Looking Glass Falls

Weather Extremes

Location:
All of North Carolina
A specific climate division
A specific county
A specific weather station
Time:
All-time
A specific month
A specific day
All-time statewide extremes
Data available from Jan 1, 1870 to Oct 18, 2014
Event Location Date
Highest Temperature
[show the top five events]
110°F** Fayetteville, Cumberland County Aug 21, 1983
Lowest Temperature
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-34°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County Jan 21, 1985
Greatest One-Day Precipitation
[show the top five events]
21.15 in. Highlands, Macon County Jul 29, 1879
Greatest One-Day Snowfall
[show the top five events]
36.0 in. Mount Mitchell, Yancey County Mar 13, 1993
Greatest 24-Hour Rainfall
22.22 in. Altapass, Mitchell County Jul 15-16, 1916
Greatest Single Storm Snowfall
60.0 in.** Newfound Gap, Swain County Apr 2-6, 1987
(unofficial)
50.0 in. Mount Mitchell, Yancey County Mar 12-14, 1993
(official)
Greatest 24-Hour Temperature Change
63°F Blowing Rock, Watauga County Jan 9, 1978
Greatest Precipitation in One Calendar Year
129.60 in. Rosman, Transylvania County 1964
Least Precipitation in One Calendar Year
22.69 in. Mount Airy, Surry County 1930
Warmest Weather Station*
[show the top five stations]
63.8°F Willard, Pender County annual average
Coldest Weather Station*
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43.8°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County annual average
Wettest Weather Station*
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91.72 in. Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County annual average
Driest Weather Station*
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37.32 in. Asheville, Buncombe County annual average
* Based on 1971-2000 climate normals
** Obtained from NWS Raleigh public statement on March 2, 1988

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