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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018




Happy Thanksgiving!

2018 Presidential Proclamation on Thanksgiving Day [LINK]

George Washington Proclamation for Thanksgiving was a precursor to the model for the eventual Thanksgiving Day [LINK]

Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation that began the annual tradition as an official federally-sanctioned holiday on the last Thursday of November [LINK]

And here is the story of how Thanksgiving was moved to the second-to-last Thursday of November in 1939 by FDR at the request of retailers wanting more time for Christmas Shopping [LINK]

And lastly, Congress stepped in, making it a law in 1941 that the holiday be observed on the fourth Thursday in November. [LINK]

Trivia: President George HW Bush was the first President to officially pardon a Turkey. And it has been tradition ever since. [LINK]


Outlook

High pressure will remain across the region today and maintain dry and cool conditions. Widespread precipitation is likely late Friday through Saturday as a low-pressure system tracks northeast from the Gulf of Mexico. Another wet frontal system will likely arrive early next week.

Tree Lighting and Candlelight Service in Franklin



The annual tree lightning ceremony will take place at the gazebo on Iotla Street at 7:00 pm Saturday Night (November 24th). It will be followed by a Candlelight Service at the Nativity Scene located at Speakers Corner next to the county courthouse.

THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
Testing a new feature that 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 anticipated today.


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

Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with a high in the upper 50s. Light and variable wind.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Light winds out of the southeast.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Rain, mainly after 9pm. Low around 35. Winds out of the southeast about 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday

Rain, mainly before 1pm. High near 55. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind rising to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Rain, mainly after 9pm. Low around 35. Winds out of the southeast around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday

Rain, mainly before 1pm. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the east 3 to 7 mph.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Winds out of the southeast 7 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Rain, mainly after 8pm. Low around freezing. Winds out of the southeast around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday

Rain, mainly before 1pm. High near 50. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Calm wind.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 45. Winds out of the southeast 7 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Rain, mainly after 10pm. Lows in the upper 30s. Winds out of the southeast 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday

Rain, mainly before noon. High near 50. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s.


Macon County Almanac for November 22, 2018

Highest Temperature 74°F in Franklin on Nov 22, 1955
Lowest Temperature 10°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Nov 22, 1964
Greatest Rainfall 2.90 inches in Highlands on Nov 22, 1992
Greatest Snowfall 3.0 inches in Highlands on Nov 22, 1952



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Published at 3:40 am on November 22, 2018



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