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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Daily Weather Briefing for Macon County
Sunday, March 6, 2016

National Forecast Map 
Courtesy NOAA Weather Prediction Center





OVERVIEW

High pressure returns today, dominating the local weather pattern through midweek before another frontal system approaches later in the week, when highs will approach the mid to upper 60s.


STRUCTURE FIRE ON MOORE STREET

Several volunteer fire departments battled a fire at a residence on Moore Street last night. More information can be seen at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/structure-fire-on-moore-street.html

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

Governor Pat McCrory has declared the week of March 6th through March 12th, 2016, as “SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK” in North Carolina, and has called upon citizens and interested groups to observe the week with appropriate activities that promote awareness of severe weather and how to stay safe. See the declaration at the Governor's website.

In furtherance of that, Macon Media will be publishing a series to articles through the week on severe weather and ways to become more prepared.


TODAY

Sunny with highs near 60 and winds from the north 5 to 10 mph, calming in the afternoon.


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


TONIGHT


Partly cloudy with lows near 30 and and light winds out of the southeast.


MONDAY

Mostly sunny with highs near 60 and calm winds in the morning rising to 5 to 10 mph from the south by mid morning.


MONDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows near the upper 30s and winds from the southeast.


TUESDAY

Partly sunny with highs near the mid 60s and calm winds early rising to 5 to 10 mph from the south by mid morning.


TUESDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near the mid 40s.



WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS

• No weather advisories are in effect for Macon County as of 3 am.



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.

Early Voting Underway

Early voting lasts until 1 pm on Saturday, March 12th, then election day is on the 15th from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.
People can vote at any open polling place in the county during early voting. If you vote on March 15, you must go to your assigned precinct.


Dollar-A-Day Boys at the Macon County Library on March 12, 2016

The Macon County Public Library and the Macon County Historical Museum are co-sponsoring a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps on

March 12th, 2016. More information is on the website at
http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2016/02/dollar-day-boys-at-macon-county-library.html




MACON COUNTY WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR MARCH 6TH

Highest Temperature • 75°F at the Coweeta Experimental Lab in 1997
Lowest Temperature • 1°F in Highlands in 1901
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 5.19 inches in Nantahala in 1963
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 5.5 inches in Highlands in 1969


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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