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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, February 22, 2020






Outlook

Dry and cool high pressure will continue to build over the region through the weekend. A vigorous low-pressure system will move through the Plains on Monday and the Ohio River valley Tuesday spreading moisture back across the Southeast. Conditions will remain unsettled through the middle of next week.


Candidate Forum Today

The Smoky Mountain Republican Women is sponsoring a forum for congressional candidates this Saturday, February 22, from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. in the meeting room of United Community Bank, located at 132 Rodney Orr By-pass in Robbinsville.

Candidates for other races will be allowed to speak.

“Everyone is invited to come and participate. Candidates need to know which issues are important to people in the westernmost part of the state,” said Charlene Hogue, club president.

There will be no admission fee charged for the forum and light refreshments will be provided.

Smoky Mountain Republican Women is affiliated with the North Carolina and the National Federations of Republican Women. For more information please call (828) 371-8247 or send a message to the club's Facebook page.


Public Safety Log
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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.



The next one shows the forecast for rain in 24hour totals over the next few days.



And this one shows the forecast for 24-hour snowfall totals over the same time period.






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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.






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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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






FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

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

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Increasing clouds, with highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday

Rain. Highs near 50. The chance of precipitation is 100%.

Monday Night

Rain. Lows in the mid-40s. The chance of precipitation is 100%.






OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

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

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday

Rain. Highs near 50. The chance of precipitation is 100%.

Monday Night

Rain. Lows in the mid-40s. The chance of precipitation is 100%.






HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. WInds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Increasing clouds, with highs near 50. Light and variable winds.

Sunday Night

Rain and snow likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Light winds out of the southwest. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday

Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 10am. Highs in the low-to-mid 40s. The chance of precipitation is 100%.

Monday Night

Rain. Lows around 40. The chance of precipitation is 100%.






NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs in the lowe 50s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Sunday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds. The chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday

Rain. Highs in the uppe 40s. The chance of precipitation is 100%.

Monday Night

Rain. Lows in the mid-40s. The chance of precipitation is 100%.



Published at 5:00am on Saturday, February 22, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, February 21, 2020





Outlook

A developing low-pressure system off the Southeast coast will allow for rain and wintry weather to spread across the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia today and tonight. High pressure will move into the area for the weekend, allowing for dry conditions to prevail, with rain chances returning early next week with the next approaching system.


Macon County Schools Schedule for Today, 02-21-2020

Franklin area schools are closed, an optional workday for teachers.
Nantahala school is closed, an optional workday for teachers.
Highlands School No word was relayed to Macon Media.


Candidate Forum February 22

The Smoky Mountain Republican Women is sponsoring a forum for congressional candidates this Saturday, February 22, from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. in the meeting room of United Community Bank, located at 132 Rodney Orr By-pass in Robbinsville.

Candidates for other races will be allowed to speak.

“Everyone is invited to come and participate. Candidates need to know which issues are important to people in the westernmost part of the state,” said Charlene Hogue, club president.

There will be no admission fee charged for the forum and light refreshments will be provided.

Smoky Mountain Republican Women is affiliated with the North Carolina and the National Federations of Republican Women. For more information please call (828) 371-8247 or send a message to the club's Facebook page.



Public Safety Log
(this section is temporarily deprecated until I get caught up with videos from past meetings.



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.



The next one shows the forecast for rain in 24hour totals over the next few days.



And this one shows the forecast for 24-hour snowfall totals over the same time period.






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Weather Hazards

Any water running off or left standing from the rain and light snow (LOL) we received late Thursday will freeze on untreated road surfaces during the pre-dawn hours on today. Patchy black ice can be expected, especially on secondary roads and residential streets, during the morning commute today.

Temperatures are expected to climb back above freezing around noon or 1 pm in the mountain valleys, but will probably stay below freezing all day above 3500 feet.







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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 highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the upper teens. Light winds out of the north.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.

Sunday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s.






OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows around 20. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds.

Saturday Night

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

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. The chance of precipitation is 60%.






HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-30s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming light and shifting to come out of the northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows around 20. Light winds out of the northwest.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Light and variable winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 50.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. The chance of precipitation is 60%.






NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. WInds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows around 20. Light and variable winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. The chance of precipitation is 60%.



