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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Regular Postings Canceled Due to Severe Weather Concerns

Due to the possibility of severe weather, the regular daily weather briefing for today has been canceled. Macon County is currently under a Tornado Watch.

A Severe Storm Thread has been on Facebook. It will be the default place Macon Media will be sharing information. [LINK]

After the event is over, information that has been posted there will be added here for archival purposes. --Bobby

Early Voting

Today is the day. Election Day. Voting will take place between 6:30 am and 7:30 pm at various polling places located around the county. If you do not know where to vote, use the handy-dandy lookup tool on the North Carolina State Board of Elections website. [LINK]

Macon Media will be posting live coverage from the Macon County Board of Elections tonight. We'll have the results from each precinct anywhere from 2 to 15 minutes before they show up on the state election website. Macon Media's coverage will be on Facebook [LINK], Twitter [LINK],  and on [LINK

The website coverage has a spreadsheet embedded with the local races we are covering. During the evening, refresh your browser (CRTL+F5 on your laptop or desktop) to see updated results that will have automatic vote totals at the bottom of each column.

**3:59am** Text of the Tornado Watch. It will be in effect until 10:00 am this morning.

Tornado Watch Number 425
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
415 AM EDT Tue Nov 6 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northern Georgia
Western North Carolina
Eastern Tennessee

* Effective this Tuesday morning from 415 AM until 1000 AM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
mph possible

SUMMARY...Fast-moving storms will cross the region through the early morning hours. While instability will be minimal, continued low-level moistening and very strong low/mid-level winds will support fast-moving bowing segments and embedded meso-vortices capable of wind damage and some tornado risk.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles north northeast of Knoxville TN to 55 miles south southeast of Chattanooga TN. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).


REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.



AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector 24045.


Hey, Bryan Carpenter here!!
I encourage you to pray before you vote.

A vote for Carpenter is going to help MAKE MACON SAFE AGAIN for all families and individuals old and young. We need to stop playing checkers and start playing chess with the issues that we are facing. We need to better educate ALL Macon County citizens about the dangers and consequences of Drugs, Bullying, and crimes in general.
I am determined to lower crime rates and am dedicated to bringing down the number of overdoses that are becoming more common. We have become complacent with the issues we are facing in Macon County.
I would also like to expand the K-9 unit in an effort to better utilize the potential that in my own experience know is there.
I wish to MAKE MACON SAFE AGAIN, and I would be grateful for the opportunity.

Your voice matters.
Your Vote is Your Voice.

Thank you and God Bless!!