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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, February 17, 2018




Personal Note

Thank you, everyone, for putting up with the absence of the full daily weather briefing for the last ten days while the flu knocked me out of commission. --Bobby

LOCAL OUTLOOK

Cool high pressure to our north today combined with low pressure approaching from the west will make for a cool, wet day. Cool and dry high pressure will give our region one dry day on Sunday. Expect a warm-up through midweek as another cold front arrives from Tennessee by Thursday. This front is expected to move north as a warm front at the end of the week as our temperatures remain well above normal.



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:



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


Weather Almanac for February 17th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 74°F in Highlands in 1927
Lowest Temperature -9°F in Highlands in 1958
Greatest Rainfall 2.83 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station 1995
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 3.0 inches in Highlands in 1896

Record weather events for February in Macon County

Highest Temperature 79°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Feb 28, 1996
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on Feb 13, 1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.37 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Feb 13, 1966
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 15.0 inches in Highlands on Feb 14, 1912



THREE DAY OUTLOOK



TODAY Afternoon rain likely

Cloudy and rainy. Winds out of the northwest in the morning, then from the southeast in the afternoon. 70% chance of rain, mainly between noon and 9 pm. Rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are expected.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog overnight, mostly cloudy and lows ranging from the mid-30s at the higher elevations to the upper 30s in the lower elevations. Winds out of the northwest. 70% chance of rain, mainly before midnight with rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch expected.




SUNDAY

Mostly cloudy with highs ranging from the mid-50s at the higher elevations to the lower 60s in the lower elevations. Calm winds early, then 5 to 10 mph from the south in the afternoon. Rain chances increase after 4 pm.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows ranging from the lower 40s at the higher elevations to the upper 40s in the lower elevations. Winds out of the southeast. 50% chance of rain.


WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY

Cloudy skies with highs ranging from the upper 50s at the higher elevations to the low-to-mid 60s in the lower elevations. 60% chance of rain.

MONDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows ranging from the upper 40s at the higher elevations to the lower 50s in the lower elevations.




GOES 16 GeoColor - Infrared Loop
10:42 pm to 01:52 am



HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today in Macon County.

Macon Media maintains a Severe Weather Preparedness Page at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/p/breaking-news-hub.html for those who are interested.

As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches, and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting http://is.gd/MACONWARN



GOES-16 ABI CONUS - 11.20 um (Precipitation)
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MACON CALENDAR

If you have an event you wish to be added to this calendar, please send the information, along with a flyer in pdf format or a high-quality photo, to editor@maconmedia.com. If you want text published, please include a paragraph with your photo, flyer or graphics. Please include date(s) and time(s).
There is no charge for civic, educational or nonprofit groups, except for groups or events that receive funding from the TDA, TDC, and EDC, where full rates apply.


FRIENDS OF THE GREENWAY FUNDRAISER FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH

Fundraiser for Friends of the Greenway--an indoor flea market will take place every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in February and March at FROG Quarters, 573 East Main St in Franklin (next to the new bridge).

If you’re interested in participating, please call 369-8488 for details and registration. Only the registration fee will go to FROG, but donations are always appreciated. Funds will benefit the following projects: Butterfly Garden, Educational Signs on the Trail, Splash Pad Renovation, Chimney Swift Tower, and FROG Quarters meeting place. If your shopping, enter at Mainspring Conservation Trust drive and circle around behind the buildings.

Uptown Gallery Guest Artist Presentation on February 12th

At the Uptown Gallery in Franklin on Monday, February 12th at 1 pm, Lee Perry Bender, silversmith and lapidarist, will be presenting the technique known as water casting. Water casting usually involves big torches and molten silver --best done outside. Lee will be demonstrating a "miniaturized" version using a small butane torch and small amounts of silver. Photographs are of two pendants, one of them features a Tahitian pearl. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be provided. The Macon County Art Association member meeting will follow the presentation. For more information contact the gallery at (828) 349-4607.



National Alliance on Mental Illness
Appalachian South

Meets each Thursday at 7pm
The First Methodist Church Outreach Center
at the intersection of Harrison Ave. and West Main Street
(directly across from Lazy Hiker Brewery)

Come join our weekly support group for anyone suffering from mental illness and their family or friends. This includes Depression, Bipolar,8chizophrenia, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Etc.