Published at 5:00am on Friday, February 21, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Winter Weather Live Blog
February 20, 2020




Live Blog

6:30am Live Blog started. Posts will be in reverse chronological order so the newer material (except this entry) will be at the top. to find older material, just scroll down. Members of the community can add information and ask for information on the Facebook version of this blog at [LINK].

************************************


6:32am 

So far, thee have been no accidents reported. Readers are reporting snow is already falling. (I haven't looked outside yet, so...)

7:12am 

It is 40 degrees Fahrenheit on Main street and sleeting in Franklin.





Published at 6:30am on Thursday, February 20, 2020


The Daily Weather Biefing for Thursday, February 20, 2020







Outlook

Developing low-pressure system off the Southeast coast will allow for rain and wintry weather to spread across the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia today and tonight. High pressure will move into the area for the weekend, allowing for dry conditions to prevail, with rain chances returning early next week with the next approaching system.


Macon County Schools Schedule for Today, 02-20-2020

Franklin area schools are closed.
Highlands school is closed.
Nantahala school is on a two-hour delay.

How Much Snow?



The National Weather Service says the Franklin area will see an inch or so and elevations above 3,000 feet will see 2 to 4 inches today and the highest peaks in the county will receive somethin152g in the 3 to 5-inch range.

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Lowering of US and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of NC Rep. Linda Johnson


Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, February 21, 2020, in honor of NC House of Representative Linda Johnson, who passed away on Tuesday. [LINK] https://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/lowering-of-us-and-nc-flags-to-half_20.html


Candidate Forum February 22

The Smoky Mountain Republican Women is sponsoring a forum for congressional candidates this Saturday, February 22, from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. in the meeting room of United Community Bank, located at 132 Rodney Orr By-pass in Robbinsville.

Candidates for other races will be allowed to speak.

“Everyone is invited to come and participate. Candidates need to know which issues are important to people in the westernmost part of the state,” said Charlene Hogue, club president.

There will be no admission fee charged for the forum and light refreshments will be provided.

Smoky Mountain Republican Women is affiliated with the North Carolina and the National Federations of Republican Women. For more information please call (828) 371-8247 or send a message to the club Facebook page.



Public Safety Log
(this section is temporarily deprecated until I get caught up with videos from past meetings.



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.



The next one shows the forecast for rain in 24hour totals over the next few days.



And this one shows the forecast for 24-hour snowfall totals over the same time period.






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Weather Hazards

The National Weather Service is calling for snow today in Macon County and a copy of the Winter Weather Advisoy has been posted below for your convenience. Please don't be stupid and get out on the roads if conditions begin to deteriorate. YOu're not only putting your won property and life at risk, you're putting the poperty and lives of others at risk, too. The rain is expected to turn to snow in the midmorning hours. While temperatures in the Franklin area are not forecast to drop below freezing until late in the afternoon, if enough snow falls, the avaporative effect could cause temperatures to drop faster than the National Weather Service has forecast, so be careful on the roads today and tonight.

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
419 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

...ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED TODAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS...

.Moisture returning from the south into an increasingly cold airmass will produce accumulating snowfall across portions of the area later today. The precipitation will begin as rain, or as a mix of sleet, rain, and snow in many areas, but should steadily transition to snow throughout the day.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches, with higher amounts possible above 3500 feet.

* WHERE...The North Carolina mountains and the mountains of northeast Georgia.

* WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight.

* IMPACTS...Although roads will initially be warm and wet, plan on slippery road conditions developing through the day. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Widespread black ice will likely develop tonight through Friday morning as temperatures fall into the teens and 20s behind the storm.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National Weather Service toll free at...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report using hashtag nwsgsp.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp.






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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

Rain and snow. Highs in the upper 30s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Snowfall accumulation will be elevation dependent. The National Weather Service says the Franklin area will see an inch or so and elevations above 3,000 feet will see 2 to 4 inches today and the highest peaks in the county in the 3 to 5-inch range.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Clear, with lows around 20. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.






OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Rain, snow, and sleet before 1pm, then rain, possibly mixed with snow. Highs in the upper 30s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half-inch possible. Higher elevations will see more accumulation.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog before 9pm. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with lows around 20. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Clear, with lows in the lower 20s. Light winds out of the north.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Saturday Night

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






HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Rain, snow, and sleet before 11am, then snow and sleet between 11am and noon, then snow in the afternoon. Highs near freezing. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog before 8pm. Otherwise, cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with lows in the upper teens. Winds out of the north 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-30s. Winds out of the north 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

Clear, with lows around 20. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-40s.

