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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Almanac for November 1, 2018

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Today in Weather History

1755: An earthquake, tsunami, and fire struck Lisbon, Portugal all in one day. A magnitude 8.5 earthquake devastated the city of Lisbon, Portugal on this day, death-toll estimates range from 50,000 to 100,000 people. The epicenter was located 120 miles west-southwest of Cape St. Vincent. Many people who sought safety on the Tagus River were killed by a tsunami that struck 40 minutes after the earthquake, and many more perished in the firestorm that ravaged the surviving buildings and killed thousands more people. The trio of disasters brought down the Portuguese ambitions of establishing a colonial empire and changed the course of European history. It also gave birth to the scientific fields that study earthquakes and tsunamis.

Wikipedia [LINK]

BBC World Service: Witness - Great Lisbon Earthquake (Audio Download) [LINK]

Seismo Blog "Today in Earthquake History: Lisbon 1755" [LINK]


Smithsonian Channel

Tsunami Computer Model Animation

Perfect Storms: God's Wrath (Full Documentary)

Record Weather Events for November 1st

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 81°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2016
Lowest Temperature 15°F in Highlands in 1917
Greatest Rainfall 2.70 inches in Nantahala in 1951
Greatest Snowfall 2.2 inches in Highlands in 2014

Record Weather Events for November (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Nov 4, 2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on Nov 25, 1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on Nov 29, 1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on Nov 28, 1922

Record Weather Events for November 1st in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Maysville, Onslow County in 2009
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 5.08 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1969
Greatest Snowfall 13.0 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2014

Record Weather Events for November in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County on 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 8.15 inches in Idlewild, Ashe County on 11-06-1977
Greatest Snowfall 18.00 in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930

Sun and Moon


Begin civil twilight 7:29 a.m.
Sunrise 7:55 a.m.
Sun transit 1:17 p.m.
Sunset 6:39 p.m.
End civil twilight 7:05 p.m.


Moonrise 1:15 a.m.
Moon transit 8:21 a.m.
Moonset 3:21 p.m.

Phase of the Moon on November 1, 2018: Waning Crescent with 39% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: Last Quarter on October 31, 2018 at 12:40 p.m. (local daylight time)


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Published at 2:05 am on November 1, 2018

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Data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited):, The National Weather Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, U.S. Naval Observatory, University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Youtube, and the Weather Prediction Center.