Here you will find:
— others living with mental health challenges YOU ARE NOT ALONE
- learn coping skills and ?find hope in shared experience
- help learning how to break down stigma and guilt surrounding mental health
- how to live life with the expectation of a better a better future

Kay (706)970-9987 Denise (828)347-5000)

SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

On January 1, 2017, the Syringe Exchange Program of Franklin began operating a comprehensive harm reduction program to address the opioid epidemic that is impacting western NC. Opioid overdose reversal kits including naloxone are available free of charge. If you have any questions about our services or if you know someone interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920.



Sun and Moon


Sun

Begin civil twilight 6:52 a.m.
Sunrise 7:17 a.m.
Sun transit 12:47 p.m.
Sunset 6:18 p.m.
End civil twilight 6:44 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 8:26 a.m.
Moon transit 2:15 p.m.
Moonset 8:10 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on February 17, 2018: Waxing Crescent with 3% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: New Moon on February 15, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. (local standard time)



Sky Guides for this week


Sky and Telescope Magazine 
Astronomy Magazine


There will be three solar and two lunar eclipses in 2018. [LINK]

Heavens Above has an Android App that will assist you in observing the sky and even has a satellite tracker that will let you know when the International Space Station and dozens of other satellites are overhead. [LINK]

Stellarium is also an app that will assist you in observing the sky. It is available in both Android [LINK] and iOS versions. [LINK]

CROWD FUNDING 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.

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. Macon Media rewards early sponsors/underwriters with lifetime guaranteed low rates while newer sponsors/underwriters pay higher rates based on the date they first support Macon Media.

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. You have made it possible for Macon Media to begin purchasing state of the art equipment and begin work on building a real website with features not employed by any local news outlets.

You can find out more information on how to do that and some of what I plan to accomplish if I reach certain levels of funding at https://www.patreon.com/MaconMedia



Posted at 2:22 am on February 17, 2018

#WNCscan #MaconWx #MaconSafety

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, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, and the Weather Prediction Center. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, February 16, 2018

Local 

Outlook

Warm high pressure will move out over the Atlantic today as a cold front crosses bringing much cooler air to start the weekend. A wave of low pressure will develop along the front over the weekend, keeping rain in the forecast Saturday and Saturday night. The next cold front will arrive in mid-week bringing some thunderstorms.


WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for the month. They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers and Sakrete Products. Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.



Today

Mostly cloudy skies with highs ranging from near 60 at the higher elevations to the mid-60s in the lower elevations. Wind 10 to 15 mpg out of the northwest, gusting into the 20 to 25 mph range. 60% chance of rain, mainly between 10 am and 6 pm with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch expected.


Tonight

Cloudy with lows ranging from near 40 at the higher elevations to the mid-40s in the lower elevations. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest calming before midnight. 30% chance of rain with rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch expected.


Saturday

Cloudy and rainy with highs ranging from the mid-40s at the higher elevations to near 50 in the lower elevations. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the southeast in the morning, shifting through the south and southwest in the afternoon hours.


Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy skies with lows ranging from the mid-30s at the higher elevations to near 40 in the lower elevations. Winds out of the southwest shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. 60% chance of rain, mainly before midnight.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with highs ranging from the mid-50s at the higher elevations to near 60 in the lower elevations. Slight chance of rain.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy with lows ranging from near 40 at the higher elevations to the upper 40s in the lower elevations. 50% chance of rain, mainly after midnight.

Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, February 15, 2018

Local 

Outlook

Warmer high pressure will linger to our southeast through the end of the week, bringing well above normal temperatures. A cold front will approach from the northwest on Friday, bringing increased rain chances. This unsettled pattern will keep some chance of rain through the weekend and into early next week.


WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for the month. They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers and Sakrete Products. Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.



Today

Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy skies with highs ranging from the mid-60s at the higher elevations to near 70 in the lower elevations. 30% chance of rain, mainly before noon.


Tonight

Mostly cloudy with areas of fog expected to develop overnight. Lows ranging from near 50 at the higher elevations to the mid-50s in the lower elevations. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the southwest. 30% chance of rain, mainly after 2 am.


Friday

Cloudy with highs ranging from near 60 at the higher elevations to the mid-60s in the lower elevations. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest. 50% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch expected.


Friday Night

Cloudy with lows ranging from the mid-to-upper 30s at the higher elevations to the lower 40s in the lower elevations. Winds out of the northwest calming before midnight. 40% chance of rain.

Saturday

Cloudy and rainy. HIghs ranging from the mid-40s at the higher elevations to the lower 50s in the lower elevations. 80% chance of rain.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy skies with lows in the mid-30s at the higher elevations to near 40 in the lower elevations. 60% chance of rain.

Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, February 14, 2018



Local Outlook

Warmer high pressure will build to our southeast through the end of the work week, bringing well above normal temperatures. A cold front will approach from the northwest later on Friday, bringing increased rain chances. This unsettled pattern will keep some chance of rain through the weekend and into early next week.


WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for the month. They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers and Sakrete Products. Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.



Today

Cloudy with highs ranging from the mid-to-upper 50s at the higher elevations to the lower 60s in the lower elevations. Calm winds early, then increasing to come out of the southwest. 40% chance of rain with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch expected.


Tonight

Cloudy with fog expected to develop overnight. Lows ranging from the mid-40s at the higher elevations to near 50 in the lower elevations. Winds out of the southwest. 60% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch expected.


Thursday

Areas of fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with highs ranging from the low-to-mid 60s at the higher elevations to near 70 in the lower elevations. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the southwest. 40% chance of rain with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch expected.


Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy with lows ranging from the lower 50s at the higher elevations to the mid-50s in the lower elevations. Winds out of the west-southwest. 40% chance of rain.

Friday

Mostly cloudy with highs ranging from the lower 60s at the higher elevations to the mid-60s in the lower elevations. 60% chance of rain.

Friday Night

Cloudy with lows ranging from near 40 at the higher elevations to the mid-40s in the lower elevations. 50% chance of rain.

Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Macon County Commissioners
Regular February 2018 Meeting



The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be meeting tonight at 6 pm for their regular monthly meeting. The public agenda and the agenda packet and other supporting documents have been added below for your convenience and in order to promote transparency in local government and in local news reporting.


PLACEHOLDER FOR VIDEO
TO BE ADDED AFTER MEETING




MACON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
FEBRUARY 13, 2018
AGENDA


1. Call to order and welcome by Chairman Tate

2. Announcements

A. Presentation of the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) "Edward B. Busse Award" to Macon County Emergency Services for its Community Paramedicine Program by DAAS Assisstant Director Hank Bowers

B. North Carmina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) February 2018 update video

C. Update on proposed amendments to Sedimentation and Erosion Control Ordinance

3. Moment of Silence

4. Pledge of Allegiance

5. Public Hearing(s) - 6:00 pm - Proposed Amendments to the Macon County Animal Control Ordinance

NOTE: Immediately following the public hearing, the board may consider acting upon the proposed amendments.

6. Public Comment Period

7. Additions to the agenda

8. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

9. Reports/Presentations

A. Cold for a Cause - Patrick Jenkins and Wenona Curtis
B. Update on Vaya Health - Shelly Foreman - Western Region Community Relations

10. Old Business

A. Discussion regarding Southwestern Community College (SCC) FIre Safety Training Complex
B. Discussion of proposed revisions to Sedimentation and Erosion Control Ordinance

11. New Business

A. Discussion regarding method of electing commissioners - Commissioner Higdon
B. Friends of the Library request to place a "Little Library" at the Parker Meadows Recreational Complex - Gene Young
C. Vocational Building heating project at Franklin High School - Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin

12. Consent Agenda - Attachment #12
All items below are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion. No separate discussion will be held except on request of a member of the Board of Commissioners

A. Minutes of the January 9, 2018 regular meeting
B. Budget Amendments #110-113
C. Tax Releases for January 2018 in the amount of $2,149.04
D. Order Tax Office, per statute, to collect 2017 delinquent county taxes owed as of February 1, 2018
E. Macon County Public Health Fee Additions/Changes
F. Monthly ad valorem tax collection report (no action necessary)

13. Appointments

A. Board of Equalization and Review (five seats)
B. Library Board (one seat)
C. Planning Board (two seats)

14. Closed session for the purpose of preserving the attorney/client privilege per NCGS 143-318.11(a)(3)

15. Adjourn/Recess





The supporting documents are posted below for your convenience and to promote transparency in local government and local reporting on government.


Agenda Packet





Draft Animal Control Ordninance





FAQ - Advancing NC Whole Health



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Medicaid Transformation




News Release NC Managed Care Organizations Announce Coalition




Vaya Total Care- Incedo Overview


















Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, February 13, 2018



Local News

The 2018 election season officially got underway yesterday as several candidates were waiting to file at noon in Franklin. Read more on the blog to see what offices are open for elecation and who filed for them in the first few minutes. [LINK]


Local Outlook

A cool wedge of high pressure will build in from the north through today before weakening on Wednesday. Warm high pressure will then builds in from the south to end the work week, bringing a return of well above normal temperatures. The next front will approach from the northwest late Friday, cooling temperatures back to near normal and increasing rain chances again. This unsettled pattern will maintain some chance of rain most days through early next week.


WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates

for the month. They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers

and Sakrete Products. Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.



Today

Cloudy skies with highs ranging from the upper 40s at the higher elevations to the mid-50s in the lower elevations. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the southeast. 40% chance of rain lingering into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.


Tonight

Mostly cloudy skies with fog expected to develop after midnight. Lows ranging from the mid-30s at the higher elevations to near 40 in the lower elevations. Calm winds.


Wednesday
Cloudy skies with highs ranging from the mid-50s at the higher elevations to near 60 in the lower elevations. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. 50% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch expected.


Wednesday Night

Cloudy with lows ranging from the low-to-mid 40s at the higher elevations to near 50 in the lower elevations. Winds around 5 mph out of the southwest. 70% chance of rain.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy with highs ranging from the low-to-mid 60s at the higher elevations and near 70 in the lower elevations. 50% chance of rain.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy with lows ranging from the upper 40s at the higher elevations to the mid-50s in the lower elevations.

Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.



Monday, February 12, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, February 12, 2018







Local News

Schools in the Franklin District of Macon County are on a two-hour delay today due to concerns about water in area roadways.

The 2018 election season officially gets underway today as filing opens for several offices. read more on the blog. [LINK]


Local Outlook

Conditions will remain cloudy and seasonally warm with some chance for rain most days this week, and little chance for snow, except at mountain tops.

DAY SPONSOR

Carrion Tree Service is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.

Their phone number is 371-4718. They are located at 120 Depot Street.

They can handle all your tree removal needs in good or bad weather.


WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates

for the month. They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers

and Sakrete Products. Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.



Today

Areas of fog in the morning, cloudy skies with highs ranging from the mid-50s at the higher elevations to the lower 60s in the lower elevations. Light winds out of the northwest. 40% chance of rain, mainly after 2 pm. Less than a tenth of an inch expected.


Tonight

Cloudy skies with lows ranging from the upper 30s at the higher elevations to the lower 40s in the lower elevations. Variable light winds. 50% chance of rain with less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall expected.


Tuesday

Patchy fog in the morning, mostly cloudy skies with highs ranging from the lower 50s at the higher elevations to the upper 50s in the lower elevations.Variable light winds shifting to come out of the southeast by mid-morning. 30% chance of rain with less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall expected.


Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy with lows ranging from the upper 30s at the higher elevations to near 40 in the lower elevations. Calm winds and rain chances ending before midnight.

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy with highs ranging from the upper 50s at the higher elevations to the lower 60s in the lower elevations. 30% chance of rain, mainly after 2 pm.

Wednesday Night

Cloudy with lows in the 40s. 50% chance of rain, mainly before 4 am.



Hazards

Hazardous weather is possible today. Flood Waters crested early this morning shortly after 1 am, so some low-lying locations could still be impacted by flooding. Impacts should be minimal.

Flood Advisories are in effect for the Little Tennessee River until 4 am for the north-central part of the river and until 7 am for the central and southern of the river.

Candidate Filing Period for the 2018 Elections Begins Today
Updated With the FIrst Day Noon Rush




Several candidates arrived before noon to file for office this year. The list, along with photos are posted below:



Bryan Carpenter filed to run for Sheriff as an Unaffiliated candidate.


Robert Holland filed to run for Sheriff as a Republican candidate.


Todd Raby filed to run for Register of Deeds as a Democrat.


Kevin Corbin filed to run for NC House, District 120 as a Republican.


Gary Shields filed to run for County Commissioner, District II, as a Republican.


Vic Perry filed to run for Clerk of Superior Court as a Democrat.


Ronnie Beale filed to run for County Commissioner, District II, as a Democrat.


Candidates hang out while waiting to file. Pictured, left to right, Todd Raby, Ronnie Beale, Kevin Corbin, Ashley Welch and Ryan Hanchett.

MEDIA ROLL CALL 
(Media Outlets with reporters/photographers present)

Macon Media
The Franklin Press
WNCC-FM/WFSC-AM

Updated material above this line published at 12:40 pm on 02-12-2018

FRANKLIN, NC-- T
he 2018 candidate filing period opens up at noon today, February 12th, and closes at noon on Wednesday, February 28th. Local candidates who wish to file may do so at the local Board of Elections Office on the first floor of the Macon County Courthouse. 
For more information on candidate requirements and other information, please visit the county Board of Elections website. [LINK]

Offices open for election are:

US House District NC-11, currently held by Mark Meadows, Republican.

