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Monday, April 18, 2016

Macon County Weather Briefing
Monday, April 18, 2016

National Forecast Map 
Courtesy of the NOAA Weather Prediction Center




OVERVIEW

A dry high pressure will dominate the local weather pattern through midweek, with temperatures warming to above normal levels. A cold front will slip down from the north on Wednesday, bringing cooler conditions with it. Rain chances will increase later in the week.



LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Franklin Town Board of Aldermen will be holding a previously scheduled budget work session at 5:30 pm today in the lower level of town hall. Macon Media will be there and streaming it live. [LINK]

The Macon County Commissioners will be holding a special meeting at 5 pm, the primary purpose of which is supposed to be the approval of the Smoky Mountain Relay Course though portions of Macon County. Macon Media will be present and streaming this meeting live, too. [LINK]


TODAY

Sunny with highs near 80 and calm winds.



HAZARDS

No Hazardous Weather Expected. 


Relative Humidity values will be below 30% between 11 am and 8 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 (10.8 out of 12.0) with Oak, Sweetgum and Poplar being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to remain steady through Friday with pollen levels being between 10.1 and 11.5 on a scale of 0 to 12.


TONIGHT

Clear with lows near the mid 40s and variable light winds.


TUESDAY

Sunny with highs near the upper 70s and winds out of the northwest. Clouds increasing later in the day.


TUESDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near the lower 50s and light winds out of the northeast.


WEDNESDAY

Partly sunny with highs near the lower 70s.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near the lowe 50s.



WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS

• None in effect as of 4 am on April 18, 2016.


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MACON COUNTY WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR APRIL 18TH

Highest Temperature • 89°F at the Coweeta Experimental Lab in 1955
Lowest Temperature • 21°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 3.07 inches at in Highlands in 1924
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 18TH

Highest Temperature • 99°F in Abedeen, Moore County in 1896
Lowest Temperature • 12°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 1997
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 4.51 inches in Weldon, Halifax County in 1910
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 7.5 inches in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County in 2001


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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