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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Macon County Weather Briefing
Sunday, April 17, 2016

National Forecast Map 
Courtesy of the NOAA Weather Prediction Center




OVERVIEW

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.



TODAY

Sunny with highs near the mid 70s and calm winds rising to come from the south in the afternoon.



HAZARDS

No Hazardous Weather Expected. Relative Humidityvalues will be below 30% between 11 am and 7 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 (10.5 out of 12.0) with Oak, Sweetgum and Poplar being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to remain steady through Wednesday with pollen levels being between 10.5 and 11.5 on a scale of 0 to 12.


TONIGHT

Clear with lows near the mid 40s and southeast winds calming before midnight.


MONDAY

Sunny with highs near the mid 70s and variable light winds.


MONDAY NIGHT

Clear with lows near 50 and variable light winds.



WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS


• None in effect as of 3 am on April 17, 2016.


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MACON COUNTY WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR APRIL 17TH

Highest Temperature • 88°F at the Coweeta Experimental Lab in 2008
Lowest Temperature • 19°F in Highlands in 2014
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 3.06 inches at in Highlands in 1945
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 17TH

Highest Temperature • 101°F in Abedeen, Moore County in 1922
Lowest Temperature • 12°F in Montreat, Yancey County in 1943
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 5.33 inches in Patterson, Caldwell County in 1969
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 4.0 inches in Grandfather Mountain, Avery 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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