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Friday, March 25, 2016

Daily Weather Briefing for Macon County
Good Friday, March 25, 2016

The National Forecast Map for March 25th
Courtesy the NOAA Weather Prediction Center






OVERVIEW

A cold front will cross the region today and dry high pressure is expected to build into the region through Sunday. Rainfall chances will then increase as another cold front is expected to approach early on Monday, then dry conditions should prevail through at least Thursday.

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

The state legislature is not expected to meet again until April 25, 2016. There are no committee meetings today. Two are schedculed for Monday, the Blue Ribbon Commission to Study the Building and Infrastructure Needs of the State and the House Select Committee on Strategic Transportation Planning and Long Term Funding Solutions. The latter meeting will be held at the Train Depot at 1001 Arendell Street in Morehead City, so there will be no way to monitor their meeting. We will have to trust the Legacy Media to cover it.


TODAY

Mostly cloudy with decreasing clouds and highs near the mid to upper 60s and winds from the west northwest 5 to 10 mph. 40% chance of rain, mainly before noon.


HAZARDS

No hazardous weather is expected.

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 (7.1 out of 12.0)thanks to the recent rain with Juniper, Oak and Maple still being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to be high (9.9 out of 12) on Saturday and high (11.0 out of 12) on Sunday.


TONIGHT

Mostly clear with lows near 40 and winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph calming before midnight.



SATURDAY

Mostly sunny with highs near 70 and calm winds in the morning rising to come from the south east in the afternoon.


SATURDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows near the mid 40s and winds out of the southwest calming before midnight.


SUNDAY

Mostly cloudy withhighs near the upper 60s. 50% chance of rain, manly after noon. Thunderstorms are also possible in the afternoon hours.


SUNDAY NIGHT

Cloudy with lows near 50. 60% chance of rain, mainly before 2 am.




WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS

• None are in effect for Macon County as of 4 am.


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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 25TH

Highest Temperature • 84°F in Highlands iin 1929
Lowest Temperature • 14°F in Franklin in 1956
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 3.14 inches in Highlands iin 1901
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 5.5 inches in Highlands in 1971


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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