A cold front will push through the county this morning, with dry high pressure filling in behind it through Wednesday. Another cold front is expected to arrive later this week.
Vietnam Veterans Day
On Saturday, Vietnam Veterans and their supporters gathered in downtown Franklin for a parade and ceremony observing Vietnam Veterans Day.
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More video and photos will be posted tomorrow.
Patchy fog early, Clouds decreasing until it becomes mostly sunny around 9 am or so. Highs are expected to be near the mid 60s and winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph. 30% chance of rain, mainly before 9 am with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch expected.
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
The pollen level today will be high (10.1 out of 12.0) with Juniper, Oak and Maple still being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to remain high (10.5 out of 12) on Tuesday and then gradually decrease into the medium-high range and may even drop into the medium range on Friday.
Mostly clear with lows near freezing and winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Patchy frost possible before 8 am, mostly sunny with highs near the mid 60s and winds out of the north.
Mostly clear with lows near the upper 30s and variable light winds.
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: email@example.com. For more information on the event, see http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/benefit-car-show-for-operation.html
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH
Weekly Greenway Birdwalks begin. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking lot.
MACON COUNTY WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR MARCH 28TH
Highest Temperature • 81°F at the Coweeta Experimental Lab in 2007
Lowest Temperature • 14°F in Franklin in 1982
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 2.64 inches in Highlands iin 1898
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 2.3 inches in Highlands in 1893
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR MARCH IN MACON COUNTY
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
NEW SECTION: NORTH CAROLINA WEATHER EXTREMES FOR THIS DATE AND MONTH
NORTH CAROLINA WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR MARCH 28TH
Highest Temperature • 96°F in Aberdeen, Moore County in 1907
Lowest Temperature • 5°F in Montreat, Yancey County in 1926
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 4.72 inches in Blowing Rock, Watauga County in 1994
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 11.0 inches in Jefferson, Ashe County in 1947
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR MARCH IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
Highest Temperature -- 100°F in Aberdeen, Moore County on March 29, 1967
Lowest Temperature -- -14°F in Murphy, Cherokee County on March 16, 1880
Greatest One-Day Precipitation – 10.50 inches in Highlands on March 29, 1898
Greatest One-Day Snowfall – 36.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on March 13, 1993
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