It has been a season of extremes for Grandfather Mountain.
Earlier in the month, the tourist attraction experienced record highs for two days in a row, but unseasonably cold weather tied the record for the daily low temperature in Wednesday.
The reading was taken at the official US Weather Service reporting station located next to the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Grandfather Mountain.
The temperature dipped to 18 degrees early in the morning tying the previous daily low record for the day set in 1968.
The all time lowest temperature ever recorded in October at Grandfather Mountain is 12 degrees on October 26th, back in 1962.
The storm also brought high winds and snow to the area.