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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, October 15, 2019







Outlook

Moisture and rain chances return to the region later today ahead of a complex frontal system. In the wake of this system, dry air punches back into area Wednesday afternoon with a cooler northwest flow of air expected for Thursday and Friday. Dry and warmer Saturday before moisture and rain chances return for Sunday and Monday.


State Legislature

The state legislature will not be meeting today. Nor are there any committee meetings scheduled.



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.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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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

Increasing clouds, with a high near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog before 1am, then patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light winds out of the northwest in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high in the upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Low around 55. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light winds out of the northwest in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Thursday Night

Clear, with a low in the upper 30s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. South wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the south 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Thursday

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

Thursday Night

Clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Increasing clouds, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 55. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Patchy frost after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph decreasing to light winds out of the north after midnight.

Thursday

Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Patchy frost after 5am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 35.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Oct 14 2019

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Oct 15 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Depression Fifteen, located a couple hundred miles east-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands.

1. A trough of low pressure located over portions of Central America and the northwestern Caribbean Sea is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This system and another disturbance over the eastern Pacific are expected to produce heavy rains over a large portion of Central America during the next couple of days, which could cause flooding and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas. By late Wednesday, the system is forecast to emerge over the Bay of Campeche and then turn northward, and environmental conditions could become a little more conducive for some development towards the end of the week when the system is over the western Gulf of Mexico.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

2. A tropical wave located about 650 miles east of the southern Windward Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Upper-level winds are expected to become increasingly hostile over the system, and significant development of this system appears unlikely while it moves westward at 15 to 20 mph.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.





Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of October
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 5:00am on October 15, 2019


Monday, October 14, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, October 14, 2019






Outlook

A progressive jet stream will support another round of active weather late Tuesday into Wednesday. Much cooler and breezy conditions are expected behind a cold front Wednesday night into Thursday with gradual warming of temperatures heading into next weekend.


State Legislature

TThe NC House convenes at 10:00 am and the NC Senate convenes at 2:00 pm.

Links to where you can listen live and follow along with what the legislators are discussing are online [LINK]


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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.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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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

Columbus Day

Widespread fog, mainly before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Increasing clouds, with a high near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph by noon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 60s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 30s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Columbus Day

Widespread fog, mainly before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the upper 70s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight

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

Tuesday

Increasing clouds, with a high in the upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Columbus Day

Sunny, with a high near 65. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph by midnight.

Tuesday

A slight chance of rain before 8am, then showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the south in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 30s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Columbus Day

Sunny, with a high near 75. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Increasing clouds, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s.

Wednesday Night

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





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Oct 14 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Melissa, located several hundred miles south of Newfoundland, Canada.

1. A broad area of low pressure is located over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean just west of the west coast of Africa with disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so while the disturbance moves west-northwestward to northwestward near or northeast of the Cabo Verde Islands. Strong upper-level winds should prevent any further development by midweek. This system is forecast to bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of the Cabo Verde Islands later today through Tuesday, and interests there should monitor the progress of this system.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

2. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Caribbean Sea and parts of Central America are associated with a broad area of low pressure over eastern Honduras. This system is forecast to continue moving west-northwestward across northern Honduras, southern Belize, and northern Guatemala, which should prevent tropical cyclone formation for the next couple of days. By Wednesday, however, the low is forecast to emerge over the southern Bay of Campeche where conditions could become a little more conducive for some organization to occur. Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce heavy rains over portions of Central America during the next few days, which could cause flooding and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

3. A tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic is producing disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms. While thunderstorm activity has increased since yesterday, upper-level winds are not particularly conducive for significant development of this system over the next couple of days while it moves westward at around 15 mph. By Wednesday, as the wave approaches the Windward Islands, upper-level winds are forecast to become quite hostile for any further development.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.





Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of October
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 3:45am on October 14, 2019


Legislative Calendar for October 14, 2019





This is Macon Media's attempt to cover the North Carolina General Assembly in a manner that provides the public with as much information as possible. If analysis or links to articles that engage in an analysis is posted, it will be marked as such and it should be read with the knowledge the author may have biases that influence his/her material.

