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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Daily weather briefing for Wednesday, November 13th, 2019




Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

This is a modified weather briefing for Wednesday November 13 2019.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Macon County is under a winter weather advisory for extreme cold weather until 7 a.m. today. However, temperatures will remain below normal for the next 24 hours or so as temperatures climb to reach seasonal norms.

Outlook

Dry and very cold high pressure will remain over the region through today. A low pressure system developing along the Gulf coast will increase rain chances for the end of the week through the weekend.


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Franklin area forecast

Today

Sunny, with a high near 45. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 20. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around freezing. Calm winds.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.


Otto area forecast


Today

Sunny, with a high near 45. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 20. Light winds out of the southeast.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 50s.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.


Highlands Plateau forecast


Today

Sunny, with a high near 35. Winds out of the North in the morning 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable by noon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the lower 20s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the upper 40s.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.


Nantahala area forecast


Today

Sunny, with a high near 45. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Light winds out of the southeast.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.




Published at 5:00 am on Wednesday, November 13, 2019


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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Agenda Released for Novemnber 2019 Meeting of County Commissioners



The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be meeting at 6pm tonight in the Commissioners Boardroom on the third floor of the Macon County Courthouse. The public agenda and a link to the agenda packet are posted below.



Public Agenda

MACON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
November 12, 2019
AGENDA

1. Call to order and welcome by Chaimran Tate

2. Announcements

3. Moment of Silence

4. Pledge of Allegiance

5. Public Hearing(s)

6. Public Comment Period

7. Additions to agenda

8. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

9. Reports/Presentations
A. Explanation of NCDOT population and employment growth projections, which will be used to forecast traffic volumes - Rose Bauguess, Southwestern Commission

10. Old Business
A. Presentation of Space Needs Analysis - Dan Mace, Mosely Architects
B. Discussion concerning Macon County's desire to remain part of the Federal Negotiation Class established for Opioid Litigation - Chester Jones, County Attorney

11. New Business
A. Discussion concerning Macon County's Water Resources - Jim Tate, Chairman
B. Appalachian Growers lease expansion - Tommy Jenkins, Economic Development Director
C. Proposed 2020 County Holiday Schedule - Mike Decker, Human Resources Director
D. Presentation and funding request regarding International Agricultural Study Trip to Denmark -

Jenny Collins, FHS Agricultural Teacher
E. Presentation regarding funding assistance needed for FHS Athletic facilities - Bobby Bishop, FHS

Varsity Softball Coach, Kyle Barrington, FHS Varsity Wrestling Coach

12. Consent Agenda - Attachment
(All items below are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion. No separate discussion will be held except on request of a member of the Board of Commissioners.)
A. October 8, 2019, July 9, 2019, Regular Meeting, July 30, 2019, Continued Session Board meeting minutes
B. Rejection of Bid Request No. 4610 In-Car System and Body Cameras
C. Budget Amendments #101-111
D. Tax Releases for October in the amount of $608.36
E. Tax Office Monthly Report

13. Appointments
A. Macon County Planning Board (2 seats)
B. Macon County Board of Health (2 seats)

14. Closed session (if necessary)

15. Adjourn/Recess

View the full agenda packet [LINK]

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Published at 2:00pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2019










Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Winter Weather Advisory in Effect, Little or No Snow Expected




**6:12am update**

Highlands School  TWO HOUR DELAY - NO BUSES ON ICY ROADS


Outlook

An arctic cold front will move east of the county by this afternoon. Dry and very cold high pressure will then settle over the county tonight through Wednesday, and warm only slightly Thursday. An upper-level low-pressure system will develop over the Deep South late in the week, with an associated surface low-pressure center developing over the coastal waters off the southeast coastline.


Veterans Day in Franklin



The Town of Franklin organized a parade and ceremony to observe Veterans Day yesterday. Macon Media has published a video and photos of the event. [LINK]


THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.



Here is an animation that shows the temperature forecast for the same time period:





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Weather Hazards

There is a chance of a wintry mix of precipitation this morning. The temperatures will be above freezing, so this thing could be an all-rain event or a mix. Please be careful this morning and especially later this afternoon as temperatures drop below freezing. Runoff and moisture on the roadways could freeze and make the evening commute a hazardous affair. Please drive a little slower and increase your distance between you and the vehicle you are following to avoid getting caught up in a chain-reaction accident on potentially slick roadways.



