Temps Below Zero Still Not Enough To Break All Time Records

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As the High Country experiences bitterly cold temperatures it still was not enough to break all time record levels. With a morning low of -8 in Boone on Tuesday morning (January 7, 2014) it missed being in the top 5 coldest days by 4 degrees.

-24 is the all time record for Boone (since 1980) set on January 21, 1985, followed by -15 (Jan 19, 1994), -14 (Jan 20, 1994), -14 (Jan 20, 1985) & -12 (Jan 11, 1982), according to the State Climate Office.

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For all of Watauga County the Tuesday morning mark in Boone missed being in the top 5 by 10 degrees

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Tuesday Morning lows from around the area:

Mount Mitchell -24
Beech Mtn -18
Grandfather Mtn -17
Banner Elk -12
Blowing Rock -12

Statewide all time lows

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