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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, June 24, 2018




Severe Thunderstorms Roll Though Macon County



A line of thunderstorms rolled through Macon County yesterday afternoon, knocking down trees and power lines, leaving over 2,000 Maconians without electrical service for several hours. As of 2:37 am, that number had dropped to 779 as crews worked through the night to restore service. Duke Energy is still assessing the damage and has no estimate of when power might be restored to everyone.

An open thread that took place during the event on Facebook has been transcribed to the blog and can be seen on MaconMedia.com. Scroll down to see the liveblog posted in reverse chronological order.

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.

DAY SPONSOR

Carrion Tree Service is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.

Their phone number is 371-4718. They are located at 120 Depot Street.

They can handle all your tree removal needs in good or bad weather.

WEATHER SPONSOR



Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing & public safety updates for the month.

Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your with your next project.

Weather Almanac for June 24th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 96°F in Franklin in 1988
Lowest Temperature 38°F in Franklin in 1972
Greatest Rainfall 3.85 inches in Franklin in 1872

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 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog overnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY

Showers and thunderstorms possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph 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.

MONDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

TUESDAY

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


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OTTO AREA

TODAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY

A chance of showers and thunderstorm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light north wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

TUESDAY

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 10 to 13 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. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. West northwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. North northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

TUESDAY

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 9 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog overnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

TUESDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
12:47 am to 3:42 am this morning


HAZARDS

A few strong to severe storms will be possible this afternoon. Damaging winds will be the main threat with these storms. Hail up to quarter size will also be possible. Heavy rainfall will also lead to localized flash flooding especially in areas of poor drainage.

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)
3:47 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sun Jun 24 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 9:22 p.m.


Moon

Moonset 4:00 a.m.
Moonrise 5:46 p.m.
Moon transit 11:14 p.m.
Moonset 4:37 a.m. tomorrow morning


Phase of the Moon on June 24, 2018: Waxing Gibbous with 88% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon on June 28, 2018 at 12:53 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 4:10 am on June 24, 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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