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OUTLOOK

High pressure will control our weather through the better part of the week, with a warming trend after Wednesday. The next chance for rain may not come until the weekend, when the next cold front may impact the region.

**Weather Alert**
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The state of North Carolina has issued a state wide burn ban. [Press Release]

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Local and State News

National Weather Map for Today

General forecast through Tuesday Night

Franklin area

Today

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

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the west northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.



Highlands Plateau

Today

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

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s.



Highlands area

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

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Light and variable winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly 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 around 5 mph before noon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the west 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s.


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

Due to low levels of fuel moisture and low relative humidity, the state has issued an outdoor burning ban for all 100 counties in North Carolina.

…OUTDOOR BURN BAN IN EFFECT…

The state of North Carolina has issued a state wide burn ban. [Press Release]

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Tue Nov 30 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 upper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the upper 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 (0.9 out of 12) today with no discernable source being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.2 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for November 30th

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

Highsest Temperature 73°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1998
lowsest Temperature 7°F in Franklin in 1959
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 1.57 inches in Highlands in 2006
Greatest One-Day Snowfall .05 inches in Franklin in 1876

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 &a 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 30th, 2021

PBS NewsHour Full Episode November 30th, 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]


• Enhancing Readiness for Omicron (B.1.1.529): Technical Brief and Priority Actions for Member States [World Health Organization]

• CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations [CDC Newsroom]

• Moderna CEO warns COVID-19 shots less effective against Omicron, spooks markets [Reuters]

• COVID-19 vaccines may have saved 500,000 lives in Europe [Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy]

• Man stabs Taiwan convenience store clerk to death over reminder to wear face mask [Asia One]

• California town declares itself a ‘constitutional republic’ to buck Covid rules [The Guardian]

• COVID shots more protective than past infection, study shows [AP News]

• 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 30th is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 31 days remain until the end of the year.

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Published at 5:30am on Tuesday, November 30, 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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