A strong cold front will cross the area Tuesday morning. Very cold air pouring in behind the front Tuesday night will push temperatures down close to record lows, ranging from the upper teens to the mid-20s. These temperatures combined with blustery winds will bring wind chills down into the teens early Wednesday morning.

Macon County is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 4am this morning until 7am tomorrow morning. The main concern for Macon County is wind chill values in the single digits and teens and the potential for ice forming on area roadways after this rain passes through. Please be cautious as you travel from place to place over the next 24 hours or so. You may be a good driver, but this does not mean everyone else on the roads is...and their poor driving could become a problem for you in a chain reaction accident. Please allow extra distance between vehicles. More details about the Winter Weather Advisory are posted below.

***Winter Weather Advisory***
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
930 PM EST Mon Nov 11 2019

...ARCTIC COLD FRONT BRINGING A TASTE OF WINTER TO THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS...

.An exceptionally strong cold front will reach the southern Appalachians early Tuesday morning, bringing rain which will soon change to snow as very cold air pushes in through Tuesday. Brisk winds may also produce wind chills below zero, and treacherous road conditions may result in some spots.


...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TUESDAY TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches in the valleys and lower ridges, but up to 4 inches on the high ridgetops. Winds will gust as high as 40 mph. Wind chills will fall below zero at higher elevations.

* WHERE...The mountains of western North Carolina.

* WHEN...From 4 AM Tuesday to 7 AM EST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions developing by late Tuesday morning, and possibly lasting into Wednesday morning in some areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National Weather Service toll free at...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report using hashtag #nwsgsp.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

Rain, possibly mixing with snow after 8am, then gradually ending. Patchy fog in the morning. Temperature falling from around 40 at 6am to around 30 with wind chill values in the lower 20s at times by 5pm. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 15. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain, possibly mixing with snow after 8am, then gradually ending. Patchy fog in the morning. Temperatures falling from around 40 at 6am to around 30 by 5pm. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 15. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light and shifting to come out of the north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph a few hours before midnight.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Rain, possibly mixing with snow after 8am, then gradually ending. Patchy fog in the morning. Temperatures in the upper 30s at 6am falling to around 25 by 5pm with wind chill values in the lower teens at times. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper teens. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light and shifting to come out of the north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 20s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain showers and snow before 10am, then a slight chance of snow between 10am and 11am. Patchy fog in the morning. Temperature falling from around 40 at 6am to around 25 with wind chill values in the teens by 5pm. Winds out of the north 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Wind chill values will be in the single digits and rise to the teens by midnight. Winds out of the north 10 to 15 mph becoming light and shifting to come out of the northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Tue Nov 12 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.







Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of November
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County 11-25-1950
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 9.70 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County 11-19-2003
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 18.0 inches in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 58.0°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 37.7°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 8.63 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.55 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County



Published at 4:45am on November 12, 2019


Monday, November 11, 2019

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect From 7am Tuesday to 7am Wednesday

Photo of snow on Main Street in March 2016

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that includes Macon County. It will be in effect from 4am tomorrow morning until 7am on Wednesday morning. A cold arctic air blast will cause temperatures to dip into the teens and twenties and rain will turn to snow, accumulating to 2 inches in the valleys and up to 4 inches or so on the ridges. Roads may be hazardous during this time frame, so please travel with caution if you must travel. Details are posted below.



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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
302 PM EST Mon Nov 11 2019

...ARCTIC COLD FRONT BRINGING A TASTE OF WINTER TO THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS...

.An exceptionally strong cold front will reach the southern Appalachians early Tuesday morning, bringing rain which will soon change to snow as very cold air pushes in through Tuesday. Brisk winds may also produce wind chills below zero, and treacherous road conditions may result in some spots.


...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TUESDAY TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches in the valleys and lower ridges, but up to 4 inches on the high ridgetops. Winds will gust as high as 40 mph. Wind chills will fall below zero at higher elevations.

* WHERE...The mountains of western North Carolina.

* WHEN...From 4 AM Tuesday to 7 AM EST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions developing by late Tuesday morning, and possibly lasting into Wednesday morning in some areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National Weather Service toll free at...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report using hashtag nwsgsp.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp.


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Published at 5:01pm on MOnday, November 11, 2019







2019 Veterans Day in Franklin, NC




Earlier today, there was a parade, concert, and ceremonies marking the local observance of Veterans Day in Franklin, NC. The event was organized by the Town of Franklin. Veterans and parade participants gathered in the lower parking lot at the town hall in order to assemble for the parade. Others gathered along Main Street to wait for the parade to start.

