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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, April 19, 2019






Outlook

An approaching strong cold front from the west will bring the return of showers and thunderstorms to the area with strong to severe storms possible today. Cooler temperatures arrive behind the front for the weekend, with lingering showers across the mountains on Saturday. Temperatures will rise above normal again next week.

"Steppin" Out on the Greenway" - The Friends of the Greenway are inviting you to participate in our family fun-walk fundraiser on Saturday, May 4.  Wristband-tickets are $5 each.  There will be a drawing at noon at Big Bear Park for 4 tickets to Dollywood.  Winning ticket number must match the wristband number.  Tickets are available at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main from 9-2 on Wed-Fri and at the FROG tent, the morning of the walk from 8:30-10.  Come out and enjoy the Greenway and maybe, go home the winner.


THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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Weather Hazards

Gusty south winds and the threat for localized flash flooding is expected today. The potential for localized damaging winds associated with heavy rain showers and thunderstorms is expected to increase a bit during the daylight hours today.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]



FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before noon. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the south around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the west around 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 70.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 40s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Areas of fog before 1pm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the south 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the southwest 5 o 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s. Winds out of the west around 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 70.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 45.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Areas of fog before 3pm, then patchy fog after 4pm. High near 60. Winds out of the south 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tonight

Rain showers likely before 5am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as
high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

A chance of rain and snow showers before 9am, then a chance of rain showers. Cloudy, with a high in the lower 40s. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday Night

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 1am, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 45.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog is expected in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the south 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tonight

Rain showers likely before 5am, then rain and snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the southwest to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all rain after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday Night

A chance of rain showers before 3am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the west around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 45.



Macon County Almanac for April 19, 2019

Highest Temperature 88°F in Franklin in 1976
Lowest Temperature 17°F in Highlands in 1983
Greatest Rainfall 4.46 inches in Highlands in 1901
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands in 1983


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of April
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987






Published at 12:01am on April 19, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, April 18, 2019





Franklin Town Council Holds Budget Work Session

The Franklin Town Council held a budget work session Monday afternoon to go over the expected revenue for the upcoming fiscal year (fiscal years run from July 1st to June 30th). Another budget work session will be held on May 20th to discuss expenditures. The video has been posted on the blog. [LINK]


Outlook

A southerly flow of air today will gradually permit moisture to return to the region. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will develop from the west tonight into Friday as a strong cold front approaches the region. Cooler temperatures arrive behind the front for the weekend, with lingering northwest flow with moisture (some of it may be wintry in nature) across the mountains on Saturday. Accumulation is expected only at the highest elevations.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

A band of heavy rain showers and embedded thunderstorms is expected to move across the area from early Friday morning through the afternoon. Isolated severe thunderstorms capable of producing locally damaging wind gusts and isolated brief tornadoes will be possible, especially to our east during the daylight hours Friday. In addition, localized excessive rainfall may cause flash flooding of small streams and locations with poor drainage.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]



FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Light winds out of the southeast shifting to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low in the upper 50s. Winds out fo the south around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Areas of fog before 8am. Highs near 65. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 9pm, then a chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly between 11am and 2pm. Cloudy, with a high in the mid-50s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Areas of fog after 5am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southeast around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Areas of fog before 8am. Highs near 65. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 9pm, then a chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the northwest wind around 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly between noon and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near the low-to-mid 50s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near the mid-60s. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Winds out of the south 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Areas of fog before 8am. High near 58. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Friday Night

Rain likely before 5am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

A chance of rain and snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Showers, mainly after 2am. Patchy fog after 4am. Low around 55. Winds out of the south 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Areas of fog before 8am. High near 60. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Friday Night

Rain likely before 5am, then snow showers likely, possibly mixed with rain. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all rain after 8am. Cloudy, with a high in the mid-50s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-30s.



Macon County Almanac for April 18, 2019

Highest Temperature 89°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1955
Lowest Temperature 21°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 3.07 inches in Highlands in 1924
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of April
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987






Published at 1:55am on April 18, 2019

Franklin Town Council Holds Budget Work Session




The Franklin Town Council held a budget work session Monday afternoon to go over the expected revenue for the upcoming fiscal year (fiscal years run from July 1st to June 30th). Another budget work session will be held on May 20th to discuss expenditures.

