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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, December 5, 2019






Outlook

Winds will diminish today as dry high pressure builds over the region. A low-pressure system will move quickly across the region on Friday before dry high pressure briefly returns for Saturday. An unsettled weather pattern will then set up starting Sunday as moisture gradually returns to the region and then deepens Monday through Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front. The cold front should cross the region on Tuesday, with drier and cooler conditions returning by the middle of next week.

Violent Incident Leaves One Man Dead, Another Injured 


Macon Media currently does not have the resources to cover these types of incidents, but Trappalachia does. [LINK

A video with an audio recording of 911 calls relating to the above incident has been posted on Youtube by Trappalachia. **note** The video is age-restricted.

[LINK TO VIDEO]

Read what members of the local community think about the situation and the people involved at the following Facebook posts. (This should give you an idea of how important jury selection is in court cases).

[LINK1] [LINK2] [LINK3] [LINK4] [LINK5]


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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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 10 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Tonight

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

Friday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Light and variable winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in nthe mid-to-upper 30s. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 50. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph before noon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-=40s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of rain, possibly mixing with snow after 11pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Friday

A slight chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph in the morning becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 35.








Published at 4:40am on December 5, 2019


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, December 4, 2019






Outlook

Windy conditions will redevelop today through tonight, especially across the higher mountains. Dry high pressure will persist to our east on Thursday before a low-pressure system arrives from the west with modest moisture on Friday. The low-pressure system will move off to the southeast, with a cold front settling southward across the region by Saturday. Moisture will gradually return from the west during the latter half of the weekend through 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.





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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. 


A significant two or three day cold snap for the middle of December is currently showing up in the computer models, so if you haven't already arranged for heating fuel or firewood to be delivered before, then, now would be a good time to do it.


**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

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

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

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

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

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Thursday Night

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

Friday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing. WInds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph in the morning decreasing to become light and variable in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.

Thursday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph before midnight.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

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

Thursday

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

Thursday Night

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

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly between noon and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Light and variable winds.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing.







Published at 5:10am on December 4, 2019


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, December 3, 2019



Modified Daily Weather Briefing

Outlook

Snow flurries will diminish today. Northwest winds will then strengthen once again Wednesday through Wednesday night behind a trough of low pressure moving off the East Coast. Weak surface high pressure will briefly
return on Thursday before another low pressure system approaches
from the Deep South or Gulf Coast region on Friday, along with a
quick shot of moisture. Dry high pressure is expected for Saturday,
but with moisture gradually returning late in the weekend, and
conditions becoming quite unsettled early next week.



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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.



Franklin area

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind around 7 mph.


Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.


Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.


Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Light northwest wind.
Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.


Otto area

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.


Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.


Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.


Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.


Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Light northwest wind.


Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Northwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.


Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Blustery, with a northwest wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.


Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 47. Windy, with a northwest wind 24 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph.


Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.


Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 7 to 14 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.


Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.


Nantahala area

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.


Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind around 5 mph.


Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.


Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.


Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.


Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Published at 4:30am on Tuesday,December 3, 2019



Monday, December 2, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, December 2, 2019






Outlook

An intense coastal cyclone east of New Jersey today will wrap moisture, cold air, and windy conditions across the southern Appalachians through tonight. Drier conditions and weak surface high pressure will then return through Thursday before another low-pressure system approaches from the Deep South or Gulf Coast region late in the week. A quick shot of moisture with this system will arrive on Friday, followed by drying high pressure for much of next weekend.

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Franklin Town Council Meeting

The Franklin Town Council will meet tonight at 6pm. They will swear in two new members (Mike Lewis and Jack Horton) and recognize the service of two outgoing members (Adam Kimsey and Brandon McMahan). More information is at the link. [LINK]

Weekend Christmas Events

Videos of the Christmas Tree Lighting, Candlelight Service and the Christmas parade will be published by Wednesday. Meanwhile, a live version of the Christmas Parade has been embedded below. The version that will be posted later will be of better quality than that of the phone that streamed the live view.




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



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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. Rain is expected on Saturday and Sunday and snow showers are possible on Monday.
Wind chill values on the Highlands Plateua will drop into the teens overnight Sunday into early Monday morning.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

A strong low pressure system will pass to our north and move a robust cold front through the area on Sunday. In the front`s wake, colder air will return late Sunday into Monday setting up favorable conditions for accumulating northwest flow snow and slippery road conditions across the higher terrain. In addition, gusty winds are also likely from Sunday morning through early Tuesday.


