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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, January 9, 2019






Cold for a Cause Final Year



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


Outlook

Cold high pressure will build across the southeast states tonight and persist through Friday. By Friday night...a moist low-pressure system will develop across the Deep South and bring wintry weather to the forecast area over the weekend.


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

Winds will be picking up today, peaking tonight and calming down by Thursday afternoon. Some locations seeing sustained winds in excess of 20 mph and the higher elevations seeing wind gusts in the 40 to 50 mph range. Scattered power outages due to falling limbs and trees are expected. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for that event, and a copy is posted below.

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, location of wintry precipitation, and precipitation amounts.

***Wind Advisory***
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1031 PM EST Tue Jan 8 2019

...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.A cold front will cross the area tonight, ushering in increasingly colder air with strong and gusty northwest winds. The winds will continue through Wednesday then taper off through Thursday morning.


...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

* LOCATIONS...The central and southern mountains and the southern foothills of North Carolina.

* HAZARDS...Very gusty winds.

* TIMING...Winds increase tonight and continue through Wednesday night, tapering off Thursday morning.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp.



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

Sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 20s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 40s.

Friday Night

A chance of sleet after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 20s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 45.

Friday Night

A chance of sleet after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 35. Winds out of the northwest 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near the upper 30s.

Friday Night

A chance of snow and sleet after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 35. Winds out of the northwest around 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper teens. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 35. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 20s. Winds out of the north 3 to 8 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 40s.

Friday Night

A chance of sleet after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Macon County Almanac for January 9, 2019

Highest Temperature 73°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1949
Lowest Temperature -11°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1970
Greatest Rainfall 3.10 inches in Highlands in 1879
Greatest Snowfall 4.0 inches in Highlands in 1944


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Published at 3:20 am on January 9, 2019



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