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Monday, March 18, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, March 18, 2019






Outlook

A dry week with temperatures a little below normal is expected during the first half of the week. Temperatures will warm to at least normal levels late in the week.

DAY SPONSOR

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Their phone number is 371-4718.

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



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 not expected.






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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 in the lower 50s. Light winds out of the northwest increasing to 5 to 15 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near the mid-50s. Calm winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 55.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light out of the north after midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near the low-to-mid 50s. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Light winds out of the east.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 55.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Winds out of the north 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows near the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northeast around 5 mph early then becoming calm by midmorning.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Light and variable winds before midnight then rising to come out of the south around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing.


Macon County Almanac for March 18, 2019

Highest Temperature 81°F in Franklin in 1982
Lowest Temperature 4°F in Highlands in 1902
Greatest Rainfall 5.30 inches in Highlands in 1884
Greatest Snowfall 1.5 inches in Highlands in 1958


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

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993






Published at 3:30 am on March 18, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, March 17, 2019






Outlook

Clear, cool conditions will prevail for the next week. YAAY!!!



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 not expected. Cool and dry weather should dominate the local weather pattern for the next several 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

Sunny, with a high near the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning rising to come 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the north 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning rising to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 20s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Calm winds in the morning then winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 45.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 20s.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 50. Calm winds in the morning then out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.


Macon County Almanac for March 17, 2019

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1945
Lowest Temperature 11°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest Rainfall 3.32 inches in Nantahala in 1973
Greatest Snowfall 10.0 inches in Nantahala in 1936


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

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993






Published at 3:55 am on March 17, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, March 16, 2019
Aircraft Crash Located in Jackson County





Overdue Aircraft Found Near Whiteside Mountain

Late Thursday afternoon, Gary Huttleston took off from the airport on Knoxville Downtown Island Airport in his 1965 Mooney M20C single-engine piston aircraft. His intended destination was his home airport in Aiken, SC with an estimated arrival time of 7:01 pm. The Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert about the missing aircraft and local Emergency Management, Fire Departments, Rescue Squads, and Sheriff Offices in the area began looking for the aircraft Thursday night near the last known location according to its ADS-B transmitter. Bad weather forced the search to be called off that night, then the search was resumed Friday morning. The aircraft was located in Jackson County around 12:45 pm Friday afternoon. The pilot did not survive the crash. The NTSB out of Atlanta was called to the scene to conduct an investigation and firefighters and rescue personnel were called in to remove the body from the crash. The image with this segment shows the flight path of the aircraft as reported by an onboard ADS-B transmitter. The flight path is in green.




Outlook

Quiet weather with sunny skies will prevail through at least early next week.



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 not expected. Dry weather should dominate the local weather pattern for the next several 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

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest around 8 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 20s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 55. Calm winds rising to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest around 8 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 55. Calm winds in the morning and then winds out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northeast 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds around 5 mph out of the southwest early, then shifting to come out of the northwest by midmorning.

Sunday Night
5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-20s.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 20s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Calm winds in the morning, then winds around 5 mph out of the northwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 20s.


Macon County Almanac for March 16, 2019

Highest Temperature 82°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2016
Lowest Temperature 6°F in Highlands in 1916
Greatest Rainfall 4.10 inches in Franklin in 1880
Greatest Snowfall 3.3 inches in Highlands in 1915


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

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993






Published at 4:47 am on March 16, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Press Release: Community Garden Taking Applications



Here is a press release from the Macon County Community Garden Committee. They are now taking applications for participation in the community garden. Details are posted below.

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Alan Durden
County Extension Director
Macon County Center
828-349-2046






The Macon County Community Garden Committee is now taking applications for garden space in the 2019 Community Garden. The community garden is in its’ eighth season. It has grown from sixteen to twenty four garden spaces since its’ beginning. Spaces are 500 square feet each and are tilled. Gardeners must supply their own fertilizer, seeds and plants and agree to abide by garden regulations. There is a charge of twenty five dollars per garden spot. It is requested that a portion of each gardener’s produce be donated to Macon County Care Net. In past years, the community garden has provided a substantial amount of fresh vegetables to Care Net for distribution to those in need. For an application or more information, call North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Macon Center, at 349-2046. The garden should be available for use by the first of May.










