Record temperatures for May 17 were tied on Wednesday by one account.
According to the National Weather Service’s station atop Watauga Medical Center, the high temperature touched 81 degrees on Wednesday. RaysWeather.com archives note that the high for May 17 is 81, reached in 1962.
The weather station for RaysWeather.com, however, reached 78.2 degrees. David Still, a meteorologist at RaysWeather.com, stated that cloud cover over their Boone station atop Footsloggers in downtown contributed to the lack of it recording record temps.
Though 81 is the high for the date of May 17, this week has featured historically higher temperatures. See the RaysWeather.com record highs for this week in Boone: