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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, June 11, 2017


A warming pattern will continue through the start of the week with upper ridging weakening each day. With that, precipitation chances will improve as well favoring afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Chances for showers and thunderstorms improve further on Thursday and Friday as cold front moves toward the region.


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for the month.  They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers and Sakrete Products.  Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.  

Visit their Facebook page at:

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.  

Weather Almanac for June 11th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 96°F in Franklin in 1956
Lowest Temperature 35°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1988
Greatest Rainfall 2.60 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1998



Patchy fog early. Cloudy early, then gradual clearing. Highs near the low 80s and variable light winds.


Partly cloudy with lows near 60 and calm winds.


Partly sunny with highs near the mid-80s and variable light winds. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 pm.


Mostly cloudy with lows near 60 and calm winds. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9 pm.


Partly sunny with highs near the mid-80s. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.


Mostly cloudy with lows in the low-60s. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.


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


Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours.


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Sunday, June 11


Membership Appreciation Open House - Friends of the Greenway, Inc. is celebrating 15 years as a non-profit organization.  The FROG Board is inviting past, present, and future members to an Open House on Sunday, June 11, 2 pm - 5 p-m at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main St..  Visit with friends, review accomplishments, learn about current projects, and future plans.

Monday, June 12

Moving Forward in 2017: A community information sharing event
3:30 – 5:00pm in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room

Come to an information sharing event, featuring Regional, County, Community leaders, and vendors, all interested in increasing broadband access to Jackson/Swain/Macon counties, and learn of recent efforts underway.

Do you WANT affordable broadband? What will it take to GET broadband to your residence?

* "Broadband" is defined as 25mbps (megabits per second) download speed as a MINIMUM.
* The FCC recently found that nearly 40% of rural populations lack target levels of speed (25 Mbps for downloads)
U.S. average broadband pricing (for those residences that can get it) is estimated to be in the $70 – $80 price range.

Tuesday, June 13

FATCC Meeting

Franklin's Appalachian Trail Community Council meeting Tuesday, June 13th, 10:00 a.m. at the Rathskeller Coffee Haus, 58 Stewart St., Franklin NC. Join us to support the local A.T. and outdoor community.

Thursday, June 15th

iPhone/iPad Users Group, 2:00 pm in the Macon County Public Library

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.

Monday, June 19

Franklin Bird Club meeting at 7 pm in the Macon County Public Library.

The program will feature “Birding in Belize” by Barbara McRae and Bob Gilbert.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Appalachian South

Meets each Thursday at 7pm
The First Methodist Church Outreach Center
at the intersection of Harrison Ave. and West Main Street
(directly across from Lazy Hiker Brewery)

Come join our weekly support group for anyone suffering from mental illness and their family or friends. This includes Depression, Bipolar,8chizophrenia, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Etc.

Here you will ?find:
— others living with mental health challenges YOU ARE NOT ALONE
- learn coping skills and ?find hope in shared experience
- help learning how to break down stigma and guilt surrounding mental health
- how to live life with the expectation of a better a better future

Kay (706)970-9987 Denise (828)347-5000)


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: 5:49 am
Sunrise: 6:19 am
Sunset 8:48 pm
Twilight Ends: 9:18 pm

Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous with 96% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Moonset 8:07 a.m.
Moonrise 10:30 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 4:10 am on June 11, 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.