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News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, November 14, 2021

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OUTLOOK

Another dry cold front will cross our area from the northwest tonight and continue this period of below normal temperatures. The cool upper trough moves off the East Coast Monday night as a warmer ridge builds in from the west which continues through mid week. These warmer mid week temperatures will become cooler late in the week as a mostly dry cold front crosses the region on Thursday.

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Local and State News

National Weather Map for Today

General forecast through Thursday Night

Franklin area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

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

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.



Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs near 50. Light winds out of the west increasing and shifting to come out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows around 40.



Otto area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. WInds out of the northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows around 40.


Nantahala area

Today

Sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

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

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 60.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s.



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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Patchy dense fog may limit visibility early this morning. Other than that, there are no hazardous weather concerns for today. Remember to turn on your headlights so other motorists can see you.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Sun Nov 14 2021

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.




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Almanac

Air Quality


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

Fire and Smoke Map
(There is haze from the wildfires out on the west coast.)


Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (1.2 out of 12) today with Ragweed being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.8 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for November 14th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 77°F in Franklin in 1985
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands in 1920
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 3.22 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1957
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 2. inches in Nantahala in 1975

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 1st in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Maysville, Onslow County in 2009
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 5.08 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1969
Greatest Snowfall 13.0 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2014
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




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Macon Calendar
(send your event to [email protected])


THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is back in 2021! The 1¼ hour round-trip passenger excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS™, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot. For ticksts, see [GSMR.com]

COLD Turkey 5K & Little Turkeys Fun Run (ALL AGES) 2021

This year’s Cold Turkey will be a benefit for Macon County Special Olympics

Gobble! Gobble! Join others for Franklin, NC’s annual Cold Turkey 5K Run/Walk & Little Turkeys FUN! Run/Walk on THANKSGIVING DAY (2021)

Race day registration begins at 8:00AM

Little Turkeys FUN! Run/Walk (10-U) starts at 9AM
Cold Turkey 5K starts at 9:30AM

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

Adapted from an old Scandinavian custom of lighting the way for the Christ child, more than 2,500 candles in small white bags line the streets and every storefront is aglow with Christmas lights and decorations. Shopkeepers and restaurants are open late. See Santa and Mrs. Claus as they ride through town in their pickup truck. Write a letter to Santa and drop it off at his special mailbox. Live music on Front Street. For more information, see [Visit Dillsboro]


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National and World News Roundup

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast – November 12th, 2021

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode November 13, 2021


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COVID-19 News and Updates

Since it looks like we may be in for a new wave of infections, here is a section on COVID-19. It will include local, regional, state, national, and global items.

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 10, 2021]


• Covid misinformation spreads because so many Americans are awful at math [Washington Post]

Dr John Campbell: BBC fact checked

• Third doses of COVID-19 vaccines reduce infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and could prevent future surges in some populations: a modeling study [MedRxiv (PDF)]

Ep 77 Osterholm Update COVID 19: A Booster Dose of Humility

• German state health ministers call to extend state of emergency as COVID cases soar [Reuters]

• A Texas hospital suspends a doctor’s privileges for spreading ‘misinformation’ about Covid-19 [CNN]

• COP26 approves revised deal after late drama [VIDEO]

• Documents reveal new details of Trump political interference in COVID-19 response [The Hill]

• China THREATENS Australia with a ‘heavy attack’ and warns allied forces ‘better be prepared to sacrifice’ in defence of Taiwan after Peter Dutton confirmed we would join the US in protecting the island [UK Daily Mail]

• Analysis: With boosters, masks and Green Pass, Israel sees a COVID-19 wave in retreat [Reuters]

• A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine [Amazon (Link to Kindle Edition)]


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On This Day

November 14th is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 47 days remain until the end of the year.

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Published at 5:00am on Sunday, November 14, 2021
Author: Bobby Coggins

Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to the following websites or books: MaconMedia.com, youtube.com, weather.gov, airnow.gov, wikipedia.com, onthisday.com, ncdcr.gov, ncsu.edu, utah.edu, https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/, wolfram.com, biorxiv.org, aps.org, nejm.org, plos.org, cell.com, researchsquare.com, cureus.com, spc.noaa.gov, nhc.noaa.gov, ncdenr.org, medrxiv.org, archive.org, ncpedia.org, nasa.gov, https://ww2days.com, nih.gov, carolinapublicpress.org, microbe.tv, smokymountainnews.com, psypost.org, blogspot.com, pollen.com, franklinnc.com, maconnc.org, spaceweather.com, solarham.com, loc.gov, ncleg.net, senate.gov, house.gov, whitehouse.gov, drudgereport.com, politico.com, realclearpolitics.com, ushmm.org, This Day in North Carolina History, World War II Day By Day, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, The Timetables of History, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The World History and Book of Facts (multiple years), On This Day In History: Over 4,000 facts, The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space, This Day in North Carolina History, The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future, Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity, The Story of Civilization (11 volumes), The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, American History, Volume 1: 1492-1877, American History, Volume 2: 1877 – Present, A Complete Chronolgy of the Second World War. Weather and Almanac data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited): heavens-above.com, Ian Webster’s Github, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, The National Weather Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Weather Prediction Center. Back to Top




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