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Friday, April 15, 2016

Macon County Weather Briefing
Friday, April 15, 2016

National Forecast Map 
Courtesy of the NOAA Weather Prediction Center



OVERVIEW

A stationary front should remain to our south through Friday. A strong high pressure will build across the region through Saturday, persisting into early next week. It will allow warmer air to flow into the county until a weak cold front dips down from the north late Tuesday, bringing cooler temperatures in its wake.



TODAY

Mostly sunny with highs near the mid 60s and winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Relative Humidity values will be dropping below 30% between 10 am and 5 pm today. If you do burn outdoors, please take extra precautions.



HAZARDS

No Hazardous Weather Expected. Relative Humidity values will be below 30% between 10 am and 5 pm. There may be an increased danger of fire spread if a fire gets out of prescribed boundaries due to undergrowth becoming dry.


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 (10.7 out of 12.0) with Oak, Sweetgum and Poplar being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to gradually increase with pollen levels being between 10.5 and 11.5 on a scale of 0 to 12.


TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near 40 and southeast winds shifting to come from the north before midnight.


SATURDAY

Mostly sunny with highs near the upper 60s and winds out of the east.



SATURDAY NIGHT

Mostly clear with lows near 40 and winds out of the east northeast.


SUNDAY

Sunny with highs near the low 70s and calm winds rising to come from the east before noon.


SUNDAY NIGHT

Clear with lows near the low 40s.



WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS

• None in effect as of 3 am on April 15, 2016.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Saturday, April 16th
7 am to 10 am


Macon TRACS is having a Fundraisng Pancake Breakfast at Fatz Cafe' in Franklin. Adults $7 and children $4.
Read more at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/macon-tracs-is-having-pancake.html

Monday, April 18th
5 pm


The Macon County Commissioners are holding a Special Meeting, the main purpose of which is to approve the Smoky Mountain Relay Race route through Macon County on April 22nd and 23rd. More information, including a draft approval letter, can be seen at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/macon-county-commissioners-plan-special.html

Saturday, May 7th
2 to 4 pm

8th Annual American Girl Tea Party


REACH of Macon County is excited to announce our upcoming 8th Annual American Girl Tea Party: "Be Courageous, Life's Path Is Always An Adventure", slated for Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 with doors opening at 1:30. The event will be held at Cowee Baptist Church and is a multigenerational event for individuals of all ages. We would like to cordially invite you to attend this years tea party which will focus on being courageous! The Staff at REACH are particularly excited about this year’s tea party as we have a myriad of fun activities planned including: a photo booth, a nail painting station, a doll hair station, a craft station, and so much more. We will also be raffling off the American Girl Doll of the Year, a stay at the Alpharetta Marriott ‘s American Girl Doll Suite, and an adult prize raffle. It is sure to be fun for girls of all ages!

More information and tickets are available at Eventbrite.


MACON COUNTY WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR APRIL 15TH

Highest Temperature • 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Lab in 2001
Lowest Temperature • 20°F in Highlands in 1973
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 2.98 inches at in Highlands in 1997
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • There has been no measurable snowfall on this date in Macon County since 1872, when record keeping began.


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 15TH

Highest Temperature • 96°F in Greenville, Pitt County in 1922
Lowest Temperature • 6°F in Montreat, Yancey County in 1943
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 4.00 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1969
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 3.0 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2008


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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