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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, May 25, 2019






Outlook

Broad high pressure will persist over the region through at least the early part of next week. This will limit daily shower and thunderstorm activity and aid in promoting near-record heat.


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 next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.





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If you receive value from what Macon Media provides to the community, please consider becoming a supporter and contribute at least a dollar a month. Those who support Macon Media with at least a dollar a month receive early access to video of some events and meetings before they are made public on the website. Videos and news involving public safety are not subject to early access.

Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present




Become a Patron!

If you have a business or event you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or underwriting coverage, send an email to editor@MaconMedia.com for more information. Serious inquiries only.

Thank You to the people who have been sending in donations and those businesses who are underwriting coverage of news and events. You have kept Macon Media online.



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 fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Sunday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the lower 90s. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Memorial Day

Sunny, with a high near 90.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Areas of fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Sunday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the lower 90s. Winds out of the west 3 to 8 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Memorial Day

Sunny, with a high in the lower 90s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 80. Light winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest around 8 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Winds out of the west around 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Memorial Day

Sunny, with a high near 80.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Light winds out of the west increasing to come out of the 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Memorial Day

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s.


Macon Media Almanac for May 25, 2019

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin in 1953
Lowest Temperature 34°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1951
Greatest Rainfall 3.39 inches in Highlands in 1948
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992






Published at 3:30am on May 25, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, May 24, 2019






Outlook

Broad high pressure will persist over the region through at least the early part of next week. This will limit daily shower and thunderstorm activity and aid in promoting near-record heat.


DAY SPONSOR

Macon Media is being underwritten today by a donor who wishes to promote the Swain County Heritage Festival in Bryson City this weekend. Details about the event are posted below:

The 25th Annual Swain County Heritage Festival,
Riverfront Park, 101 Mitchell Street, Bryson City

Free admission! Please bring your own lawn chair!

Friday, May 24: 5:30 - 9:00 P.M. Gospel Music Night

Opening Ceremony:  Firing of the Cannon, Invocation, National Anthem
5:30 Brian Burchfield
6:00 Blood Bought
6:30 One Step Closer
7:00 Glory Strings
7:30 Barker Family
8:00 Barnes Family
8:30 King Family

Saturday, May 25: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

10:00 A.M.   Opening Ceremony:
Invocation
Firing of Cannon
National Anthem:  Shirley Sutton
21- Gun Salute featuring Bryson City VFW Omar Buchanan Post 9281
        and Sons of the Confederacy, Jackson Rangers Camp 1917
        Swain County Commissioners

        Historical Presentation by Jackson Rangers Camp 1917
10:30 The Pressley Girls
11:10 Tangled Feet Stompers clogging
11:40 Somebody’s Child local folk duo with Ashley Claxton and Cola Williamson
12:10 Steve Jordan Band with Bryson City native Kevin Tuck
12:50 Sack Races
1:10         Steve Jordan Band
1:50         Log-Sawing Contest with old-time cross-cut saw
2:20         The Darnells from Darnell Farms
2:50         The Cherokee Friends -- Cherokee Indian storytelling and traditional dance
3:20         Kae Blue - Country Music
3:50         Dave Patterson - Country Music
4:10         TBA

Festival is over when the music stops.  Performance times and schedule are subject to change without notice.
Log-Sawing and Sack Races at different times this year.

Like and follow our facebook page - “Swain County Heritage Festival” for last-minute changes or additions!  Hosted by the Partnership for the Future of Bryson City/Swain County, Inc., Tourism Committee

Volunteers and new committee members needed -  call us at (828) 536-0455 if interested.


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 next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today. Higher than normal temperatures are expected over the next several days, so here is some information on how to cope.


Extreme Heat Precautions and Safety Tips


If you are exposed to high temperatures and humidity for too long, you sweat heavily, and don’t drink enough fluids, your natural cooling system may fail.  The result may be a heat-related illness.


Heat Cramps

Heat cramps are muscle pains or spasms usually in the abdomen, arms, or legs-that may occur in association with strenuous activity.  Heat cramps may also be a symptom of heat exhaustion.  If you have heart problems or are on a low-sodium diet, seek medical attention for heat cramps.

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Elderly people and those with high blood pressure, and those working or exercising in a hot environment are most prone to heat exhaustion.

Heat stroke 

Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness.  It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body’s temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down.  Body temperature may rise to 106 degrees or higher within 10 to 15 minutes.  Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.

For more information go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Extreme Heat, http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/

Here are some tips to follow during periods of high temperatures:

•Slow down, and avoid strenuous activity.
•Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect heat and sunlight and help maintain normal body temperature. •Protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat.
•Drink plenty of water regularly and often, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
•Limit intake of alcoholic beverages. They can actually dehydrate your body.
•Eat well-balanced, light, regular meals.
•Stay indoors as much as possible.
•If you do not have air conditioning, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun. Electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help evaporate sweat, which cools your body.
•Go to a place where you can get relief from the heat, such as air-conditioned schools, libraries, theaters, shopping malls, and other community facilities that may offer refuge during the warmest times of the day.
•Cover windows that get morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings or louvers. Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80 percent
•Avoid too much sunshine. Sunburn slows the skin’s ability to cool itself. If you are outside, use a sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating.
•Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle.
•Do not leave pets outside for extended periods. Make sure pets have plenty of drinking water.
•Check on family, friends, and neighbors regularly.

