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Monday, April 9, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, April 9, 2018




National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Macon Media salutes those who are the voice in the dark that people reach out to for help, the voice that guides public safety personnel to where they need to be when seconds count. These people work in obscurity, providing the link between those who need help and those who can provide it.

They are the vital link between the person calling, and the emergency services arriving on the scene. Read more on the blog. [LINK]

LOCAL NEWS

Saturday was a busy day for area firefighters and EMS personnel. In the morning and into the afternoon, a house in Brendletown was burned so firefighters could practice search and rescue techniques as well as fire control methods.

[PHOTO ALBUM LINK]

Then, in the afternoon, there were several medical calls, including a couple of calls to carry out an injured hiker and a hiker with a medical condition. Links to more information about those calls are posted below.

Injured Hiker near Standing Indian Campground [LINK]

Unresponsive Hiker at the Carter Gap Shelter [LINK]

The Macon County Commissioners will be meeting for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6 pm. The public agenda, agenda packet, and other supporting documents have been posted on the blog. [LINK]


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.

LOCAL OUTLOOK

Cool high pressure will persist over the region today, with a brief shot of moisture steadily returning over the cold air. A weak cold front will arrive from the northwest late Tuesday and usher in drier high pressure and increasingly warm air through late week. A vigorous cold front will approach from west next weekend.


WEATHER SPONSOR



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Weather Almanac for April 9th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2015
Lowest Temperature 17°F in Highlands in 1902
Greatest Rainfall 2.62 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1980
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 1.2 inches in Highlands in 1916

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.





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FRANKLIN AREA

TODAY

Patchy fog in the morning. Cloudy with highs near the mid-50s and calm winds. 70% chance of rain, mainly before noon with rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch is expected.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog is possible overnight. Mostly cloudy with lows near 40 and variable light winds.

TUESDAY

Partly sunny with highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows near the mid-30s and winds out of the northwest.

WEDNESDAY

Sunny with highs in the mid-60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mostly clear with lows near 40.

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

Patchy fog in the morning. Cloudy with highs in the mid-50s and calm winds. 80% chance of rain, mainly before 1 pm, with rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch expected.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with fog developing overnight and lows near 40. Winds out of the northwest.

TUESDAY

Partly sunny with highs near the mid-60s. Calm winds in the morning, then increasing to 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows near the mid-30s and winds out of the northwest.

WEDNESDAY

Sunny with highs in the mid-60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mostly clear with lows near 40.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

Patchy fog, mainly before 2 pm. Cloudy with highs near the mid-40s and light winds out of the south. 80% chance of precipitations. Rain and snow before 8 am and rain afterward. Rainfall accumulation of less than a tenth of an inch and less than a half an inch of snow expected.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with fog developing overnight with lows in the upper 30s. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest. Slight chance of rain before midnight.

TUESDAY

Partly sunny with highs in the mid-50s. And winds 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest. Slight chance of rain before 2pm.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows near freezing and winds out of the northwest.

WEDNESDAY

Sunny with highs near the mid-50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mostly clear with lows near 40.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

Cloudy with fog possible into the early afternoon and highs near the low-to-mid 50s. Variable light winds early, then from the southwest. 82% chance of rain with possible light snow showers above 3500 feet. Rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch expected.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with fog expected to develop, mainly after midnight. Lows near 40 and winds out of the northwest.

TUESDAY

Partly sunny with highs near the mid-50s and winds out of the northwest.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows near freezing. And winds 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest.

WEDNESDAY

Sunny with highs near the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mostly clear with lows near 40.

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GOES 16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night
11:02 pm last night to 2:12 am this morning


HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

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)
2:12 am this morning



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.


COMMUNITY WALK ON THE GREENWAY

The Friends of the Greenway invites the community to participate in a "Walk on the Greenway" on April 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM beginning at the Macon County Library (on Siler Rd). Sunny Himes will lead about a 2 mile walk, highlighting several natural communities including a Red Cedar-Hardwood Woodland, Montane Alluvial Forest, and Floodplain wetlands. Discussion points will be historic and current uses of the land around the Greenway, how these uses shaped today's terrain and plant community compositions, and the challenges of wildland restoration in a popular urban park. Ms. Himes is a lecturer at Western Carolina University in botany, ecology and introduction biology. She is a past FROG Board member and continues to manage restoration projects on the Greenway. A $5 donation is suggested for this benefit walk. Send an email of your interest in participating on the walk to: frog28734@gmail.com.




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 6:43 a.m.
Sunrise 7:09 a.m.
Sun transit 1:35 p.m.
Sunset 8:01 p.m.
End civil twilight 8:27 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 3:29 a.m.
Moon transit 8:43 a.m.
Moonset 1:58 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on April 9, 2018: Waning Crescent with 37% 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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02:45 am on April 9, 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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