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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Daily Weather Briefing for Macon County
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

National Forecast Map 
Courtesy of the NOAA Weather Prediction Center

**WEATHER BRIEFING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016**


OVERVIEW
Temperatures will remain below normal for this week, with a strong cold front bringing even colder high pressure behind it for the weekend. Late Wednesday and early Thursday are expected to be wet. Keep your spring wardrobe in a safe place this week.


OUT OF CONTROL FIRES



Fires got out of control on Noah Gibson Road and Fred Dalton Road yesterday afternoon. No one was hurt and firefighters saved a house that was threatened on Noah Gibson Road. The top three photos are from the Noah Gibson Fire and the second three are from the Fred Dalton Fire.


TODAY (Increased Fire Danger Today)

Sunny with highs near the low 60s and winds out of the north 5 to 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph before 10 am. Winds will gradually weaken through the day. The Relative Humidity levels will be dipping below 30% this morning and afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement regarding this dangerous situation. Please put off burning brush piles and debris until Thursday.



HAZARDS

Relative Humidity levels will be dipping into the 30% range this morning and the 20% range this afternoon, so please consider putting off any outdoor burning until later. The high winds and dry air will cause fuels and the undergrowth to dry out very quickly and could lead to near explosive fire growth once a fire gets out of control. Please check with the county ranger at 369-8611 or at bobby.mashburn@ncagr.gov before you burn today.

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 (10.3 out of 12.0) with Maple, Oak and Elm still being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected be medium-high (8.8 out of 12) Wednesday. Levels are expected to be decreased the rest of the week due to prolonged cold temperatures, with pollen levels being medium to medium-high. Saturday is expected to be very high, with a possible 11.0 out of 12 rating.


TONIGHT
Clear with lows near freezing and calm winds rising to come from the southeast after midnight.


WEDNESDAY
Increasing clouds with highs near the upper 50s and winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with rain expected to develop after 10 pm and lows near the mid 40s. Winds are expected to be from the south 5 to 10 mph. 90% chance of rain.


WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS
• Freeze Warning until April 5, 10:00 AM EDT
• Special Weather Statement (Increased Fire Danger from 11 am to 7 pm)


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH
8:00am


Weekly Greenway Birdwalks begin. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking lot.


NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY at the SMOKY MOUNTAIN CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
April 6th at 7:30 pm


The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will perform a program of classical favorites, Wednesday April 6 at 7:30. Tickets are free and will be available at the box office beginning at 10am, the day of the concert. More details at http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=4&d=6&y=2016&evt=1


Thrill to your favorite light classics including Rossini's Overture to William Tell, the Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr., Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet and Rachmaninoff's most-beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini performed by pianist Kiffen Loomis, winner of the North Carolina Symphony's Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition.


MACON COUNTY WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR APRIL 5TH

Highest Temperature • 88°F in Highlands in 1942
Lowest Temperature • 15°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 4.06 inches in Nantahala in 1957
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 4.5 inches in Franklin in 1987


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


Highest Temperature -- 91°F in Franklin on April 26, 1986
Lowest Temperature -- 13°F in Highlands on April 1, 1987
Greatest One-Day Precipitation – 7.00 inches in Highlands on April 7, 1895
Greatest One-Day Snowfall – 9.5 inches in Franklin on April 4, 1987


NORTH CAROLINA WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR APRIL 5TH

Highest Temperature • 94°F in Mount Gilead, Montgomery County in 1942
Lowest Temperature • 1°F in Montreal, Yancey County in 1944
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 6.53 inches in Brevard, Transylvania County in 1957
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 12.0 inches in Glendale Springs, Ashe County in 1987


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


Highest Temperature -- 102°F in Carthage, Moore County on April 29, 1981
Lowest Temperature -- 0°F in Shelby, Cleveland County on April 29, 1927
Greatest One-Day Precipitation – 7.00 inches in Highlands on April 7, 1895
Greatest One-Day Snowfall – 19.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on April 11, 2003


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