Saturday Night

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






NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Rain, snow, and sleet, becoming all snow after 10am. Highs in the mid-30s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog before 11pm. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with lows in the upper teens. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Clear, with lows around 20. Light and variable winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs near 50.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.


Published at 5:00am on Thursday, February 20, 2020

Lowering of US and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of NC Rep. Linda Johnson





Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, February 21, 2020, in honor of NC House of Representative Linda Johnson, who passed away on Tuesday. A representative for Cabarrus County, Rep. Johnson served in the North Carolina's House of Representatives for more than a decade. Last year, she served as a senior appropriations chair. She was also co-chair of the joint education oversight committee.

Statement from Governor Roy Cooper:

"Kristin and I send our deep condolences to the family and friends of NC Rep. Linda Johnson. She served our state with honor and distinction and we are grateful for her life and service."


As a show of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.



Please note, all North Carolina flag announcements are issued in accordance to regulations outlined in the US Flag Code.

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Published at 3:15am on Thursday, Feb 20, 2020



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, February 19, 2020





Outlook

Cold Canadian high pressure will spread below normal temperatures into our region as moisture tracks east along the Gulf coast on Thursday. Expect some wintry weather over the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia Thursday, especially in the North Carolina mountains. Drier air moves into our area for Friday and Saturday. Another low pressure will approach from the west Sunday night into Monday.

Potential Snow Event

Right now, it looks like if we are going to get snow cover on Thursday, temperatures will have to be below freezing between noon and 5 pm, when most of the moisture is forecast to fall in the county. More information regarding different sections of the county is posted below in the Forecast section. If the cupboards are bare, then today is the day to go shopping if a little snow will put you in danger of starving. Otherwise, just carry on like people who've seen a little snow before and once it starts (if it does start), please stay off the roads because too many people who should not be will be and they will be sliding off the roads and putting property and lives at risk.


Place your bets now and good luck, everyone!

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Candidate Forum February 22

The Smoky Mountain Republican Women is sponsoring a forum for congressional candidates this Saturday, February 22, from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. in the meeting room of United Community Bank, located at 132 Rodney Orr By-pass in Robbinsville.

Candidates for other races will be allowed to speak.

“Everyone is invited to come and participate. Candidates need to know which issues are important to people in the westernmost part of the state,” said Charlene Hogue, club president.

There will be no admission fee charged for the forum and light refreshments will be provided.

Smoky Mountain Republican Women is affiliated with the North Carolina and the National Federations of Republican Women. For more information please call (828) 371-8247 or send a message to the club's Facebook page. [LINK]



Public Safety Log
(this section is temporarily deprecated until I get caught up with videos from past meetings.



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.



The next one shows the forecast for rain in 24hour totals over the next few days.



And this one shows the forecast for 24-hour snowfall totals over the same time period.






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:
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

Today will be a quiet weather day, with remnants of ain moving off. Snow is back in the forecast, with potential snow accumulations ranging from a dusting to 6 inches or so. The good news is that this snow, like the last one, will not stick around. It (whatever amount falls) will quickly melt away by a day or so. A Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service is posted below for your convenience so you can have an idea of what the professionals are thinking about the potential for this system.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

Snow is likely on Thursday, especially over the mountains, with rain mixing in at times in the lower valleys and east of the Blue Ridge escarpment. Snow accumulations are expected, with an inch or two along the higher terrain, and a dusting to a few tenths of an inch eastward along the I-40 corridor into the Piedmont.






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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 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to around 5 mph and coming out of the north northwest between 9am and the early afternoon before calming down to generally light winds out of the northwest. Rain should move out by 9am, but chances remain slight all day and night. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Rain and snow likely, mainly between noon and 5pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph becoming by noon. The chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected in the lower elevations. **note** Computer models show snow amounts varying from a dusting to 6 inches with a 2 inch median in the Franklin area. If temperatures drop below freezing, we could get more than what is in the official forecast of an inch or so. So far, it looks like those of us in the lower valleys may not see more than an inch or two. Stay tuned to whatever your favorite source of local weather forecasts is in order to receive the latest updates.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain and snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow between 8pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 20. North wind around 7 mph. The chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday

Sunny, with highs near 40.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s.






OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog between 8am and 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs near 50. WInds out of the northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm by noon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain, mainly between 3am and 4am, then a chance of showers after 4am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds. The chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

Rain and snow before 4pm, then transitioning to all-rain before changing back to rain and snow after 5pm. Highs in the upper 30s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. **edit** Computer models vary on the amount of snow, from a dusting to 6 inches. MOdels are showing an inch o so in the Otto area, with more (3 or 4 inches) on the ridges. The key factor will be temperatures. If temperatures drop below freezing, we could get more than what is in the official forecast of an inch or so. So far, it looks like those of us in the lower valleys may not see more than an inch or two. Stay tuned to whatever your favorite source of local weather forecasts is in order to receive the latest updates.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 20. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 40s.

Friday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 4pm. Patchy fog is expected to last until the early afternoon. Otherwise, cloudy, with temperatures falling from the mid-to-upper 40s at 6am to around 40 by 6pm. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by midmorning, then shifting to come out of the northeast and gradually increasing to around 5 mph by 6pm. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A slight chance of rain before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Patchy fog before 7pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday

Snow. Highs around freezing. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the north in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches expected, with double that being possible.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 20. Winds out of the north 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-30s.

Friday Night

Clear, with lows around 20.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 4am, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with lows around freezing. Light and variable winds. The chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday

Snow, mainly before 6pm. Highs in the mid-30s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 20. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 30s.

Friday Night

Clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s.


Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Public Safety Log for 02-18-2020


Duke Energy contractors replacing a pole on Main Street in Franklin on Feb 17, 2020 [LINK]



Public Safety Log for 02-18-2020


1:18am Vehicle Fire Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD

• Car fire reported near Cat Creek Road and Jack Cabe Road with a structure in danger. [LINK]

3:50am Medical Call Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD

4:03am Medical Transport Franklin EMS

• Code Yellow from Angel ER to Mission in Asheville






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Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2020





Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, February 18, 2020





Outlook

Moisture will gradually return to the region early this week ahead of the next approaching cold front. This will bring periods of precipitation to the county through the middle of the week as this front crosses the area before stalling just to our south. Drier and cooler air return for the end of the week.


Candidate Forum February 22

The Smoky Mountain Republican Women is sponsoring a forum for congressional candidates this Saturday, February 22, from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. in the meeting room of United Community Bank, located at 132 Rodney Orr By-pass in Robbinsville.

Candidates for other races will be allowed to speak.

“Everyone is invited to come and participate. Candidates need to know which issues are important to people in the westernmost part of the state,” said Charlene Hogue, club president.

There will be no admission fee charged for the forum and light refreshments will be provided.

Smoky Mountain Republican Women is affiliated with the North Carolina and the National Federations of Republican Women. For more information please call (828) 371-8247 or send a message to the club's Facebook page. [LINK]


Public Safety Log

Public Safety Log for today [LINK]



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.



The next one shows the forecast for rain in 24hour totals over the next few days.



And this one shows the forecast for 24-hour snowfall totals over the same time period.






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Weather Hazards

Our local weather pattern will be a quiet one over the weekend before the rain returns next week.






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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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

Today

A chance of rain before 8am, then showers, mainly after 8am. Patchy fog between 10am and 2pm. Highs near 60. Calm winds. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid-40s. Light and variable winds. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of rain between noon and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A chance of rain before 8am, then showers, mainly after 8am. Patchy fog between 7am and 2pm. Highs near 60. Calm winds. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid-40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely before noon, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Rain before 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm and showers after. Patchy fog. Highs in the lowe 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly before 7am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

A chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday

A chance of rain and snow before noon, then a chance of rain between noon and 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 5pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. The chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 20s.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Rain before 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 4pm, then showers after 4pm. Patchy fog after 10am. Highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, mainly before 5am. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 40s. Light and variable winds. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of rain between 9am and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 50. Winds out of the north 3 to 7 mph. The chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

A slight chance of rain before 4am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph shifting to come out of the east after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday

A chance of rain and snow before 8am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with highs near 40. The chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday Night

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


Published at 5:00am on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

Lowering of US and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former NC Lt. Gov. Jordan





Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Monday, February 17, 2020 until sunset on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in honor of former North Carolina Lt. Governor Robert "Bob" Jordan, who passed away on Sunday.

