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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, June 19, 2018




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.

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.






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Weather Almanac for June 19th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 94°F in Highlands in 1933
Lowest Temperature 40°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1965
Greatest Rainfall 2.08 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1957

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 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind.

WEDNESDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Light northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

THURSDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly 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 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 87. Light north 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 before 7pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 88. West northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

THURSDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers before midnight, then a chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

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 79. North wind 5 to 7 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 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. West northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

THURSDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Light north wind.

WEDNESDAY

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. North northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West northwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

THURSDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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


HAZARDS

We're in the middle of the first heat event of the season. 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.

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)
3:12 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Jun 19 2018

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

1. Surface observations and NOAA Doppler weather radar data indicate that a surface trough associated with a low- and mid-level low pressure system has moved inland over the Texas coastal plain. Although this system is producing a widespread area of cloudiness and disorganized showers and thunderstorms, interaction with land and proximity to dry air in the mid-levels of the atmosphere should prevent a tropical cyclone forming. However, this disturbance is likely to produce additional heavy rainfall and flash flooding across portions of southern and southeastern Texas during the next few days.

• Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
• Formation chance through 5 days...low...near 0 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 9:21 p.m.

Moon

Moonset 1:10 a.m.
Moonrise 12:45 p.m.
Moon transit 7:20 p.m.
Moonset 1:46 a.m. tomorrow morning


Phase of the Moon on June 19, 2018: Waxing Crescent with 41% 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 3:35 am on June 19, 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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