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Monday, November 19, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, November 19, 2018




Outlook

A weak frontal system will push through the region late today into Tuesday, bringing increasing clouds with showers mainly confined to the mountains. High pressure will gradually build in behind the system with a wedge bringing a return to below normal temperatures by Friday. Widespread rain, possibly heavy at times is likely sometime next weekend as a stronger system pushes through the region.

Thanksgiving Day Outlook

The day will be mostly clear and start out around freezing and rise to near 50°F on the Highlands Plateau and near 60°F in the Franklin area.

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THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
Testing a new feature that 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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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today.



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

Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind rising to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly between 10pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind rising to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch expected.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest in the 5 to 10 mph range.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 55.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind rising to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly between 10pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Calm wind rising to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

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

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 55.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

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

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly between 8pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night

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

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 40s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 8 mph.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8pm. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Winds out of the southwest around 10 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch expected.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of showers before 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

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

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


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Published at 3:15 am on November 19, 2018



Sunday, November 18, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, November 18, 2018




Outlook

A gradual warming trend will continue into early next week, as a weak cold front approaches from the west. The front will move through the area on Monday through Monday night, with moisture mainly limited to the mountains. A dry cold front will arrive from the northwest on Wednesday, bringing temperatures back below normal for the rest of the week.

THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
Testing a new feature that 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 with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today.



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 8am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 60. Calm wind.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm wind.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

A slight chance of showers between midnight and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 60. Light south wind.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Light and variable wind.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. South southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near the lower 50s. Light west northwest wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 45.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Light south southwest wind.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 9pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 40s.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


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Published at 2:52 am on November 18, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, November 17, 2018
Pilot Walks Away From Crash Landing North of Otto




Pilot Walks Away From Crash Landing in Pasture

Photo of plane crash provided

A pilot lost power in his Cessna Skycatcher (registration N70252) Friday morning and was forced to make an emergency landing north of Otto next to a stretch of highway known as “the Ledford Stretch.” The pilot brought the plane down in a cow pasture and the plane bounced over the highway, flipping over and landed on its top. Doug Finner, the pilot, was wearing his seatbelt and survived the crash without injury. Otto Fire Department, Squad 4, and Macon County EMS were dispatched to the scene at 10:05 am.



Above is video shot by Karcher Aerial Imagery of the crash site. More photos shot from the air can be seen on Facebook. [LINK]

screenshot of N70252 rental page

The pilot was flying from Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport near Gainesville, Georgia to the Macon County Airport. The plane was a rental from Lanier Equipment Leasing, LLC located in Gainesville, Georgia. [LINK]

A preliminary narrative of events was posted online at the Aviation Safety Network, a website operated by the Flight Safety Foundation. The information will be updated after the FAA and NTSB finish their investigation of the incident. [LINK]


Macon Media live-blogged the response on Facebook. [LINK]

Six and a half years ago, on March 15,2012 a small jet crash killed five people at the Macon County Airport. [LINK]


Outlook

A gradual warming trend will develop over the weekend ahead of a weak cold front approaching from the west. The front will move through the area on Monday, with moisture mainly limited to the mountains. A dry, reinforcing cold front will arrive from the northwest on Wednesday. Lows this week will range from around freezing to the upper 30s and the highs will range from the mid-50s in the higher elevations to near 60 in the lower elevations.

THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
Testing a new feature that 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 with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today.



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. Calm wind.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 35. Calm wind.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm wind.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind.

Tonight

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

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm wind.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the late afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Light winds out of the west.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Calm wind shifting to come out of the south-southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph.

Monday

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

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind shifting to come out of the west-southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Light and variable wind.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind shifting to come out of the west-southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s. Calm wind.

Monday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.


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Published at 3:35 am on November 17, 2018 
Link to live-blog added at 3:48 am

Friday, November 16, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, November 16, 2018




SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NOVEMBER 16th

Cashiers Valley Preschool TWO HOUR DELAY
Catamount School TWO HOUR DELAY
Cherokee Reservation School TWO HOUR DELAY
Graham County Schools TWO HOUR DELAY NO BUSES ON ICY ROADS
Heritage Christian Academy TWO HOUR DELAY
Jackson County Schools (Blue Ridge District) SCHEDULE B
Jackson County Schools (Smoky Mountain District) TWO HOUR DELAY
Summit Charter School OPEN AT 10AM
Swain County Schools TWO HOUR DELAY NO BUSES ON ICY ROADS


Outlook

Cool and dry high pressure will move over our region today and is expected to remain in place for the weekend. A couple of dry cold fronts will then cross the area on Monday then again on Wednesday. Highs will be in the 50s and lows will range from below freezing to the upper 30s.

