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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, March 29, 2017


...There is as slight risk of severe thunderstorms over the Middle/Lower Mississippi Valleys...

...Heavy snow likely for the Cascades and the Northern Rockies/Great Basin...

...Heavy rain possible over parts of the Pacific Northwest and the Lower/Middle Mississippi Valley...

Low pressure over the Southern Plains will slowly move northeastward to the Middle Mississippi Valley/Western Ohio Valley by Thursday evening. The storm will produce showers and thunderstorms over parts of the Central/Southern Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley into parts of the Southern High Plains that will move eastward to the Ohio Valley/Tennessee Valley and Central Gulf Coast by Thursday evening. Showers and thunderstorms will also develop over parts of the Central/Southern Appalachians and the Southeast on Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening. In addition, rain will develop over parts of the Middle Missouri Valley on Wednesday morning and expand into parts of the Upper Great Lakes by Wednesday evening. By Thursday rain will move into the Great Lakes and into parts of the Northern Appalachians by Thursday evening.

Much of the Pacific Northwest will have widespread precipitation thanks to onshore flow along with multiple upper-level disturbances. Rain and higher elevation snow is forecast from Washington to northern California and east through the Great Basin and the Intermountain West Coastal areas will likely have periods of heavier rainfall intensity. The northern Cascades and sections of the Central Rockies will likely have heavy snow over the next few days.


Carrion Tree Service is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.

Their phone number is 371-4718. They are located at 120 Depot Street.

They can handle all your tree removal needs in good or bad weather.


Dry high pressure will build south from eastern Canada along the east coast today. Moisture will gradually return on Thursday, with abundant moisture in place by Friday as a strong low pressure system moves east from the Mississippi River Valley. Drier weather will return for the weekend with unsettled weather returning early next week.

Weather Almanac for March 29th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 79°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2007
Lowest Temperature 11°F in Franklin in 1982
Great Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands in 1898
Greatest Snowfall There has been no recorded snowfall on this date



Patchy fog early. Cloudy with decreasing clouds. It should be mostly or partly sunny by noon. Highs will be in the mid 70s and variable light winds.


Partly cloudy with lows near 50 and calm winds.


Mostly cloudy with highs near the mid to upper 60s and winds out of the southeast. Increased chances of rain, mainly after noon with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch expected.


Cloudy with lows near the low to mid 50s and winds out of the southeast. Rain is expected, mainly after 10 pm with rainfall amounts expected to exceed a quarter of an inch.


Cloudy with highs near the upper 60s with showers and thunderstorms expected.


Mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s. Rain is expected to be mostly over by 8 pm.


No hazardous weather expected today.

As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting


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John and Cathy Sill will lead a bird walk on the Greenway. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking area at 9:00 am.


APRIL 6th at 6 pm in the Drake Education Center at 210 Phillips Street

Donald McDonald will be the main speaker.
For more information, contact Kay 706-970-9987 or Perry 828-200-3000


The United States Forest Service will be making a presentation will cover the organization of suppression resources, cooperative efforts, suppression repair activities and future Forest Service restoration activities at Tartan Hall on April 6th.

More information is on the blog at


On January 1, 2017, the Syringe Exchange Program of Franklin began operating a comprehensive harm reduction program to address the opioid epidemic that is effecting western NC. Opioid overdose reversal kits including naloxone are available free of charge. If you have any questions about our services or if you know someone interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920.


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Published at 4:31 am on March 29, 2017

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