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Monday, March 25, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, March 25, 2019







Outlook

An approaching system will trigger showers and a few thunderstorms today. Cooler high pressure will then build in on Tuesday, with a gradual warming trend through the end of the work week.



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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.

Rain and possibly thunderstorms are in the forecast today.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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




FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning and then winds out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 2am, then a slight chance of rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 40s. Light winds out of the northwest. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A slight chance of rain before noon, then a chance of showers, mainly between noon and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near the mid-50s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Light winds out of the east.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds in the morning, then out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 2am, then a slight chance of rain after 2am. Patchy fog overnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A slight chance of rain before 11am, then a chance of showers, mainly between 11am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the north wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds before midnight then rising to come out of the east around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 50s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-30s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 2am, then a slight chance of rain after 2am. Patchy fog overnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A slight chance of rain before 11am, then a chance of showers between 11am and 4pm, then a slight chance of rain after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Winds out of the southwest around 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of rain after 2am. Patchy fog between 9pm and 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the west around 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A chance of rain before noon, then a chance of showers, mainly between noon and 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northeast around 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southeast after midnight.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 50s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.



Macon County Almanac for March 25, 2019

Highest Temperature 84°F in Highlands in 1929
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Highlands in 1956
Greatest Rainfall 3.14 inches in Highlands in 1901
Greatest Snowfall 5.5 inches in Highlands in 1971


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 1:03am on March 25, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, March 24, 2019





Outlook

Dry high pressure over the region will give way to an increase in moisture leading to shower chances on Monday. Cooler high pressure will build in on Tuesday and linger into Wednesday.


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. Humidity levels will be better today, but still low, any outdoor fires that are not within well-defined boundaries could spread a little, so be a little extra careful if you plan on burning off debris or brush piles today.





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Become a Patron!

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

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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 65. Calm winds in the morning rising to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-40s. Light winds out of the south.

Monday

A chance of rain before 10am, then showers, mainly after 10am. Highs in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds early rising to come out of the southwest around 6 mph by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A chance of showers before 3am, then a chance of rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 40s. Light winds out of the north. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-50s.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-30s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high in the mid-60s. Winds out of the south 3 to 8 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. Light winds out of the south.

Monday

Rain before 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. High near 60. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A chance of showers before 1am, then a chance of rain, mainly before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low near the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly between 11am and 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 55. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest around 7 mph.

Monday

Rain before 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 3pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A chance of showers before 11pm, then a chance of rain, mainly between 11pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the north around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly between 1pm and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 40s.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 7 mph.

Monday

A chance of rain before 10am, then showers, mainly after 10am. High near 55. Winds out of the southwest around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A chance of showers before 3am, then a slight chance of rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the north around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.



Macon County Almanac for March 24, 2019

Highest Temperature 84°F in Highlands in 1929
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands in 1915
Greatest Rainfall 4.35 inches in Highlands in 1917
Greatest Snowfall 5.0 inches in Highlands in 1983


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 2:26am on March 24, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, March 23, 2019





Outlook

Cool and dry high pressure will move over the region from the Great Lakes today and weakens as it moves over the Atlantic to start next week. Low pressure is forecast to track across our area early in the week then dry high-pressure returns for Wednesday.


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. The wind could be a little gusty at times and there is the slight possibility of scattered power outages. Also, any outdoor fires that are not within well-defined boundaries could spread a little, so be a little extra careful if you plan on burning off debris or brush piles today.




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

Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present



Become a Patron!

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

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


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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




FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm winds in the morning rising to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Calm winds.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly before midnight. Lows around the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds rising to come out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-30s. Light winds out of the south.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm winds rising to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly before midnight. Lows in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable by midmorning.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Winds out of the south around 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Light winds out of the south rising to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 40s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near the mid-50s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly before midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near the mid-50s. Winds out of the north around 6 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Calm winds riding to come out of the southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Winds out of the southwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Highs in the mid-50s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly before 2am. Low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 80%.



Macon County Almanac for March 23, 2019

Highest Temperature 82°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2017
Lowest Temperature 15°F in Highlands in 1965
Greatest Rainfall 4.05 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1955
Greatest Snowfall 0.1 inches in Highlands in 1872


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 3:50am on March 23, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, March 22, 2019






Outlook

Cool and dry high pressure will move over the region from the Great Lakes today and weakens as it moves over the Atlantic to start next week. Low pressure is forecast to track across our area early in the week then dry high-pressure returns for Wednesday.


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

Windy conditions have developed across the mountains overnight. Northwest flow moisture will produce scattered snow showers as well, mainly above 3500 feet and mainly in the northern sections of the county. The very gusty winds will continue through tonight. Winds will slowly diminish Saturday morning. A Wind Advisory could be needed sometime today.





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

Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present



Become a Patron!

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

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


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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




FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s.

Sunday Night

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



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 50. It will feel like it is in the lower 40s and upper 30s today. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with a low in the upper 20s. Wind chill values will be near zero at times. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday

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

Saturday Night

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

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high in the lower 50s, though it won't feel like it. The blustery winds will make it feel like it is in the lower 40s at times. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 20s. Wind chill values will range from the lower 20s down into the single digits at times. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.5

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night

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



Macon County Almanac for March 22, 2019

Highest Temperature 85°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2017
Lowest Temperature 10°F in Franklin in 1965
Greatest Rainfall 3.49 inches in Highlands in 1955
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Franklin in 1872


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 3:45am on March 22, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, March 21, 2019







Outlook

A cold front will pass over the region from the west today bringing increased chances of rain. Strong and dry high pressure returns Friday which will linger through the weekend. By late Monday...A moist frontal system should reach the North Carolina mountains and cross east of the region early Tuesday.


