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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Also: Preliminary Election Results for Selected Contests




Preliminary Election Results

Yesterday was Election Day and the TL;DR is that all local incumbents Maconians could have voted for won their races, including Congress and the state legislature. 


A record number of Maconians turned out for this mid-term election. During early voting, 8,745 (33.16%) voted and 6,718 (25.48%) voted on election day bringing the total number who voted to 15,463 (58.64%). These are preliminary results and will be finalized at the Canvass scheduled for 11:00 am on Friday, November 16th.

Here are the preliminary results for selected contests:

Congress (Meadows wins another term)

Mark Meadows 10,085 65.92% (District-wide: 177,143 59.24%)
Phillip G. Price 4,874 31.86% (District-wide: 115,794 38.73%)
Clifton B. Ingram, Jr. 340 2.22% (District-wide: 6,072 2.03%)

NC Senate District #50 (Davis wins another term)

Jim Davis 8,764 57.27% (District-wide: 48,107 60.32%)
Bobby Kuppers 6,538 42.73% (District-wide: 31,648 39.68%)

Board of Commissioners District II (Shields and Beale win another term)

Gary Shields 10,108 38.57%
Ronnie Beale 6,569 25.07%
Ron Haven 6,182 23.59%
Betty Cloer Wallace 3,348 12.78%

Register of Deeds (Raby wins another term)

Todd Raby 8,090 53.80%
Linda Light Herman 6,946 46.20%

Sheriff (Holland wins another term)

Robert L. (Robby) Holland 9,576 63.13%
Eric L. Giles 4,237 27.93%
Bryan Carpenter 1,356 8.94%

More information will be posted later. Macon Media would like to recognize the Board of Elections staff and members of the Board for their hard work and professionalism during this election cycle.


OUTLOOK

A cold front will move east of the forecast area later this evening with drier air spreading over the region in its wake. Another moist frontal system is expected to impact the area on Thursday and Friday, with cool and dry Canadian high pressure spreading back over the southeast for the weekend.


Franklin Town Council November Meeting

The Franklin Town Council met Monday night for their regular monthly meeting for November 2018. A gavel-to-gavel video, public agenda, and agenda packet have been posted online. [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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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 rain, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 67. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Light north wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 47. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday

Rain. High near 58. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.



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OTTO AREA


Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 66. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Light north northeast wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Light east wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 47. East southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday

Rain. High near 56. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.



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HIGHLANDS AREA

Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 58. South wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. East northeast wind around 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. East southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 44. East southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday

Rain. High near 49. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.



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NANTAHALA AREA

Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 47. South southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday

Rain before 3pm, then showers likely after 3pm. High near 54. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night

A chance of rain, mixing with snow after 1am, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
12:37 am to 3:27 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.


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)
12:37 am to 3:32 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.


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Published at 4:13 am on November 7, 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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