An unusual late October warm streak tied a temperature record in Boone on Monday. While 74 degrees was recorded at Watauga Medical Center, for official temperature records the Boone 1Se station recorded 73 which would tie for fifth place for the date.
As of Tuesday morning data from the State Climate Office had not been updated but below you can see the record temperatures for Oct 27. The all time high for the month of October is 87 set on Oct. 6, 1941 followed by 85 on Oct 5, 1941; October 10, 1939; October 18, 1938; and on October 24, 1939. The all time high for any date is 96 degrees in Boone on July 10, 1936.
In keeping track of weather records it’s important to note that the records for Boone relies on three different sources. Temperatures, rainfall and snowfall measurements from Boone COOP station 310977 from 1929-1980 and Boone 1Se 310982 from June 1980-present are used. Watauga Medical Center reporting station KTNB is used for wind measurements.