Video



MEDIA ROLL CALL
(media outlets with representatives present at the meeting)

Macon MeEdia (me)
WNCC-FM/WFSC-AM
The Franklin Press

Public Agenda

Agenda
April 15, 2019
5:30pm

1. Call to Order - Mayor Scott

2. Projected Revenue for Fiscal Year 209-2020

3. Debt Service on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

4. Discussion on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

5. Adjourn

Agenda Packet




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Published at 1:15am on Thursday, April 18, 2019



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Knibbs Family Sues for Wrongful Death




Knibbs Family Sues for Wrongful Death

Read more about the lawsuit on Trappalachia [LINK]

Previously:

Shooting Reported [LINK]

Rally in Support of Scott Knibbs [LINK]

Momphard Cleared in Knibbs Shooting [LINK]

Candlelight Service for Scott Knibbs [LINK]




Outlook

Strong high pressure and dry weather will continue through today. Southerly flow will gradually permit moisture to return on Thursday. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will develop from the west Thursday night into Friday as a strong cold front approaches the region. Cooler temperatures arrive behind the front for the weekend, with lingering northwest flow moisture across the mountains on Saturday.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.




WEATHER SPONSOR



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All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible sometime late Thursday into Friday ahead of an approaching cold front.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]



FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5am. Low around 57. South wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 66. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Light south southeast wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5am. Low around 58. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 66. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night

Rain likely before 9pm, then showers likely, mainly between 9pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 6 to 9 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. South wind 6 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 54. South wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 59. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night

Rain showers likely before 5am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 7 mph.

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind 5 to 11 mph.

Thursday Night

Showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 54. South wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 60. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night

Rain showers likely before 5am, then rain likely, possibly mixed with snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



Macon County Almanac for April 17, 2019

Highest Temperature 88°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2006
Lowest Temperature 19°F in Highlands in 2014
Greatest Rainfall 3.06 inches in Highlands in 1945
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of April
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987






Published at 12:50am on April 17, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, April 16, 2019







Outlook

Strong high pressure and dry weather will continue through the middle of the week. Showers and thunderstorms return to the area late Thursday into Friday as a strong cold front approaches from the west.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





WEATHER SPONSOR



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Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Since growing season has started, the National Weather Service is issuing frost advisories and warnings when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. A frost advisory has been issued for Macon County until 8 am this morning. A copy has been posted below. Otherwise, Hazardous weather is not expected today.

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible sometime late Thursday into Friday ahead of an approaching cold front.

Frost Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
917 PM EDT Mon Apr 15 2019

...FROSTY CONDITIONS FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS LATE TONIGHT...

.High pressure will continue to support good radiational cooling conditions across the region with light winds and clear skies. Frost will likely develop across much of the North Carolina mountains and adjacent foothills later tonight as temperatures fall into the mid 30s.



...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Frost Advisory, which is in effect from 2 AM to 8 AM EDT Tuesday.

* LOCATIONS...North Carolina mountains and adjacent foothills.

* TEMPERATURES...Lows in the mid 30s.

* TIMING...From 2 am to 8 am Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Frost could harm sensitive outdoor vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.





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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]

FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 46. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light south wind.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain between 11am and 1pm, then a slight chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night

Showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 90%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Areas of frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 46. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light south wind.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain between 11am and 1pm, then a slight chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night

Showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 90%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain between 10am and noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night

Showers, mainly after 10pm. Low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 90%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain between 2pm and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night

Showers, mainly after 8pm. Low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 90%.




Macon County Almanac for April 16, 2019

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2006
Lowest Temperature 19°F in Highlands in 2014
Greatest Rainfall 4.31 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1956
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of April
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987






Published at 1:55am on April 16, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, April 15, 2019




Town Council Will Budget Session Today

The agenda and agenda packet for the budget work session scheduled for today at 5:30pm is posted online. [LINK]

Public Agenda

Agenda
April 15, 2019
5:30pm

1. Call to Order - Mayor Scott

2. Projected Revenue for Fiscal Year 209-2020

3. Debt Service on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

4. Discussion on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

5. Adjourn



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Outlook

Dry weather conditions will prevail through mid-week, with showers and thunderstorms returning at the end of the week with an approaching cold front.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible sometime late Thursday into Friday ahead of an approaching cold front.





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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]



FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 59. North northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Light south southwest wind.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.



OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 60. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north after midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Light southwest wind.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 38. North northwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 52. Breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. South southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.


Macon County Almanac for April 15, 2019

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2006
Lowest Temperature 20°F in Highlands in 1943
Greatest Rainfall 2.98 inches in Highlands in 1987
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of April
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987






Published at 3:50am on April 15, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, April 14, 2019





WEATHER ALERT


There is potential for severe weather today, so please be very careful if you have outdoor activities planned or will be on area roadways today. Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes are possible this morning, afternoon, and evening. Torrential rainfall could lead to flooding in locations with poor drainage. If you are out driving in one of these storms, or shortly after, please be mindful of the potential for hydroplaning.

Outlook

A strong system will bring more widespread storms to the area today and tonight, with severe weather possible. The weather will be dry through mid-week next week, with the next storm system expected Thursday through Friday.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is expected today, severe thunderstorms are possible, with the primary threat being damaging winds. A High Wind Warning is in effect for the higher elevations. If you have outdoor activities planned, please be mindful of the weather and do not stray far from shelter.

Widespread strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible this morning through this evening. The primary threat will be damaging winds. Large hail and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Heavy rain may lead to isolated flash flooding, especially in areas that experience multiple rounds of thunderstorms. A high wind warning is in effect until 10 pm tonight in the higher elevations.

High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1033 PM EDT Sat Apr 13 2019

...HIGH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SUNDAY IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS...

.Gusty southerly to southwesterly winds around a strong surface low associated with large upper storm system will likely affect higher elevations tonight and most of the day on Sunday.


...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT SUNDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS...Higher elevations of the Southern Appalachians of Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia.

* HAZARDS...Very windy conditions.

* TIMING...From Midnight tonight to Sunday evening.

* WINDS...South 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Please report damaging winds by calling the National Weather Service toll free at...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report using hashtag nwsgsp.





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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]



FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog between 9am and noon. High near 73. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a slight chance of rain between 3am and 5am. Patchy fog before 9pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A slight chance of showers between 8am and 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 74.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.



OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog between 9am and noon. High near 71. South southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a chance of rain, mainly between 1am and 2am. Patchy fog between 10pm and 11pm. Low around 41. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 73.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. High near 62. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of rain, mainly between 11pm and 3am. Patchy fog before midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Breezy, with a southwest wind 17 to 23 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday NightMostly clear, with a low around 40. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 64.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog before noon. High near 66. South wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4am, then a chance of rain, mainly between 4am and 5am. Patchy fog before 9pm. Low around 38. West northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A slight chance of rain before 8am, then a slight chance of showers between 8am and 11am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 68.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.


Macon County Almanac for April 14, 2019

Highest Temperature 84°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1972
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Highlands in 1920
Greatest Rainfall 3.90 inches in Franklin in 1876
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands in 1913


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of April
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987






Published at 2:54am on April 14, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, April 13, 2019





Agenda for Town Budget Work Session Released

The agenda and agenda packet for the budget work session scheduled for next Monday at 5:30pm has been released and is posted online. [LINK]


Outlook

A weak cold front will stall across the region today maintaining a chance of showers and storms. A stronger system will bring more widespread storms to the area on Sunday and Sunday night, with severe weather possible. The weather will improve significantly through mid-week next week, with the next system expected Thursday through Friday.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





WEATHER SPONSOR



Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing & public safety updates for the month.

Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is possible today. The main threat is from isolated thunderstorms.

Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are expected this weekend with an isolated severe thunderstorm possible today, and more widespread severe weather possible Sunday. Heavy rain may eventually lead to isolated flash flooding, especially in areas hit by multiple rounds of thunderstorms over the next few days.





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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]



FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between noon and 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High near 70. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. South southwest wind around 9 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Monday Night

Clear, with a low around 38.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High near 69. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. South southwest wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Monday Night

Clear, with a low around 39.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. South wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after 10pm. Patchy fog between 11pm and 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. High near 64. South wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. South southwest wind 13 to 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Monday Night

Clear, with a low around 39.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High near 66. South wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. South southwest wind 11 to 13 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Monday Night

Clear, with a low around 39.


Macon County Almanac for April 13, 2019

Highest Temperature 85°F in Franklin in 1981
Lowest Temperature 16°F in Highlands in 1940
Greatest Rainfall 2.84 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1994



Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of April
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987






Published at 12:15am on April 12, 2019