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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, June 2, 2018




Hope for Bo

This benefit begins today at 5 pm 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.
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LOCAL NEWS

All roads that were closed due to flooding have been re-opened in Macon County.

The Franklin Town Council will be meeting at 6 pm on Monday night for their regular monthly meeting. Information about what the plan to discuss is on the blog. [LINK]

LOCAL OUTLOOK

A moist airmass will persist through the weekend keeping a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. A drier and seasonable air mass will arrive behind a passing cold front early next week.

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Weather Almanac for June 2nd (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2011
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1966
Greatest Rainfall 2.72 inches in Highlands in 1897

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 slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest. 30% chance of rain with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds around 5 mph out of the northwest becoming calm in the evening. Rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SUNDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near the mid-80s. Calm winds shifting to come out of west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest. 20% chance of rain.

MONDAY

Sunny, with a high near 80.

MONDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 63. North northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SUNDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North northwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

MONDAY

Sunny, with a high near 80.

MONDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

NightA 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 61. North northwest wind 6 to 9 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SUNDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 6 to 8 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

MONDAY

Sunny, with a high near 71.

MONDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers between 2am and 3am. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SUNDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 3 to 8 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. North northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

MONDAY

Sunny, with a high near 73.

MONDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
11:57 pm last night to 2:52 am this morning


HAZARDS

Scattered thunderstorms are possible this afternoon into the early evening. Chances are low any of them that pass through Macon County will become severe.

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)
2:57 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Jun 2 2018

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

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

MACON CALENDAR

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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 1:32 p.m.
Sunset 8:43 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:13 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 11:22 p.m. last night
Moon transit 4:30 a.m.
Moonset 9:40 a.m.


Phase of the Moon on June 2, 2018: Waning Gibbous with 85% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: Last Quarter on June 6, 2018 at 2:32 p.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 3:40 am on June 2, 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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