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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, November 8, 2018




OUTLOOK

A moist and cool wedge pattern sets up over the region today. Another cold front will move through the region on Friday, with cool and dry Canadian high pressure spreading back over the southeast for the weekend. Expect the coldest night of the season so far on Saturday night.


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 8 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm. 

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(These images replace the three-day forecast maps)

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FRANKLIN AREA

Today

A slight chance of rain between 9am and noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 61. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly between midnight and 2am, then rain likely after 2am. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 46. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Rain. Patchy fog before 8am. High near 55. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely before 7pm, then a chance of rain between 7pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 51.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 26.



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OTTO AREA


Today

A slight chance of rain between 8am and 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 60. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly between 10pm and 1am, then rain likely after 1am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 47. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Rain. Patchy fog before 7am. High near 54. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 51.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 27.



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HIGHLANDS AREA

Today

A slight chance of rain between 8am and 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 53. East northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely before 1am, then rain, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Low around 42. East northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Rain. High near 50. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 46.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 27.



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NANTAHALA AREA

Today

A slight chance of rain between 8am and 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 59. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely before 1am, then rain, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog before 1am, then patchy fog after 3am. Low around 46. East southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Rain before 4pm, then showers, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 7am. High near 53. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of rain, possibly mixing with snow after 11pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 44.

Saturday Night

Clear, with a low around 27.



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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
11:07 pm last night to 2:02 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)
11:12 pm last night to 2:07 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 2:45 am on November 8, 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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