Last Updated on August 5, 2015 12:24 pm
July 2015 was quite as far as storm activity and rainfall. With only 4.99 inches of rain for the month, it became the 17th driest since 1980. Even temperature wise there were no record breaking, or tying, marks reached. The month finished as the 17th warmest, since 1980, for average high temperature at 78.3 degrees.
*rainfall data from Southeast Climate Center*
For the month from the Watauga Medical Center reporting station:
Highest temperature – 85.82 Wednesday July 2
Lowest temperature – 44.24 Saturday July 5
Peak Wind Gusts – 51 mph at 4:35pm Sunday July 27
Highest Rain Amounts – .51 Wednesday July 2
Other items of note:
Greatest one temperature swing Saturday July 5 – from 44.24 to 74.3 (difference of 30.06 degrees).
Number of days with highs in the 60s – 3, 70s – 17, 80s – 11 .
*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.*
Rainfall for the month of July