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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Daily Weather Briefing for Macon County
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

National Forecast Map for today 
Image courtesy NOAA Weather Prediction Center




OVERVIEW

Dry high pressure will build into the region today through Wednesday, allowing temperatures to return to seasonal levels. A cold front is expected to cross late Thursday with another later in the weekend, bringing an increased chance of rain with it.

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

Macon Media is restarting the daily legislative calendar, a feature that was suspended in April 2012 the calendar will allow Maconians to track the work of the state legislature. The legislative calendar for today may be seen at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/nc-general-assembly-calendar-for-03-22.html This includes the press release from the Lieutenant Governor's Office of a Special session of the state legislature to repeal the recent gender ordinance passed by the Charlotte City Council.


TODAY

Widespread frost before 9 am, mostly sunny with highs near the mid 60s and calm winds rising to come from the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.


HAZARDS

A Freeze Warning is in effect for Macon County until 9 am today. Frost is expected to be widespread.

Current Advisories, Watches and Warnings issued by the National Weather Service for Macon County can be viewed at any time at http://is.gd/MACONWARN

POLLEN REPORT

The pollen level today will be medium-high (9.1 out of 12.0) with Maple, Juniper and Oak still being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to be high (10.4 out of 12.0) and gradually increase to high (10.8 on a 0 to 12 scale) on Wednesday with pollen levels expected to remain medium high to high through at least Saturday.


TONIGHT

Clear with lows near the mid 30s and winds out of the south.


WEDNESDAY

Sunny with highs near 70 and variable light winds rising to come from the south 5 to 10 mph by mid morning.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows near the mid to upper 40s and winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph.


THURSDAY

Mostly cloudy with highs near 70. 50% chance of rain, mainly after 10 am.


THURSDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near 40. 70% chance of rain, mainly before 3 am.



WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS

• Freeze Warning in effect from March 22, 12:00 AM EDT until March 22, 09:00 AM EDT


ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you have an event announcement, or wish to inquire about a day sponsorship, email the information to editor@maconmedia.com.
An advertising fee will be required for events that either charge admission or charge for vendor participation.



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23RD
2:00 & 6:00 p.m.
“Appalachian Impressions: Hiking the Appalachian Trail” documentary.
Take the 2,173 mile journey along the most famous long-distance hiking trail in the world. Along the way you'll meet hikers who have embarked on the trek, carrying everything they need on their backs. Hear their stories and experience the thrills and pain of this epic journey.


SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND
8am to 1 pm
A Benefit Car Show for Operation Christmas Child, Western North Carolina, will be held Saturday, April 2nd from 8 am to 3 pm at Franklin High School parking lot, by football field. Registration Fee: $15 to enter a car. If you are interested in showing or participating please contact: Shelly Pilkerton at 828-371-7503 or e-mail: shellypilkerton@yahoo.com. For more information on the event, see http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/benefit-car-show-for-operation.html



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH

8:00am
Weekly Greenway Birdwalks begin. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking lot.



MACON COUNTY WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR MARCH 22ND

Highest Temperature • 80°F in Highlands in 1935
Lowest Temperature • 10°F in Franklin in 1965
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 3.49 inches in Highlands in 1955
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 4.5 inches in Franklin in 1872


WEATHER EXTREMES FOR MARCH IN MACON COUNTY
(1872-2016)


Highest Temperature -- 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Lab on March 15, 1967
Lowest Temperature -- -7°F in Highlands on March 7, 1899
Greatest One-Day Precipitation – 6.43 inches in Highlands on March 29, 1898
Greatest One-Day Snowfall – 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Lab on March 13, 1993




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