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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, June 23, 2018




NC UTILITIES COMMISSION DENIES DUKE ENERGY RATE INCREASE



Yesterday, the North Carolina Utilities Commission denied the rate increase requested by Duke Energy. A press release and link to the offical ruling are on the blog. [LINK]



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 23rd (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County



Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1988

Lowest Temperature 41°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1947

Greatest Rainfall 2.54 inches in Highlands in 1941



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



A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.



TONIGHT



A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



SUNDAY



A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



SUNDAY NIGHT



A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light west wind.



MONDAY



A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.



MONDAY NIGHT



Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.




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OTTO AREA



TODAY



A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.



TONIGHT



A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind 3 to 6 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



SUNDAY



A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. West northwest wind 3 to 8 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



SUNDAY NIGHT



A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light west wind.



MONDAY



A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.



MONDAY NIGHT



Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.



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HIGHLANDS AREA



TODAY



A slight chance of showers between 1pm and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.



TONIGHT



A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 7 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



SUNDAY



A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. West northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



SUNDAY NIGHT



A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind around 7 mph.



MONDAY



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



MONDAY NIGHT



A chance of showers and thunderstorms between midnight and 1am, then a chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.



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NANTAHALA AREA



TODAY



A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 8 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



TONIGHT



A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



SUNDAY



A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 6 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



SUNDAY NIGHT



A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind around 6 mph.



MONDAY



A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.



MONDAY NIGHT



Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.



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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR

12:17 am to 3:12 am this morning





HAZARDS



There is a chance of thunderstorms everyday for the next week, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with gusty winds, frequent lightning and isolated flooding from heavy rainfall.



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 Sat Jun 23 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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Suminski 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 8:52 p.m.

End civil twilight 9:21 p.m.





Moon



Moonset 3:26 a.m.

Moonrise 4:48 p.m.

Moon transit 10:27 p.m.

Moonset 4:00 a.m. tomorrow





Phase of the Moon on June 23, 2018: Waxing Gibbous with 81% 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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