District Attorney District 30, currently held by Ashely Welch, Republican.

NC Senate District 50, currently held by Jim Davis, Republican.

NC House District 120, currently held by Kevin Corbin, Republican.

Macon County Commissioner, District 1, currently held by Jim Tate, Republican.

Macon County Commissioner, District 2, currently held by Ronnie Beale, Democrat.

Macon County Commissioner, District 2, currently held by Gary Shields, Republican.

Macon County Sheriff, currently held by Robbie Holland, Republican.

Register of Deeds, currently held by Todd Raby, Democrat.

Clerk of Superior Court, currently held by Vic Perry, Democrat.

Macon County Board of Education, District 2, currently held by Tommy Cabe.

Macon County Board of Education, District 4, currently held by Fred Goldsmith.


A later filing date for the Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor will open up on Monday, June 11th at noon and close at noon on Friday, July 6th.

Pamela Bell and James Roper currently hold the two seats up for election.

Macon Media will be posting occasional updates as people file for office over the next two weeks.



DAY SPONSOR

Carrion Tree Service is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.

Their phone number is 371-4718. They are located at 120 Depot Street.

They can handle all your tree removal needs in good or bad weather.


WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for the month.  They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers and Sakrete Products.  Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.

Published at 2:03 am on 02-12-2018.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, February 11, 2018




Due to illness, the weather briefing will be brief the next few days. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. --Bobby


Local Outlook

Strong southerly flow will continue to transport deep Gulf moisture over the region through today as a slow-moving cold front approaches eastern Tennessee. Heavy rainfall is likely. Precipitation chances will continue into the early part of the work week as the front is slow to depart the region.

WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for the month. They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers and Sakrete Products. Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.



Today

Areas of fog in the morning, cloudy and rainy with highs in the lower 60s and winds 5 to 10 mph out of the south. Near 100% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between three-quarters and an inch expected. Thunderstorms possible, mainly between 10 am and 7 pm.


Tonight

Cloudy and rainy with fog expected to develop overnight. Lows range from the upper 40s to the lower 50s. Winds from the southwest expected to calm before midnight. 70% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch of rain expected.


Monday

Cloudy with highs ranging from the upper 50s at the higher elevations to the lower 60s at the lower elevations. Winds are expected to be calm. 50% chance of showers with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch expected.


Monday Night

Cloudy skies with lows ranging from the lower 40s at the higher elevations to the mid-40s in the lower elevations. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy skies with highs ranging from the lower 50s at the higher elevations to near 60 in the lower elevations. 30% chance of rain, mainly before 10 am.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy skies with lows ranging from near 40 at the higher elevations to the mid-40s in the lower elevations.

Hazards

Hazardous weather is possible today. Periods of heavy rain is expected today and tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch and Hazardous Weather Outlook for Macon County. Both are posted below for your convenience.


***Flood Watch***
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1018 PM EST Sat Feb 10 2018

...ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL INCREASE THE FLOODING THREAT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

.A plume of deep moisture will intensify from the Gulf of Mexico to the southern Appalachians the remainder of the weekend. Several rounds of moderate to heavy rain showers will develop ahead of a slowly-moving cold front, affecting southern mountain locations still moist from heavy rainfall earlier this week, and spreading throughout the mountains and foothills tonight through Sunday. Flooding may develop along small streams and perhaps main stem rivers, particularly in the Little Tennessee River and upper French Broad River basins.


...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* Abundant moisture arriving from the Gulf of Mexico will produce several rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall over the weekend. Rainfall totals will likely reach 2 to 3 inches across much of the southern Appalachians and the adjacent foothills, with localized 4 inch amounts possible in the higher elevations along the Blue Ridge.

* The moderate to heavy rain will fall on ground still moist from rainfall earlier in the week. Many rivers and streams are still running at elevated levels from the recent rainfall, and flooding will become increasingly likely later tonight through Sunday night.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

..SATURDAY...Heavy rain with flooding likely.

..SUNDAY...Heavy rain with flooding likely.



Saturday, February 10, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, February 10, 2018





Due to illness, the weather briefing will be brief the next few days. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. --Bobby

Local News

The Macon County Commissioners held their first meeting in the 2018-2019 budget process. Video and agenda packet are posted on the blog. [LINK]

Local Outlook

Southerly flow will bring deep Gulf moisture back into the region for the weekend as a slow-moving cold front approaches the Tennessee Valley. Heavy rainfall is likely as the front approaches the mountains late Saturday through Sunday. Rainfall chances continue into the early work week as the front is slow to depart the Southeast.

WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates

for the month. They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers

and Sakrete Products. Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.



Today

Patchy fog possible until around noon or so. Cloudy skies with higs in the 50s and winds out of the south. Near 100% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch expected.


Tonight

Areas of fog overnight, cloudy with lows in the 50s and winds 5 to 10 mph out of the south. Near 100% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch expected.


Sunday

Cloudy and rainy with highs in the 60s. and winds out of the southwest. Near 100% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between three-quarters of an inch and one inch expected. Thunderstorms possible in the afternoon.


Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 40s. Winds out of the southwest calming before midnight. 80% chance of rain.

Monday

Mostly cloudy with highs ranging from the mid-50 at the higher elevations toi the lower 60s in the lower elevations. 50% chance of rain, mainly in the form of showers.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy with lows ranging from the lower 40s at the higher elevations to the upper 40s in the lower elevations.

Hazards

Hazardous weather is possible today. Periods of heavy rain is expected over the weekend and the National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the event. It has been posted below for your convenience.

..SATURDAY...Heavy rain with flooding likely. Please see the latest Flood Watch for details.

..SUNDAY...Heavy rain with flooding likely.


***Flood Watch***
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1010 PM EST Fri Feb 9 2018

...ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL TO INCREASE THE FLOODING THREAT OVER THE WEEKEND...

.A deep plume of moisture will develop from the Gulf of Mexico to the southern Appalachians over the weekend. Several rounds of moderate to heavy rain showers will develop ahead of a slow-moving cold front, affecting southern mountain locations still moist from heavy rainfall earlier this week. Flooding may develop along small streams and main stem rivers, particularly in the Little Tennessee River and upper French Broad River basins.



...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia and western North Carolina, including the following areas, 
in northeast Georgia, Habersham and Rabun. 
In western North Carolina, Graham, Haywood, Macon, Northern Jackson, Southern Jackson, Swain, and Transylvania.

* from 7 AM EST Saturday through Sunday evening

* Abundant moisture arriving from the Gulf of Mexico will produce several rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall over the weekend. Rainfall totals will likely reach 2 to 3 inches across much of the southern Appalachians, with localized 3 to 5 inch amounts possible on southwest-facing slopes of the Balsam, Nantahala, and Great Smoky Mountains.

* The moderate to heavy rain will fall on ground still moist from rainfall earlier in the week. Many rivers and streams are still running at elevated levels from the recent rainfall, and flooding will become increasingly likely Saturday night through Sunday evening. Isolated landslides will be possible on modified slopes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.


You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Macon County Commissioners Hold First Budget Meeting of the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year



The Macon County Commissioners met Friday at noon to begin their annual budget process.

Due to illness, Macon Media was unable to attend the meeting, so video taken by the county has been added to this post so you can see exactly what happened at the meeting.





For a little historical perspective, here is what the budget kickoff meeting looked like for each year from 2013 to 2017 and the various names changes the first meeting has undergone over the years:

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013



Macon County Board of Commissioners
February 9, 2018 – 12:00 P.M.
Work Session Agenda

  • Welcome –Jim Tate (Chairman)
  • Mid – Year Financial Review (Lori Hall, Director of Finance)
  • 2017 Year in Review (Derek Roland, County Manager)
  • Presentation of Proposed Capital Improvement Plan (Mitch Brigulio, Senior Vice President, Davenport and Company)
  • 2019 Revaluation and Tax Office Software Updates (Richard Lightner, Tax Administrator)
  • FY 18-19’ School System topics for discussion (Dr. Chris Baldwin, Superintendent, Macon County Schools)
  • Update on Fire Safety Training Complex (Dr. Don Tomas, Southwestern Community College)
  • Presentation of Budget Calendar (Derek Roland, County Manager)
  • Goals and Expectations for FY 2018/2019 (Board of Commissioners) 

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Published at 11:35 am on February 9, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, February 9, 2018




Due to illness, the weather briefing will be brief the next few days. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. --Bobby

Local Outlook

Our rain chances will be increased through the weekend into next week. Heavy rain is expected Saturday and Sunday.

WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for the month. They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers and Sakrete Products. Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.



Today

Sunny skies with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs ranging from the upper 40s at the higher elevations to the mid-50s in the lower elevations. Light winds out of the south increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.


Tonight

Cloudy with areas of fog overnight. Lows ranging from the mid-30s at the higher elevations to near 40 in the lower elevations. Winds out of the southeast calming before midnight. 10% chance of rain at 6 pm and 80% chance of rain after 3 am. Rainfall amounts between a tenth of an inch and a quarter of an inch expected.