Additional Resources:

FEMA – Extreme Heat: http://www.ready.gov/heat





CROWDFUNDING OR DAY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


If you receive value from what Macon Media provides to the community, please consider becoming a supporter and contribute at least a dollar a month. Those who support Macon Media with at least a dollar a month receive early access to video of some events and meetings before they are made public on the website. Videos and news involving public safety are not subject to early access.

Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present




Become a Patron!

If you have a business or event you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or underwriting coverage, send an email to editor@MaconMedia.com for more information. Serious inquiries only.

Thank You to the people who have been sending in donations and those businesses who are underwriting coverage of news and events. You have kept Macon Media online.



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 fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds inceasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s and calm winds.

Saturday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 90. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-60s and calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 90.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Saturday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 90. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 90.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable by midnight.

Saturday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the west 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 80s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds.

Saturday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the west.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near the mid-80s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s.


Macon Media Almanac for May 24, 2019

Highest Temperature 90°F in Franklin in 1953
Lowest Temperature 31°F in Highlands in 1931
Greatest Rainfall 2.20 inches in Franklin in 1880
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992






Published at 3:50am on May 24, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, May 23, 2019





School Bus Evacuated on Main Street

Macon County School Bus #33 was enroute to Iotla Valley Elementary School yesterday afternoon when it was evacuated after a student punctured another student's tablet, resulting in a brief fire as the battery exploded and the bus was filled with smoke. One student suffered a minor burn to his arm. Students were quickly loaded onto another bus and continued to their destination. Franklin Fire Department, Franklin Police Department, and Macon County EMS responded to this call.

Audio of the initial dispatch of the call:



Coverage as it developed:



A Press Release from the Macon County School System was sent out after 4 pm:

This afternoon, Bus #33 was traveling from Mountain View Intermediate School to Iotla Valley Elementary School. A student on the bus punctured the end of another student’s Samsung tablet resulting in the tablet catching fire. The bus driver stopped the bus and evacuated the bus. One student was injured and is currently being evaluated by EMS. All other students were placed on a substitute bus and the route was restarted. Iotla Valley buses will be running behind this afternoon.

Outlook

Broad high pressure will persist over the region through the rest of the week, limiting daily shower and thunderstorm activity and keeping temperatures well above normal. The ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the weekend, resulting in near-record high temperatures each day.


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 next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.





CROWDFUNDING OR DAY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


If you receive value from what Macon Media provides to the community, please consider becoming a supporter and contribute at least a dollar a month. Those who support Macon Media with at least a dollar a month receive early access to video of some events and meetings before they are made public on the website. Videos and news involving public safety are not subject to early access.

Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present




Become a Patron!

If you have a business or event you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or underwriting coverage, send an email to editor@MaconMedia.com for more information. Serious inquiries only.

Thank You to the people who have been sending in donations and those businesses who are underwriting coverage of news and events. You have kept Macon Media online.



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 and thunderstorms, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near the mid-80s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 90.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 80s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph by midmorning.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the north.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 90.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 65.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 6 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest around 7 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-60s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 60. Light winds out of the southwest.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 80s.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s.


Macon Media Almanac for May 23, 2019

Highest Temperature 89°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1953
Lowest Temperature 33°F in Highlands in 2002
Greatest Rainfall 4.62 inches in Highlands in 1923
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992






Published at 4:15am on May 23, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, May 22, 2019







Outlook

A strong area of high pressure will build and settle over the region resulting in well-above normal temperatures and limited rainfall for the rest of this week, with near-record temperatures expected for Memorial Day weekend.


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 next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.





CROWDFUNDING OR DAY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


If you receive value from what Macon Media provides to the community, please consider becoming a supporter and contribute at least a dollar a month. Those who support Macon Media with at least a dollar a month receive early access to video of some events and meetings before they are made public on the website. Videos and news involving public safety are not subject to early access.

Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present




Become a Patron!

If you have a business or event you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or underwriting coverage, send an email to editor@MaconMedia.com for more information. Serious inquiries only.

Thank You to the people who have been sending in donations and those businesses who are underwriting coverage of news and events. You have kept Macon Media online.



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 slight chance of showers before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light winds out of the southeast.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the west.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 90.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the west.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 90.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-60s.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southwest around 6 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the west around 6 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of showers between 11am and noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-60s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of showers before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the south 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 6 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the southwest.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 80s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-60s.


Macon Media Almanac for May 22, 2019

Highest Temperature 91°F in Highlands in 1941
Lowest Temperature 28°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1954
Greatest Rainfall 4.00 inches in Highlands in 1916
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992






Published at 3:30am on May 22, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, May 21, 2019




Nikwasi Plaintiffs Request Injunction to be Dismissed


Learn more from their press release at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2019/05/nikwasi-plaintgiffs-request-injunction.html

Outlook

A strong area of high pressure will build and settle over the region resulting in well-above normal temperatures and limited rainfall for the rest of this week, with near-record temperatures expected for Memorial Day weekend.


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.

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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.





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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 85. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds incrfeasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers between 9am and 11am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 75. Winds out of the south 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Winds out of the east around 5 mph shifting out of the south in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s. Light winds out of the south.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers between 9am and 11am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the southeast around 6 mph shifting to come out of the south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.


Macon Media Almanac for May 20, 2019

Highest Temperature 90°F in Franklin in 1996
Lowest Temperature 30°F in Highlands in 1894
Greatest Rainfall 4.03 inches in Highlands in 1959
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992






Published at 2:55am on May 21, 2019