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Monday, July 10, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, July 10, 2017





LOCAL NEWS

Filing for the 2017 Municipal Election Cycle began Friday at noon and will be open until noon on Friday, July 21st.

Franklin Mayor Bob Scott filed to run for a third two-year term in office, as did Highlands Mayor Patrick Taylor.

More information on this municipal election cycle is on the blog. [LINK] http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2017/07/franklin-and-highlands-mayors-file.html

LOCAL OUTLOOK

A little drier air will mix into the region through Monday. More humid and unsettled weather returns by the middle of the week as a frontal boundary creeps toward the area from the south. A more substantial system will move through the area by the weekend.

DAY SPONSOR

Carrion Tree Service is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.

Their phone number is 371-4718. They are located at 120 Depot Street.

They can handle all your tree removal needs in good or bad weather.

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 July 10th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1980
Lowest Temperature 43°F in Highlands in 1918
Greatest Rainfall 3.44 inches in Highlands in 1916

Record weather events for July in Macon County

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin in 1952
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands in 1911
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands in 1879


THREE DAY OUTLOOK




TODAY

Areas of fog in the morning. Cloudy until mid-morning, then gradual clearing. Highs in the mid-80s and calm winds.

TONIGHT

Mostly clear with fog expected to form between 1 am 3 am. Lows in the lower 60s and calm winds.



TUESDAY

Sunny with highs in the mid-80s and variable light winds. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows in the mid-60s and calm winds. Chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms end before midnight.



WEDNESDAY

Mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 pm.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 60s. Chances of showers and thunderstorms ends around 8 pm.

HAZARDS

No hazardous weather anticipated outside a little fog this morning.

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 Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Jul 10 2017

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

1. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands are associated with a tropical wave. Some gradual development is possible through the week while this system moves westward at about 20 mph across the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.


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Tuesday, July 18th

The Franklin Appalachian Trail Community Council's monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, July 18th, 10:00 a.m. at Rathskeller Coffee Haus. Everyone interested in supporting the hiking community is welcome.


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: 5:58 am
Sunrise: 6:28 am
Sunset 8:50 pm
Twilight Ends: 9:19 pm

Day Length (Sunrise to Sunset) 14 h 52 m


Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous with 98% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Moonset 7:47 a.m
Moonrise 9:55 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 4:03 am on July 10, 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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