With temperatures in the lower 30s on Sunday morning they still were not close enough for a record for this date. The top five coldest dates for both October 4th and 5th recorded temps into the 20s for Boone and Watauga County.
Temperatures would have had to drop another 17-20 degrees roughly to be in contention for all time record lows for the month of October.
Low temperatures for Sunday October 5, 2014
Temperature extremes data from State Climate Office
All time events for October.
Some locations in the region were actually colder than Boone in the 6am and 7am hours on Sunday October 5.