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Published at 4:10pm on Friday, March 15, 2019


Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, March 15, 2019




Mapping Car Visits Franklin





A car from Here Technologies passed through Franklin yesterday in an effort to keep their maps and visual imagery of the area up to date. Read more on Macon Media. [LINK






Outlook

Showers and thunderstorms return to the area through the end of the day as a cold front moves through the area. Dry conditions return this weekend as high pressure builds in, and cooler temperatures are expected next week.



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

Fog, rain, and thunderstorms are expected today. If you are planning on driving today, please remember to turn on your headlights so other people can see you and drive a little slower than normal and increase your following distance between vehicles due to the possibility of hydroplaning on roadways where water has either ponded or running across the road in areas 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

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. Patchy fog before noon. Highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out out the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust 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.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 55.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog before noon. Highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the morning then shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

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

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 55.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Areas of fog before noon. Highs near the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning, then shifting to come out of the west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near the mid-40s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers. Areas of fog before 11am. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


Macon County Almanac for March 15, 2019

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1967
Lowest Temperature -5°F in Franklin in 1993
Greatest Rainfall 4.018 inches in Highlands in 1912
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands in 1960


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

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993






Published at 3:20 am on March 15, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Map Developer Updates Street View Maps
Will Include Information on Roundabout Construction



A mapping car equipped with multiple cameras from Here technologies drove through Franklin earlier this afternoon in a quest to capture regional roads in North Carolina and update points of interest that have had recent construction and verify user changes to their maps. The driver said that he was in Franklin specifically to capture the new bridge and the mark the location of the new roundabout construction to include in their maps. He said the maps would also be updated after the construction of the roundabouts was complete. The driver said the company had their own maps that could be accessed via a laptop or desktop, as well as apps for smartphones that included voice navigation so drivers could get directions hands-free while driving. Their maps also include a traffic layer that uses data collected from app users to determine areas where traffic congestion has slowed down traffic.



Following is a list of some of their consumer-level products:

WeGo Map [LINK]

Map Creator [LINK]

Android App [LINK


Apple App [LINK]





About the Company

Here Technologies is a company that provides mapping and location data and related services to individuals and companies. Here captures location content such as road networks, buildings, parks and traffic patterns. It then sells or licenses that mapping content, along with navigation services and location solutions to other businesses such as Alpine, Garmin, BMW, Oracle and Amazon.com. In addition, Here provides platform services to smartphones. It provides location services through its own Here applications, and also for GIS and government clients and other providers, such as Bing, Facebook and Yahoo! Maps and has maps in nearly 200 countries, offers voice guided navigation in 94 countries, provides live traffic information in 33 countries and has indoor maps available for about 49,000 unique buildings in 45 countries. The company is also working on self-driving technology.

Source: Wikipedia


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Published at 4:30pm on Thursday, March 14, 2019


Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, March 14, 2019





Alternatives During Facebook Outages and Interruptions

For those of you who depend solely on Facebook for access to Macon Media content, you may wish to bookmark the following URLs for future reference when Facebook has another outage like yesterday:

Twitter

WNCscan [LINK] Public Safety and Weather Updates
Macon Media [LINK] Local and Regional News

Web

Macon Media [LINK] Temporary blog until a more permanent website is finished

Information on the outage [LINK]

Pi Day

Today is Pi Day. Learn more at https://www.piday.org

Outlook

High pressure will move off the east coast tonight. A cold front approaching from the west on Thursday should reach the mountains Thursday night and cross the region on Friday. Dry high pressure will then follow for the weekend. A weak cold front will arrive from the northwest early next week.



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 not expected today.

A moist cold front will cross the region Thursday into Friday. This front will bring a good amount of rainfall and localized flooding of streams due to runoff associated with rather high levels of soil moisture will be possible.






