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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, July 11, 2018




LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met last night at 6 pm. Video of the meeting will be posted later today. The public agenda, agenda packet, and the proposed 2019 Schedule of Values, Standards, and Rules for Market Value are on the blog. [LINK]

LOCAL OUTLOOK

Tropical cyclone Chris will move northeast and away from the Midatlantic coast as a weak cold front drops south from Kentucky and Virginia. The cold front crosses our area Wednesday and gives us only slightly cooler temperatures to near normal in the last half of the week.


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Weather Almanac for July 11th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 93°F in Franklin in 1981
Lowest Temperature 42°F in Highlands in 1918
Greatest Rainfall 6.57 inches in Highlands in 1948

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

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 3am and 4am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

FRIDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


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OTTO AREA

TODAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light and variable wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

THURSDAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the mid-to-late afternoon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south southeast 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.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

FRIDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.


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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

Sunny, with a high near 79. West northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

TONIGHT

Mostly clear, with a low around 63. North wind around 6 mph.

WEDNESDAY

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

THURSDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.


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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

A slight chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

TONIGHT

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 62. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

WEDNESDAY

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

THURSDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

THURSDAY NIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

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

TROPICAL OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Jul 11 2018

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

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

1. The main area of disturbed weather associated with the remnants of Beryl is located just to the east of the Bahamas. This system has is not showing any signs of development, and the chances of regeneration today or tomorrow remain low. However, conditions could become a little more favorable later in the week while the disturbance moves northward over the Atlantic. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance later today, if necessary. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.


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Community Health Fair at Angel Medical Center

Angel Medical Center will host a community health fair on July 17, from 3 to 5 pm in the hospital cafeteria. Blood pressure checks, glucose checks, fall risk assessments and information on the 20/30 weight-loss plan offered by Franklin Health & Fitness will be provided.

For more information, call 828-349-6639.

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 5:59 a.m.
Sunrise 6:28 a.m.
Sun transit 1:39 p.m.
Sunset 8:50 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:19 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 4:55 a.m.
Moon transit 12:11 p.m.
Moonset 7:29 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on July 11, 2018: Waning Crescent with 3% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: New Moon on July 12, 2018 at 10:48 p.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 3:35 am on July 11, 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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