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TODAY

The NC House convenes at 10:00 am and the NC Senate convenes at 2:00 pm. 

The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee meeting scheduled for today has been canceled and rescheduled for October 21st. A copy of the draft agenda is available. [LINK]

Links to where you can listen live and follow along with what the legislators are discussing are posted below. Due to technical difficulties, Macon Media will probably not be able to record or archive audio of these meetings.


NC Senate Dashboard [LINK

NC Senate Calendar [LINK]

Legislative Calendar


10:00 am House: Session Convenes House Audio
1:00 pm Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee -- CANCELLED 544LOB
2:00 pm Senate: Session Convenes Senate Audio





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Published at 2:22am on Columbus Day, October 14, 2019




Saturday, October 12, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, October 12, 2019





Outlook

A weakening cold front will settle across the region this weekend and remain nearby through much of next week. Disturbances riding southwest flow aloft will support periods of unsettled weather beginning late this weekend and continuing into next week.


State Legislature

The state legislature will not be meeting today. Nor are there any committee meetings scheduled.



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





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



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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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

Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers before 7pm, then a chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog between midnight and 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing and shifting to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds.

Columbus Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Light winds out of the west.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Patchy fog between midnight and 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Light winds out of the southwest.

Columbus Day

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the west around 6 mph.

Columbus Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog between 11pm and 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Patchy fog between 8am and 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. Light winds out of the west.

Columbus Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Oct 12 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Subtropical Storm Melissa, located a couple of hundred miles south-southeast of the New England coast.

1. A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the southwestern Caribbean Sea in a day or two. This system is forecast to move westward toward Central America early next week, and some development is possible if the low remains over water while moving near the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. Regardless of development, this system could bring heavy rains to portions of Central America late this weekend and early next week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

2. A tropical wave, accompanied by a broad area of low pressure, is expected to move off the west coast of Africa on Sunday. Although tropical cyclone formation in this area is climatologically unlikely this late in the hurricane season, some development of this system is possible before upper-level winds become unfavorable by the middle of next week. This system is expected move westward to northwestward toward the Cabo Verde Islands during the next several days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.





Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of October
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 3:00am on October 12, 2019


Friday, October 11, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, October 11, 2019






Outlook

A ridge of high pressure will gradually weaken through late week, keeping temperatures relatively warm. A weak cold front will cross the region on Saturday, but with moisture looking rather limited at present. This front will stall just south of our area and keep somewhat unsettled weather into early next week.

State Legislature

The state legislature will not be meeting today. Nor are there any committee meetings scheduled.



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





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



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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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

Widespread dense fog, mainly between 7am and 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Widespread dense fog, mainly between 7am and 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Light winds out of the south.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Widespread dense fog, mainly between 7am and 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then becoming sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Light winds out of the south.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Light winds out of the northwest.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 PM EDT Thu Oct 10 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. A non-tropical low pressure system located off the northeastern and mid-Atlantic coasts of the United States is producing widespread showers, a few thunderstorms, and storm-force winds. The low is expected to continue meandering off the coast during the next couple of days, but environmental conditions are not expected to be conducive for significant subtropical or tropical development, particularly after upper-level winds increase over the weekend. Strong winds, coastal flooding, heavy rainfall, and rough surf are expected to continue affecting portions of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States coasts through Saturday. Additional information on this system can also be found in local products and High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

2. A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the western Caribbean Sea late this weekend. This system is forecast to move westward toward Central America early next week, and some development is possible if the low remains over water while moving near the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.





Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of October
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 12:45am on October 11, 2019


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Daily Weather Breifing for Thursday, October 10, 2019






Outlook

A ridge of high pressure coming down from the northeast will gradually weaken through late week. A weak cold front will cross the region on Saturday, but with moisture looking rather limited at present. Another mostly dry cold front will approach from the northwest early next week.

State Legislature

The NC House convenes at 9:00 am and the NC House convenes at 10:00 am. There are no committee meetings scheduled today. [LINK]


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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.


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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

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Friday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Friday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 50s. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Saturday Night

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



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog between 7am and 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 60s.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 40s.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Oct 10 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. A non-tropical low-pressure system located about 750 miles east of Bermuda is producing limited shower and thunderstorm activity. Upper-level winds are becoming unfavorable, and development of this system is not likely.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.

