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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, May 30, 2017


A moist and unstable air mass remains in place today. A weak cold front crosses the area Wednesday with drier high pressure arriving Thursday. A moist and unstable air mass returns for the weekend.


The annual Memorial Day Service was held at the Veterans Memorial Park in Franklin. Video and photos are on the blog. [LINK]

Weather Almanac for May 30th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 90°F in Franklin in 1953
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands in 1984
Greatest Rainfall 1.40 inches in Highlands in 1903



Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with highs in the upper-70s. Calm winds in the morning, then from the northwest in the afternoon.


Patchy fog after midnight. Partly cloudy with lows in the mid-50s and calm winds.


Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning, then winds 5 to 10 mph from the northwest in the afternoon. 30% chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon.


Partly cloudy with lows in the mid-50s and winds out of the northwest calming before midnight. 30% chance of showers, mainly before midnight.


Mostly sunny with highs near 80.


Mostly cloudy with lows near 60.


Hazardous weather is not 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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Wednesday, May 31

FRANKLIN BIRD CLUB – Greenway Birdwalk

Bird walk along the Greenway. Meet at Salali Lane at 8:00 am.

Parking is off Fox Ridge Road which is just south of Franklin Flea Market on Highlands Rd.


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.


Twilight Begins: 5:52 am
Sunrise: 6:21 am
Sunset 8:42 pm
Twilight Ends: 9:11 pm

Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent with 30% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Moonset 12:36 a.m.
Moonrise 11:30 a.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 4:25 am on May 30, 2017

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Data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited):, 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.