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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, June 18, 2019






Outlook

Seasonal temperatures and humid conditions will persist over the next few days while unsettled weather returns ahead of a front drifting down from the Great Lakes. Drier weather is expected at the end of the week, but it might not last long.



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





WEATHER SPONSOR



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

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

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



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today.


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




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

Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present




Become a Patron!

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

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



WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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



FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 80. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 3am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 80. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds early inceasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Highs in the lower 70s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Low around 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 70s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers between midnight and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 50%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 4am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the southwest around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high in tyhe mid-70s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 50%.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

IMAGE

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Jun 18 2019

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

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



Macon Media Almanac for June 18, 2019

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1944
Lowest Temperature 39°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest Rainfall 2.18 inches in Highlands in 1971
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

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

Highest Temperature 108°F Mount Gilead, Montgomery County 06-18-1944
Lowest Temperature 23°F Jefferson, Ashe County 06-17-1917
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.92 in New Holland, Hyde County 06-30-1949
Warmest Weather Station 77.4°F Goldsboro, Wayne County average
Coldest Weather Station 57.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County average
Wettest Weather Station 7.12 in Highlands, Macon County average
Driest Weather Station 3.02 in Canton, Haywood County monthly average




Published at 4:25am on June 18, 2019


Monday, June 17, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, June 17, 2019






Outlook

Seasonal temperatures and humid conditions will persist over the next few days while increased chances of rain return ahead of a front drifting down from the Great Lakes. Drier weather is expected at the end of the week, but it might be short-lived as it appears we may be going into a wetter pattern of weather over the next week or so.

DAY SPONSOR

Carrion Tree Service is underwriting Macon Media for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.

Their phone number is 371-4718.

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


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





WEATHER SPONSOR



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

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

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



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today.


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




CROWDFUNDING OR DAY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


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

Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present




Become a Patron!

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

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



WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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




FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near the mid-80s. Calm winds in the morning gradually increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the south. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 3am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Light winds out of the southwest increasing to 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 5am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the south 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Jun 17 2019

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

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




Macon Media Almanac for June 17, 2019

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2015
Lowest Temperature 36°F in Highlands in 1917
Greatest Rainfall 2.91 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1951
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

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

Highest Temperature 108°F Mount Gilead, Montgomery County 06-18-1944
Lowest Temperature 23°F Jefferson, Ashe County 06-17-1917
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.92 in New Holland, Hyde County 06-30-1949
Warmest Weather Station 77.4°F Goldsboro, Wayne County average
Coldest Weather Station 57.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County average
Wettest Weather Station 7.12 in Highlands, Macon County average
Driest Weather Station 3.02 in Canton, Haywood County monthly average




Published at 4:25am on June 17, 2019


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, June 16, 2019






Outlook

Temperatures and humidity to return to normal and rain chances will increase over the next few days. Drier weather is expected at the end of the week.



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




WEATHER SPONSOR



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

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

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



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today.


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




CROWDFUNDING OR DAY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


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

Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present




Become a Patron!

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

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



WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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




FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the mid-to-late afternoon. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the southwest. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Calm winds early, then increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. WInds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest around 6 mph.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Winds out of the southwest around 8 mph.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest around 7 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest around 6 mph.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 60%.






TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sun Jun 16 2019

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

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




Macon Media Almanac for June 16, 2019

Highest Temperature 90°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2015
Lowest Temperature 38°F in Highlands in 1917
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands in 1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

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

Highest Temperature 108°F Mount Gilead, Montgomery County 06-18-1944
Lowest Temperature 23°F Jefferson, Ashe County 06-17-1917
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.92 in New Holland, Hyde County 06-30-1949
Warmest Weather Station 77.4°F Goldsboro, Wayne County average
Coldest Weather Station 57.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County average
Wettest Weather Station 7.12 in Highlands, Macon County average
Driest Weather Station 3.02 in Canton, Haywood County monthly average




Published at 3:42am on June 16, 2019


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, June 15, 2019





Street Closings

Main Street and the block of Iotla Street and Phillips Street nearest Main Street will be closed today due to a festival. If you're in the area, please keep an eye out of excessive foot traffic today.

Outlook

High pressure will move off the southeast coast today, allowing temperatures and humidity to return to normal on Sunday. Unsettled
weather will return for the early to the middle of next week as a front slowly settles southward from the mid-Atlantic region.



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





WEATHER SPONSOR



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

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

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



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today.


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




CROWDFUNDING OR DAY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


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

Patreon Subscriber History May 2014 to Present




Become a Patron!

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

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



WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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



FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

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

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind s increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph by midmorning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.






TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Jun 15 2019

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

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




Macon Media Almanac for June 15, 2019

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2016
Lowest Temperature 38°F in Highlands in 1933
Greatest Rainfall 5.44 inches in Highlands in 1969
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

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

Highest Temperature 108°F Mount Gilead, Montgomery County 06-18-1944
Lowest Temperature 23°F Jefferson, Ashe County 06-17-1917
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.92 in New Holland, Hyde County 06-30-1949
Warmest Weather Station 77.4°F Goldsboro, Wayne County average
Coldest Weather Station 57.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County average
Wettest Weather Station 7.12 in Highlands, Macon County average
Driest Weather Station 3.02 in Canton, Haywood County monthly average




Published at 4:20am on June 15, 2019


Friday, June 14, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, June 14, 2019






Outlook

Dry and cool high pressure will move across the region today, and then off the coast through the weekend. Unsettled weather will return for the early to the middle of next week as a front slowly settles southward from the mid- Atlantic region.



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





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today.


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




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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



FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

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

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 30%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the north around 6 mph becoming calm.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 50s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light winds out of the south.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 80s.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable by the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Winds out of the south 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Winds out of the southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Winds out of the north around 6 mph becoming light and variable by the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Winds out of the south around 6 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Winds out of the southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.






TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Jun 14 2019

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

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




Macon Media Almanac for June 14, 2019

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2016
Lowest Temperature 32°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 2.21 inches in Highlands in 1928
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

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

Highest Temperature 108°F Mount Gilead, Montgomery County 06-18-1944
Lowest Temperature 23°F Jefferson, Ashe County 06-17-1917
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.92 in New Holland, Hyde County 06-30-1949
Warmest Weather Station 77.4°F Goldsboro, Wayne County average
Coldest Weather Station 57.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County average
Wettest Weather Station 7.12 in Highlands, Macon County average
Driest Weather Station 3.02 in Canton, Haywood County monthly average




Published at 3:27am on June 14, 2019


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, June 13, 2019






Outlook

A cold front approaching from the west will cross the region today, with dry and cool high pressure returning for Friday. The surface high-pressure center will move off the coast through the weekend, with southerly flow allowing temperatures to rebound.
Unsettled weather will return by early next week as a front approaches from the northwest.

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





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 anticipated today.


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




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Light winds out of the west wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Light and variable winds.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm winds.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the west 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

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

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable winds.

Friday Night

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

Saturday

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

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 65. Winds out of the west 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable by noon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Saturday Night

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



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Winds out of the west 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.






TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 PM EDT Wed Jun 12 2019

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

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



Macon Media Almanac for June 13, 2019

Highest Temperature 92°F in Franklin in 1958
Lowest Temperature 33°F in Highlands in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 2.21 inches in Highlands in 1947
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

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

Highest Temperature 108°F Mount Gilead, Montgomery County 06-18-1944
Lowest Temperature 23°F Jefferson, Ashe County 06-17-1917
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.92 in New Holland, Hyde County 06-30-1949
Warmest Weather Station 77.4°F Goldsboro, Wayne County average
Coldest Weather Station 57.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County average
Wettest Weather Station 7.12 in Highlands, Macon County average
Driest Weather Station 3.02 in Canton, Haywood County monthly average




Published at 12:15am on June 13, 2019


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, June 12, 2019



Commissioners Pass 2019-2020 Budget

The county commissioners met last night for their regular meeting for June 2019. During the meeting, commissioners voted 4-1 (Higdon opposing) to pass a budget for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year in the amount of $53,253,502 for the General Fund and $4,227,042 for the Fire Tax.

The millage rate on assessed property values has been increased from the proposed 36.94¢ per $100 to 37.47¢ per $100, with the bulk of the increase to fund education. Videos of the meeting will be published beginning tomorrow at https://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2019/06/mcboc20190611.html



Outlook

A coastal low-pressure system will bring scattered showers to the area on today while cool high pressure keeps temperatures well below normal. High pressure will push into the region on Thursday and Friday leading to very pleasant conditions for mid-June. The high will move off the coast this weekend leading to a return in humidity and scattered showers and thunderstorms.



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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Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
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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 anticipated today.


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




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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




FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 70s. Winds out of the southeast around 6 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between midnight and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Light and variable winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light winds out of the west increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Friday Night

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



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Winds out of the southeast around 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between midnight and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Light and variable winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Light winds out of the west increasing to 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Thursday Night

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

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 75.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 1am and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the west after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 8am and 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Winds out of the west 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 8 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Winds out of the southeast 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southwest after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 8am and noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Winds out of the west 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 70.

Friday Night

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






TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Jun 12 2019

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

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



Macon Media Almanac for June 12, 2019

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1964
Lowest Temperature 35°F in Highlands in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 3.84 inches in Highlands in 1899
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


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

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

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

Highest Temperature 108°F Mount Gilead, Montgomery County 06-18-1944
Lowest Temperature 23°F Jefferson, Ashe County 06-17-1917
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.92 in New Holland, Hyde County 06-30-1949
Warmest Weather Station 77.4°F Goldsboro, Wayne County average
Coldest Weather Station 57.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County average
Wettest Weather Station 7.12 in Highlands, Macon County average
Driest Weather Station 3.02 in Canton, Haywood County monthly average




Published at 2:38am on June 12, 2019