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Friday, June 1, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for June 1, 2018




Hope for Bo

This benefit begins at 5 pm Saturday, June 2nd at South Macon Elementary School located at 855 Addington Bridge Rd.

Bo is 36 years old. He suffers from a rare incurable disease of the digestive system, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis. He is on a feeding tube. For more details or to donate for the auction or raffles, call Donna Sherrill (828) 371-2756, Frances Seay (828) 371-0370, or Brenda Wooten (828) 342-5640. Proceeds will help toward uncovered medical expenses and travel expenses to doctors. Visit the Facebook Event Page for more information.
[LINK]

LOCAL NEWS

The last week or so of rain culminated in minor flooding in Macon County.
Here is a list of roads that were closed as of last night per the NCDOT TIMS website: [click on the road name to view more information]

Wayah Rd (SR-1310 ) North West of Franklin / Both Directions Re-opening at 5 pm on June 2nd
Needmore Rd (SR-1364 ) North of Franklin / Both Directions re-opening at noon on June 4th



Flood Advisory Canceled

The Flood Advisory for the Little Tennessee River north of Franklin has been canceled as water levels have crested and are receding and will drop below action stage in the next few hours. A copy of the cancellation and a look at data from a couple of water level gauges that measure the water level of the river is on the blog. [LINK]

LOCAL OUTLOOK

A moist airmass will then persist today into Friday, with a few waves of thunderstorms arriving from the west. Slightly drier air will mix in from the west over the weekend, but moisture may return by the late weekend or early next week.

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Weather Almanac for June 1st (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2011
Lowest Temperature 34°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1966
Greatest Rainfall 2.68 inches in Highlands in 1997

Record Weather Events for June (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on June 30, 2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on June 2, 1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on June 16, 1949


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

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 3 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Light northwest wind.

SUNDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

SUNDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. West northwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 2am. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 61. North wind 6 to 8 mph.

SUNDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

htA 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

SUNDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
1:02 am to 3:57 am this morning


HAZARDS

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will redevelop this afternoon into the early evening. In addition to the continued threat of localized flash flooding, a few of the storms will be capable of producing severe weather in the form of damaging downburst winds and large hail. Frequent cloud to ground lightning will be possible with any storm.

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)
4:02 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.



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Jun 1 2018

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

Today marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which
will run until November 30. Long-term averages for the number of
named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are 12, 6, and 3,
respectively.

The list of names for 2018 is as follows:

Name         Pronunciation   Name    Pronunciation
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Alberto       al-BAIR-toe      Leslie    LEHZ-lee
Beryl          BEHR-ril           Michael MY-kuhl
Chris          kris                  Nadine  nay-DEEN
Debby        DEH-bee           Oscar   AHS-kur
Ernesto      er-NES-toh        Patty    PAT-ee
Florence     FLOOR-ence      Rafael   rah-fah-ELL
Gordon      GOR-duhn         Sara      SAIR-uh
Helene       heh-LEEN          Tony     TOH-nee
Isaac         EYE-zik              Valerie  VAH-lur-ee
Joyce         joyss                 William WILL-yum
Kirk           kurk

One named cyclone, Alberto, already formed this year in May. The next named storm that forms this season will be called Beryl.

This product, the Tropical Weather Outlook, briefly describes significant areas of disturbed weather and their potential for tropical cyclone formation during the next five days. The issuance times of this product are 2 AM, 8 AM, 2 AM, and 8 PM EDT. After the change to standard time in November, the issuance times are 1 AM, 7 AM, 1 PM, and 7 PM EST.

A Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued to provide updates, as necessary, in between the regularly scheduled issuances of the Tropical Weather Outlook. Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued under the same WMO and AWIPS headers as the regular Tropical Weather Outlooks.

A standard package of products, consisting of the tropical cyclone public advisory, the forecast/advisory, the cyclone discussion, and a wind speed probability product, is issued every six hours for all ongoing tropical cyclones. In addition, a special advisory package may be issued at any time to advise of significant unexpected changes or to modify watches or warnings.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has the option to issue advisories, watches, and warnings for disturbances that are not yet a tropical cyclone, but which pose the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours. For these land-threatening "potential tropical cyclones", NHC will issue the full suite of advisory and watch/warning products. Potential tropical cyclones share the naming conventions currently in place for tropical depressions, being numbered from a single list (e.g., "One", "Two", "Three", etc.).

The Tropical Cyclone Update is a brief statement to inform of significant changes in a tropical cyclone, to post or cancel watches or warnings, or to provide hourly position updates between intermediate advisories when the storm center is easily followed by radar. The Tropical Cyclone Update is also used in lieu of or to precede the issuance of a special advisory package. Tropical Cyclone Updates, which can be issued at any time, can be found under WMO header WTNT61-65 KNHC, and under AWIPS header MIATCUAT1-5.

All NHC text and graphical products are available on the web at www.hurricanes.gov. More information NHC text products can be found at www.hurricanes.govaboutnhcprod.shtml, while more information about NHC graphical products can be found at www.hurricanes.gov/aboutnhcgraphics.shtml.

You can also interact with NHC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NWSNHC. Notifications are available via Twitter when select NHC products are issued. Information about our Atlantic Twitter feed is available at www.hurricanes.gov/twitter.shtml.

MACON CALENDAR

If you have an event you wish to be added to this calendar, please send the information, along with a flyer in pdf format or a high-quality photo, to editor@maconmedia.com. If you want text published, please include a paragraph with your photo, flyer or graphics. Please include date(s) and time(s).
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.

FRANKLIN BIRD CLUB JUNE MEETING

Monday, June 11
Topic: “You Better Watch Out, Chimney Swifts Are Coming to Town”
Presented by: Tom Tribble
Location: Macon County Public Library at 7:00 pm

Watching migrating Chimney Swifts enter a roosting site by the thousands is a spectacle that everyone, not just birders, should witness. For over 100 years, Audubon has focused on making the world a better place for birds – Protect Birds and You Protect the Earth. The Chimney Swift is Audubon North Carolina’s 2016 Bird of the Year, recognized as a focal species, one that helps us understand the opportunities for meaningful conservation action. The Chimney Swift is a familiar sight in the sky over towns and cities, constantly twittering and changing direction as it hunts for insects on the wing, yet rarely recognized. Learn more about this fascinating bird, almost always around where people live but little known.

Tom Tribble is President of Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society, the Audubon chapter that covers Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and several adjacent counties. Tom has been an Audubon member and avid birder for more than 40 years. He worked for 30 years at the NC Center for Geographic Information & Analysis, the State’s Geographic Information System, retiring in 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s degree from Duke University.

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 5:51 a.m.
Sunrise 6:20 a.m.
Sun transit 1:31 p.m.
Sunset 8:43 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:12 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 10:34 p.m. last night
Moon transit 3:42 a.m.
Moonset 8:50 a.m.
Moonrise 11:22 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on June 1, 2018: Waning Gibbous with 91% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon on May 29, 2018 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 4:40 am on June 1, 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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