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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, June 13, 2018





LOCAL OUTLOOK

Typical summerlike conditions will return by this afternoon and will continue on Thursday. Another weak front is expected to drop in from the north late Thursday and stall to the south on Friday before dissipating Saturday. The front might cool temperatures off a few degrees on Friday, but we should be back to summertime heat, humidity, and afternoon storms over the weekend and early next week.



Suminski Family Books Summer Film Fest for Families

All ticket sales sold by FROG volunteers benefit:

FRIENDS OF THE GREENWAY, INC.

Location: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Start time for each movie: 7:00 PM
Save When You Pre-Buy Your Tickets!

Single Ticket $5 for each movie (pre & at the door)
Season Pass $15 1 ticket to each movie Family of 4 Season Passes $50 4 tickets to each movie

Movies and Dates:

Paddington 2 on July 12, 2018
Hidden Figures on July 19, 2018
Peter Rabbit on August 19, 2018
Wonder on August 26, 2018 (benefits Friends of the Greenway)

Purchase at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main (next to new bridge) Hours: Wed-Fri, 9 AM-2 PM

There are 3 other non-profits involved: Folk Heritage Association of Macon County NC, Grandpa’s Woodshed Project, Women’s History Trail, and Read2Me. The FROG-specific specific movie is Wonder, but our members can pre-sell tickets to all movies.

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 13th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 92°F in Franklin in 1958
Lowest Temperature 33°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 2.21 inches in Highlands in 1947

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, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a slight chance of showers between 1am and 5am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Light northwest wind. 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, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind.

FRIDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

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OTTO AREA

TONIGHT

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 4am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Light north northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. 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, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind.

FRIDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.V

FRIDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. West southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 3am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph.

FRIDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. North northwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light north northeast wind.

FRIDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
The GOES 16 satellite loop was unavailable at publish time


HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not expected today. Showers and pop up thunderstorms are expected today. While some may be briefly strong, it is not expected to be a widespread event.

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)
4:07 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Jun 13 2018

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

1. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the western Caribbean Sea are associated with a weak surface trough. This activity is forecast to move westward to northwestward over Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula during the next couple of days with no significant development. Environmental conditions could become slightly more conducive for some development if the system moves into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

MACON CALENDAR

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FSuminski Family Books Summer Film Fest for Families

All ticket sales sold by FROG volunteers benefit:

FRIENDS OF THE GREENWAY, INC.

Location: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Start time for each movie: 7:00 PM
Save When You Pre-Buy Your Tickets!

Single Ticket $5 for each movie (pre & at the door)
Season Pass $15 1 ticket to each movie Family of 4 Season Passes $50 4 tickets to each movie

Movies and Dates:

Paddington 2 on July 12, 2018
Hidden Figures on July 19, 2018
Peter Rabbit on August 19, 2018
Wonder on August 26, 2018 (benefits Friends of the Greenway)

Purchase at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main (next to new bridge) Hours: Wed-Fri, 9 AM-2 PM

There are 3 other non-profits involved: Folk Heritage Association of Macon County NC, Grandpa’s Woodshed Project, Women’s History Trail, and Read2Me. The FROG-specific specific movie is Wonder, but our members can pre-sell tickets to all movies.

“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 1:34 p.m.
Sunset 8:49 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:19 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 6:16 a.m.
Moon transit 1:29 p.m.
Moonset 8:46 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on June 13, 2018: New Moon 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 4:30 am on June 13, 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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