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





WEATHER SPONSOR



Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing & public safety updates for the month.

Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

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



Weather Hazards

There is a possibility that black ice could form on roads this morning, particularly in mountainous terrain and areas that saw any accumulation of snow or sleet earlier today. Motorists in these areas should exercise extra caution while driving.


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. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Light north wind.

Saturday

Patchy freezing fog before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind.

Saturday Night

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

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 55. North wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 33. North wind 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61. Light and variable wind.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Calm wind.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North northwest wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 51. West northwest wind around 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Saturday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Calm wind.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.


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Published at 2:02 am on November 16, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, November 15, 2018




SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, November 15, Jackson County Public Schools, NC are on a DELAY SCHEDULE.
Smoky Mountain District is on a 2-hour delay.
Blue Ridge is on a 2 1/2 hour delay (B-Schedule).
Thanksgiving lunch will be served on a regular schedule.

Outlook

A low-pressure system will bring widespread rain into the county today. Cool and dry high pressure is expected to move into the region for the weekend.

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





WEATHER SPONSOR



Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing & public safety updates for the month.

Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

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



Weather Hazards

The wintry mix event will occur mostly to our north and east. Rain will continue to fall today. Flooding may be possible in locations that are prone to flooding or has poor drainage. Flurries or other frozen precipitation is possible later tonight, but no accumulation or impact on travel is anticipated. Please check the online weather advisories issued for Macon County by the National Weather Service at is.gd/MACONWARN to see if the forecast has changed during the day.

Macon County is under a Flood Watch until this evening. A copy is posted at the end of this article.


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

Rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 45. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow before 9pm, then a slight chance of snow between 9pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Light north northwest wind.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 44. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A slight chance of rain and snow before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow between 10pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 55. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 11am, then patchy fog after 4pm. High near 38. East wind 5 to 13 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 25. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 50. North northwest wind 12 to 17 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 53.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 11am, then patchy fog after 1pm. High near 40. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 56.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36.


Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1020 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...A ROUND OF HEAVY RAINFALL LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING MAY PRODUCE FLOODING ACROSS THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA...

.A deep low-pressure system moving east from the plains will produce a southeasterly fetch of abundant Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic moisture tonight, slowly diminishing on Thursday. Very wet ground conditions, along with current elevated stream levels will heighten the risk of flooding across the region through the period. While some of the precipitation may fall as an icy mix across portions of western North Carolina, especially tonight, enough rain could fall to produce some flooding there as well.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate South Carolina

* Through Thursday evening

* A deep low-pressure system over the plains will bring abundant Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico moisture to the Southeast through Thursday. Widespread rainfall totals of 1.5 to 3 inches will be possible across much of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia, mainly tonight through Thursday morning.

* This heavy rainfall will impact locations that received 2 to 4 inches of rain on Monday. The ground remains saturated and stream levels across the region are running quite high. The additional rainfall could lead to more widespread flooding along streams than was seen on Monday, while additional minor flooding on some main stem rivers is also expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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


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Published at 2:41 am on November 15, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, November 13, 2018




COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met last night. A gavel-to-gavel video of the meeting and copies of the public agenda and agenda packet are on the blog. [LINK]

Outlook

Cool high pressure will set up north of our region today. Another low pressure will bring widespread rain tonight into early Thursday. Freezing rain and sleet may also develop where temperatures fall to the freezing point. Cool and dry high pressure moves over our region for the weekend.


Opinion on Hazards

Rain

Most of the heavy rain is probably going to fall south and east of Macon County in central and north Georgia, the Upstate of South Carolina and east of us in North Carolina. The southeastern section of the county could see as much as three inches over the next 36 hours.



Wintry Precipitation


I expect that if there is freezing rain in Macon County, it will be in the southern and southeastern section on Thursday into early Friday. Most of us will most likely not be impacted by this event. The infographic with this section shows the most aggressive computer model showing freezing levels (blues show freezing levels at or below ground level) for 1 am on Thursday, November 14th. Ypu should always be prepared for a wintry mix, but you should not panic over every forecast that has the word snow or ice in it.




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





WEATHER SPONSOR



Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing & public safety updates for the month.

Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

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Weather Hazards

Rain is expected to move into Macon County sometime this afternoon and early evening. Rainfall could be heavy at times and area roadways may be briefly flooded by runoff and ponding water and motorists traveling at unsafe speeds could hydroplane. Please turn on your headlights, slow down, and increase your following distance while traveling today and tonight.

Macon County is under a Flood Watch until Thursday morning. An additional 2 to 4 inches of rain is possible later today and overnight. A copy of the Flood Watch is posted at the end of this article.