2. Cloudiness and showers located off the northeast coast of the United States are associated with a non-tropical area of low pressure that is producing gale-force winds. This system is forecast to strengthen as a non-tropical low off the east coast of the United States during the next day or so. Environmental conditions are expected to be unfavorable for significant subtropical or tropical cyclone development through the end of the week while it meanders offshore of the United States. Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring strong winds, coastal flooding, and rough surf to portions of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States coasts through late week. Additional information on this system can also be found in local products and High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

3. An area of low pressure located several hundred miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina is producing a few thunderstorms. Upper-level winds are not conducive for development, and this system is forecast to merge with the low off the east coast of the United States by Thursday morning.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.





Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of October
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 2:52am on October 10, 2019


Legislative Calendar for October 10, 2019





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TODAY

The NC House convenes at 9:00 am and the NC House convenes at 10:00 am. 

There are no committee meetings scheduled today.

Links to where you can listen live and follow along with what the legislators are discussing are posted below. Due to technical difficulties, Macon Media will probably not be able to record or archive audio of these meetings.


NC Senate Dashboard [LINK

NC Senate Calendar [LINK]

Legislative Calendar



9:00 am House: Session Convenes House Audio
10:00 am Senate: Session Convenes Senate Audio





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Published at 2:17am on Thursday, October 10, 2019




Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, October 9, 2019






Outlook

A wedge of cool high pressure behind a departing cold front will persist through today before gradually weakening through late week. A weak cold front will cross the region on Saturday, but with moisture looking rather limited at present. Another mostly dry cold front will approach from the northwest early next week.

State Legislature

The NC Senate convenes at 9:30 am and the NC House convenes at 3:00 pm. Three committees are also meeting today. [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.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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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

Patchy fog between 7am and 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 70. Light winds out of the southeast.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Light winds out of the southeast.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of the east around 6 mph before midnight.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. WInds out of the northeast around 5 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the east around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Friday

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

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Oct 9 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. A non-tropical low-pressure system located about 1000 miles east of Bermuda continues to produce winds to near gale force. This system could still become a tropical or subtropical storm while it moves slowly westward through today. However, upper-level winds are expected to become unfavorable for further development by tonight. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.

2. Cloudiness and showers located off the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States are associated with a non-tropical area of low pressure that is beginning to produce gale-force winds. This system is forecast to move northward or northeastward and strengthen as a non-tropical low off the east coast of the United States during the next day or so. This system could acquire some subtropical characteristics by the end of the week when it drifts southward offshore of the United States. Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring strong winds, coastal flooding, and rough surf to portions of the mid- Atlantic and northeastern United States coasts through late week. Additional information on this system can also be found in local products and High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

3. A small area of low pressure is located about 270 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. While the low is likely producing winds to near gale force, the associated thunderstorm activity is limited. Although upper-level winds are not particularly favorable for additional development, this system still has the potential to become a tropical depression or storm today. By tonight, the system is forecast to merge with the low off the east coast of the United States.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.





Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of October
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of October
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 4:05am on October 09, 2019


Legislative Calendar for October 9, 2019





This is Macon Media's attempt to cover the North Carolina General Assembly in a manner that provides the public with as much information as possible. If analysis or links to articles that engage in an analysis is posted, it will be marked as such and it should be read with the knowledge the author may have biases that influence his/her material.



TODAY

The NC Senate convenes at 9:30 am and the NC House convenes at 3:00 pm. 

Three committees are also meeting today

Links to where you can listen live and follow along with what the legislators are discussing are posted below. Due to technical difficulties, Macon Media will not be able to record or archive audio of these meetings.


NC Senate Dashboard [LINK

NC Senate Calendar [LINK]


Legislative Calendar


9:30 am Senate: Session Convenes Senate Audio
10:00 amSenate: Finance 544LOB
1:00 pm Senate: Rules and Operations of the Senate 1027/1128LB
1:30 pm House: Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House 1228/1327LB
3:00 pm House: Session Convenes House Audio





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Published at 3:26am on Wednesday, October 09, 2019