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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Macon County Weather Briefing
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

National Forecast Map 
Courtesy of the NOAA Weather Prediction Center





OVERVIEW

A cold front will push through the region this morning from the north (this is called a backdoor cold front) causing the highs to moderate. Another cold front is expected to arrive from the west, increasing rain chances on Thursday and Friday, possibly lasting into Saturday afternoon. Another area of high pressure should settle in the region for a spell, allowing things to dry out again next week.



TODAY

Partly sunny with highs near the mid 70s and variable light winds early shifting to come from the south 5 to 10 mpg by mid morning,



HAZARDS

No Hazardous Weather Expected.

Relative Humidity values will not be dipping be below 30% today. Conditions are still dry, so please exercise some common sense if you plan on burning outdoors today. Rain should be arriving on Thursday or Friday, so consider putting off outdoor burning until then.

You can contact the county ranger at 828-369-8677 or by email at bobby.mashburn@ncagr.gov before burning outdoors 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




The pollen level today will be high (10.4 out of 12.0) with Oak, Sweetgum and Poplar being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to

decline slightly through Saturday day with pollen levels being between 8.4 and 10.4 on a scale of 0 to 12. Pollen levels are expected to increase again on Sunday.


TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near 50 and winds from the southeast calming before midnight.


THURSDAY

Mostly cloudy with highs near 70 and winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. 30% chance of rain, mainly after 3 pm with less than a tenth of an inch expected.


THURSDAY NIGHT

Cloudy with lows near the mid 50s and winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. 50% chance of rain with less than a tenth of an inch expected.


FRIDAY and FRIDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with highs near the upper 60s and lows near 50. Winds from the southwest, shifting to come from the north east around 7 pm or so. Rainfall likely and thunderstorms possible with rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch expected, more in locations that see thunderstorms.
Rainfall is expected to be mostly over by 7 pm, but there is a slight chance that scattered showers and drizzle could linger into Saturday afternoon.



WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS

• None in effect as of 3 am on April 20, 2016.


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MACON COUNTY WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR APRIL 20TH

Highest Temperature • 87°F at the Coweeta Experimental Lab in 2002
Lowest Temperature • 17°F in Franklin in 1983
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 3.096 inches in Highlands in 1893
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 1.5 inches in Highlands in 1901


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 20TH

Highest Temperature • 98°F in Aberdeen, Moore County in 1896
Lowest Temperature • 9°F in Montreat, Yancey County in 1953
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 5.65 inches in Lumberton, Robeson County in 1918
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 18.0 inches in Waynesville, Haywood County in 1901 (what?)


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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