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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Weather Briefing for Macon County
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

National Forecast Map 
Courtest of the NOAA Weather Prediction Center




OVERVIEW
A cold front is expected to cross the region today, taking the increased rain chances with it to our east and south. Our area should remain dry the rest of the week.


TODAY 

Patchy fog before 9 am, mostly cloudy with calm winds rising to come from the north by mid morning and rain expected before 2 pm, ending sometime in the late afternoon. Highs near the mid 60s. Rainfall amounts expected to be between a quarter and half an inch.



HAZARDS

No Hazardous Weather Expected.


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
POLLEN REPORT

The pollen level today will be low-medium (4.1 out of 12.0) with Oak, Juniper and Birch being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to return to their usual springtime highs for the rest of the week with pollen levels being between 10 and 11 on a scale of 0 to 12.


TONIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows near the mid 40s and winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph before midnight, calming for a few hours around midnight, then picking up again before dawn.


WEDNESDAY

Mostly sunny with highs near the mid 60s and winds from the northeast becoming light and variable in the afternoon.



WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near the mid to lower 40s and light wind out of the east.


THURSDAY
Partly sunny with highs near the mid 60s and a slight chance of rain around noon.


THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with lows near the low to mid 40s.



WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS

• None in effect as of 3 am on April 12, 2016.


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MACON COUNTY WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR APRIL 12TH
Highest Temperature • 87°F in Franklin in 2001
Lowest Temperature • 22°F in Franklin in 1973
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 2.73 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 12TH

Highest Temperature • 98°F in Kinston, Lenoir County in 1930
Lowest Temperature • 3°F in Montreat, Yancey County in 1940
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 5.28 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 2013
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 17.0 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 1988


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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