Saturday

Cloudy and rainy with highs in the 50s. Calm winds. Rainfall amounts between a quarter and half in inch expected.


Saturday Night

Cloudy and rainy with lows near 50 and calm winds. Near 100% chance of rain. Rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch expected.

Sunday

Cloudy and rainy with highs in the 60s. Near 100% chance of rain. Rainfall amounts between one and two inches expected.

Sunday Night

Cloudy with lows in the low to mid-40s. 50% chance of rain.

Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today. Periods of heavy rain is expected over the weekend and the National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the event. It has been posted below for your convenience.

..SATURDAY...Heavy rain possible. Periods of moderate to heavy rain are expected across the mountains beginning Saturday morning and continuing through the day. Localized flooding issues could develop by Saturday evening, especially across southwest North Carolina.

..SUNDAY...Heavy rain with flooding possible. As periods of moderate to heavy rainfall continue through the weekend, the potential for at least localized flooding will increase early Sunday and continue through the day. Total rainfall amounts of up to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts will be possible, especially across southwest North Carolina.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, February 8, 2018



Due to illness, the weather briefing will be brief the next few days. 
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. --Bobby

Local Outlook

High pressure will be in control of our weather from tonight into Friday. Expect a wet weekend into early next week as another system lifts out of the Gulf, with a secondary wave lifting across the area early next week.

WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for the month. They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers and Sakrete Products. Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.

Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today. Heavy rain is expected on Saturday and Sunday. Up to 3 inches of rainfall is possible.

Today

Sunny, with highs ranging from the mid-40s at the higher elevations to the lower 50s in the lower elevations. Winds out of the north.


Tonight

Mostly clear skies with lows ranging from the mid-20s at the higher elevations to the upper 20s in the lower elevations. Calm winds.


Friday

Mostly sunny skies with highs ranging from near 50 at the higher elevations ti the mid-50s in the lower elevations. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to 5 to 10 mph out of the southeast by mid-morning.


Friday Night

Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 30s and winds out of the east. 70% chance of rain, mainly after 2 am.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, February 7, 2018




LOCAL NEWS

The annual budget process for Macon County will be officially starting Friday at noon. The meeting agenda has been posted on the blog, as well as links to what this first meeting in the process has looked like since 2013. [LINK]



NOT LOCAL NEWS

In case you haven't heard, there was a rocket launch from Florida yesterday by SpaceX. It was a demonstration flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket. Video and photos can be seen on the blog. [LINK]

LOCAL OUTLOOK

A nearly stationary front will bring widespread rain to the region today. High pressure will build across our area Thursday into Friday morning, leading to dry and seasonable conditions. Another system will lift out of the Gulf this weekend, with a secondary wave lifting across the area early next week, leading to a prolonged wet period.



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:



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


Weather Almanac for February 7th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 69°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1957
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest Rainfall 2.30 inches in Franklin 1873
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 6.5 inches in Nantahala in 1936

Record weather events for February in Macon County

Highest Temperature 79°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Feb 28, 1996
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on Feb 13, 1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.37 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Feb 13, 1966
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 15.0 inches in Highlands on Feb 14, 1912



THREE DAY OUTLOOK



TODAY Heavy Rainfall Possible

Patchy fog in the morning may be dense in locations. Cloudy skies with highs ranging from the mid-to-upper 40s at the higher elevations to the mid-50s in the lower elevations. Winds out of the southeast in the morning calming between 11 am and 1 pm, then increasing to 5 to 10 mph and shifting to come out of the northwest after 1 pm. Near 100% chance of rain before noon then chances gradually decrease to around 30% chance around 6 pm. Rainfall amounts between three-quarters of an inch and one inch are likely and rainfall amounts 1 and 2 inches are possible. Rain will be heavy at times.

TONIGHT Clearing Skies

Cloudy skies with decreasing clouds, becoming mostly clear by dawn. Lows ranging from the lower 20s at the higher elevations to the upper 20s in the lower elevations. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest.




THURSDAY

Sunny with highs ranging from the mid-40s at the higher elevations to the lower 50s in the lower elevations. Winds should be calm.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Mostly clear skies with lows ranging from the lower 20s at the higher elevations to the upper 20s in the lower elevations. Mostly calm winds.



FRIDAY

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds. Highs ranging from the upper 40s at the higher elevations to the mid-50s in the lower elevations. Rain chances will be best after 3 pm at around a 20% chance.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows ranging from the mid-30s at the higher elevations to near 40 in the lower elevations. 70% chance of rain, mainly after midnight.



