Weather Extremes

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All-time statewide extremes
Data available from Jan 1, 1870 to Dec 15, 2018
EventLocationDate
Highest Temperature
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110°FFayetteville, Cumberland CountyAug 21, 1983
Lowest Temperature
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-34°FMount Mitchell, Yancey CountyJan 21, 1985
Greatest One-Day Precipitation
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21.15 in.Highlands, Macon CountyJul 29, 1879
Greatest One-Day Snowfall
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36.0 in.Mount Mitchell, Yancey CountyMar 13, 1993
Greatest 24-Hour Rainfall22.22 in.Altapass, Mitchell CountyJul 15-16, 1916
Greatest Single Storm Snowfall60.0 in.**Newfound Gap, Swain CountyApr 2-6, 1987
(unofficial)
50.0 in.Mount Mitchell, Yancey CountyMar 12-14, 1993
(official)
Greatest 24-Hour Temperature Change63°FBlowing Rock, Watauga CountyJan 9, 1978
Greatest Precipitation in One Calendar Year129.60 in.Rosman, Transylvania County1964
Least Precipitation in One Calendar Year22.69 in.Mount Airy, Surry County1930
Warmest Weather Station*
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63.8°FWillard, Pender Countyannual average
Coldest Weather Station*
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43.8°FMount Mitchell, Yancey Countyannual average
Wettest Weather Station*
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91.72 in.Lake Toxaway, Transylvania Countyannual average
Driest Weather Station*
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37.32 in.Asheville, Buncombe Countyannual average
* Based on 1971-2000 climate normals
** Obtained from NWS Raleigh public statement on March 2, 1988

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