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

Rain, mainly after noon. Patchy fog after 3pm. High near 47. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain. Areas of fog before 9pm, then patchy fog after midnight. Low around 38. East southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Thursday

Rain, mainly before noon, then a chance of showers after 1pm. High near 45. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 10pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 31.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 8am, then areas of fog after 4pm. High near 46. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain. Areas of fog. Low around 37. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Thursday

Rain, mainly before noon, then a chance of showers after 1pm. High near 44. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 10pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 33.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 10am, then patchy fog after noon. High near 42. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain. Areas of fog. Low around 34. East wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Thursday

Rain before 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. High near 37. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 31.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 7am, then patchy fog after 1pm. High near 44. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain. Areas of fog before 3am. Low around 36. East southeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Thursday

Rain, mainly before noon, then a chance of showers after 1pm. High near 40. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 31.


Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
311 PM EST Tue Nov 13 2018

...A ROUND OF HEAVY RAINFALL WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY MAY PRODUCE FLOODING ACROSS THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA...

.A deep low-pressure system moving east from the plains will produce a southeasterly fetch of abundant Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic moisture starting Wednesday, peaking on Wednesday night, and slowly diminishing on Thursday. Very wet ground conditions, along with currently high stream levels, will heighten the risk of flooding across the region through the period. While some of the precipitation may fall as an icy mix, across portions of western North Carolina, especially Wednesday night, enough rain could fall to produce some flooding there as well.


...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina,
and upstate South Carolina,

* from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening

* A deep low-pressure system over the plains will bring abundant Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico moisture to the southeast Wednesday into Thursday. Widespread rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches will be possible across much of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia during the period, with the bulk of the heavy rain falling on Wednesday night.

* This heavy rainfall will impact locations that received 2 to 4 inches of rain on Monday. The ground remains saturated and stream levels across the region are running quite high. This could lead to more widespread flooding along rivers and streams than observed with the Monday system.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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


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Macon County Board of Commissioners November 2018 Meeting



The Macon County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, November 13, 2018, for their regular monthly meeting. A gavel to gavel video, public agenda, and agenda packet are posted below. The agenda was significantly changed by the county manager and commissioners during the early part of the meeting.


VIDEO



ROLL CALL
(media outlets and elected critters not serving on the board who were present at the meeting)

MEDIA OUTLETS

Macon Media
The Franklin Press
WNCC-FM/WFSC-AM
The Macon County News and Shopping Guide

ELECTED CRITTERS

Sheriff Robert Holland


Public Agenda


1, Call to order and welcome by Chairman Tate

2, Announcements

3. Moment of Silence

4. Pledge of Allegiance

5. Public Hearing(s) — 6:00 p.m. Continuation of hearing from October 9, 2018 to consider a request to change the name of Paul Walden Road to Bear Cub Trail

6. Public Comment Period

7. Additions to agenda

8. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

9. Reports / Presentations

10.01d Business
A, Update on space needs analysis — County Manager

11. New Business
A. Memorandum of Understanding for Macon Soil and Water Conservation District — District Director Mike Breedlove
B. Resolution and lease agreement with TECO SSL, Inc. Economic Development Director Tommy Jenkins/County Attorney
C. Macon County Transit — Director Kim Angel
(1) Updated System Safety Plan
(2) Proposed advertising on vehicles
D. Tax refund request by Edward Hasler — Tax Administrator Richard Lightner
E- Release of land disturbing surety bond for Indigo Homestead apartment complex— Planning, Permitting and Development Director Jack Morgan
F. NCACC 2019 Legislative Goals Conference voting delegate designation
G. Discussion regarding floor at Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center — Commissioners Shields and Gillespie

12.Consent Agenda — Attachment # 12
All items below are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion. No
separate discussion will be held except on request of a member of the Board of
Commissioners.
A. Minutes of the September 1 1, 2018 regular meeting, the September 25, 2018 continued session and the October 9, 2018 regular meeting
B. Budget Amendments #74-83
C. Tax Releases for October in the amount of $2,086.12
D. 2019 County Holiday Schedule
E. Monthly ad valorem tax collection report

13. Appointments
A, Highlands Tourism Developrnent Commission (l seat)

14.Closed session (if necessary)

15, Recess until Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the commission boardroom on the third floor of the Macon County Courthouse, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC. The purposes of the meeting will be to administer the oaths of office to the re-elected commissioners, for the board to elect a chairman and vice-chairman, to examine the official bonds of public officials, to consider its 2019 meeting schedule, and for any other business that may come before the board.

NOTE: Service awards will be presented to county employees prior to the board's regular meeting on Tuesday, December 1 1, 2018. The presentation of the awards will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a brief reception, with the meeting to begin at its regular time of 6 p.m.


