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Friday, October 18, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, October 18, 2019






Outlook

A dry and chilly airmass will remain over the area into today. Deep moisture returns over the weekend as a potential tropical cyclone moves from the Gulf of Mexico toward the eastern Carolinas. Brief drying returns for Monday before a sharp cold front crosses the area on Tuesday.

NOAA Winter Outlook: "Winter Outlook: Warmer than average for many, wetter in the North" [LINK]


State Legislature

Neither chamber of the state legislature will be in session today. The North Carolina Courts Commission will be meeting at the UNC School of Government at 10am. [LINK]



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

A frost advisory is in effect until 9 am this morning.



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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

Areas of frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 70. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday

Rain likely, mainly in the midafternoon, then showers likely after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 1am, then a chance of rain after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the northeast around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday

A chance of rain between 9am and 1pm, then showers likely after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Winds out of the east around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 2am, then a chance of rain after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the northeast 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Rain likely between 9am and 3pm, then showers likely after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers, mainly before 2am. Low around 50. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Areas of frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday

A chance of rain between 9am and noon, then showers likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 60s. Winds out of the east around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 1am, then a chance of rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the northeast around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Oct 14 2019

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Oct 18 2019

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen, located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.





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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

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

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 3:00am on October 18, 2019


Legislative Calendar for October 18, 2019




This is Macon Media's attempt to cover the North Carolina General Assembly in a manner that provides the public with as much information as possible. If analysis or links to articles that engage in an analysis is posted, it will be marked as such and it should be read with the knowledge the author may have biases that influence his/her material.

TODAY

Neither chamber of the state legislature will be in session today. The North Carolina Courts Commission will be meeting at the UNC School of Government at 10am. Details are posted below:

Links to where you can listen live and follow along with what the legislators are discussing are posted below. Due to technical difficulties, Macon Media will probably not be able to record or archive audio of these meetings. (The House and Senate are taking turns being on veto watch, so not much business will be conducted).


NC Senate Dashboard [LINK]

Legislative Calendar
10:00 amNorth Carolina Courts Commission [LINK]UNC School Of Gov't, 400 South Rd. Chapel Hill NC [No Audio]


Here is a copy of the Agenda:



NORTH CAROLINA COURTS COMMISSION 
MEETING AGENDA 
October 18th, 2019 10:00 a.m., 
UNC School of Government, Room 2603 
400 South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 

I. CALL TO ORDER AND INTRODUCTIONS 
Rep. Joe John, Courts Commission Chair 

II. PRESENTATIONS 

A. Trends in Domestic Violence and Abuser Treatment Programs Mary Williams-Stover, Director, NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement (DOA) Christy Agner, Deputy Secretary, NC Department of Administration Judge Robert Wilkins, District Court: Randolph, Moore, Montgomery Counties & Member, NC Domestic Violence Commission 

B. Tobacco Use Prevention Among Youth and Young Adults Dr. Susan Kansagra, Section Chief, N.C. Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch Jim Martin, Director of Policy and Programs, N.C. Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch Sally Herndon, Head, N.C. Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch N.C. Division of Public Health, Chronic Disease and Injury Section, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services 

C. Pre-trial Release Workgroup Update 

III. DISCUSSION 

A. Pre-trial Release Recommendations 

B. Other Issues to Study 

IV. ADJOURNMENT


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Published at 2:15am on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Flags Lowered in Honor of Congressman Elijah Cummings



Flags have been lowered to half staff at the Macon County Courthouse in honor of the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings. An official notice will be added here once the White House or Governor's Office releases one.

**1:00pm update**

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions through October 18, 2019. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half‑staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.

DONALD J. TRUMP
**end update**


**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.



Read more about Congressman Cummings at the following links:

AP News [LINK]

Congress.Gov [LINK]


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Published at 11:24am on Thursday, October 17, 2019



Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, October 17, 2019






Outlook

A cold front will continue to move east of the area this evening as drier air spreads over the region in its wake. The dry airmass will linger into Saturday before moisture and rain chances return late Saturday through early next week.


State Legislature

Both the NC House and the NC Senate will convene at 10:00 am today. There are no committee meetings scheduled. [LINK]




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

Patchy frost may develop this morning in the more sheltered valleys of the region.

Areas of frost may be more widespread across many of the mountain valleys tonight.


**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

Patchy frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Patchy frost after 1am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 35. Light winds out of the northwest.

Friday

Areas of frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 70. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 2pm. Patchy frost in the morning. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Saturday Night

A chance of rain before 8pm, then a chance of showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s. Chance of rain is 40%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. WInds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Patchy frost after 4am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 35. Winds out of the north wind 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

Areas of frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the upper 60s. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Saturday Night

A chance of rain before 8pm, then a chance of showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of rain is 50%.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Toight

Clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Light winds out of the southwest.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Patchy frost before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Saturday Night

A chance of rain before 8pm, then a chance of showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of rain is 50%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph.

