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Monday, June 11, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, June 11, 2018




RAFFLE TICKETS

Makin' Bots are selling raffle tickets to help support them (the robotics team is made up of students from FHS & MEC) compete in next year's FIRST Robotics program. They are raffling a very nice kayak, tickets are $10 and there will be no more than 600 tickets sold. If you would like to purchase a ticket, just call 369-7231 and it will be delivered it to you this week! :)

LOCAL OUTLOOK

Generally warm and moist conditions will continue today before a cool front pushes south of the area on Tuesday. Typical summerlike conditions will return for Wednesday through Friday.

DAY SPONSOR

Carrion Tree Service is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.

Their phone number is 371-4718. They are located at 120 Depot Street.

They can handle all your tree removal needs in good or bad weather.

WEATHER SPONSOR



Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing & public safety updates for the month.

Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your with your next project.

Weather Almanac for June 11th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 96°F in Franklin in 1956
Lowest Temperature 35°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1988
Greatest Rainfall 2.60 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1998

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 chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 3am, then patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

TUESDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind.

WEDNESDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

TUESDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind.

WEDNESDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Light west southwest wind.

WEDNESDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 77. West northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. 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. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light south southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

WEDNESDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
12:32 am to 3:27 am this morning


HAZARDS

Fog is expected to form this morning, possibly becoming thick in the valleys. There is an area of showers and thunderstorms moving toward our area from Tennessee bringing a round of showers and thunderstorms this morning, then scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening as the moist atmosphere heats up.

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)
3:27 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Jun 11 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.


“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 1:33 p.m.
Sunset 8:48 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:18 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 4:44 a.m.
Moon transit 11:32 a.m.
Moonset 6:28 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on June 11, 2018: Waning Crescent with 7% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: New Moon on June 13, 2018 at 3:43 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 3:55 am on June 11, 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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