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Weather Briefing for Monday, January 01, 2024

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Here is the news and weather briefing for Macon County.


GENERAL OUTLOOK

Drier conditions return Tuesday before a low pressure system tracks south of the Carolinas Wednesday into Thursday. However, this system looks to have limited moisture across most of the forecast area. High pressure returns on Friday before a wetter low pressure system approaches out of the west next weekend. DAY SPONSOR

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General Forecast Through Tuesday Night

Franklin Area

New Year’s Day

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

Tonight

Clear during the early evening, then becoming mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper teens. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

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

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50.

Wednesday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers between 10pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.



`Highlands Plateau

New Year’s Day

Mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

Wednesday Night

A chance of snow showers between 7pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



Otto and South Central Macon County

New Year’s Day

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows around 20. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

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

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with highs near 50.

Wednesday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers between 10pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.



Nantahala Area

New Year’s Day

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 40s.

Wednesday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers between 10pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%.



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Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight. There may be a few slick spots in the higher elevations.


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Record Weather Events for January 1st

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

Highest Temperature 78°F in Franklin in 1952
Lowest Temperature -2°F in Highlands in 1928
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 2.50 inches in Highlands in 1893
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 6.5 inches in Franklin in 1881

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

Highest Temperature 78°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 01-28-1999
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on 01-21-1985
Greatest Rainfall 5.10 inches in Highlands on 01-12-2018
Greatest Snowfall 10.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 01-08-1988






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On This Day

January 1 or 1 January is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in leap years). This day is known as New Year’s Day since the day marks the beginning of the year.

Historical Events

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Published at 5:00am on Monday, January 01, 2024
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/2024/01/wx20240101.html


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