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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, May 27, 2017




LOCAL OUTLOOK

Warm and humid air will return to the region today through at least Monday, as high pressure settles east of the Florida coast. A cold front will slowly approach from the northwest but will struggle to push through the area during the middle of next week.


Weather Almanac for May 27th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 89°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2012
Lowest Temperature 31°F in Highlands in 1961
Greatest Rainfall 2.88 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1981



THREE DAY OUTLOOK




TODAY severe storms possible in laternoon

Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning, then 5 to 10 mph from the west in the afternoon. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with the greatest chance of storms after 2 pm and severe weather may be possible in the late afternoon hours into the early evening.

TONIGHT severe storms possible in the early evening hours

Patchy fog after midnight. Mostly cloudy with lows near 60 and winds out of the northwest. 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms with rainfall amounts between a tenth of an inch and a quarter of an inch possible, except higher amounts in locations that see thunderstorms.



SUNDAY

Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with highs near the low-80s. Calm winds early, then rising to 5 to 10 mph out of the west-southwest by mid-morning. 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 am.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near the lower 60s. Winds out of the west-southwest calming before midnight. 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 pm with rainfall amounts between a tenth of an inch and a quarter of an inch possible, except in locations that are hit by thunderstorms.



MEMORIAL DAY

Mostly cloudy with highs near 80. Calm winds rising to 5 to 10 mph from the northwest by mid-morning. 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 pm.

MONDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near 60. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.


HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is possible late this afternoon. A storm system that is currently (5 am Saturday) over the Missouri-Arkansas border is expected to either pass through the area, or very close, late this afternoon or near sunset. Macon Media will monitor the situation. Pop-up showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for today and tomorrow regarding the potential for severe weather. The text follows:

..SATURDAY...Severe weather possible. Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible late this afternoon through the evening, especially in the North Carolina mountains.

..SUNDAY...Severe weather possible. Another round of strong to severe storms is possible Sunday afternoon, with overall greater coverage of showers and storms across the region than on Saturday.

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


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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: 5:53 am
Sunrise: 6:22 am
Sunset 8:40 pm
Twilight Ends: 9:09 pm




Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent with 5% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Moonrise 8:19 a.m.
Moonset 10:47 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 5:24 am on May 27, 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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