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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Daily Weather Briefing for Macon County
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

National Forecast Map 
Courtesy of the NOAA Weather Prediction Center

OVERVIEW

Dry conditions will prevail today, then an area of moisture will surge out of the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a cold front, which will push through the region on Friday. A return to dry high pressure is expected over the weekend into early next week.

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TODAY
Sunny with highs near the mid 60s and winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.


HAZARDS

No hazardous weather is expected today. Heavy rain and potential flooding are possible Thursday and Friday.

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 high (9.7 out of 12.0) with Juniper, Oak and Maple still being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to drop into the medium-high range on Thursday and Friday as a period of wet weather passes through the county. Very high (11.6 out of 12) pollen levels are expected for Saturday.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near 50 and winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. 40% chance of rain, mainly after midnight.


THURSDAY
Rain, heavy at times with highs near the mid 60s and winds from the south 5 to 10 mph. Rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch expected.



THURSDAY NIGHT
Rain, heavy at time with lows near the mid 50s and winds from the south 5 to 10 mph. Rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.




WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS

• None in effect as of 1 am on March 30, 2016.


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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 30TH

Highest Temperature • 83°F in Franklin in 1985
Lowest Temperature • 8°F in Highlands in 1894
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 5.41 inches in Nantahala in 1975
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 2.5 inches in Highlands in 1915


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



NORTH CAROLINA WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR MARCH 30TH

Highest Temperature • 99°F in Snow Hill, Greene County in 1907
Lowest Temperature • -4°F in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County in 1964
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 5.41 inches in Nantahala, Macon County in 1975
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 10.0 inches in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1915


WEATHER EXTREMES FOR MARCH IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
(1870-2016)


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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