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OUTLOOK

Our local weather pattern this week will be dominated by a high pressure system. Potentially active weather will not return until Saturday night, when slightly better moisture ahead of a cold front may allow for light rain and snow across the mountains.

**Weather Alert**
…ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TODAY…

Dry conditions will continue and lead to an increased risk of dangerous fire growth Monday. Relative humidity values will fall between 20 and 25 percent across much of western North Carolina. The dry air, combined with low fuel moisture, will allow fires to develop easily and spread more quickly than usual. Outdoor burning is discouraged.

Please refer to your local burn-permitting authorities on whether you can burn today. If you do burn, exercise extreme caution since conditions will permit fires to spread rapidly and uncontrollably.

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Local and State News

National Weather Map for Today

General forecast through Tuesday Night

Franklin area

Today

Sunny, with a high near 50. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Monday NightMostly clear, with a low around 28. Calm wind. TuesdaySunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday NightMostly clear, with a low around 32. Calm wind. WednesdayMostly sunny, with a high near 64. Wednesday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 39.



Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight

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

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid 60s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.



Highlands area

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest around 5.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40.



Otto area

Today

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

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph by midmorning.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Wednesday

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

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40.


Nantahala area

Today

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

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday

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

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s.



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Hazards and Tropical Weather

…ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TODAY…

Dry conditions will continue and lead to an increased risk of dangerous fire growth Monday. Relative humidity values will fall between 20 and 25 percent across much of western North Carolina. The dry air, combined with low fuel moisture, will allow fires to develop easily and spread more quickly than usual. Outdoor burning is discouraged. Please refer to your local burn-permitting authorities on whether you can burn today. If you do burn, exercise extreme caution since conditions will permit fires to spread rapidly and uncontrollably.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Mon Nov 29 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 (0.4 out of 12) today with no discernable source being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (0.4 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for November 29th

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

Highest Temperature 74°F in Franklin in 1970
Lowest Temperature 5°F in Highlands in 1922
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands in 1914
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 2.0 inches in Highlands in 1963

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
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National and World News Roundup

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast – November 28th, 2021

PBS NewsHour Full Episode November 28th, 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 18, 2021]


• U.S. readies fight against Omicron but too soon for lockdowns -Fauci [Reuters]

• Update on Omicron [World Health Organization]

• Perspectives: On Coexistence with COVID-19: Estimations and Perspectives [China CDC Weekly]

• Immune dysregulation and immunopathology induced by SARS-CoV-2 and related coronaviruses — are we our own worst enemy? [Natrure reviews: Immunology]

• A fourth dose of the mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine improves serum neutralization against the delta variant in kidney transplant recipients [MedRxiv (PDF)]

• Japan to bar all new foreign visitors as omicron fears grow [Japan Times]

• No Severe COVID Cases Among Vaccinated Patients Infected With Omicron, Top Israeli Expert Says [HAARETZ]

• Anti-vax zealot may face charges after death of Covid-19 patient [Independent]

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

• 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)]

• The real risk of heart inflammation to kids is from COVID-19—not the vaccine [National Geographic]


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On This Day

November 29th is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 32 days remain until the end of the year.

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Published at 5:00am on Monday, November 29, 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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