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Saturday, March 9, 2019





County Commissioners March 2019 Agenda Released

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be holding their regular monthly meeting for March on Tuesday Night at 6pm in the Commissioner's Boardroom on the third floor of the county courthouse. Building access will be through the rear parking lot entrance. A copy of the agenda packet (71 pages) has been embedded here for your convenience.




Outlook

A cold front will cross our region from the northwest on Sunday. High pressure will ridge into our area during the first half of the week, then the next front arrives later in the week with more rain.


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

Very gusty winds may develop across the higher elevations this afternoon and tonight. Winds will quickly taper off on Sunday.






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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely after 2pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds riding to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3am. Low around 50. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

A chance of showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3pm, then showers likely after 3pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 55. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3am. Low around 50. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Winds out of the southwest around 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3pm, then showers likely after 3pm. Areas of fog before 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4am. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the south 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 60s. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A chance of showers before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3pm, then showers likely after 3pm. Areas of fog before 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10pm. Low around 50. Winds out of the south 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday

A chance of showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain ending by mid-afternoon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 7 mph.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s.




Macon County Almanac for March 09, 2019

Highest Temperature 83°F in Franklin in 1974
Lowest Temperature 0°F in Highlands in 1996
Greatest Rainfall 3.30 inches in Franklin in 1880
Greatest Snowfall 9.0 inches in Franklin in 1962


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of March
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993






Published at 3:25 am on March 09, 2019

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