GOES 16 GeoColor - Infrared Loop
12:22 am to 03:17 am



HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is possible today. There will be periods of heavy rain and area roadways with poor drainage may have water either standing in the road or running across it and automobiles may hydroplane if they exceed safe speeds for these conditions. Please turn on your headlights so other motorists can see you and increase your following distance in case the motorist in front of you encounters difficulty.

Macon Media maintains a Severe Weather Preparedness Page at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/p/breaking-news-hub.html for those who are interested.

As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches, and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting http://is.gd/MACONWARN



GOES-16 ABI CONUS - 11.20 um (Precipitation)
Image Produced at 02:22 am



MACON CALENDAR

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There is no charge for civic, educational or nonprofit groups, except for groups or events that receive funding from the TDA, TDC, and EDC, where full rates apply.

Uptown Gallery Free Drawing Class February 9th

New Class at the Uptown Gallery – FREE DRAWING CLASS – all levels welcome! Want to learn to draw? The Uptown Gallery is offering a free drawing course led by several of its members beginning Friday, Feb 9th from 11am till 2 pm at the gallery on Main Street. We will be using the book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. Please bring #2 pencils, eraser, copy papers or student grade sketchpad to class. For information on days open, hours and additional art classes and workshops, contact the gallery at (828) 349 – 4607.


FRIENDS OF THE GREENWAY FUNDRAISER FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH

Fundraiser for Friends of the Greenway--an indoor flea market will take place every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in February and March at FROG Quarters, 573 East Main St in Franklin (next to the new bridge).

If you’re interested in participating, please call 369-8488 for details and registration. Only registration fee will go to FROG, but donations are always appreciated. Funds will benefit the following projects: Butterfly Garden, Educational Signs on the Trail, Splash Pad Renovation, Chimney Swift Tower, and FROG Quarters meeting place. If your shopping, enter at Mainspring Conservation Trust drive and circle around behind the buildings.

Uptown Gallery Guest Artist Presentation on February 12th

At the Uptown Gallery in Franklin on Monday, February 12th at 1 pm, Lee Perry Bender, silversmith and lapidarist, will be presenting the technique known as water casting. Water casting usually involves big torches and molten silver --best done outside. Lee will be demonstrating a "miniaturized" version using a small butane torch and small amounts of silver. Photographs are of two pendants, one of them features a Tahitian pearl. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be provided. The Macon County Art Association member meeting will follow the presentation. For more information contact the gallery at (828) 349-4607.



National Alliance on Mental Illness
Appalachian South

Meets each Thursday at 7pm
The First Methodist Church Outreach Center
at the intersection of Harrison Ave. and West Main Street
(directly across from Lazy Hiker Brewery)

Come join our weekly support group for anyone suffering from mental illness and their family or friends. This includes Depression, Bipolar,8chizophrenia, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Etc.

Here you will find:
— others living with mental health challenges YOU ARE NOT ALONE
- learn coping skills and ?find hope in shared experience
- help learning how to break down stigma and guilt surrounding mental health
- how to live life with the expectation of a better a better future

Kay (706)970-9987 Denise (828)347-5000)

SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

On January 1, 2017, the Syringe Exchange Program of Franklin began operating a comprehensive harm reduction program to address the opioid epidemic that is impacting western NC. Opioid overdose reversal kits including naloxone are available free of charge. If you have any questions about our services or if you know someone interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920.



Sun and Moon


Sun

Begin civil twilight 7:02 a.m.
Sunrise 7:28 a.m.
Sun transit 12:48 p.m.
Sunset 6:07 p.m.
End civil twilight 6:33 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 11:49 p.m. last night
Moon transit 5:40 a.m.
Moonset 11:25 a.m.


Phase of the Moon on February 6, 2018: Waning Gibbous with 60% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: Last Quarter on February 7, 2018 at 10:54 a.m. (local standard time)



Sky Guides for this week


Sky and Telescope Magazine 
Astronomy Magazine


There will be three solar and two lunar eclipses in 2018. [LINK]

Heavens Above has an Android App that will assist you in observing the sky and even has a satellite tracker that will let you know when the International Space Station and dozens of other satellites are overhead. [LINK]

Stellarium is also an app that will assist you in observing the sky. It is available in both Android [LINK] and iOS versions. [LINK]

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Posted at 3:45 am on February 7, 2018

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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, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, and the Weather Prediction Center.