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Weather Briefing for Saturday, December 30, 2023

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Here is the news and weather briefing for Macon County.


GENERAL OUTLOOK

Expect cooler temperatures going into the weekend with the potential for light mountain snow today and Saturday. A weak low pressure system could affect the region Monday, with another one for Wednesday into Thursday. General Forecast Through Saturday Night

Franklin Area

Today

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

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 20s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

New Year’s Eve

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

New Year’s Day

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 40s.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 20.



Highlands Plateau

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday

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

New Year’s Eve

Partly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

New Year’s Day

Partly sunny, with highs near 40.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 20s. Blustery.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

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

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 52. Light and variable winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

New Year’s Eve

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

New Year’s Day

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 40s.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 20.



Nantahala Area

Today

A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Light winds out of the southwest increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

New Year’s Eve

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

New Year’s Day

Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 30s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s.



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Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.


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Record Weather Events for December 30th

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

Highest Temperature 71°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1984
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Highlands in 1917
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 7.70 inches in Highlands in 1912
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 3.0 inches in Highlands in 1997

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of December Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 78°F in Franklin on 12-31-1951
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Highlands on 12-30-1917
Greatest Rainfall 6.25 inches in Highlands on 12-28-2018
Greatest Snowfall 12.0 inches in Franklin on 12-21-1876

Global National: Dec. 29, 2023 | World condemns Russia for largest aerial attack since Ukraine war

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Full Broadcast – December 29, 2023

Nightly News Full Broadcast – Dec 29 | NBC News

PBS NewsHour full episode, (December 29, 2023)



—Science, Technology, Culture, and History News Roundup—

• The Sky This Week from December 22 to 29: A Christmastime Cold Moon [Astronomy Magazine]

• This Week’s Sky at a Glance, December 22 – 31 [Sky and Telescope Magazine]

The Level1 Show December 29 2023: Jeff Bezos Finally Gets It Up | Level1 Techs


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On This Day

December 30th is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; one day remains until the end of the year.

Historical Events

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Published at 5:00am on Saturday, December 30, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins

Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to rthe 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. 



Source: http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2023/12/wx20231230.html


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