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Monday, June 18, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, June 18, 2018




Safety Tips for Dealing With Excessive Heat

A collection of safety tip for dealing with excessive heat has been posted on the blog at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/safety-tips-for-dealing-with-excessive.html Please review them before the heat of the day today and the next few days.

LOCAL OUTLOOK

Hot high pressure will build atop the region through the middle of the week. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms are expected each day, focusing over the mountains. 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 18th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1944
Lowest Temperature 39°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest Rainfall 2.18 inches in Highlands in 1971

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 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind.

TONIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Patchy fog between 1am and 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming north northwest 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 chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

WEDNESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

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

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind.

TONIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light north northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

WEDNESDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Patchy fog between 1am and 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph after midnight.

TUESDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable. 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 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%

WEDNESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind. 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 11pm. Patchy fog between midnight and 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. 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 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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


HAZARDS



Heat may start beginning to be a problem, especially for those who work outdoors and the elderly. Please check on your elderly neighbors to see how they are doing. Some safety tips have been posted at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/safety-tips-for-dealing-with-excessive.html to assist you in preparing for this first heat event of the season. Showers and pop up thunderstorms are also expected today. Some of them may become strong. Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop across the area this afternoon into this evening, with the highest coverage expected across our area. The main threats will be cloud-to-ground lightning and torrential downpours. Locally heavy rainfall due to very slow-moving storms may cause isolated flooding.

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)
3:07 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Jun 18 2018

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

1. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico are associated with a mid-level area of low pressure interacting with a surface trough located near the Texas coast. Development of this system is not expected before it moves inland over Texas later today and tonight. However, abundant moisture streaming northwestward from the Gulf of Mexico will increase the chance of heavy rainfall and flash flooding across portions of southern and southeastern Texas during the next few days.

• Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 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.



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 1:35 p.m.
Sunset 8:51 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:20 p.m.


Moon

Moonset 12:29 a.m.
Moonrise 11:39 a.m.
Moon transit 6:28 p.m.
Moonset 1:10 a.m. tomorrow morning


Phase of the Moon on June 18, 2018: Waxing Crescent with 31% 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 3:55 am on June 18, 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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