November 2013 Weather Recap

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With just 1.83 inches of precipitation November 2013 became the fifth driest November on record for Boone based on data from 1980 to 2013 *there are some days of data missing for the month*. 11.79 inches in 1948 stands as the record for the month, followed by 10.36 inches in 1934 based on all data from 1929 til now. The driest November occurred in 2007 with just .52 recorded.

Snow amounts for November:

From National Weather Service between 4am Wednesday Nov 27 to 4am Thursday Nov 28 –

…ASHE COUNTY…
LANSING 5.0 811 PM 11/27 TRAINED SPOTTER
CRESTON 4.0 812 PM 11/27 TRAINED SPOTTER
JEFFERSON 1.5 815 PM 11/27 LAW ENFORCEMENT

…WATAUGA COUNTY…
BEECH MOUNTAIN 7.0 435 PM 11/27 PUBLIC
BETHEL 4.8 1138 AM 11/27 TRAINED SPOTTER
VILAS 4.0 845 PM 11/27 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 NNW BOONE 3.0 842 PM 11/27 911 CALL CENTER
VALLE CRUCIS 3.0 850 PM 11/27 TRAINED SPOTTER
TODD 1.0 851 PM 11/27 TRAINED SPOTTER

*Graphics from National Weather Service*

Nov 26 Snow Depth

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Nov 27 Snow Depth

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Nov 28 Snow Depth

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Nov 29 Snow Depth

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Nov 30 Snow Depth

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For the month from the Watauga Medical Center reporting station:

Highest temperature – 69.26 Friday Nov 1
Lowest temperature – 14.18 Monday Nov 25
Peak Wind Gusts – 51 mph at 4:35pm Wednesday Nov 27

Other items of note:

Greatest one day temperature swing – Thursday Nov 14 from 16.7 to 51.44 difference of 34.74 degrees

Number of days with highs in the 20s – 1 , 30s – 3 , 40s – 10 , 50s – 13 , 60s – 3,

Before Sunday Nov 24 high of only 27.68, the last day highs never got out of the 20s was March 21 with a high of 28.04.

*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*

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rainfall Nov 2013

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