In 1984, Jordan was elected lieutenant governor, serving from 1985 to 1988. Prior to his role as lieutenant governor, Jordan served as a state senator from 1976 to 1984. A service celebrating Jordan's life will be held on Wednesday, February 19 at the West Montgomery High School Auditorium in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina.

Statement from Governor Roy Cooper:

"Today we lost a great North Carolinian with the passing of my friend and former Lt. Governor Bob Jordan. He was passionate about education and made a real difference helping people from all walks of life. Our prayers are with his entire family, especially his wife Sarah and his granddaughter Cole."

As a show of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.

Please note, all North Carolina flag announcements are issued in accordance to regulations outlined in the US Flag Code.

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Published at 12:30pm on Monday, Feb 17, 2020




Daily Weather Briefing for Washington's Birthday, February 17, 2020





Outlook

Moisture will gradually return to the region early this week ahead of the next approaching cold front. This will bring periods of precipitation to the county through the middle of the week as this front crosses the area before stalling just to our south. Drier and cooler air return for the end of the week.

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George Washington's Birthday



Today is the Federal Holiday marking George Washington's Birthday. Learn more about why we celebrate it on the Mount Vernon website. [LINK]

Candidate Forum in Robbinsville on February 22

The Smoky Mountain Republican Women is sponsoring a forum for congressional candidates this Saturday, February 22, from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. in the meeting room of United Community Bank, located at 132 Rodney Orr By-pass in Robbinsville.

Candidates for other races will be allowed to speak.

“Everyone is invited to come and participate. Candidates need to know which issues are important to people in the westernmost part of the state,” said Charlene Hogue, club president.

There will be no admission fee charged for the forum and light refreshments will be provided.

Smoky Mountain Republican Women is affiliated with the North Carolina and the National Federations of Republican Women. For more information please call (828) 371-8247 or send a message to the club's Facebook page. [LINK]

Macon County Candidate Forum

Macon Media attended a forum hosted by The Macon County News and WNCC-FM/WFSC-AM at the Macon County Library last Thursday. Videos are available online. [LINK]

Franklin Planning Board Meets This Afternoon

The Franklin Planning Board will be meeting this afternoon in the lower level of the town hall. The two items on the agenda include a presentation of the draft of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and a discussion on minor multi-family dwelling units. A copy of the agenda has been posted below, as well as a copy of the agenda packet.

Franklin Planning Board
Feb 17, 2020 at 4:00pm
Lower Level Town Hall

AGENDA

1. Approval or changes to the agenda
2. Approval of October 21, 2019 minutes
3. New Business
A. Presentation of Draft Comprehensive Land Use Plan
B. Discussion about clarification on minor multi-family dwelling units
4. Next Planning Board meeting Monday, March 16, 2020
5. Adjourn oo set continuation of the meeting

Agenda Packet





Public Safety Log
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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.



The next one shows the forecast for rain in 24hour totals over the next few days.



And this one shows the forecast for 24-hour snowfall totals over the same time period.






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Weather Hazards

Today will be a quiet one. Rain is expected to return late tonight or tomorrow.






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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

Washington's Birthday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Light winds out of the southeast. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers likely before 10am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10am and noon, then showers after noon. Patchy fog before 7am. Highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Lows in the mid-40s. Light and variable winds coming out of the west around 5 mph after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 80%.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Wednesday Night

A chance of rain before 9pm, then a chance of rain after 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. The chance of precipitation is 30%.






OTTO AREA FORECAST


Washington's Birthday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11pm. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and 1pm, then showers after 1pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Highs near 60. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming light and variable after the storms roll through. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Light and variable winds increasing and shifting to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming light and variable by midmorning.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Washinton's Birthday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds increasing and shifting to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly after 5am. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 10am and 3pm, then showers after 3pm. Highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the east in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

A chance of rain before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. The chance of precipitation is 30%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Washington's Birthday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing and coming out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. WInds out of the south 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers, mainly after 9am. Patchy fog before 7am. Highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. WInds out of the south 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the west in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with highs near 50. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

A chance of rain before 4am, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. The chance of precipitation is 30%.


Published at 5:00am on Monday, February 17, 2020