Historical Weather Data

*Data from STATE CLIMATE OFFICE OF NORTH CAROLINA. For wind gust records see this page.

All-time extremes for Watauga County, NC
Data displayed from 1907 to December 9, 2015

Highest Temperature (°F)

96 Boone – July 10, 1936
94 Boone – June 29, 1936
93 Boone – June 28, 1952
93 Boone – June 30, 1936
93 Boone – July 28, 1952

Lowest Temperature (°F)
-24 Blowing Rock 1nw – January 21, 1985
-24 Boone 1 Se – January 21, 1985
-19 Blowing Rock 1nw – January 11, 1982
-18 Blowing Rock 1nw – January 13, 1895
-18 Blowing Rock 1nw – January 22, 1985

Greatest One-Day Precipitation (in.)
9.5 Blowing Rock 1nw – September 14, 1893
9.02 Blowing Rock 1nw – September 8, 2004
8.2 Blowing Rock 1nw – January 15, 1995
7.75 Blowing Rock 1nw – November 19, 2003
7.64 Boone 1 Se – September 8, 2004

Greatest One-Day Snowfall (in.)
24 Blowing Rock 1nw – March 13, 1993
19 Boone 1 Se – January 27, 1998
17 Boone – March 2, 1942
16 Boone – December 26, 1969
15 Blowing Rock 1nw – February 10, 1983

 

All-time extremes for Ashe County, NC
Data displayed from 1907 to December 9, 2015

Highest Temperature (°F)
98 Jefferson 2 E – August 21, 1925
97 Jefferson 2 E – July 22, 1926
96 Jefferson 2 E – July 1, 2012
96 Jefferson 2 E – July 20, 1926
96 Jefferson 2 E – July 21, 1926

Lowest Temperature (°F)
-24 Transou – January 21, 1985
-20 Jefferson 2 E – December 30, 1917
-17 Parker 1 E – December 28, 1925
-15 Jefferson 2 E – January 10, 1970
-15 Jefferson 2 E – January 27, 1987

Greatest One-Day Precipitation (in.)
13.08 Idlewild 14-August 14, 1940
9.42 Jefferson 2 E – January 15, 1995
8.15 Idlewild – November 6, 1977
7.9 Jefferson 2 E  – August 30, 1940
7.61 Transou – August 16, 1998

Greatest One-Day Snowfall (in.)
24 Jefferson 2 E – March 14, 1993
24 Transou – January 7, 1996
23 Jefferson 2 E – January 28, 1998
21 Idlewild – January 28, 1998
21 Transou – January 28, 1998

 

All-time extremes for Avery County, NC
Data displayed from 1907 to December 9, 2015

Highest Temperature (°F)
98 Banner Elk – June 21, 1948
98 Banner Elk – June 26, 1916
98 Banner Elk – June 26, 1948
97 Banner Elk – August 9, 1944
97 Banner Elk – August 12, 1925

Lowest Temperature (°F)
-32 Grandfather Mtn – January 21, 1985
-31 Banner Elk – January 21, 1985
-26 Banner Elk – January 10, 1982
-26 Grandfather Mtn – January 30, 1966
-22 Grandfather Mtn – January 24, 1963

Greatest One-Day Precipitation (in.)
11.57 Grandfather Mtn – September 8, 2004
9.6 Banner Elk – September 2, 1910
8.66 Banner Elk – July 16, 1916
8.5 Banner Elk – August 13, 1940
8.5 Grandfather Mtn – August 27, 2008

Greatest One-Day Snowfall (in.)  
25.1 Grandfather Mtn – January 31, 1998
22.5 Grandfather Mtn – January 10, 1996
22 Banner Elk – March 13, 1993
20 Grandfather Mtn – March 22, 2001
18 Banner Elk – February 7, 1922

 

All-time statewide extremes
Data displayed from 1907 to December 9, 2015

Highest Temperature (°F)
110 Fayetteville – August 21, 1983
109 Albemarle – July 28, 1940
109 Weldon – September 7, 1954
108 Mount Gilead – June 18, 1944
108 Hamlet – August 9, 1907

Lowest Temperature (°F)
-34 Mount Mitchell – January 21, 1985
-32 Grandfather Mountain – January 21, 1985
-31 Banner Elk – January 21, 1985
-26 Grandfather Mountain – January 30, 1966
-26 Banner Elk – January 10, 1982

Greatest One-Day Precipitation (in.)
21.15 Highlands – July 29, 1879
18.3 Southport – September 16, 1999
16.8 Spruce Pine – July-16
16.55 Rocky Mount – September 16, 1999
16.5 Mount Mitchell – September 8, 2004

Greatest One-Day Snowfall (in.)
36 Mount Mitchell – March 13, 1993
29 Mount Mitchell – March 21, 2001
28 Mount Mitchell – January 28, 1998
26 Edenton 1-March 27
26 Pinehurst 2-March 27

Greatest 24-Hour Rainfall (in.)
22.22 Altapass – July 15-16, 1916

Greatest Single Storm Snowfall (in.)
60 Newfound Gap – April 2-6, 1987(unofficial)
50 Mount Mitchell – March 12-14, 1993(official)

Greatest 24-Hour Temperature Change (°F)
63 Blowing Rock – January 9, 1978

Greatest Precipitation in One Calendar Year (in.)
129.6 Rosman – 1964

Least Precipitation in One Calendar Year (in.)
22.69 Mount Airy – 1930

Warmest Weather Station (°F)
63.8 Willard annual average
63.8 Wilmington annual average
63.7 Cedar Island annual average
63.6 Morehead City annual average
63.2 Hatteras annual average

Coldest Weather Station (°F)
43.8 Mount Mitchell annual average
44.8 Grandfather Mountain annual average
48.8 Banner Elk annual average
49 Boone annual average
49 Laurel Springs annual average

Wettest Weather Station (in.)
91.72 Lake Toxaway annual average
87.57 Highlands annual average
79.06 Rosman annual average
74.5 Mount Mitchell annual average
71.89 Coweeta annual average

Driest Weather Station (in.)
37.32 Asheville annual average
39.83 Enka annual average
40.26 Marshall annual average
41.97 Canton annual average
42.44 Lexington annual average

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