It was 285 days between the time the temperature gauge officially hit 80 degrees plus for Boone. That translates into 9 months and 12 days or 205 weekdays and 80 weekend days….but who’s counting.
Summer like conditions made a return to the county not only over the weekend but starting late in the week. Temperatures in the mid 70s began the month of June, and topped the high 70s on Thursday and Friday (June 11 & 12).
Though temperatures have flirted with breaking the 80 mark, it took until Saturday to officially happen for National Weather Service records. 81 on Saturday recorded not only the warmest day of the year so far for Boone, but also bridged the connection to Monday September 1, 2014, also hitting 81 degrees.
On Sunday (June 14), Boone officially hit 83 degrees at the Boone 1Se reporting station. That reading would place it into the Top 5 highest temperatures for June 14.
Summer is just around the corner, as the Summer solstice begins on Sunday June 21 at 12:38pm.
Temperatures to start the week of June 15-21 could be record setting to end Spring.
*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.*