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Monday, November 5, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, November 5, 2018





Early Voting

As of 1 pm Saturday (Nov3rd), 8,745 Maconians (33.20% turnout compared to 21.25% in 2014) had cast a ballot in early voting. Early voting is now over. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th, from 7 am to 7 pm. If you do not know where to vote on Election Day, use the handy-dandy lookup tool on the North Carolina State Board of Elections website. [LINK]

Other numbers from early voting in Macon County were posted in Sunday's Daily Weather Briefing. [LINK]


DAY SPONSOR

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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.

OUTLOOK

A series of storm systems will bring a return of unsettled weather to start the work week, with storms possible on Tuesday. An active pattern will continue off and on through the week.



Weather Heads Up for Election Day

Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected Tuesday as a strong low-pressure system lifts north of the area. While specific details are uncertain at this point, some of these thunderstorms may become strong to severe in the overnight to morning hours. If the current forecast holds, the weather should clear up in Macon County in the early-to-mid afternoon. Please monitor the latest forecasts for updates. The above image is from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. It shows the chance of damaging winds within 25 miles of any given point on the map. Right now, Macon County is the 15% region.


Franklin Town Council November Meeting Agenda

The Franklin Town Council will be meeting on Monday, November 5th at 6 pm in the lower level of the town hall for their regular monthly meeting. The public agenda and the agenda packet have been posted on the blog. [LINK]



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
Testing a new feature that shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.




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Record Weather Events for November 5th

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

Highest Temperature 80°F in Franklin in 1961
Lowest Temperature 16°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1991
Greatest Rainfall 3.92 inches in Highlands in 1938
Greatest Snowfall 0.3 inches in Highlands in 1962


Record Weather Events for November (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Nov 4, 2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on Nov 25, 1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on Nov 29, 1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on Nov 28, 1922

An expanded almanac is available that covers record weather events, climate averages, and an astronomy section. [LINK]


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm. 

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





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FRANKLIN AREA

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 7pm, then showers, mainly after 7pm. Low around 56. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers after 3pm. High near 71. South wind around 8 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.


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OTTO AREA


Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 7pm, then showers, mainly after 7pm. Patchy fog between 10pm and 1am. Low around 57. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers after 3pm. High near 69. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.



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HIGHLANDS AREA

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, mainly after 9pm. Patchy fog before 1am. Low around 52. South wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers after 3pm. High near 63. Southwest wind 13 to 16 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.



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NANTAHALA AREA

Today

A chance of showers before 7am, then a slight chance of rain between 7am and 8am, then a slight chance of showers after 8am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, mainly after 10pm. Patchy fog between 11pm and 1am. Low around 54. South wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers after 3pm. High near 66. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.



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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
10:47 pm last night to 1:42 am this morning

GeoColor is a multispectral product composed of True Color (using a simulated green component) during the daytime, and an Infrared product that uses bands 7 and 13 at night. During the day, the imagery looks approximately as it would appear when viewed with human eyes from space. At night, the blue colors represent liquid water clouds such as fog and stratus, while gray to white indicate higher ice clouds, and the city lights come from a static database that was derived from the VIIRS Day Night Band.

Geocolor was developed at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and STAR's Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB).


HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected Tuesday as a strong low pressure system lifts north of the area. While specific details are uncertain at this point, some of these thunderstorms may become strong to severe. Please monitor the latest forecasts for updates.

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)
10:52 pm last night to 1:47 am this morning

12.3 µm - "Dirty" Longwave IR Window Band - 2 km resolution - Band 15 at 12.3 µm offers nearly continuous monitoring for numerous applications, though usually through a split window difference with a cleaner window channel. These differences can better estimate low-level moisture, volcanic ash, airborne dust/sand, sea surface temperature, and cloud particle size.


TROPICAL OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Mon Nov 5 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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There is no charge for civic, educational or nonprofit groups, except for groups or events that receive funding from the TDA, TDC, and EDC, where full rates apply.

Organizers of political events must make themselves available for a video interview at least 7 days before a political event they wish Macon Media to promote. Two weeks is the preferred time frame to maximize awareness.


The Ashton & Alex Zari Superhero Benefit

Location: South Macon Elementary at 855 Addington Bridge Rd

There will be a BBQ/Hot Dog Dinner that starts at 5:00....Cake Walk starts at 5:30....and The Auction starts at 6:30! We will have a dessert bar, face painting, a jumping castle and much more!! We are raffling off an AR-15, a 55" Samsung UHD TV and a $100 Gas Card!! Please come out and support this precious family!! May God Bless You and Yours!! #becauseofcaleb #becauseofshane

Facebook Event Page [LINK]


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 6:32 a.m.
Sunrise 6:59 a.m.
Sun transit 12:17 p.m.
Sunset 5:35 p.m.
End civil twilight 6:02 p.m.

Moon

Moonrise 4:39 a.m.
Moon transit 10:48 a.m.
Moonset 4:48 p.m.


Phase of the Moon on November 5, 2018: Waning Crescent with 5% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: New Moon on November 7, 2018 at 11:02 a.m. (local standard 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 2:40 am on November 5, 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, Sky and Telescope Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, 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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