Hottest Day Of The Year Noted On Tuesday May 16, 2017

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Summer-like temperatures were in full force on Tuesday, as Boone recorded the hottest day of the year so far. On Tuesday afternoon the Watauga Medical Center reporting station topped out at 82.4 degrees, marking the first time high temperatures have been 82 or above since September 24, 2016…234 days ago.

  In April a mark of 80.6 degrees was recorded, which was a month earlier than 2016 and two months earlier than 2015 in reaching 80.

It was also the first 80 degree or higher temperature for May 2017.

By comparison:

May 2016 only recorded one day at 80 degrees

2015 – no days

2014 – 4 days

2013 – 2 days

2012 – 2 days

2011 – 4 days (one of which was 87.8 on May 31)

   The highest recorded Top 5 temperatures for any May, according to the State Climate Office, are:

88°F Blowing Rock – May 10, 2002
88°F Boone – May 21, 1941
88°F Boone – May 28, 1941
87°F Blowing Rock – May 20, 1977
87°F Blowing Rock – May 20, 1996

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