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Monday, July 9, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, July 9, 2018





LOCAL OUTLOOK

Tropical system Chris will remain offshore from the coastal Carolinas through at least Tuesday, with generally cooler and drier high pressure affecting our region. A cold front will settle south into the area on Wednesday before stalling just south of the Carolinas through late week.


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 July 9th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 95°F in Franklin in 1977
Lowest Temperature 44°F in Highlands in 1896
Greatest Rainfall 7.43 inches in Highlands in 1916

Record Weather Events for July (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on July 29, 1952
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands on July 2, 1911
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on July 29, 1879


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 8 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm. 

[click on any image in this article to enlarge]
(These images replace the three-day forecast maps)





THREE DAY OUTLOOK



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FRANKLIN AREA

TODAY

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 62. Calm wind.

TUESDAY

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light west northwest wind.

TUESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

WEDNESDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


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OTTO AREA

TODAY

Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light north northwest wind.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 62. Light north wind.

TUESDAY

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind.

TUESDAY NIGHT

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

WEDNESDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 58. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

TUESDAY

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

WEDNESDAY

A slight chance of showers between 9am and noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT

Patchy fog before 3am, then patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 61. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

TUESDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

WEDNESDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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


HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not expected.

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 Mon Jul 9 2018

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Chris, located a couple of hundred miles south-southeast of the North Carolina Outer Banks.

1. The National Hurricane Center has issued the last advisory on the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl, located over the northeastern Caribbean Sea. Disorganized thunderstorms and gusty winds associated with the remnants of Beryl are forecast to move west-northwestward and spread over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today, and over Hispaniola tonight. Unfavorable upper-level winds and interaction with land should prevent redevelopment during the next day or two, but environmental conditions could become somewhat conducive for regeneration of a tropical cyclone later this week when the system is forecast to turn northward over the Bahamas and the western Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent


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FRIENDS OF THE GREENWAY BUTTERFLY GARDEN RENEWAL CELEBRATION DAY

Friends of the Greenway is having a Butterfly Garden Renewal Celebration Day on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 9 AM to 11 AM. There will be a Ribbon Cutting at 9:30 AM to welcome the community to the renovated garden. Bringing back the eleven-year-old garden was funded in part with a grant from the Macon County Unrestricted Endowment Fund which is administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation. Find out about the butterflies that can be found in the area and the plants that maintain their lifecycle. Park behind the Shops at Riverwalk on Highlands Road. Follow the Greenway trail for a short distance--just past the Rotary Shelter. Rain date is Wednesday, July 11.

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 5:57 a.m.
Sunrise 6:27 a.m.
Sun transit 1:39 p.m.
Sunset 8:50 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:20 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 3:18 a.m.
Moon transit 10:13 a.m.
Moonset 5:14 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on July 9, 2018: Waning Crescent with 17% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: Last Quarter on July 6, 2018 at 3:51 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 3:45 am on July 09, 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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