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Monday, November 5, 2018

Almanac for November 5, 2018

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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

1991: More than 3,000 individuals were killed in the Philippines when Tropical Storm Thelma (known in the Philippines as Tropical Storm Uring) produced massive flooding on this day.

Wikipedia [LINK]

Los Angeles Times [LINK]

Global Weather and Climate Center [LINK]

The Ormoc City Tragedy of November 5, 1991 [LINK]

Philippines Floods Nov 1991 UNDRO Situation Reports 1-8 [LINK]

2016: The wildfires in Macon County continue to burn.

Nantahala Wildfires Update: Saturday, November 5th [LINK]

Record Weather Events for November 5th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 80°F in Franklin in 1961
Lowest Temperature 16°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1991
Greatest Rainfall 3.92 inches in Highlands in 1938
Greatest Snowfall 0.3 inches in Highlands in 1962

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 5th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 89°F in High Point, Guiilford County in 2003
Lowest Temperature 8°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 1982
Greatest Rainfall 6.61 inches in Montreat, Yancey County in 1938
Greatest Snowfall 5.5 inches in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1985

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 6:32 a.m.
Sunrise 6:59 a.m.
Sun transit 12:17 p.m.
Sunset 5:35 p.m.
End civil twilight 6:02 p.m.


Moonrise 4:39 a.m.
Moon transit 10:48 a.m.
Moonset 4:48 p.m.

Phase of the Moon on November 5, 2018: Waning Crescent with 5% 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 2:20 am on November 5, 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.