Video of Parade and Ceremony

(the video is still uploading and is anticipated to be viewable by 5:30pm or so)






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The parade featured veterans marching in groups with their associated war or time of service, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, The Cold War, and Iraq and Afghanistan. The Franklin High School Marching Panther Regiment also participated, as did several period vehicles and scouts who held the banners marking the various times of service for each group of veterans.



After the parade, people gathered for the day's program, which began with a concert by the Franklin High School Marching Panther Regiment, led by Buddy Huckabee.



After the concert, Mayor Bob Scott welcomed everyone with brief remarks, among them a recognition that the band would be playing during the half-time of the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. He noted enough money had been raised so the band could also visit the World War II Memorial located nearby. The mayor also remembered Bob Litten, USN (ret) who passed away since last Veterans Day and had participated in many veterans' ceremonies over the years. Franklin Police Officer Dwayne Cabe sang the National Anthem, dedicating it to the memory of Lee Whitaker and Junior Patton, veterans who recently passed away. Grace Johnson gave the invocation and Barbara McRae, Vice-Mayor of Franklin, led the Pledge of Allegiance and gave brief remarks in remembrance of her father, Colonel Robert Sears, A World War II veteran and POW who passed away in November 2017 at 101 years old.



Mardy Ashe, of the Daughters of the American Revolution, spoke about those who served and gave their lives during the American Revolution, remarking about the 11 Revolutionary War soldiers who are known to be buried in Macon County.



The Keynote Speaker was Reverend Steve Reeves, a Vietnam Veteran. He spoke about his memories of Vietnam, his return from the war, and the history of America, remarking about the bravery of those who have served in our military and how far our nation has come in so short a time.



Members of the American Legion Post 108 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7339 performed the wreath-laying ceremony and Ted Jackson played taps before Mayor Bob Scott closed this year's observance of Veterans Day in Franklin.

Photos taken during today's events can be seen on Google Photos. [LINK]

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Published at 4:39pm on Monday, November 11, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Veterans Day, 2019
Dispute Between Neighbors Turns Violent






Outlook

High pressure will remain southeast of Macon County today, allowing temperatures to return to remain around normal. A very strong Arctic cold front will push across the area Tuesday, bringing some rain/sleet/snow to the region, and the coldest air to the region since February. Temperatures will moderate somewhat toward the end of the week but remain below normal.



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Dispute Between Neighbors Turns Violent

The Sheriff Office has released a version of an incident that was initially reported as a traffic accident near the intersection of Georgia Road (US-441) and Meadowland Circle Saturday morning, November 9th, 2019,on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2505325349537176&id=178160228920378 The post indicates this incident was a dispute between neighbors that escalated into violence, with one neighbor using his vehicle as a weapon against another, then committing suicide by firearm a few minutes later in nearby woods.

Macon Media's coverage of the response to the November 9th incident can be seen on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MaconMediaNews/posts/2553671324678989


Today is Veterans Day

There will be a Veterans Day Parade starting at 10:30am on Main Street. The parade route will be from the town hall to the Gazebo at the corner of Main Street and Iotla Street. The parade starts at 10:30am and a program and ceremony will take place beginning at 11am at the gazebo. Main Street will be closed for the parade and Iotla Street between Main Street and Church Street will be closed for the ceremony.




They've stood between the innocent and evil.
They've defended us from those who would do us harm.
They've put our wellbeing above their own.

This Veterans Day, remember to thank the servicemembers for all they have given to protect and preserve our freedom.

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
- Gen. Douglas McArthur


THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.



Here is an animation that shows the temperature forecast for the same time period:





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Weather Hazards

There is a chance of a wintry mix of precipitation overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. The temperatures will be near freezing, so this thing could be an all-rain event or a mix. Please be careful tomorrow morning and make plans to either delay morning errands or leave early to account for potentially slick roadways.



A strong cold front will cross the area Tuesday morning. Very cold air pouring in behind the front Tuesday night will push temperatures down close to record lows, ranging from the upper teens to the mid-20s. These temperatures combined with blustery winds will bring wind chills down into the teens early Wednesday morning.



