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Friday, June 30, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, June 30, 2017


High pressure centered over the western Atlantic and an upper-level trough over the eastern part of the nation will provide a southerly flow bringing moisture north from the Gulf through the weekend. An upper-level disturbance crossing the area today will lead to widespread showers. Summer heat returns through the weekend and next week with a daily chance of afternoon and evening showers and storms.


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 30th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2012
Lowest Temperature 44°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1974
Greatest Rainfall 2.10 inches in Highlands in 1971



Patchy fog and mostly cloudy with showers. Highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds early, then from the south in the afternoon. Near 100% chance of showers and thunderstorms with the greatest chance of thunderstorms being in the afternoon. Rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch expected.


Patchy fog and cloudy with lows in the mid-60s. 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms with rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch expected. Locations that see thunderstorms will receive more rain.


Partly sunny with highs in the mid-80s. Calm winds in the morning, then from the south in the afternoon. 50% chance of showers with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch expected.


Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid-60s and light winds out of the west. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.


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


Partly cloudy with lows in the low to mid-60s.


No hazardous weather expected.

As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches, and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Jun 30 2017

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.


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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)


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: 5:53 am
Sunrise: 6:22 am
Sunset 8:52 pm
Twilight Ends: 9:22 pm

Moon Phase: First Quarter at 8:51 pm.

Moonset 1:08 a.m
Moonrise 7:34 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 3:53 am on June 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.