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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, June 13, 2017




LOCAL OUTLOOK

Subtropical high pressure centered to our east will weaken through mid-week, allowing deeper moisture to spread over the forecast area from the south. As it does, the chances for showers and thunderstorms will increase each day through the work week, with chances remaining elevated through the weekend. A cold front is expected to approach the area early next week.

WEATHER SPONSOR


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: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

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


Weather Almanac for June 13th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 92°F in Franklin in 1958
Lowest Temperature 33°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 2.21 inches in Highlands in 1947



THREE DAY OUTLOOK




TODAY

Patchy fog early. Mostly cloudy with highs near the low to mid-80s and variable light winds. 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 am. Rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch expected, with more possible in locations that see repeated thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog overnight. Mostly cloudy with lows near the low-60s and calm winds. 30% chance of showers, mainly before midnight.



WEDNESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows in the low-60s and calm winds. 30% chance of showers.



THURSDAY

Partly sunny with highs in the mid-80s and calm winds. 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 am.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near the mid-60s. 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.


HAZARDS

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 http://is.gd/MACONWARN

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

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


MACON CALENDAR

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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.
facebook.com/FranklinATCommunity

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)

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


Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous with 91% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Moonset 9:52 a.m.
Moonrise 11:54 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 4:25 am on June 13, 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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