Last Updated on February 12, 2022 7:00 pm
The trend of wet weather that lead to the calendar year 2018 becoming the wettest year on record for Boone and the High Country has continued into the first part of 2019.
Over the 98 day period of December 1, 2018 – March 8, 2019, data from the Southeast Regional Climate Center showed Boone with 20.47 inches of precipitation. That's a half an inch more than 2012-2013 which previously held the top spot for that time frame.
December accounts for most of the precipitation with 10.01 inches. Data from January 1 to March 14, 2019, shows 11.21 inches for Boone which makes it the 11th wettest year since 1980 for that time frame.
Graphics below from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 98 day period dating from December 15, 2018, to March 11, 2019, also shows how much precipitation the area, state, and nation has received.