, which surpassed the previous mark for Boone by 9 degrees, and the previous mark for the county by 7 degrees.
*In keeping track of 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 and Watauga Medical Center reporting station KTNB*
Graphics: State Climate Office
For reference here are the coldest temperatures for the month of February