Agenda Packet




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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, November 13, 2018




News Brief

LOCAL VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE

The Town of Franklin observed Veterans Day yesterday. Videos and images of the parade and ceremony are on the blog. [LINK]

Macon County Board of Commissioners Meeting Scheduled

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be meeting tonight at 6 pm. The public agenda and agenda packet is on the blog. [LINK]


Outlook

A moist low-pressure system will arrive today from the south and linger into Tuesday. Another area of dry and unseasonably cool high pressure will build back in on Wednesday. Another rain event is expected on Thursday with a wintry mix to our east. Another cold Canadian high pressure is expected to arrive next weekend with a chance of frozen precipitation for the region.


THREE DAY GFS FORECAST

This GIF shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments according to the GFS computer model. Greens, Yellow and Red indicate rain, Purple indicates frozen precipitation, and blue indicates snow.




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Weather Hazards

No weather hazards are expected today, other than potential flooding in locations with poor drainage.

Another round of heavy rain will move into the area Wednesday into Thursday. With this heavy rain falling on top of already saturated soils from the rain today, the likelihood of isolated flooding concerns will increase.



WEATHER FORECAST MAPS FOR TODAY

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
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THREE DAY REGIONAL FORECAST

FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly before 2pm. Patchy fog before 11am, then patchy fog after 5pm. High near 52. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain before midnight. Patchy fog before 7pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 37. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 50. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Showers, mainly before 4am, then rain after 4am. Low around 36. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday

Showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly before 3pm. Patchy fog before 11am. High near 52. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog before 7pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 39. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Showers, mainly before 4am, then rain after 4am. Low around 38. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday

Showers, mainly before noon. High near 45. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly before 4pm. Patchy fog between 3pm and 5pm. High near 51. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9pm. Patchy fog before midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 37. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 42. East northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Showers, mainly before 4am, then rain after 4am. Low around 34. East northeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday

Showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 39. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers before 7am, then rain, mainly between 7am and 3pm. Widespread dense fog, mainly between 8am and 9am. High near 49. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain before 10pm. Patchy fog before 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 36. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

A chance of rain before 8pm, then showers between 8pm and 4am, then rain after 4am. Low around 36. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday

Showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


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Agenda Released for the November 2018 Regular Meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners



The public agenda and agenda packet for the regular meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners that has been scheduled for Nover 13, 2018 have been released and are posted below.


Public Agenda



1, Call to order and welcome by Chairman Tate

2, Announcements

3. Moment of Silence

4. Pledge or Allegiance

5. Public Hearing(s) — 6:00 p.m. Continuation of hearing from October 9, 2018 to consider a request to change the name of Paul Walden Road to Bear Cub Trail

6. Public Comment Period

7. Additions to agenda

8. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

9. Reports / Presentations

10.01d Business
A, Update on space needs analysis — County Manager

11. New Business
A. Memorandum of Understanding for Macon Soil and Water Conservation District — District Director Mike Breedlove
B. Resolution and lease agreement with TECO SSL, Inc. Economic Development Director Tommy Jenkins/County Attorney
C. Macon County Transit — Director Kim Angel
(1) Updated System Safety Plan
(2) Proposed advertising on vehicles
D. Tax refund request by Edward Hasler — Tax Administrator Richard Lightner
E- Release of land disturbing surety bond for Indigo Homestead apartment complex— Planning, Permitting and Development Director Jack Morgan
F. NCACC 2019 Legislative Goals Conference voting delegate designation
G. Discussion regarding floor at Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center — Commissioners Shields and Gillespie

12.Consent Agenda — Attachment # 12
All items below are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion. No
separate discussion will be held except on request of a member of the Board of
Commissioners.
A. Minutes of the September 1 1, 2018 regular meeting, the September 25, 2018 continued session and the October 9, 2018 regular meeting
B. Budget Amendments #74-83
C. Tax Releases for October in the amount of $2,086.12
D. 2019 County Holiday Schedule
E. Monthly ad valorem tax collection report

13. Appointments
A, Highlands Tourism Developrnent Commission (l seat)

14.Closed session (if necessary)

15, Recess until Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the commission boardroom on the third floor of the Macon County Courthouse, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC. The purposes of the meeting will be to administer the oaths of office to the re-elected commissioners, for the board to elect a chairman and vice-chairman, to examine the official bonds of public officials, to consider its 2019 meeting schedule, and for any other business that may come before the board.

NOTE: Service awards will be presented to county employees prior to the board's regular meeting on Tuesday, December 1 1, 2018. The presentation of the awards will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a brief reception, with the meeting to begin at its regular time of 6 p.m.


Agenda Packet




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The Franklin 2018 Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony



The Town of Franklin observed Veterans Day on Monday, November 12, 2018. Videos and photos of the event are posted below.


Parade



Ceremony



Photos

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