**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Veterans Day

Patchy freezing fog in the morning. Increasing clouds, with a high near 65. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Rain, mainly after midnight, then showers after 2am with snow showers (along with sleet and freezing rain) possible until 10am or so. Lows around freezing. Calm winds before midnight increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain and snow likely before 8am, then a chance of snow between 8am and 11am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature falling from the low-to-mid 30s at dawn to around 30 by 5pm. Wind chill values will be in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph (higher on the ridges). Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Veterans Day

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Rain, mainly between midnight and 3am, then rain showers and snow showers (along with sleet and freezing rain) possible after 3am. Patchy fog after 5am. Lows in the low-to-mid 30s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain and snow likely before 9am, then a chance of snow between 9am and 11am. Cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature falling from the low-to-mid 30s to around 30 by 5pm. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph (higher on the ridges). Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph (higher on the ridges).

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Veterans Day

Increasing clouds, with a high near 55. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly after midnight with snow/sleet and freezing rain possible. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A chance of rain and snow before 8am, then a chance of snow between 8am and 11am. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature falling from around freezing to around 25 by 5pm. Wind chills will be as low as the lower 20s at times. Breezy, with winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 15. Wind chill values could dip into the single digits at times. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 35. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Veterans Day

Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Rain before 4am, then rain and snow showers. Patchy fog after 2am. Lows around 30. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected in the valleys.

Tuesday

Snow likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling from around 30 to around 25 by 5pm. Wind chill values will be in the low-to-mid 20s at times. Winds out of the north 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with low around 15. Wind chill values could dip into the single digits in the early morning hours. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming calm in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 20s.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Mon Nov 11 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.







Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of November
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County 11-25-1950
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 9.70 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County 11-19-2003
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 18.0 inches in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 58.0°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 37.7°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 8.63 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.55 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County




Published at 5:15am on November 11, 2019


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, November 10, 2019






Outlook

High pressure will settle southeast of our area today and Monday, returning temperatures near normal. A very strong Arctic cold front will push across the area Tuesday, bringing some snow to the mountains, and the coldest air our area has seen since February.




THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated over the next couple of days. There will be a cold snap and potential wintry precipitation on Tuesday morning. Temperatures will dip into the teens at night and only rise into the 40s during the day.

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Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog between 9am and 10am. Patchy freezing fog in the morning. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Veterans Day

Cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65. Calm winds in the morning increasing by noon to come out of the southwest around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 35. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain showers between 11am and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper teens. Brrrrr!




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog between 8am and 9am. Patchy freezing fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low in the upper 30s. Calm winds.

Veterans Day

Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 65. Calm winds in the morning increasing by noon to come out of the southwest around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly after 11pm. Lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper teens to around 20. Brrrrr!



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable by noon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph after midnight.

Veterans Day

Increasing clouds, with a high near 55. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 35. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a chance of snow showers between 10am and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Wind Chill values will be in the mid-to-upper 20s. Breezy, with winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows near 15. Brrrrr!



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds.

Veterans Day

Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 7 mph.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly after 11pm. Lows near freezing. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly between 10am and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Wind chill values in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Brrrrr!




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Sun Nov 10 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.






Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of November
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County 11-25-1950
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 9.70 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County 11-19-2003
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 18.0 inches in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 58.0°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 37.7°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 8.63 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.55 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County



Published at 4:55am on November 10, 2019


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Karl Gillespie to run for NC House 120

Rep. Kevin Corbin endorses Karl Gillespie for North Carolina House District 120

After announcing he would be running for the Senate District 50 seat, Rep. Kevin Corbin was proud to endorse fellow Macon County native Karl Gillespie to fill his seat in the House of Representatives.

“My biggest concern in vacating my house seat was finding someone who will be passionate about far western North Carolina,” said Rep. Corbin. “I believe Karl is that kind of guy. He has been an excellent county commissioner that will be looking out for the best interest of these four far western counties.”

Karl E. Gillespie, a conservative, was elected to the Macon County Board of Commissioners in November 2016. As a fifth generation Maconian and longtime business owner, Gillespie entered county politics to help shape the future of the community he loves.

“Being involved in local politics was an opportunity to give back to a county that had been home to our family for generations.”

Now, with Gillespie’s term as a commissioner ending, he has set his sights on state office in order to continuing being a voice and proud advocate for not just Macon County, but all of Western North Carolina.

“Serving in the NC House would be an honor, I will do by best to represent the interests of all the citizens in the far Western counties of North Carolina.

Gillespie and his wife Janet have one son, Logan, after working away from Franklin, Gillespie moved back home in 1999 and founded National Communications, Inc. (NCI). Starting with just one technician NCI has since grown the business to become a regional leader in the industry.

