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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, May 29, 2018




LOCAL NEWS

Local veterans organizations observed Memorial Day at Veterans Memorial Park. Video and photos are on the blog. [LINK]




Here is a look at a radar loop of the rain that came through the region between 1:18 am to 4:24 am this morning.

LOCAL OUTLOOK

Deep tropical moisture will persist over the area through Wednesday as the remnants of Alberto move northward from Georgia to Kentucky and eventually to the Great Lakes. A moist airmass will persist into Friday before southerly flow shifts more to the west. Warm yet a little drier air will mix in from the west over the weekend.

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Weather Almanac for May 29th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 91°F in Highlands in 1941
Lowest Temperature 36°F in Highlands in 1894
Greatest Rainfall 2.21 inches in Nantahala in 1976

Record Weather Events for May (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on May 20, 1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on May 2, 1963
Greatest Rainfall 4.2 inches in Highlands on May 23, 1923
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on May 7, 1992

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

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Patchy fog before 10am. High near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after 10pm. Low around 65. South southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

WEDNESDAY

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

THURSDAY

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7am. Patchy fog before 10am. High near 76. Southeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 9pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 9pm. Patchy fog after 9pm. Low around 65. South southeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

WEDNESDAY

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. High near 78. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

THURSDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Areas of fog before 11am. High near 70. Southeast wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Low around 60. South southeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

WEDNESDAY

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then showers and thunderstorms after 10am. High near 69. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 61. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

THURSDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 75. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. East southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TUESDAY

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers and thunderstorms after noon. High near 73. East southeast wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 62. South southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

WEDNESDAY

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. High near 72. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR

1:47 am to 3:42 am this morning


HAZARDS

A period of extended rain is expected through Thursday. Flooding may be possible.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook regarding the developing situation and it has been posted below for your convenience.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

..TODAY...Heavy rain with flooding possible.
..WEDNESDAY...Heavy rain with flooding possible.
..THURSDAY...Heavy rain with flooding possible.
..FRIDAY...No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
..SATURDAY...No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

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 - Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR (Precipitation)

3:42 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK

Subtropical Storm ALBERTO continues to approach the US Gulf Coast. The storm is expected to make landfall today (Memorial Day). The main impact to our region will be rain. Flooding is possible. The Tropical Weather Outlook is posted below for your convenience.



Subtropical Storm Alberto Discussion Number 12
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL012018
1000 PM CDT Sun May 27 2018

The 0130 UTC center penetration by the Air Force Hurricane Hunters indicated that the central pressure had held at 991 mb, and no stronger winds were found after the earlier pass through the center. Therefore the intensity is held at 55 kt for this advisory. The system is still not well organized with some elongation of the center noted. Deep convection near the center remains minimal, so the cyclone is still subtropical, and it appears that the window of opportunity for Alberto to become tropical has essentially closed. Little change in strength is anticipated before landfall, which is consistent with the latest intensity model consensus and the Florida State University Superensemble and HCCA predictions.

The forward motion has slowed and turned toward the left and is now estimated to be 315/08 kt. Alberto is moving on the northeastern side of a broad deep-layer cyclonic circulation. Early this week, a ridge is forecast to build to the east of the storm, and a trough will approach Alberto from the northwest. This pattern should induce a northward turn over the next few days. Due to the recent more northwestward motion of the storm, the first 12-24 hours of the official forecast have been shifted a little to the west of the previous one. Overall, however the latest NHC forecast has not been changed much and is close to the dynamical model consensus.

KEY MESSAGES:

1. The risk of flooding and flash flooding over western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and south Florida will continue through Monday. Heavy rain and the risk of flooding will begin across the Florida Panhandle tonight, then spread northward from the Florida Panhandle into much of Alabama, western Georgia, and Tennessee through Tuesday.

2. Hazardous storm surge is possible along portions of the eastern Gulf Coast overnight and tomorrow, including areas well east of the track of Alberto's center. Residents in the storm surge watch area are encouraged to follow guidance given by their local government officials.

3. Tropical storm conditions are likely within portions of the tropical storm warning area overnight and tomorrow.

4. Dangerous surf and rip current conditions will continue to affect portions of the eastern and northern Gulf Coast through Tuesday.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 28/0300Z 28.5N 85.8W 55 KT 65 MPH
12H 28/1200Z 29.6N 86.2W 55 KT 65 MPH
24H 29/0000Z 31.2N 86.6W 40 KT 45 MPH...INLAND
36H 29/1200Z 33.3N 87.0W 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
48H 30/0000Z 35.8N 87.4W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
72H 31/0000Z 41.5N 87.0W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
96H 01/0000Z 46.5N 82.5W 15 KT 15 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
120H 02/0000Z...DISSIPATED

MACON CALENDAR

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

Free classes and open studio times are being offered at 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 5:52 a.m.
Sunrise 6:21 a.m.
Sun transit 1:31 p.m.
Sunset 8:41 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:10 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 7:52 p.m. last night
Moon transit 1:16 a.m.
Moonset 6:36 a.m.
Moonrise 8:49 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on May 29, 2018: Full Moon at 10:19 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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Published at 4:00 am on May 29, 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, National Hurricane Center, 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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