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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, May 14, 2017






LOCAL OUTLOOK

High pressure will build over the region today and persist over the region through the week. Temperatures to climb well above normal and daily pop-up thunderstorms will be possible for the next several days.


Weather Almanac for May 14th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 90°F in Franklin in 1956
Lowest Temperature 28°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest Rainfall 2.99 inches in Highlands in 1976
Greatest Snowfall There has been no measurable snowfall recorded in Macon County on this date since 1872 when weather record-keeping started.


THREE DAY OUTLOOK




TODAY

Patchy fog is possible this morning. Sunny with highs near 80 and variable light winds.

TONIGHT

Clear with lows in the low-50s and light winds out of the northwest.



MONDAY

Sunny with highs in the low-80s and light winds out of the northwest.

MONDAY NIGHT

Mostly clear with lows near the lower 50s and light winds out of the northwest.



TUESDAY

Sunny with highs near the mid-80s.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Clear with lows in the mid-50s.


HAZARDS

Hazardous weather not expected.

As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches, and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting http://is.gd/MACONWARN


MACON CALENDAR

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There is no charge for civic, educational or non-profit groups, except for groups or events that receive funding from the TDA, TDC and EDC, where full rates apply.

Monday, May 15

LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL DAY - NOON AT GAZEBO BY FOP LOGE #81

At noon, the annual observance by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #81 of Macon and Jackson Counties will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Main Street and Iotla Street. Iotla Street at the gazebo will be closed for the event. Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford will be the keynote speaker.

FRANKLIN BIRD CLUB MEETING - 7 PM MACON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

“How to Be a Better Birder” Panel discussion with Jim & Ellen Shelton, Tim Carstens, and other FBC members.

Bring your questions and hints on all things birding.




Tuesday, May 16

FRANKLIN BIRD CLUB WALK - 8 AM WALNUT GAP BIRDWALK

Jim and Ellen Shelton will lead a bird walk in the Walnut Gap area.
Meet at Bi-Lo parking area at 8:00 am to carpool. Sponsored by the Franklin Bird Club. Sign up at 828-524-5234.

Wednesday, May 17

FRANKLIN BIRD CLUB - 8 AM BIRDWALK ON GREENWAY

Bird walk along the Greenway. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking area at 8:00 am.


iPHONE/iPAD USERS GROUP - 2 PM MACON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING ROOM

This is a monthly peer-led meeting open to anyone who has an iPhone or iPad and wants to learn more about applications and resources. It's a great way to share questions, knowledge, and favorite apps. Participants are encouraged to set the agenda, help each other, and share ideas with the group. All levels are welcome, no registration required.

POETRY PROGRAM - 7 PM PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING ROOM

Come join Forrest Rivers as we welcome him back to the library for an evening of peaceful reflections on the topics of nature and inner peace. We could all use a little more peace in these times of moral crises.





SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

On January 1, 2017, the Syringe Exchange Program of Franklin began operating a comprehensive harm reduction program to address the opioid epidemic that is impacting 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.



Astronomy

Twilight Begins: 6:02 am
Sunrise: 6:30 am
Sunset 8:30 pm
Twilight Ends: 8:58 pm




Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous with 93% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Moonset 9:22 a.m.
Moonrise 11:45 p.m.



Evening Events and Planets

Chart shows sky at 10:30 pm tonight




Morning Events and Planets

Chart shows sky at 4 am tomorrow morning




Sky Guides for this week

Sky and Telescope Magazine 
Astronomy Magazine


Earth Sky has an article on the eclipses of 2017. [LINK]

Heavens Above has an Android App that will assist you in observing the sky and even has a satellite tracker that will let you know when the International Space Station and dozens of other satellites are overhead. [LINK]

Stellarium is also an app that will assist you in observing the sky. It is available in both Android [LINK] and iOS versions. [LINK]

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Published at 4:17 am on May 14, 2017

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Data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited): heavens-above.com, Ian Webster's Github, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, The National Weather Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, and the Weather Prediction Center. 

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