In addition to being a business owner, Gillespie is an active community servant, volunteering his time on the Macon County Planning Board prior to being elected as Commissioner as well as serving on the Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees and the Macon County Farm Bureau board of directors.

Senator Jim Davis: “Karl has done a great job as county commissioner and will be a responsible voice for the citizens on Western North Carolina.”

Representative Kevin Corbin: “Karl will do a great job of bringing far-western North Carolina’s priorities to the forefront in the House.”

Representative Josh Dobson: “Karl has my full endorsement and support, I look forward to seeing him in Raleigh.”

Sherriff Robby Holland: “Karl has shown through his leadership that he cares about our community and puts a lot of thought and consideration in the decisions he makes. Karl has shown to be a leader who supports the men & women who serve in law enforcement & every aspect of the public safety profession. I am confident that he & Rep. Kevin Corbin will continue to be strong advocates for WNC, specifically Macon County, while serving us in Raleigh. This is just a couple of reasons why my family & I are supporting Karl in his upcoming bid for NC House of Representatives and plan to encourage others to do the same.

Carla Miller, Chair Macon County GOP: “He’s done an excellent job as commissioner, he has a keen mind for business, and he has a strong dedication to conservatism. We think he’s the best voice we could have hoped for here.”

Jimmy Tate, Chair of the Macon County Commissioners: “I have had the pleasure of working alongside Mr. Gillespie as a commissioner. His diligence, demeanor and work ethic will serve WNC well in Raleigh. I am happy to endorse his run for the house seat.”



---END---


Published at 1:14pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, November 9, 2019

This is a modified weather briefing for Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Outlook

Dry and cold high pressure will remain across the region today, keeping temperatures well below normal. As the high pressure settles southeast of our area Sunday and Monday, temperatures will briefly return to near normal. An even stronger Arctic cold front will push across the area Tuesday, bringing the coldest air our area has seen since February. 

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Franklin area forecast

Today

Patchy freezing fog before 7am. Sunny, with a high near 55. Calm winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 30. Calm winds.

Otto area forecast 

Today

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around freezing. Calm winds.

Highlands Plateau forecast 

Today

Sunny, with a high near 45. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph.

Nantahala area forecast

Today

Sunny, with a high near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around freezing. Calm winds.

Published at 5:10 am on Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, November 8, 2019






Outlook

A strong cold front moved off the Carolina coast last night with an area of cold high-pressure building in today from the northern plains states. This dry and cold air will settle in today and last through the weekend. After a brief return to near-normal temperatures Sunday and Monday, another strong cold front will push across the area Tuesday. That cold front may bring temperatures colder than a typical January.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated over the next couple of days. Temperatures will drop below normal tonight and later next week.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 55. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 60s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Clear, with a low around freezing. Calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph in the morning becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph and wind chill values will be in the mid to upper 30s.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 40. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the evening.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing. Light winds out of the southwest.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 30s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Fri Nov 8 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.






Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of November
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County 11-25-1950
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 9.70 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County 11-19-2003
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 18.0 inches in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 58.0°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 37.7°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 8.63 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.55 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County



Published at 4:00am on November 8, 2019


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, November 7, 2019






Outlook

A strong will cross our region today night, bringing precipitation to most of the area this afternoon or tonight. Dry and cold air more typical of January than November will settle in on Friday that will last through Saturday. After a brief return to near-normal temperatures Sunday and Monday, a strong cold front will push through again Tuesday, bringing another unusually cold weather snap for the middle of next week and a slight chance of a winter weather event possible beginning as sleet and transitioning to snow before the moisture disappears.

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THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.



The animation below shows the forecast temperatures for the same time frame.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated over the next couple of days. Temperatures will continue to be in the seasonal range.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing by noon to come out of the south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, mainly before midnight. Lows near freezing and wind chills in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near the low-to-mid 50s.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Light and variable winds increasing by noon to come out of the south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, mainly before midnight. Lows in the mid-30s and wind chills in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog after 4pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph Shifting to come out of the west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog before 9pm. Lows around freezing with wind chill values in the low-to-mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the north 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph, decreasing to light winds and shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Light and variable winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 40s.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Showers, mainly after noon. Patchy fog after 3pm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, mainly before 1am. Patchy fog before 10pm. Lows around freezing and wind chill values in the upper 20s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Thu Nov 7 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.






Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of November
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County 11-25-1950
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 9.70 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County 11-19-2003
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 18.0 inches in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 58.0°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 37.7°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 8.63 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.55 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County



Published at 4:25am on November 7, 2019