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Friday, June 22, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, June 22, 2018




LOCAL OUTLOOK

Shower and thunderstorm chances will persist through Sunday as the region remains in a warm and humid airmass to the southeast of a low-pressure system over the lower Great Lakes. A cold front will drop into the forecast area on Monday ushering in a more seasonable and drier airmass for next Tuesday and Wednesday before humidity increases Thursday ahead of the next cold front.


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Weather Almanac for June 22nd (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 99°F in Franklin in 1964
Lowest Temperature 40°F in Highlands in 1992
Greatest Rainfall 3.65 inches in Highlands 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 following images represent forecast conditions at 8 am today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.






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FRANKLIN AREA

TODAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light west southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

SUNDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


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OTTO AREA

TODAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 80. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of rain after 3am. Patchy fog between midnight and 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Light west southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

SUNDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 7pm and 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 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 before 2am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Patchy fog between midnight and 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West southwest wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 7 to 11 mph.

SUNDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 7pm and 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the afternoon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. West southwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of rain after 3am. Patchy fog between midnight and 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

SUNDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
12:32 am to 3:27 am this morning


HAZARDS

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible today and again Sunday over parts of the area, along with localized heavy rains. While widespread severe weather is not expected, a few strong to severe storms could occur, with damaging winds being the main threat.

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 Fri Jun 22 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 6:20 a.m.
Sun transit 1:36 p.m.
Sunset 8:51 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:21 p.m.


Moon

Moonset 2:53 a.m.
Moonrise 3:50 p.m.
Moon transit 9:41 p.m.
Moonset 3:26 a.m. tomorrow morning


Phase of the Moon on June 22, 2018: Waxing Gibbous with 73% 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 22, 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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