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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, February 7, 2019






COMMISSIONERS TO BEGIN BUDGET PROCESS TODAY

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will meet at noon today in a work session to begin the budget process for 2019-2020. A copy of the agenda has been posted on the blog.  [LINK


Their next regular meeting will occur on Tuesday, the 12th of February at 6 pm.

Outlook

A moist stationary front will linger northwest of the forecast area today, allowing warm, southwesterly flow to persist. A strong cold front will then move through the area on Friday, with robust Canadian high pressure spreading back over the region in the front`s wake for 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

There are no weather hazards anticipated for today or tonight.


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

A slight chance of rain between 10pm and midnight, then a chance of showers after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 45. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph before midnight and then shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 50s.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 20s.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

A slight chance of rain between 10pm and midnight, then a chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 50s.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

A chance of rain between 10pm and 1am, then a chance of showers after 1am. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 20s. Wind chills in the teens and single digits. Winds out of the north 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 20s.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 70. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

A chance of rain before midnight, then showers likely, mainly between midnight and 5am. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 40. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.


Macon County Almanac for February 7, 2019

Highest Temperature 69°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1957
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest Rainfall 2.30 inches in Franklin in 1873
Greatest Snowfall 6.5 inches in Nantahala in 1936

Weather Extremes for Macon County for February
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 79°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-28-1996
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on 02-13-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.37 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-13-1966
Greatest Snowfall 15.0 inches in Highlands on 02-14-1912

Weather Extremes for Macon County for February
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 79°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-28-1996
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on 02-13-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.37 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-13-1966
Greatest Snowfall 15.0 inches in Highlands on 02-14-1912





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Published at 3:40 am on February 7, 2019

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