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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, June 21, 2018




LOCAL OUTLOOK

Warm high pressure will continue to dominate the weather today before a frontal boundary approaches the area from the north Thursday. The front will stall out on Friday then lifts back north as a warm front over the weekend. The next front pushes in from the north on Monday.

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 21st (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 93°F in Franklin in 1953
Lowest Temperature 42°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1985
Greatest Rainfall 4.72 inches in Highlands in 1961

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

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FRANKLIN AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 2pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Light west northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

FRIDAY

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

SATURDAY NIGHT

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

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OTTO AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the midafternoon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west around 5 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 likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

FRIDAY

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

SATURDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Northwest wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 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 likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. West southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 1pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am, then patchy fog after 4pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then showers likely between 10pm and midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

FRIDAY

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 9am and 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

SATURDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

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HAZARDS

Warm high pressure will continue to dominate the region through tonight before a weak frontal boundary approaches the area from the north on Thursday. The front will stall out on Friday and then lift back north as a warm front early Saturday. A more robust cold front will move over the area from the north on Monday.

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

TROPICAL OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Jun 21 2018

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.



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 5:50 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 2:20 a.m.
Moonrise 2:50 p.m.
Moon transit 8:55 p.m.
Moonset 2:53 a.m. tomorrow morning


Phase of the Moon on June 21, 2018: Waxing Gibbous with 63% 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 3:10 am on June 21, 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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