Toight

Patchy frost after 4am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 35. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the upper 60s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Chance of rain is 60%.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Oct 14 2019

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019

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

1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located over the Bay of Campeche have increased and become a little better organized during the past several hours. Recent satellite wind data also indicate that the system is producing winds to near tropical storm force. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for additional development, and a tropical or subtropical storm is likely to form later today or tonight while the system moves generally northeastward over the western Gulf of Mexico. The low is forecast to approach the northern or northeastern Gulf Coast on Friday or Saturday and regardless of development, the system is likely to produce gusty winds and rough surf over those areas. Heavy rainfall is also possible across portions of the southeast U.S. late this week and this weekend. Interests along the northern and northeastern Gulf coast should monitor the progress of this system. For more information about marine hazards while the low moves across the Gulf of Mexico during the next couple of days, see products issued by the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch of the National Hurricane Center. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon, if necessary.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.





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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

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

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 3:25am on October 17, 2019


Legislative Calendar for October 17, 2019





This is Macon Media's attempt to cover the North Carolina General Assembly in a manner that provides the public with as much information as possible. If analysis or links to articles that engage in an analysis is posted, it will be marked as such and it should be read with the knowledge the author may have biases that influence his/her material.



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TODAY

Both the NC House and the NC Senate will convene at 10:00 am today. There are no committee meetings scheduled. 


Links to where you can listen live and follow along with what the legislators are discussing are posted below. Due to technical difficulties, Macon Media will probably not be able to record or archive audio of these meetings. 


NC House Dashboard [LINK]
NC House Calendar [LINK]

Legislative Calendar


10:00 am House: Session Convenes House Audio
10:00 am Senate: Session Convenes Senate Audio





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Published at 2:48am on Thursday, October 17, 2019




Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, October 16, 2019






Outlook

A cold front will bring some moisture and rain chances through the morning. The front will quickly cross the area by the afternoon, ushering in cooler and drier air. A cool, autumn air mass will settle over the region Thursday through Saturday before moisture and rain chances return for Sunday and Monday.


State Legislature

The state legislature will not be meeting today. Nor are there any committee meetings scheduled.



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 expected today. Windy conditions are expected to develop tonight. Gusts over 45 mph may develop across the higher elevations.

Areas of frost may develop tonight in the more sheltered valleys of the southwestern mountains. Areas of frost may be more widespread across the mountain valleys Thursday night as winds diminish.


**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 and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-60s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s. Scattered frost may be possible in isolated valleys that are sheltered from the wind. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Patchy frost after 1am. Otherwise, clear, with a low in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Friday

Patchy frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the upper 60s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog around noon. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-30s. Scattered frost may be possible in isolated valleys that are sheltered from the wind. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Patchy frost after 4am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Friday

Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 40s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy through mi morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 55. Breezy, with winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Breezy, with winds out of the northwest 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

Clear, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Areas of frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before noon. High near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the upper 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Areas of frost after 1am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

Areas of frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 40s0.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Oct 14 2019

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Oct 16 2019

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Fifteen, located near the northern Cabo Verde Islands.

1. A trough of low pressure located over southern Mexico and the Bay of Campeche is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. The system is forecast to emerge over the Bay of Campeche later today and move slowly northward. Gradual development is possible, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form late this week over the western or central Gulf of Mexico while the system is moving generally northeastward.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.





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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

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

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 3:20am on October 16, 2019


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, October 15, 2019







Outlook

Moisture and rain chances return to the region later today ahead of a complex frontal system. In the wake of this system, dry air punches back into area Wednesday afternoon with a cooler northwest flow of air expected for Thursday and Friday. Dry and warmer Saturday before moisture and rain chances return for Sunday and Monday.


State Legislature

The state legislature will not be meeting today. Nor are there any committee meetings scheduled.



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 expected today.


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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

Increasing clouds, with a high near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog before 1am, then patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light winds out of the northwest in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high in the upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Low around 55. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light winds out of the northwest in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Thursday Night

Clear, with a low in the upper 30s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. South wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the south 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Increasing clouds, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 55. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Patchy frost after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph decreasing to light winds out of the north after midnight.

Thursday

Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Patchy frost after 5am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 35.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Oct 14 2019

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Oct 15 2019

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Depression Fifteen, located a couple hundred miles east-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands.

1. A trough of low pressure located over portions of Central America and the northwestern Caribbean Sea is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This system and another disturbance over the eastern Pacific are expected to produce heavy rains over a large portion of Central America during the next couple of days, which could cause flooding and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas. By late Wednesday, the system is forecast to emerge over the Bay of Campeche and then turn northward, and environmental conditions could become a little more conducive for some development towards the end of the week when the system is over the western Gulf of Mexico.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

2. A tropical wave located about 650 miles east of the southern Windward Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Upper-level winds are expected to become increasingly hostile over the system, and significant development of this system appears unlikely while it moves westward at 15 to 20 mph.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.





