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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, June 7, 2018




LOCAL NEWS

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday afternoon and early evening for a budget work session. Video is available. [LINK]

The Franklin Town Council met Monday night and passed a budget for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year that runs from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. See video of the entire meeting, as well as supporting documents, on the blog. [LINK]

LOCAL OUTLOOK

Drier with MORE seasonable temperatures return for Thursday before temperatures, humidity, and chances for showers and thunderstorms increase Friday through Sunday as another cold front approaches the region. The wetter weather pattern then continues into next week.

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Weather Almanac for June 7th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 93°F in Franklin in 1947
Lowest Temperature 37°F in Highlands in 2000
Greatest Rainfall 2.75 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2003

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

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind.

FRIDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 5 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light south southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

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OTTO AREA

TONIGHT

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind.

FRIDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 6 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph after midnight.

FRIDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

SATURDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

Sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind.

FRIDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest around 6 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT


A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
11:57 pm last night to 2:52 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 - 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 Tue Jun 7 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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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.


“Backyard Birding: How to Find, Feed and Figure out Who’s Who”

Wed. June 13th 6:00 p.m. in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room- “Backyard Birding: How to Find, Feed and Figure out Who’s Who” with Bethany Sheffer, Balsam Mountain Trust Education Outreach Coordinator and CTNC AmeriCorps Member.

Program Description: “Birds are a delightful addition to our daily sightings. Colorful, charismatic and full of amazing adaptations, they are common visitors to our backyards. Join me in learning not just how to meet their basic needs, but also how to enjoy and monitor their populations for science.”

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 5:49 a.m.
Sunrise 6:19 a.m.
Sun transit 1:32 p.m.
Sunset 8:46 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:16 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 2:27 a.m.
Moon transit 8:19 a.m.
Moonset 2:17 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on June 7, 2018: Waning Crescent with 41% 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 3:15 am on June 7, 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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