**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

A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. WInds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers between 11am and 1pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by noon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-50s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with highs near freezing. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph decreasing to light winds out of the northwest by noon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Snow showers likely, mainly before 8am. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph becoming calm by noon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Light winds out of the west.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s.

Wednesday Night

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







Published at 4:30am on December 2, 2019


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, December 1, 2019




Christmas Parade

The annual Christmas Parade will take place this afternoon in Franklin. It is scheduled to start at 3pm from the town hall, where it will travel down Main Street, turning left onto Porter Street at The Lazy Hiker, then turning left again onto Palmer Street, aka Back Street. The parade will then continue to the Highlands Road, where it will disband.


Outlook

Abundant moisture will cross the region from the west this morning in advance of an approaching cold front. The cold front will pass through the area late today through this evening, with much colder air arriving behind the front. Northwest flow moisture and gusty winds will set up behind the front tonight through Monday and linger into Tuesday. After a brief mid-week dry high pressure, another low-pressure system will arrive from the west late in the week.

Christmas Tree Lighting, Candlelight Service and Lightning
(preview video-- no sound due to technical issues with laptop)



The annual Winter Wonderland began last night with rain moving through late in the afternoon as Winter Wonderland got off to a slow start last night. After the initial rain showers passed, people came out to enjoy the festivities. The event culminated in the lightning of the Christmas Tree at the Gazebo, where children and grandchildren of town employees and town council members joined hands and turned on the lights to the tree. The 32nd annual Candlelight Service and blessing of the Nativity Scene took place immediately thereafter as lightning flashed and thunder rolled. A full video of the tree lighting and candlelight service will be published sometime Monday.




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



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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

Isolated thunderstorms will continue to be possible early this morning before the cold front moves east of the area by noon.

A strong low-pressure system will pass to our north and move a robust cold front through the area today. In the front`s wake, colder air will return late Sunday into Monday setting up favorable conditions for accumulating northwest flow snow and slippery road conditions across the higher terrain. In addition, gusty winds are also likely from this morning through early Tuesday.


**Note** The Tropical Outlook section has been removed. It will return on June 1, 2020, when the next Hurricane Season begins.




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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 Wind Advisory in effect from Dec 1st at 7PM until Dec 3rd at 7AM


Today

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 60. Light winds out of the southwest increasing and shifting to come out of the west 10 to 15 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow showers between midnight and 3am, then a chance of snow showers after 3am. Increasing clouds, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday

A chance of snow showers before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10am and noon, then a slight chance of rain showers after noon. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST Wind Advisory in effect from Dec 1st at 7PM until Dec 3rd at 7AM


Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow showers between midnight and 3am, then a chance of snow showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday

A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain showers between noon and 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST Wind Advisory in effect from Dec 1st at 7PM until Dec 3rd at 7AM

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog in the morning. Temperatures falling from the mid-to-upper 40s at 6am to the lower 40s by 5pm. Winds out of the west15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A slight chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and 11pm, then a chance of snow showers. Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 9am. Mostly sunny, with highs near freezing. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST Wind Advisory in effect from Dec 1st at 7PM until Dec 3rd at 7AM


Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog in the morning. Temperatures falling to around 45 by 5pm. Winds out of the southwest 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and midnight, then snow showers likely after midnight. Increasing clouds, with lows in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday

Snow showers likely, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Monday Night

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.








Published at 5:10am on December 1, 2019


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, November 30, 2019






Outlook

Moisture will begin to gradually move back into the region from the west today, with a cold front bringing widespread showers to our area early Sunday. In the front`s wake, colder air and gusty winds will return late Sunday through Monday setting up favorable conditions for northwest flow snow across the higher terrain. Otherwise, conditions should be generally cool and dry under the influence of high pressure.

Franklin Town Council Meets Monday Night

A copy of the agenda for the December 2019 meeting of the Franklin Town Council has been posted online. [LINK]

The 2019 Hurricane Season Ends Today



The timelapse above shows the 2019 Hurricane Season in the North Atlantic Basin.

The season produced 18 named storms, including six hurricanes of which three were “major” (Category 3, 4 or 5). NOAA’s outlook called for 10-17 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes, and accurately predicted the overall activity of the season.

“During each and every hurricane season, thousands of workers across the federal government coordinate with NOAA to safeguard Americans against the threat posed by hurricanes,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “From advanced warnings to business aid, the Department of Commerce stands ready to help Americans from a storm’s formation to long after its dissipation.”

