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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, April 5, 2018







LOCAL OUTLOOK

Cool and dry high pressure will build across the region today and linger into Friday. On Saturday, a frontal system will move through with lots of rain and wind with an area of high-pressure building back in on Sunday. Low pressure with another front crosses our region on Monday.



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Weather Almanac for April 5th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 88°F in Highlands in 1942
Lowest Temperature 15°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 4.06 inches in Nantahala in 1957
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 4.5 inches in Franklin in 1987

Record Weather Events for April (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on April 26, 1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on April 1, 1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on April 7, 1895
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on April 4, 1987



THREE DAY OUTLOOK

The images below represent the daily forecast at 8 am for today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. Click on any of them to enlarge.




Macon Media is experimenting with the three-day outlook to give a more tailored outlook for different areas of the county and will be experimenting with locations and formats. Feel free to give feedback at fb.com/MaconMediaNews

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FRANKLIN AREA

TODAY

Sunny skies, then increasing clouds in the afternoon, becoming mostly cloudy in the late afternoon. Highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning then increasing winds from the southwest in the afternoon.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy, then clearing to become mostly clear by midnight with lows in the upper 30s. Winds out of the southwest clearing before midnight.

FRIDAY

Increasing cloud with highs in the mid-60s. Variable light winds early in the morning increasing to5 to 10 mph in the mid-morning period. Rain chances increase late in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Cloudy with lows in the mid-40s and winds 5 to 10 mph out of the southeast. Rain chances increase overnight reaching 60% after 3 am.

SATURDAY

Cloudy with highs in the mid-50s. Winds 10 to 20 mph out of the northwest with gusts in the 25 to 35 mph range. The time of greatest winds is expected to be between 10 am and 10 pm. 80% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch expected.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near 30. 30% chance of rain, mainly before 8 pm.

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

Sunny with highs near 60. A period of increased cloudiness is expected to pass through the area this afternoon into the early evening. Calm winds in the morning, then 5 to 10 mph from the southwest in the afternoon.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy, becoming mostly clear before midnight with lows near 40. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the southwest becoming calm by midnight.

FRIDAY

Increasing clouds with highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds early increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the mid-morning period. Rain chances increase late in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Cloudy with lows in the mid-40s and winds from the 5 to 10 mph from the southeast. Rain chances increasing overnight from 30% at 6 pm to 60% by 6 am.

SATURDAY

Cloudy, breezy and rainy. Highs near the mid-50s and winds increasing to 10 to 20 mph with gusts in the 25 to 35 mph range between 10 am and 10 pm. 80% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch expected.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near 30. 30% chance of rain, mainly before midnight.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

Sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs near 50. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the southeast.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with decreasing clouds and becoming mostly clear by midnight. Lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the southwest.

FRIDAY

Increasing clouds with highs near the mid-50s. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the west with gusts in the 25 mph range.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Cloudy with lows in the mid-40s and winds 10 to 20 mph out of the southwest with gusts as high as 25 mph. 60% chance of rain after 4 am.

SATURDAY

Cloudy with highs near 50. Winds 15 to 25 mph out of the northwest with gusts in the 30 mpg range. 80% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid-20s and wind chill values in the upper teens. Wind 10 to 20 mph out of the northwest.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

Sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon and highs in the mid-50s. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the the north shifting to come out of the west in the afternoon.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with decreasing clouds and lows near 40 and winds out of the southwest.

FRIDAY

Increasing clouds with highs near 60 and winds 5 to 10 mph out of the southwest.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Cloudy with increasing chances of rain overnight and lows in the mid-40s. Winds 10 to 15 mph out of the southeast with gusts in the 25 mph range. 60% chance of rain by 6 am.

SATURDAY

Cloudy and rainy. Highs in the lower 50s. Winds 10 to 20 mph out of the northwest. 80% chance of rain, mainly before 4 pm.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid-20s. Rain chances ending before 9 pm.

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No satellite available due to a server outage at NOAA

GOES 16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night



HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

A cold front with briefly heavy rain and high winds is expected to cross the region sometime on Saturday. Winds could cause scattered power outages.


Macon Media maintains a Severe Weather Preparedness Page at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/p/breaking-news-hub.html for those who are interested.

As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches, and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting http://is.gd/MACONWARN



GOES-16 ABI CONUS - 11.20 um (Precipitation)
6:22 pm last night



MACON CALENDAR

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There is no charge for civic, educational or nonprofit groups, except for groups or events that receive funding from the TDA, TDC, and EDC, where full rates apply.





From Bully to Buddy, A Community Forum
Please note this forum is now taking place on the 26th of April

Bullying affects us all in different ways. Let’s work this out together.
Sincere invitations to the bully, the bullied and those in between — all ages — all genders
Featuring: interaction, role playing, dialogue, discovery and direction (and some fun!)

This forum will be taking place on Wednesday, April 26 at 6 PM - 8 PM
pin in Tartan Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 26 Church Street, Franklin, NC

Join the event page on Facebook to find out more and to receive updates. [LINK]


Series of Dementia Workshops Coming in March and April

A campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia is underway in Macon County with the support of area churches, the Southwestern Commission Area Agency on Aging, Macon County Public Library, Angel Medical, Macon County Senior Services, and Macon County DSS.

Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church has partnered with a growing list of area churches throughout Macon County to host a workshop series, ‘Dementia Friends NC’ beginning on Tuesdays, March 20, 2018. Designed to help build awareness about dementia and identify ways local citizens can help people who are living with it in our community, the four-session workshop series is being made possible through a Missional Engagement Team Grant of the Smoky Mountain District of The United Methodist Church.

The 90-minute sessions will take place on four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning March 20, 2018, with both afternoon and evening sessions offered, as well as choice of venue.  All 2:00 p.m. sessions will be offered at the John & Dorothy Crawford Senior Center.   All 7:00 p.m. sessions will be offered at the Macon County Public Library.


ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

More information, including a schedule of meeting locations and times, are on the blog. [LINK]

Uptown Gallery classes
(These are on-going classes – repeat weekly)

Free classes and open studio times are being offered at the The Uptown Gallery in Franklin. Join others at a painting open studio session every Tuesday from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm or on Thursday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Bring your own materials and join an on-going drawing course led by gallery artists on Fridays, from 11am – 2 pm. For information on days open, hours and additional art classes and workshops, contact the gallery on 30 East Main Street at (828) 349 – 4607.




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.



Sun and Moon

Sun

Begin civil twilight 6:50 a.m.
Sunrise 7:15 a.m.
Sun transit 1:36 p.m.
Sunset 7:58 p.m.
End civil twilight 8:24 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 12:12 a.m.
Moon transit 5:16 a.m.
Moonset 10:45 a.m.


Phase of the Moon on April 4, 2018: Waning Gibbous with 76% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: Last Quarter on April 8, 2018 at 3:17 a.m. (local daylight time)

Sky Guides for this week


Sky and Telescope Magazine 
Astronomy Magazine


There will be three solar and two lunar eclipses in 2018. [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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Posted at 3:20 am on April 5, 2018

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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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