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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

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

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 5:00am on October 15, 2019


Monday, October 14, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, October 14, 2019






Outlook

A progressive jet stream will support another round of active weather late Tuesday into Wednesday. Much cooler and breezy conditions are expected behind a cold front Wednesday night into Thursday with gradual warming of temperatures heading into next weekend.


State Legislature

TThe NC House convenes at 10:00 am and the NC Senate convenes at 2:00 pm.

Links to where you can listen live and follow along with what the legislators are discussing are online [LINK]


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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.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


**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

Columbus Day

Widespread fog, mainly before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Increasing clouds, with a high near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph by noon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 60s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 30s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Columbus Day

Widespread fog, mainly before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the upper 70s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Increasing clouds, with a high in the upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Columbus Day

Sunny, with a high near 65. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph by midnight.

Tuesday

A slight chance of rain before 8am, then showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the south in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 30s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Columbus Day

Sunny, with a high near 75. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Increasing clouds, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-30s.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Oct 14 2019

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Melissa, located several hundred miles south of Newfoundland, Canada.

1. A broad area of low pressure is located over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean just west of the west coast of Africa with disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so while the disturbance moves west-northwestward to northwestward near or northeast of the Cabo Verde Islands. Strong upper-level winds should prevent any further development by midweek. This system is forecast to bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of the Cabo Verde Islands later today through Tuesday, and interests there should monitor the progress of this system.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

2. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Caribbean Sea and parts of Central America are associated with a broad area of low pressure over eastern Honduras. This system is forecast to continue moving west-northwestward across northern Honduras, southern Belize, and northern Guatemala, which should prevent tropical cyclone formation for the next couple of days. By Wednesday, however, the low is forecast to emerge over the southern Bay of Campeche where conditions could become a little more conducive for some organization to occur. Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce heavy rains over portions of Central America during the next few days, which could cause flooding and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

3. A tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic is producing disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms. While thunderstorm activity has increased since yesterday, upper-level winds are not particularly conducive for significant development of this system over the next couple of days while it moves westward at around 15 mph. By Wednesday, as the wave approaches the Windward Islands, upper-level winds are forecast to become quite hostile for any further development.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.





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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

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

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 3:45am on October 14, 2019


Legislative Calendar for October 14, 2019





This is Macon Media's attempt to cover the North Carolina General Assembly in a manner that provides the public with as much information as possible. If analysis or links to articles that engage in an analysis is posted, it will be marked as such and it should be read with the knowledge the author may have biases that influence his/her material.

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TODAY

The NC House convenes at 10:00 am and the NC Senate convenes at 2:00 pm. 

The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee meeting scheduled for today has been canceled and rescheduled for October 21st. A copy of the draft agenda is available. [LINK]

Links to where you can listen live and follow along with what the legislators are discussing are posted below. Due to technical difficulties, Macon Media will probably not be able to record or archive audio of these meetings.


NC Senate Dashboard [LINK

NC Senate Calendar [LINK]

Legislative Calendar


10:00 am House: Session Convenes House Audio
1:00 pm Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee -- CANCELLED 544LOB
2:00 pm Senate: Session Convenes Senate Audio





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Published at 2:22am on Columbus Day, October 14, 2019




Saturday, October 12, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, October 12, 2019





Outlook

A weakening cold front will settle across the region this weekend and remain nearby through much of next week. Disturbances riding southwest flow aloft will support periods of unsettled weather beginning late this weekend and continuing into next week.


State Legislature

The state legislature will not be meeting today. Nor are there any committee meetings scheduled.



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 expected today.


**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

Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers before 7pm, then a chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog between midnight and 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing and shifting to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds.

Columbus Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Light winds out of the west.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Patchy fog between midnight and 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Light winds out of the southwest.

Columbus Day

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the west around 6 mph.

Columbus Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog between 11pm and 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Patchy fog between 8am and 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. Light winds out of the west.

Columbus Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Oct 12 2019

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Subtropical Storm Melissa, located a couple of hundred miles south-southeast of the New England coast.

1. A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the southwestern Caribbean Sea in a day or two. This system is forecast to move westward toward Central America early next week, and some development is possible if the low remains over water while moving near the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. Regardless of development, this system could bring heavy rains to portions of Central America late this weekend and early next week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

2. A tropical wave, accompanied by a broad area of low pressure, is expected to move off the west coast of Africa on Sunday. Although tropical cyclone formation in this area is climatologically unlikely this late in the hurricane season, some development of this system is possible before upper-level winds become unfavorable by the middle of next week. This system is expected move westward to northwestward toward the Cabo Verde Islands during the next several days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.





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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

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

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 3:00am on October 12, 2019