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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, June 14, 2018





LOCAL OUTLOOK

A weak cold front will drop down from the north today and stall across the area through Friday. A little drier and more stable air will work into the region Friday, but summertime heat, humidity, and afternoon storms will return over the weekend into early next week.




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

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2016
Lowest Temperature 32°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 2.21 inches in Highlands in 1928

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, partly sunny, with highs near the mid-80s. Light north northwest 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 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows near the mid-60s. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Light and variable wind. 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 midnight, then chances decrease. Partly cloudy, with lows near the mid-60s. Calm wind. Chance of rain is 30%.

SATURDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s.

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm 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.

TONIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog overnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, highs near the mid-80s. Light and variable wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm wind.

SATURDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, highs in the mid-60s.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east southeast 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 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. North wind 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Light and variable wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Light east northeast wind.

SATURDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms decreasing after 2 am. Patchy fog afterward. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s and possible breaching 80 in a few locations. Light and variable wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm wind.

SATURDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with lows near the mid-60s.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
2:37 am to 3:32 am this morning


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)
3:27 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Jun 14 2018

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

1. A surface trough over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan Peninsula is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This activity is likely to move west-northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula and over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico today and Friday. Environmental conditions are becoming less conducive for the development of this disturbance.

Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 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 7:13 a.m.
Moon transit 2:31 p.m.
Moonset 9:51 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on June 14, 2018: Waxing Crescent with 1% 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 4:00 am on June 14, 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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