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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thanksgiving Day, 2019






Happy Thanksgiving!

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Here is a Thanksgiving Proclamation by President George Washington:

Thanksgiving Proclamation
[New York, 3 October 1789]
By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

George Washington


Outlook

A cold front will cross the county today, bringing rain with it. Fair and quiet conditions return for Thanksgiving Day and Friday, with another cold front expected to impact our area this weekend.

The "S" Word

Macon Media does not usually comment on weather patterns beyond three days. Some computer models are calling for snow showers in our region overnight Sunday (Dec 1st) into the day on Monday (Dec 2nd). Accumulations for most of the county are expected to be less than an inch. I (Bobby) would be surprised if any snow lays on the ground or roadways due to the relative warmth of the soil. There is potential for elevated surfaces to have an inch or so accumulate. Again, I am taking a wait and see attitude at this point, but I felt it was necessary to address the possibility so that you may make alternate plans for Monday. The good thing about this is that a portion of the event will happen in daylight hours so that we may enjoy seeing it fall.




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 wind advisory is in effect for Macon County until 1pm today. A copy of the advisory from the National Weather Service is posted below:

***Wind Advisory***

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
125 AM EST Thu Nov 28 2019


...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. Isolated gusts to 60 mph are possible across the ridgetops.

* WHERE...The mountains of North Carolina and portions of the northern foothills.

* WHEN...Through 1 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


**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.
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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Friday Night

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

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows around 45. Chance of precipitation is 90%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. (Wind Advisory in effect until 1pm)

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph by midmorning.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s.

Saturday Night

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Thanksgiving Day

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Winds could be higher on the ridgetops this morning. (Wind Advisory in effect until 1pm)

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Rain. Lows in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Thu Nov 28 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 28, 2019


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