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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, November 30, 2019






Outlook

Moisture will begin to gradually move back into the region from the west today, with a cold front bringing widespread showers to our area early Sunday. In the front`s wake, colder air and gusty winds will return late Sunday through Monday setting up favorable conditions for northwest flow snow across the higher terrain. Otherwise, conditions should be generally cool and dry under the influence of high pressure.

Franklin Town Council Meets Monday Night

A copy of the agenda for the December 2019 meeting of the Franklin Town Council has been posted online. [LINK]

The 2019 Hurricane Season Ends Today



The timelapse above shows the 2019 Hurricane Season in the North Atlantic Basin.

The season produced 18 named storms, including six hurricanes of which three were “major” (Category 3, 4 or 5). NOAA’s outlook called for 10-17 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes, and accurately predicted the overall activity of the season.

“During each and every hurricane season, thousands of workers across the federal government coordinate with NOAA to safeguard Americans against the threat posed by hurricanes,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “From advanced warnings to business aid, the Department of Commerce stands ready to help Americans from a storm’s formation to long after its dissipation.”

This year marks the fourth consecutive above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The only other period on record that produced four consecutive above-normal seasons was 1998-2001. Also this year, five tropical cyclones formed in the Gulf of Mexico, which ties a record with 2003 and 1957 for the most storms to form in that region. Of those, three — Barry, Imelda, and Nestor — made landfall in the U.S.

**note** Today marks the last day Macon Media publishes daily updates on tropical activity. Should conditions change, the tropical section will be added back to the daily weather briefing.




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. Rain is expected on Saturday and Sunday and snow showers are possible on Monday.
Wind chill values on the Highlands Plateau will drop into the teens overnight Sunday into early Monday morning.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

A strong low-pressure system will pass to our north and move a robust cold front through the area on Sunday. In the front`s wake, colder air will return late Sunday into Monday setting up favorable conditions for accumulating northwest flow snow and slippery road conditions across the higher terrain. In addition, gusty winds are also likely from Sunday morning through early Tuesday.


**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

A slight chance of rain before 2pm, then a chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs near 60. Winds out of the west 5 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, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain showers before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday

A chance of snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow showers until noon an then a chance of rain showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A slight chance of rain before 1pm, then a chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after 4am. Lows around 50. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before 7am. Highs near 60. Winds out of the west 5 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, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain showers before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 2am and 5am, then a chance of snow showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers between 11am and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

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




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of rain between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog after 2am. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a slight chance of showers after 5pm. Temperatures falling from the mid-to-upper 40s at 6am to the lower 40s by 5pm. Wind chill values will be in the lower 30s at times. Winds out of the southwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of rain showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 9pm and 11pm, then a slight chance of snow showers after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 30. Wind chill values will dip into the teens overnight. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday

A slight chance of snow showers, mixing with rain after noon, then gradually ending. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 25.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A chance of rain, mainly between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the south 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday

Showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the west 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain showers before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow showers between midnight and 2am, then a chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday

A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers between noon and 5pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after 5pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 25.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
(The North Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th. This segment will be discontinued after today until either the tropics show activity or the 2020 Hurricane Season begins)





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Sat Nov 30 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 5:00am on November 30, 2019


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