Sunset Over Pier

Weather Extremes


Event Location Date/Time Period
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF RECORD 110° F * Fayetteville, Cumberland County August 21, 1983
LOWEST TEMPERATURE OF RECORD -34° F (below zero) Mount Mitchell, Yancey County January 21, 1985
GREATEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL 22.22 inches Altapass, Mitchell County July 15-16, 1916
GREATEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL 36 inches Mount Mitchell, Yancey County March 13, 1993
GREATEST SINGLE STORM SNOWFALL 60 inches* Newfound Gap, Swain County, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (unofficial) April 2-6, 1987 *
50 inches Mount Mitchell, Yancey County March 12-14, 1993
WARMEST WEATHER STATION ** 63.8° F Wilmington, New Hanover County annual average
COLDEST WEATHER STATION ** 43.8° F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County (on mountain top) annual average
48.8° F Banner Elk, Avery County (in a valley where people actually live) annual average
WETTEST WEATHER STATION ** 91.72 inches Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County annual average
DRIEST WEATHER STATION ** 37.32 inches Asheville (Downtown), Buncombe County annual average
MAXIMUM SINGLE STATION PRECIPITATION FOR ANY CALENDAR YEAR 129.60 inches Rosman, Transylvania County 1964
MINIMUM SINGLE STATION PRECIPITATION FOR ANY CALENDAR YEAR 22.69 inches Mount Airy, Surry County 1930

* Obtained from RDU public Statement March 2, 1988
** Based on 1971-2000 Normals