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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Almanac for November 3, 2018

This post has information about weather extremes and averages in Macon County, in North Carolina and beyond. If you have suggestions for what you would like to see included here, please email Macon Media with Almanac in the subject line at

Weather Averages for September in and around Macon County

Franklin Highlands Andrews Clayton Cullowhee Bryson

High 78 72 80 79 78 80
Low 54 61 54 55 55 55
Rain 4.61 7.64 4.45 5.94 4.21 5.04
Snow 0 0 0 0 0 0

Today in Weather History

1927: Historic flooding occurred across Vermont from November 2nd through the 4th due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Seven (storms were not named at that time). This flood washed out 1285 bridges, miles of roads and railways, and several homes and buildings. Eighty-four people were killed from the flooding, including Lt. Governor S. Hollister Jackson.

Wikipedia: Great Vermont Flood of 1927 [LINK]

University of Vermont: History of the 1927 Flood [LINK]

Vermont PBS: Vermont's Great Flood

Record Weather Events for November 3rd

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 82°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2003
Lowest Temperature 7°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1954
Greatest Rainfall 3.78 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1948
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands in 1999

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 3rd in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 89°F in High Point, Guilford County in 1974
Lowest Temperature 6°F in Montreat, Yancey County in 1951
Greatest Rainfall 5.25 inches in Brevard, Transylvania County in 1979
Greatest Snowfall 3.5 inches in Boone, Watauga County in 1954

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 7:30 a.m.
Sunrise 7:57 a.m.
Sun transit 1:17 p.m.
Sunset 6:37 p.m.
End civil twilight 7:03 p.m.


Moonrise 3:29 a.m.
Moon transit 10:08 a.m.
Moonset 4:39 p.m.

Phase of the Moon on November 3, 2018: Waning Crescent with 19% 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 2:55 am on November 3, 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.