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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, June 17, 2018





LOCAL OUTLOOK

Hot high pressure will gradually build atop the region through the middle of the week. Mainly scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms are expected each day. Moisture will increase towards the end of next week as a weak frontal boundary sags toward the area.






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Weather Almanac for June 17th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2015
Lowest Temperature 36°F in Highlands in 1917
Greatest Rainfall 2.91 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1951

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 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 87. 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.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and midnight. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SUNDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind.

MONDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

MONDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 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.

TONIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

TUESDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 6 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 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

TUESDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and midnight. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT

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

TUESDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
12:57 am to 3:57 am this morning


HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not expected today. Showers and pop up thunderstorms are expected today. Some of them may become strong.

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)
3:57 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sun Jun 17 2018

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

1. The combination of a surface trough and an upper-low is producing a large but disorganized area of showers and thunderstorm primarily over the central Gulf of Mexico. This system is producing strong gusty winds to the northeast of the trough. Environmental conditions do not support significant development, however, heavy rains and gusty winds are likely to spread across the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday. This activity will reach portions of the Texas and southwestern Louisiana coasts on Sunday.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 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.



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 8:50 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:20 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 10:32 a.m.
Moon transit 5:34 p.m.
Moonset 12:29 a.m. tomorrow morning


Phase of the Moon on June 17, 2018: Waxing Crescent with 20% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: First Quarter on June 20, 2018 at 6:51 a.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 4:20 am on June 17, 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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