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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 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Patchy fog after 9pm. Lows in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. High near 65. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest around 8 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 50 percent chance of rain. Patchy fog between 9am and 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southeast around 7 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Patchy fog. Low around 55. Winds out of the southeast around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. Highs near 65. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest around 9 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of rain before 5pm, then showers likely after 5pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high in the mid-50s. Winds out of the south around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid-50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Patchy fog. Lows near the mid-50s. Winds out of the south around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. High near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


Macon County Almanac for March 14, 2019

Highest Temperature 85°F in Franklin in 1967
Lowest Temperature 4°F in Highlands in 1926
Greatest Rainfall 5.38 inches in Highlands in 1913
Greatest Snowfall 6.5 inches in Highlands in 1993


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

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993






Published at 4:15 am on March 14, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, March 13, 2019





Blizzard of '93 Anniversary Today

The Blizzard of '93, or as it is known nationally, The Storm of the Century, hit Macon County 26 years ago on this date in 1993. By the time the storm was over, upwards of 20 inches or more (depending on your location in the county) was on the ground. The Coweeta Experimental Station recorded 25.5 inches of on the 13th. That amount still stands as the one-day official record for snowfall in Macon County since records started being kept in 1872. Those of us who were alive during that storm will never forget it.

Here are a few links to more information about the storm:

Wikipedia [LINK]

AccuWeather “Blizzard of '93: Why Was it the Storm of the Century?” [Link]
(an article that was written in 2012 that explains the meteorological setup and impact of the storm)

And, of course, there are videos.

WLOS Documentary



NBC Nightly News



National Geographic




Outlook

Dry high pressure will persist over the region through today before moving off the east coast on Thursday. Meanwhile, a cold front approaching from the west will reach the southern Appalachians Thursday night and cross the region on Friday, bring a good amount of rain with it. Dry high pressure will then follow for the weekend. A weak cold front will arrive from the northwest early next week.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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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.

A moist cold front will cross the region Thursday into Friday. This front will bring a good amount of rainfall and localized flooding of streams due to runoff associated with rather high levels of soil moisture will be possible.






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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 47. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

A chance of rain before 8am, then showers likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 64. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3am. Low around 55. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 47. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A chance of rain before 8am, then showers, mainly after 8am. High near 64. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3am. Low around 55. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 53. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 44. South southeast wind around 9 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

Showers. High near 58. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3am. Low around 52. South wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 58. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 46. South southeast wind around 9 mph.

Thursday

Showers likely, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2am. Low around 52. South wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday

Showers likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.



Macon County Almanac for March 13, 2019

Highest Temperature 80°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1990
Lowest Temperature 5°F in Highlands in 1998
Greatest Rainfall 4.03 inches in Highlands in 1929
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1993


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

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993






Published at 3:55 am on March 13, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, March 12, 2019






Outlook

Dry high pressure will build over the region from the northwest today. The center of the high pressure will settle along the eastern seaboard through Wednesday. A deep low-pressure system will move east over the plains on Thursday, pushing a cold front and associated moisture toward the southern Appalachians. The front will cross the forecast area on Friday, with dry high pressure returning for the weekend.


County Commissioners March 2019 Meeting Information

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be holding their regular monthly meeting for March on Tuesday Night at 6pm in the Commissioner's Boardroom on the third floor of the county courthouse. Building access will be through the rear parking lot entrance. Information about the meeting has been posted online. [LINK



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.






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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65. Calm winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds early, then rising to come out of the southeast 5 to 7 mph by midmorning.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast 6 to 8 mph.

Thursday

Showers likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11pm. Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast around 8 mph.

Thursday

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near the mid-60s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7pm. Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 40. Light winds out of the south.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 8 mph.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Light winds out of the north.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10mph.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. South southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Thursday

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7pm. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.



Macon County Almanac for March 12, 2019

Highest Temperature 81°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1955
Lowest Temperature 5°F in Highlands in 1998
Greatest Rainfall 4.40 inches in Highlands in 1968
Greatest Snowfall 4.5 inches in Highlands in 2017


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

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993






Published at 3:55 am on March 12, 2019