Last Updated on July 5, 2019 1:15 pm
June 2019 is now officially the wettest June on record for Boone.
With an official recording of 13.43 inches, that surpasses the mark of 12.84 inches in 1942. The third place mark is now 12.02 inches in 1976.
Before diving into the data, it is important to note that official Boone weather records rely on three different sources. Boone COOP station 310977 was used from 1929-1980 and Boone 1Se 310982 from June 1980-present for temperatures, rainfall and snowfall. Watauga Medical Center reporting station KTNB is used for wind speeds.
Of the 13.43 inches recorded, two back to back days accounted for 7.18 inches – June 8 & 9.
The average mean temperature of 63.5 degrees is tied for 34th place among other June months since 1980.
Even though calendar year 2018 became the wettest year on record for Boone, and the county, June 2018 only recorded 4.11 inches of rain.
Total June precipitation since 1980. Graphic: State Climate Office
From the Watauga Medical Center reporting station (not used for official temperature records):
High: 82.4 on Thursday, June 27
Low: 44.6 Tuesday, June 4
Peak Wind Gust: 44 mph on Friday June 21 at 9:35 am.
Highest Rainfall Amount: 3.62 Saturday June 8, 3.56 Sunday June 9.
Number of days with highs in the 60s – 5 , 70s – 18, 80s – 7
Precipitation graphics: National Weather Service
June 2019 Monthly Observed Precipitation for Watauga County and the High Country.
June 2019 Monthly Observed Precipitation for North Carolina
June 2019 Monthly Observed Precipitation for the nation