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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, December 7, 2019






Outlook

Dry high pressure will dominate the local weather pattern this weekend, but an unsettled weather pattern will develop by early Monday as a cold front approaches. Rain is likely Monday and Tuesday, possibly changing to snow in the North Carolina mountains early Wednesday. Dry and cold high pressure will return behind the front.



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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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds.

Tonight

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

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday

Rain likely before 8am, then showers likely between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with lows around 40. WInds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

Rain likely before 8am, then showers likely between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. WInds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Patchy freezing fog before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday

Showers likely, mainly before 1pm, then a chance of rain after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 50.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Calm winds.

Tonight

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

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Sunday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

Rain likely before 8am, then showers likely between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.







Published at 5:10am on December 7, 2019


Friday, December 6, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, December 6, 2019






Outlook

A low-pressure system will move quickly across the region today. Dry high pressure is expected to return for the weekend, but an unsettled weather pattern will develop by early Monday, with rainy conditions expected through Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front.



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 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

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Saturday

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

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 50s.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain before 7pm, then showers likely, mainly between 7pm and 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 50s. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds.

Saturday

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

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain before 7pm, then showers likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast by midmorning.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. WInds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 40s.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of showers after 7pm. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.







Published at 4:15am on December 6, 2019


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, December 5, 2019






Outlook

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

Violent Incident Leaves One Man Dead, Another Injured 


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

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

[LINK TO VIDEO]

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

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


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





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 expected today.





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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Friday

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

Friday Night

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

Saturday

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

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Friday

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

Friday Night

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

Saturday

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

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

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

Tonight

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

Friday

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

Friday Night

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

Saturday

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

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Friday

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

Friday Night

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

Saturday

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

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 35.








Published at 4:40am on December 5, 2019


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, December 4, 2019






Outlook

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



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





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 expected today. 


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


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




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

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

Friday

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

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Thursday

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

Thursday Night

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

Friday

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

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

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

Tonight

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

Thursday

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

Thursday Night

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

Friday

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

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Thursday

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

Thursday Night

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

Friday

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

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing.







Published at 5:10am on December 4, 2019


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, December 3, 2019



Modified Daily Weather Briefing

Outlook

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



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.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.



Franklin area

Today

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


Tonight

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


Wednesday

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


Wednesday Night

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

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

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.


Otto area

Today

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


Tonight

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


Wednesday

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


Wednesday Night

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


Thursday

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


Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.


Highlands Plateau

Today

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


Tonight

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


Wednesday

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


Wednesday Night

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


Thursday

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


Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.


Nantahala area

Today

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


Tonight

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


Wednesday

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


Wednesday Night

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


Thursday

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


Thursday Night

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

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



Monday, December 2, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, December 2, 2019






Outlook

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

DAY SPONSOR

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Their phone number is 371-4718.

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


Franklin Town Council Meeting

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

Weekend Christmas Events

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




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





WEATHER SPONSOR



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

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

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


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




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Tuesday

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

Tuesday Night

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

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Tuesday

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

Tuesday Night

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

Wednesday

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

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

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

Tonight

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

Tuesday

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

Tuesday Night

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

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Tuesday

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

Tuesday Night

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

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s.

Wednesday Night

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







Published at 4:30am on December 2, 2019


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, December 1, 2019




Christmas Parade

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


Outlook

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

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



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




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





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Weather Hazards

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

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


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


Today

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

Tonight

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

Monday

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

Monday Night

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

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.




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


Today

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

Tonight

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

Monday

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

Monday Night

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

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing.




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

Today

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

Tonight

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

Monday

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

Monday Night

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

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.




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


Today

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

Tonight

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

Monday

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

Monday Night

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

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.








Published at 5:10am on December 1, 2019


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, November 30, 2019






Outlook

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

Franklin Town Council Meets Monday Night

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

The 2019 Hurricane Season Ends Today



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

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

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

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

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




THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today. Rain is expected on Saturday and Sunday and snow showers are possible on Monday.
Wind chill values on the Highlands Plateau will drop into the teens overnight Sunday into early Monday morning.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

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


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




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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Sunday

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

Sunday Night

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

Monday

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

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Sunday

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

Sunday Night

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

Monday

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

Monday Night

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




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

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

Tonight

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

Sunday

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

Sunday Night

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

Monday

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

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 25.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

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

Sunday

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

Sunday Night

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

Monday

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

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 25.



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





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

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

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






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

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

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

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

Monthly Averages

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



Published at 5:00am on November 30, 2019


Friday, November 29, 2019

Agenda for the December 2019 Town Council Meeting Released





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

Public Agenda

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

1. Call to Order- Mayor Bob Scott

2. Pledge of Allegiance - Vice Mayor Barbara McRae

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

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

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

6. Appointment of Mayor Pro Tempore - Town Council

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

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

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

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

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

11. New Business

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

12. Announcements

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

13. Adjourn




Agenda Packet










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Published at 11:50am on November 29, 2019