After a record setting January temperatures in Feburary rebounded to more normal winter like conditions.
February 2014 was the 8th driest on record and the 13th coldest February for average temperature since 1980.
For the month from the Watauga Medical Center reporting station:
Highest temperature: 61.7 Sunday Feb 23
Lowest temperature: 14.72 Friday Feb 28
Peak Wind Gusts: 52mph at 8:35pm Thursday Feb 13
Other items of note:
Greatest one day temperature swing – Saturday Feb 1 from 19.76 to 53.96 difference of 34.2 degrees
Number of days with highs in the 20s – 1 , 30s – 11 , 40s – 7 , 50s – 7, 60s – 2
*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*
Slideshow of the snow depth over the month. Images change every 3 seconds.
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Snow Depth Images from National Weather Service: