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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, June 20, 2017




LOCAL OUTLOOK

A cold front will stall across South Carolina today. The remnant frontal boundary may lift back north this afternoon and evening for another round of showers and storms before dissipating as drier high pressure builds in for Wednesday. Rainfall chances increase yet again Thursday through Sunday as tropical moisture spreads across the Southeast U.S.


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Weather Almanac for June 20th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 95°F in Highlands in 1933
Lowest Temperature 43°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1965
Greatest Rainfall 2.93 inches in Highlands in 1955



THREE DAY OUTLOOK




TODAY

Patchy fog in the morning. Partly sunny with highs near 80 and variable light winds. 30% chance of showers, mainly after noon.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog after midnight. Mostly cloudy with lows near 60 and calm winds. 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.



WEDNESDAY

Partly sunny with highs near 80 and calm winds. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

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



THURSDAY

Mostly cloudy with highs near 80. 50% chance of showers, mainly after noon.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Cloudy with lows in the mid-60s. 60% chance of showers, mainly after 9 pm.


HAZARDS

No hazardous weather is expected today.

A tropical storm has developed in the Gulf of Mexico and it will be impacting our local weather by bringing increased chances of rain later this week or weekend. Please be weather aware and pay attention to forecasts if you live in a low-lying area where flooding may be a concern. More detailed forecasts will be available as the storm gets closer to our area so impacts can be better ascertained.

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

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and the storm will probably move ashore and eventually impact our weather sometime later this week or into the weekend.

Tropical Storm Brett has formed near off the coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean. This storm is too far out to make an accurate guess if it will impact our weather.

More information is included in a Tropical Outlook issued by the National Hurricane Center that has been included below for those who want more information.



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Jun 20 2017

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Bret, located near Trinidad.

The National Hurricane Center is also issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three, located a few hundred miles south-southeast of the Louisiana coast.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.




Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Public Advisory

BULLETIN
Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Intermediate Advisory Number 2A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017
100 AM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017

...CENTER OF THE DISTURBANCE WOBBLES WESTWARD...


SUMMARY OF 100 AM CDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...24.5N 89.9W
ABOUT 325 MI...525 KM S OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
ABOUT 370 MI...595 KM SSE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Intracoastal City to the Mouth of the Pearl River

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* West of Intracoastal City to High Island

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 to 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests elsewhere along the U.S. Gulf Coast from the central Texas coast to the western Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of this system.

For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 100 AM CDT (0600 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 24.5 North, longitude 89.9 West. The system is moving generally toward the north-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the northwest should occur by Tuesday morning, and that motion is expected to continue into Wednesday. On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to be near the Louisiana coast on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible before the system reaches the coast.

Upper-level winds are expected to be marginally conducive for some additional development of this system during the next day or two, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone is likely to form during that time.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km) to the north and east of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area by Tuesday afternoon. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area on Wednesday.

RAINFALL: The disturbance is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches over southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle through Wednesday evening.

STORM SURGE: Inundations of 1 to 3 feet are possible along the coast in the Tropical Storm Warning area.

MACON CALENDAR

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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 8:51 pm
Twilight Ends: 9:21 pm


Moon Phase: Waning Crescent with 17% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Moonrise 3:35 a.m.
Moonset 5:00 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 4:18 am on June 20, 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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