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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, January 8, 2018





2018 RADAR Time Lapse

Here is a time lapse of the National Weather RADAR for last year.



Cold for a Cause Final Year

Photo from the 2017 Cold for a Cause

10th and FINAL year for Cold For A Cause coming up next weekend (January 11th - 13th)! Come support your community. You may drop off donations (canned goods, clothing, blankets, etc) to Macon County Farm Bureau, located at 1866 Highlands Rd in Franklin NC. [LINK]

January 2019 Meeting of the Franklin Town Council

The Franklin Town Council met last night for their monthly meeting. Among the topics of discussion was an update from the Mayor of Highlands on his efforts to come up with a solution to the dangers posed by large tractor-trailers in the Cullasaja Gorge. The video will be posted Wednesday. Patreon supporters [LINK] will have a 24-hour window of early access.


Outlook

Mild and dry high pressure will remain across the region...before a weak cold front crosses from the west Tuesday night. Cold high pressure will build in behind the front and linger until a moist frontal system reaches the forecast area early in the weekend with the possibility of a winter event beginning to look more likely.


THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today. However, high winds are expected to impact the county, especially the higher elevations on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Wind chill values will drop below zero in some locations and scattered power outages could be possible due to falling limbs and trees. There is also the possibility of a winter weather event this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, a copy of which has been posted below.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

Very gusty northwest winds with gusts up to 55 mph, mainly across the higher elevations, will be possible behind a departing cold front Tuesday night into Wednesday. In addition, cold temperatures combined with the winds could lead to wind chill values as low as 10 below zero, mainly across the higher elevations. Light snow showers will also be possible across the higher elevations along and near the Tennessee border.

A low-pressure system will bring precipitation to the area Friday night through Sunday. Temperatures may be cold enough for the precipitation to fall as snow or a wintry mix. However, there is quite a bit of uncertainty with this system regarding timing, the location of wintry precipitation, and precipitation amounts.


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]




FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of showers between 11am and 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Calm winds early rising to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20 and wind chill values will make it feel like it is as low as 10 degrees and into the single digits. The higher elevations could see wind chills below zero. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 40s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 20s.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers before 3pm. Patchy fog between 10am and 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 60. Light winds out of the southwest early increasing and shifting to come out of the becoming west 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 20s and wind chill values dropping at times into the single digits. A few locations in the higher elevations that face the northwest could see wind chills below zero. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog between 11am and noon. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out if the west 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s and wind chills near zero. WInds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 35 and wind chills in the 20s and lower. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20 and wind chill values below zero. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 35.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2pm. Patchy fog between 8am and 1pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the west 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s and wind chill values dipping as low as the single digits. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 35 and wind chill values in the 20s at times. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20 and wind chill values in the single digits or lower. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 35.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.


Macon County Almanac for January 8, 2019

Highest Temperature 70°F in Franklin in 1965
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands in 2014
Greatest Rainfall 2.83 inches in Highlands in 1953
Greatest Snowfall 10.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1988


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Published at 2:12 am on January 8, 2019



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