Published: 2007-11-18 13:02:09
Updated: 2007-11-18 13:02:09
Posted November 18, 2007
By Aaron H
MIKE MOSS SAYS: According to a collection of state weather extremes maintained by the State Climate Office of North Carolina, the lowest temperature on record for the state was measured near the top of Mount Mitchell in Yancey County on January 21, 1985. The temperature that day reached a minimum of -34 degrees Fahrenheit. Incidentally, that same day brought the lowest reading on record for the Raleigh-Durham airport as well, at -9 degrees.
The hottest temperature on record for our state was measured in Fayetteville on August 21, 1983, when the mercury topped out at 110 degrees.