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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, June 26, 2018




Day Three of Strong Afternoon Thunderstorms in Macon County

Strong to severe thunderstorms moved through Macon County for the third day in a row. The impact in Macon County was not as severe as the two previous days and Jackson County was the hardest with power outages exceeding 3,000 at one point in the late afternoon with numerous trees down on lines and houses throughout the county. The peak outage number of outages in Macon County was just shy of 700 Duke Energy and 75 Haywood EMC customers after 6 pm. That number had dropped to 283 and zero, respectively, by 2:50 am when this portion of the daily briefing was prepared.  An open thread was published on Facebook on our weather page. [LINK]



A security camera captured the moment a billboard on NC-107 in Sylva was blown over as a storm moved through Jackson County yesterday afternoon.

A look at previously two days of storms in Macon County:

SUNDAY AFTERNOON THREAD #1 [LINK]

SUNDAY AFTERNOON THREAD #2 [LINK]
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. These storms caused the most damage of the three days of storms. Scroll down to see the liveblog posted in reverse chronological order.

More storms may be possible on Wednesday and Thursday.

LOCAL OUTLOOK

More seasonable temperatures are expected today with a stalled cold front south of the area. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop. A passing trough makes showers and storms even more likely Wednesday into Thursday, with hot weather returning to end the week.


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Weather Almanac for June 26th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1954
Lowest Temperature 41°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1974
Greatest Rainfall 2.19 inches in Highlands in 1960

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 in the later afternoon. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

WEDNESDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

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

THURSDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.


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OTTO AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a chance of showers between 1am and 5am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

WEDNESDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

THURSDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.


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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Widespread fog, mainly before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

WEDNESDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 77. West southwest wind 6 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.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

THURSDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3 pm. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

THURSDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
12:12 am to 3:07 am this morning


HAZARDS

Despite cooler and cloudy conditions on today due to the wedgelike airmass, enough instability is expected in the afternoon for some thunderstorms as clouds thin a bit. Any storms that form should have less intensity than yesterday; while a squall line is not likely, a couple clusters of storms along outflow boundaries is possible and some of the stronger storms may keep their intensity as they cross from east TN into NC. Strong to severe storms over the next couple of afternoons may develop. Damaging winds will be the primary threat but hail up to quarter size and localized flash flooding will also be possible. Chances are good that the regular garden variety thunderstorms are all most of us will see this afternoon. Keep an eye to the skies this afternoon and don't stray too far from shelter after 2 pm just to be on the safe side.

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 26 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 5:51 a.m.
Sunrise 6:21 a.m.
Sun transit 1:36 p.m.
Sunset 8:52 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:22 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 6:43 p.m. last night
Moon transit 12:01 a.m.
Moonset 5:16 a.m.
Moonrise 7:37 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on June 26, 2018: Waxing Gibbous with 98% 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 3:45 am on June 26, 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, University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Weather Prediction Center.

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