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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, May 30, 2018




LOCAL OUTLOOK

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

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Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1259 AM EDT WED MAY 30 2018



The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has extended the

* Flood Advisory for...
Central Macon County in western North Carolina...

* Until 715 AM EDT Wednesday.

* At 1257 AM EDT, the river gauge along the Little Tennessee River north of Franklin was reading 7.56 feet. At 7.5 feet, water approaches the Highway 28 bridge near the gauge site. The river will only slowly fall overnight keeping flood waters in place.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Heavy rain falling along mountain creeks can cause sudden increases in water flow downstream, even in areas where it is not raining. People participating in outdoor recreation should move away from creeks and small streams.

Please report flood water flowing over roads or threatening property, or landslides to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred.

Weather Almanac for May 30th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 90°F in Franklin in 1953
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands in 1984
Greatest Rainfall 1.40 inches in Highlands in 1903

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 likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Light southwest wind.

FRIDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Patchy fog before 10am. High near 76. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 5am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

THURSDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind.

FRIDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Areas of fog before 3pm. High near 69. South wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

THURSDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West southwest wind around 6 mph.

FRIDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 73. South southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

FRIDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
Ground-based RADAR Loop (GOES-16 images are currently unavailable)
1:43 am to 3:56 am this morning


HAZARDS

A period of extended rain is expected through Thursday. Flooding may be possible. A Flood Watch is in effect through Thursday morning. A Flood Advisory is in effect until 7:15 am this morning for Macon County along the banks of the Little Tennessee River north of Franklin. A copy of the flood advisory has been posted after the Local Outlook segment at this top of this article.

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.
..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)
Ground-based RADAR Mosaic (GOES-16 images currently unavailable)
4:05 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK

The remnants of Subtropical Storm ALBERTO are making their way northward through Tennessee and Kentucky. The National Hurricane Center has ended coverage of the storm.

The latest Tropical Weather Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center is posted below for your convenience.



Rainfall Forecast Due to Remnants of ALBERTO



Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
205 AM EDT Wed May 30 2018

Tropical Weather Discussion for North America, Central America Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, northern sections of South America, and Atlantic Ocean to the African coast from the Equator to 32N. The following information is based on satellite imagery, weather observations, radar and meteorological analysis.

Based on 0000 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through 0545 UTC.

...SPECIAL FEATURES...

Scattered moderate showers continue over central and western Cuba. Although rainfall totals are lower than observed during the previous 3-4 days, any additional rain will contribute to current flooding conditions. Widespread flooding of low-lying areas and the potential for landslides in rugged terrain will remain a serious threat in western Cuba through this afternoon.

...TROPICAL WAVES...

A tropical wave is along 49W S of 13N moving W at 15 kt. The wave shows up well on SSMI total precipitable water imagery. Isolated moderate convection is within 150 nm of the wave axis.

...MONSOON TROUGH/ITCZ...

The monsoon trough extends from the coast of Africa near 10N14W to 07N19W. The ITCZ continues from 07N19W to 01N31W to 01N49W. Scattered moderate convection is along the ITCZ axis W of 22W.

...DISCUSSION...

GULF OF MEXICO...

Scattered moderate convection remains over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico from convergence into the circulation of what is left of Alberto in Tennessee near 35.6N 87.5W. Winds and seas in the NE Gulf of Mexico will continue to diminish today as the low moves further inland. The western Gulf has mostly clear skies. A broad ridge along 28N is expected to maintain generally fair weather through Friday across the region.

CARIBBEAN SEA...

Scattered moderate convection is just south of Cuba between 82W-85W. Elsewhere, isolated moderate convection is over Central America from Nicaragua to Panama. 5-15 kt southerly winds are over the W Caribbean, and 15-20 kt trade winds are over the central and E Caribbean E of 80W.

Strong subsidence associated with an upper level trough is evident from water vapor imagery in the eastern Caribbean E of 73W. High pressure in the central Atlantic will maintain fresh to strong trade winds over the S central Caribbean with moderate to fresh trades elsewhere. Fresh E to SE winds are possible over the Gulf of Honduras by late Thu between the high pressure and troughing west of the area.

ATLANTIC OCEAN...

Isolated showers between the Bahamas and Cuba. A broad surface ridge across the east-central Atlantic is anchored by a 1026 mb high centered near 30N38W and a 1027 mb high near 33N22W. Moderate trade winds are expected south of the ridge the next several days. A cold front will reach near 30N in the central Atlantic Thursday. The trailing portion of the front will move east Friday, with isolated convection.

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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
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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

Segment postponed for today due to time constraints

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 4:10 am on May 30, 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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