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 anticipated today.

Very gusty northwest winds are expected to develop across the higher elevations tonight behind a departing cold front. The very gusty winds will continue Friday then slowly diminish Friday night. A Wind Advisory may be needed.





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Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present



Become a Patron!

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

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


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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




FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of rain between 7am and noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Light west northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 59. Light northwest wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 61.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of rain between 8am and noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Light west northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 61.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of rain between 8am and noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. West wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. North northwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around 30. Blustery, with a northwest wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 54.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 33.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 9am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. West northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

A chance of rain showers before 11pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 11pm and 2am, then a slight chance of snow after 2am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 51. North northwest wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 29. North northwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 53.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 33.



Macon County Almanac for March 21, 2019

Highest Temperature 81°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1968
Lowest Temperature 8°F in Franklin in 1965
Greatest Rainfall 2.80 inches in Highlands in 1980
Greatest Snowfall 4.5 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 4:05am on March 21, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, March 20, 2019





Last Patrol Ride for MCSO K9 Zee

Law enforcement officers escorted the body of Macon County Sheriff Department K9 Zee (ret) to the county line yesterday afternoon on her way to be cremated at a facility in Greenville, South Carolina.

She began her service at a prison in Georgia in 2009 and came to the Macon County Sheriff Office, eventually being partnered with MCSO Deputy Blanton in 2011, whom she worked with until her retirement in 2015, where she took over duties of being a full-time companion and protector of the Blanton family. Her End of Watch was March 16, 2019.




The Macon County Boards of Commissioners and Health Meet in Closed Session

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met in a joint closed session with the Macon County Board of Health to discuss the selection of a new Health Director and to determine an offer of compensation to one of the applicants for the position. The open portion of the meeting lasted less than three minutes and the two boards met behind closed doors for half an hour before coming back into open session and adjourning. [LINK TO VIDEO]

The next regular meeting of the county commissioners is Tuesday, April 7th, at 6pm.



Outlook

Dry conditions come to an end on tonight as some moisture moves in ahead of a developing coastal low and a cold front moving in from the west. Dry weather returns on Friday and continues through the weekend. Another cold front with low pressures is expected to bring more widespread rain on Monday and Tuesday.


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 anticipated today.

Very gusty northwest winds are expected to develop across the higher elevations Thursday night behind a departing cold front. The very gusty winds will continue Friday then diminish Friday night. A Wind Advisory may be needed.







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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 50s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain before 9am, then a chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds early, then increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest wind around 8 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around 30.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 50s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s. Light and variable winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain before 9am, then a chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Light winds out of the northwest increasing to come out of the west northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around freezing.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the mid-30s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the west 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 9am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night

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

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around 30.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday Night

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

Friday

Sunny, with a high near the lower 50s.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around freezing.


Macon County Almanac for March 20, 2019

Highest Temperature 83°F in Franklin in 1968
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Franklin in 1956
Greatest Rainfall 2.61 inches in Highlands in 1901
Greatest Snowfall 8.5 inches in Franklin in 1876


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 3:50am on March 20, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Macon County Boards of Commissioners and Health Meet in Closed Session


The Macon County Board of Commissioners met in a joint closed session with the Macon County Board of Health to discuss the selection of a new Health Director and to determine an offer of compensation to one of the applicants for the position. The open portion of the meeting lasted less than three minutes and the two boards met behind closed doors for half an hour before coming back into open session and adjourning.

The next regular meeting of the county commissioners is Tuesday, April 7th, at 6pm.



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Published at 7:40pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2019







Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, March 19, 2019




NEWS BRIEF


Memorial Fund in Memory of Paramedic Raynes Meyers

A memorial fund in memory of Paramedic Raynes Meyers is in the process of being established.  

The idea is to raise money with different fundraisers and donate or provide small scholarships to assist and support Paramedic students in our area by helping with tuition, books, or supplies and by providing financial assistance to various animal shelters and hospitals. We would also like to serve as an advocate for mental health and suicide prevention to provide information and contacts for someone who may experience a crisis.

Learn more on Facebook [LINK] or ask a paramedic for more information.

If you have thoughts of suicide you can also text the national crisis text line by texting HOME to 741741 or call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


Memorial Send-Off for MCSO K9 Zee (ret) Today at 1:30

A send-off for the recently deceased MCSO K9 Zee (ret) is scheduled to leave the Franklin Veterinary Clinic tomorrow at 1:30pm. the body of the K9 will be escorted by law enforcement to the county line and citizens who wish to pay their respects can line up on the roads between the clinic and the county line. The route is from the Georgia Road through the bypass and along US-441 North over Cowee Mountain.

Please do so in a safe manner, taking care to be out of the roadway and not to block any intersections or access to any business along the way. Learn more on Facebook. [LINK]


Outlook

Expect dry conditions this week with below normal temperatures into midweek, then a warming trend into the weekend. The weather becomes a little more active 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.





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Weather Hazards

Relative humidity levels will drop below 30% between noon and 7 pm today, so if you have plans for an outdoor burn, please be extra careful. If you can, putting off burning until conditions are a little better.







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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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

Today

Sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Light winds out of the northeast.

Tonight

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

Wednesday

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

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-50s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

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

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 50s. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 50s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northeast around 6 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-20s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds in the morning then rising to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds in the morning and then shifting to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 20s. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.


Macon County Almanac for March 19, 2019

Highest Temperature 82°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2011
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands in 1893
Greatest Rainfall 4.20 inches in Highlands in 1881
Greatest Snowfall 4.0 inches in Highlands in 1947


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 2:50 am on March 19, 2019