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Monday, February 11, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, February 11, 2019






Outlook

A cool and wet pattern will linger for the first half of the work week before a cold front crosses the area late Tuesday. Another front is expected to move from west to east across our area Friday night.

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US House Representative Walter Jones Has Died

In July 2018, Jones began to miss votes due to illness; in December 2018, the House granted him a leave of absence for the remainder of the session by unanimous consent. As he was temporarily unable to travel, he was sworn in as a member of the 116th Congress from his home in Farmville. In January 2019, he broke his hip. On January 26, 2019, his wife said that he had been admitted to hospice care.

Jones died on February 10, 2019, in Greenville, North Carolina, on his 76th birthday.

Governor Cooper will be ordering flags flown at half-staff. An update will be posted as soon as that happens.

Segments from Commissioner Budget Work Session



This is one of eight segments from the budget work session held by the Macon County Board of Commissioners last Thursday. It includes the Welcome by Chairman Jimmy Tate and a Finance Report by Lori Hall, the Finance Director. Additional segments will be published today and tomorrow as they are uploaded. The full video will be published later today at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/mcboc20190207.html


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

Rain is expected to dominate the local weather pattern for the first half of the week, with a couple of inches expected to fall in Macon County Monday through Wednesday. The most rain is expected to fall on the Highlands Plateau and minor flooding could develop where local drainage is poor. Please be careful on area roadways where water tends to pond and/or run across the road due to poor drainage.


NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
644 PM EST Sun Feb 10 2019

Moderate to briefly heavy rainfall is expected tonight and Tuesday. Isolated flooding may develop.


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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

Today

A slight chance of sleet before 9am, then a slight chance of rain or freezing rain before 10am, then rain likely after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 40s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 40. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

A chance of rain before 1pm, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds in the morning, then rising to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers likely before 8pm, then rain, mainly after 8pm. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday

Rain before 8am, then showers, mainly between 8am and 3pm. High near 60. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain or drizzle likely before 1pm, then a chance of rain after 2pm. Areas of fog before 1pm, then patchy fog after 3pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain, mainly after 8pm. Patchy fog. Low around 45. Calm winds shifting to come out of the east around 5 mph before midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then showers likely. High near 60. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 55.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Rain or drizzle, mainly before 10am, then a chance of rain after 11am. Areas of fog before 1pm, then patchy fog after 2pm. High near 50. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain, mainly after 8pm. Patchy fog. Low around 45. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 7am. High near 55. Winds out of the south wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 11pm, then gradually ending. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain or drizzle likely before 11am, then a chance of rain between 11am and noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain, mainly after 9pm. Patchy fog. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the south 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tuesday Night

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 11pm, then gradually ending. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.



Macon County Almanac for February 11, 2019

Highest Temperature 71°F in Franklin in 1965
Lowest Temperature 6°F in Highlands in 1936
Greatest Rainfall 3.90 inches in Highlands in 2018
Greatest Snowfall 7.0 inches in Highlands in 1985

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 3:26 am on February 11, 2019

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