This year marks the fourth consecutive above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The only other period on record that produced four consecutive above-normal seasons was 1998-2001. Also this year, five tropical cyclones formed in the Gulf of Mexico, which ties a record with 2003 and 1957 for the most storms to form in that region. Of those, three — Barry, Imelda, and Nestor — made landfall in the U.S.

**note** Today marks the last day Macon Media publishes daily updates on tropical activity. Should conditions change, the tropical section will be added back to the daily weather briefing.




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 is expected on Saturday and Sunday and snow showers are possible on Monday.
Wind chill values on the Highlands Plateau will drop into the teens overnight Sunday into early Monday morning.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

A strong low-pressure system will pass to our north and move a robust cold front through the area on Sunday. In the front`s wake, colder air will return late Sunday into Monday setting up favorable conditions for accumulating northwest flow snow and slippery road conditions across the higher terrain. In addition, gusty winds are also likely from Sunday morning through early Tuesday.


**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

A slight chance of rain before 2pm, then a chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs near 60. Winds out of the west 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain showers before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday

A chance of snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow showers until noon an then a chance of rain showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A slight chance of rain before 1pm, then a chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after 4am. Lows around 50. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before 7am. Highs near 60. Winds out of the west 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain showers before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 2am and 5am, then a chance of snow showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers between 11am and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of rain between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog after 2am. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a slight chance of showers after 5pm. Temperatures falling from the mid-to-upper 40s at 6am to the lower 40s by 5pm. Wind chill values will be in the lower 30s at times. Winds out of the southwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of rain showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 9pm and 11pm, then a slight chance of snow showers after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 30. Wind chill values will dip into the teens overnight. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday

A slight chance of snow showers, mixing with rain after noon, then gradually ending. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 25.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A chance of rain, mainly between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the south 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday

Showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the west 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain showers before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow showers between midnight and 2am, then a chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday

A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers between noon and 5pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after 5pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 25.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
(The North Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th. This segment will be discontinued after today until either the tropics show activity or the 2020 Hurricane Season begins)





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Sat Nov 30 2019

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.






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

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

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

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County 11-25-1950
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 9.70 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County 11-19-2003
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 18.0 inches in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 58.0°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 37.7°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 8.63 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.55 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County



Published at 5:00am on November 30, 2019


Friday, November 29, 2019

Agenda for the December 2019 Town Council Meeting Released





The Franklin Town Council will be meeting Monday night at 6pm in the lower level of the town hall. The public agenda and agenda packet is posted below.

Public Agenda

Town of Franklin Council
Agenda
December 2, 2019
6:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order- Mayor Bob Scott

2. Pledge of Allegiance - Vice Mayor Barbara McRae

3. Approval of the November 4, 2019, Town Council Minutes - Town Council

4. Recognition of Service for Council Members Adam Kimsey and Brandon McMahan - Mayor Bob Scott and Town Council

5. Oath of Office for Mayor and Town Council Members - Macon County Clerk of Court Vic Perry

6. Appointment of Mayor Pro Tempore - Town Council

7. Adoption of the December 2, 2019, Town Council Agenda

8. Approval of the Consent Agenda for December 2, 2019

A.) Budget Amendments
B.) Tax Refund and Tax Releases
C.) Street Closing Request for Whoville Event
D.) Approval of the 2020 Town Council Regular Meeting Schedule
E.) Approval of the 2020 Town of Franklin Holiday Schedule

9. Public Hearing 6:05pm for Re-Zoning Petition for Dryman Road

10. Public Session (the rest of us know this as the Public Comment Period)

11. New Business

A.) Board Action on Re-Zoning Petition for Dryman Road -Town Council
B.) Letter of Support for NCDOT's Growth Projections for Macon County Transportation Plan -Rose Bauguess
C.) Funding Request for Martin Luther King Jr Celebration - Bobbie Contino
D.) Update from Franklin Fire and Rescue - Chief Matthew Breedlove

12. Announcements

A.) Town Offices will be closed December 24, 25, and 26 in observance of the Christmas Holiday
B.) Town Hall Offices will be closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in observance of New Year's Day

13. Adjourn




Agenda Packet










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Published at 11:50am on November 29, 2019





Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, November 29, 2019






Outlook

Dry weather will continue today under a ridge of high pressure aloft. Moisture will begin to gradually spill back into the region from the west tonight through Saturday, with a cold front bringing another good chance of showers to our area for the latter half of the weekend. Colder air will return next week, with highs on Monday ranging from the mid-30s on the Highlands Plateau to the lower 40s elsewhere in the county. Snow showers on Monday may turn to rain in the lower elevations by mid-morning.


