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thousands of memories

for millions of us! 

 

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The Children's Playhouse

400 Tracy Circle, Boone.

Come play with us!

Indoor-Outdoor fun for

kids from birth to 8

Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5

and Saturdays 10-3pm

828-263-0011

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Mast Store can

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Your Gift List

 

Stop by your favorite Mast 

Store or click on over to

shop online. You'll find

gift to delight everyone - 

ages 1 to 101. 

 

Clothing, outdoor gear, 

cookbooks and cast iron,

footwear, toys powered by

imagination, and, of course,

over 500 old-fashioned candy

favorites. You'll find it all!

 

Extended Hours thru

Christmas

 

Mountain Laurel 

Landscaping

 

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Spring Clean Up

Mulching

Design and Installation

 

 

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828-406-6346

Huffman Mills 

SOCK OUTLET

 

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Diabetic Socks

MADE IN USA SELECTIONS

 

 4919 Hickory Blvd.

Granite Falls, NC

(HWY 321 directly

across from Bernhardt Furniture)

Mon - Sat. 9a-6p

828-396-2086


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NWS Winter Weather Advisory (Watauga County)

Freeze Information for Western North Carolina

Note: Frost can occur even when the recorded low temperature is a few degrees above freezing. Thus, the earliest/average/latest date of the last frost is roughly 14 days later then the spring dates below, and the earliest/average/latest date of the first frost is about 12 days before the fall dates below. Also, deeper valleys will tend to have frost/freezing conditions later in the spring and earlier in the fall than surrounding terrain.

Last Spring Temperature at or below 32 Degrees

City
Earliest
Average
Latest
Asheville
March 20
April 10
May 8
Banner Elk
March 31
May 9
June 11
Boone
April 3
April 30
May 27
Lenoir
March 21
April 14
May 18
Hickory
February 26
April 7
May 8
Jefferson
April 21
May 11
June 6
North Wilkesboro
April 1
April 23
May 18

First Fall/Summer Temperature at or below 32 Degrees

City
Earliest
Average
Latest
Asheville
October 3
October 25
December 2
Banner Elk
September 5
October 3
October 27
Boone
September 11
October 8
November 7
Lenoir
September 30
October 23
November 14
Hickory
October 3
October 30
December 2
Jefferson
September 5
October 5
December 1
North Wilkesboro
September 24
October 17
November 14

Freeze-Free Period

City
Average Number of Days Between Freezes
Mowing Misery Index (MMI)* :-)
Asheville
198
33.3
Banner Elk
147
26.0
Boone
161
28.0
Lenoir
192
32.4
Hickory
206
34.4
Jefferson
147
26.0
North Wilkesboro
177
30.3

*Mowing Misery Index (MMI): (Freeze-Free Days / 7) + 5. The average number of times you can expect to mow your lawn (assuming you mow once every week and allowing for 2.5 mowings on either side of the freezing season).

The data above is the Ray's Weather Center analysis of NWS Co-Op Weather Station SOD data through 2003 available from the National Climatic Data Center. Results here are similar to but independent of Frost Freeze Data available at www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/documentlibrary/freezefrost/freezefrost.pdf published in 1988.