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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Almanac for November 4, 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

2016: The wildfires in Macon County continue to burn.

Mapping Wildfires Near Macon County: Oct 23rd - Nov 3rd [LINK]

USFS Press Release [LINK]

Macon Media Facebook Updates

3:06 pm [LINK]

5:34 pm [LINK]

Timelapse shot near the Macon County Airport on this date

1985: Heavy rains from the remnants of tropical storm Juan dropped 10 to 19 inches of rain on West Virginia and surrounding states, causing 62 deaths. A maximum of 19.77 inches was recorded near Montebello in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. The flood in West Virginia was considered the worst in the State’s history.

Wikipedia: Election Day Floods [LINK]


Charleston Gazette-Mail

WSLS-TV (Roanoke, Virginia)

WDBJ-TV (Roanoke, Virginia)

Home Movies (Part 1 of 6) West Virginia

Part 2
Part 3
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Part 5
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Record Weather Events for November 4th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2003
Lowest Temperature 10°F in Highlands in 2006
Greatest Rainfall 2.39 inches in Highlands in 1923
Greatest Snowfall (no measurable snowfall recorded on this date)

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 4th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 88°F in Maysville, Onslow County in 2003
Lowest Temperature 10°F in Highlands, Macon County in 2006
Greatest Rainfall 4.97 inches in New Holland, Hyde County in 1985
Greatest Snowfall 18.0 inches in Montreat, Yancey County in 1930

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 6:31 a.m.
Sunrise 6:58 a.m.
Sun transit 12:17 p.m.
Sunset 5:36 p.m.
End civil twilight 6:02 p.m.


Moonrise 3:35 a.m.
Moon transit 9:58 a.m.
Moonset 4:14 p.m.

The phase of the Moon on November 4, 2018: Waning Crescent with 11% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: New Moon on November 7, 2018, at 11:02 a.m. (local standard time)


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Published at 1:50 am on November 4, 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.