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 is expected on Saturday and Sunday and snow showers are possible on Monday.


Wind chill values in the county overnight Sunday into early Monday morning will range from the teens on the Highlands Plateau to the low-to-mid 20s elsewhere in the county.


**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 highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday

Showers likely, mainly before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the west 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of rain showers before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing, but it will feel like it is in the lower 20s at times. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 10 mph, with gusts near 30 mph at times. Chance of precipitation is 30%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds increasing by midmorning to come out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers. Lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday

Showers likely, mainly before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the west 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of rain showers before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing, but it will feel like it is in the lower 20s at times. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 10 mph, with gusts near 30 mph at times. Chance of precipitation is 30%.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers. Lows around 45. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday

Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s, but it will feel like it is in the upper 30s at times. Winds out of the west 15 to 25 mph, gusting to the 30 to 35 mph range. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night (Very windy with wind chill values dropping into the teens overnight)

Partly cloudy, with temperatures dropping from the upper 40s at 6pm to around 30 by 6am. Winds chill values will drop from the 30s down into the mid-teens by 6am. Winds 15 to 25 mph out of the west, gusting up to 40 mph at times.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers. Lows around 45. Winds out of the south 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers likely, mainly before 9am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the west 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of rain and snow showers between 11pm and midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 30 with wind chill values dropping into the teens. Winds out of the west 20 to 25 mph, with gusts near 40 mph at times. Chance of precipitation is 20%.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Fri Nov 29 2019

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.






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

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

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

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County 11-25-1950
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 9.70 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County 11-19-2003
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 18.0 inches in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 58.0°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 37.7°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 8.63 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.55 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County



Published at 4:45am on November 29, 2019


Thursday, November 28, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thanksgiving Day, 2019






Happy Thanksgiving!

Macon Media is thankful for every one of you who offer prayers and support for people who are involved in accidents, fires, and other incidents that require the response of public safety personnel. If you've given to a benefit to help any of these victims, thank you! Macon Media is also thankful for the paid and volunteer firefighters, EMS Workers, and Law Enforcement Officers who spend many hours a year helping our fellow citizens.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Macon Media this year and in years past. You have helped (and are helping) more than you can know.

Bobby Coggins
Publisher, MaconMedia.com



Here is a Thanksgiving Proclamation by President George Washington:

Thanksgiving Proclamation
[New York, 3 October 1789]
By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

George Washington


Outlook

A cold front will cross the county today, bringing rain with it. Fair and quiet conditions return for Thanksgiving Day and Friday, with another cold front expected to impact our area this weekend.

The "S" Word

Macon Media does not usually comment on weather patterns beyond three days. Some computer models are calling for snow showers in our region overnight Sunday (Dec 1st) into the day on Monday (Dec 2nd). Accumulations for most of the county are expected to be less than an inch. I (Bobby) would be surprised if any snow lays on the ground or roadways due to the relative warmth of the soil. There is potential for elevated surfaces to have an inch or so accumulate. Again, I am taking a wait and see attitude at this point, but I felt it was necessary to address the possibility so that you may make alternate plans for Monday. The good thing about this is that a portion of the event will happen in daylight hours so that we may enjoy seeing it fall.




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

A wind advisory is in effect for Macon County until 1pm today. A copy of the advisory from the National Weather Service is posted below:

***Wind Advisory***

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
125 AM EST Thu Nov 28 2019


...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. Isolated gusts to 60 mph are possible across the ridgetops.

* WHERE...The mountains of North Carolina and portions of the northern foothills.

* WHEN...Through 1 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


**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


Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows around 45. Chance of precipitation is 90%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Friday

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

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. (Wind Advisory in effect until 1pm)

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph by midmorning.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s.

Saturday Night

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Thanksgiving Day

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Winds could be higher on the ridgetops this morning. (Wind Advisory in effect until 1pm)

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Rain. Lows in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Thu Nov 28 2019

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.






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

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

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

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County 11-25-1950
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 9.70 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County 11-19-2003
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 18.0 inches in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 58.0°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 37.7°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 8.63 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.55 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County



Published at 5:15am on November 28, 2019