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Friday, April 2, 2021

Weather Briefing for Good Friday, April 2, 2021



OUTLOOK

An unseasonably cold air mass will settle over the region for the rest of the week. Expect an upper level ridge to build over the region from Sunday into next week, continuing dry, but warmer weather. The next rain maker will approach our region in the middle of next week.

Weather Alert

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

A cold but very dry air mass will settle into the area today. Relative humidity values are expected to drop into the teens to lower 20 percent range for the afternoon. Although wind speeds and gusts will be lower today, gusty to breezy conditions are expected to continue. North Carolina land managers say fuel moisture values will drop to critical levels today. Therefore, increased fire danger is expected to develop during the afternoon.


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National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Sunday Night


Franklin area

Today
...INCREASED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.

Highlands area

Today
...INCREASED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph shifting to come out of the southwest after midnight.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows around freezing. Light and variable winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.

Otto area

Today
...INCREASED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-30s. Light and variable winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.

Nantahala area

Today
...INCREASED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

Sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-upper 60s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.

HAZARDS

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

A cold but very dry air mass will settle into the area today. Relative humidity values are expected to drop into the teens to lower 20 percent range for the afternoon. Although wind speeds and gusts will be lower today, gusty to breezy conditions are expected to continue. North Carolina land managers say fuel moisture values will drop to critical levels today. Therefore, increased fire danger is expected to develop during the afternoon.



Air Quality




Air quality is in the middle range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today also being in the middle range of green.

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range (9.4 out of 12) today with Juniper, Oak, and Maple being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be about the same (9.1 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on April 2nd


Highest Temperature 85°F at the Coweeta Experimental Stationin 1946
Lowest Temperature 153°F in Highlands in 1987
Greatest One-Day Rain 4.303 inches in Highlands in 1920
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 0.5 inches in Highlandsin 1915


March Weather Extremes for Macon County

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on March 15, 1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on March 7, 1899
Greatest One-Day Rain 6.43 inches in Highlands on March 29, 1898
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on March 13, 1993 


On This Day

Historical Events

999 - Gerbert of Aurillac elected as 1st French Pope 1416 - Alfonso V succeeds his father as king of Aragon 1453 - Turkish forces under Sultan Mehmed II begin the siege of Constantinople (İstanbul), which falls May 29 1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now the United States state of Florida. 1755 – Commodore William James captures the Maratha fortress of Suvarnadurg on the west coast of India. 1792 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint. 1800 – Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna. 1800 – The Treaty of Constantinople establishes the Septinsular Republic, the first autonomous Greek state since the Fall of the Byzantine Empire. 1801 – French Revolutionary Wars: The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet in the naval Battle of Copenhagen 1851 – Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand. 1863 – American Civil War: The largest in a series of Southern bread riots occurs in Richmond, Virginia. 1865 – American Civil War: Defeat at the Third Battle of Petersburg forces the Army of Northern Virginia and the Confederate government to abandon Richmond, Virginia. 1885 – Canadian Cree warriors attack the village of Frog Lake, killing nine. 1900 – The United States Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule. 1902 – Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, Saint Petersburg. 1902 – "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles. 1911 – The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country's first national census. 1912 – The ill-fated RMS Titanic begins sea trials. 1916 - 57 armed New Zealand police invade the remote Ngāi Tūhoe settlement of Maungapōhatu in the Urewera Ranges to arrest the Māori prophet Rua Kēnana 1916 - World War I: German troops overtake Bois de Caillette 1917 – World War I: President Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany. 1921 – The Autonomous Government of Khorasan, a military government encompassing the modern state of Iran, is established. 1930 – After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia. 1956 – As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format. 1964 – The Soviet Union launches Zond 1. 1972 – Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s. 1973 – Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service. 1975 – Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from Quảng Ngãi Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops. 1976 – Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest. 1979 – A Soviet bio-warfare laboratory at Sverdlovsk accidentally releases airborne anthrax spores, killing 66 plus an unknown amount of livestock. 1980 – United States President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act. 1982 – Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands. 1986 – Alabama governor George Wallace, a former segregationist, best known for the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door", announces that he will not seek a fifth four-year term and will retire from public life upon the end of his term in January 1987. 1989 – Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba, to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations. 1991 – Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province when she succeeds William Vander Zalm (who had resigned) as Premier of British Columbia. 1992 – In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison. 1992 – Forty-two civilians are massacred in the town of Bijeljina in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2002 – Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, into which armed Palestinians had retreated. 2004 – Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid; the attack is thwarted. 2006 – Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; Tennessee is hardest hit with 29 people killed. 2012 – A mass shooting at Oikos University in California leaves seven people dead and three injured. 2014 – A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, with four dead, including the gunman, and 16 others injured. 2015 – Gunmen attack Garissa University College in Kenya, killing at least 148 people and wounding 79 others. 2015 – Four men steal items worth up to £200 million from an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area in what has been called the "largest burglary in English legal history." 2020 - Record 6.6 million Americans filed claims for unemployment in last week according to the US Department of Labor, 10 million over 2 weeks 2020 - Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 1 million, with 1,002,159 cases and 51,485 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University 2020 - Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro downplays the COVID-19 pandemic saying "its not all its being made out to be" 2020 - Spain's death toll passes 10,000 (10003), as it posts a record single-day rise of 950 deaths 2020 - New study shows western Antarctica once swampy with temperate forests 93-83 million years ago during Cretaceous period, according to Alfred Wegener Institute


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Published at 4:00am on Frisday, April 02, 2021



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