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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, March 20, 2019





Last Patrol Ride for MCSO K9 Zee

Law enforcement officers escorted the body of Macon County Sheriff Department K9 Zee (ret) to the county line yesterday afternoon on her way to be cremated at a facility in Greenville, South Carolina.

She began her service at a prison in Georgia in 2009 and came to the Macon County Sheriff Office, eventually being partnered with MCSO Deputy Blanton in 2011, whom she worked with until her retirement in 2015, where she took over duties of being a full-time companion and protector of the Blanton family. Her End of Watch was March 16, 2019.




The Macon County Boards of Commissioners and Health Meet in Closed Session

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met in a joint closed session with the Macon County Board of Health to discuss the selection of a new Health Director and to determine an offer of compensation to one of the applicants for the position. The open portion of the meeting lasted less than three minutes and the two boards met behind closed doors for half an hour before coming back into open session and adjourning. [LINK TO VIDEO]

The next regular meeting of the county commissioners is Tuesday, April 7th, at 6pm.



Outlook

Dry conditions come to an end on tonight as some moisture moves in ahead of a developing coastal low and a cold front moving in from the west. Dry weather returns on Friday and continues through the weekend. Another cold front with low pressures is expected to bring more widespread rain on Monday and Tuesday.


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 anticipated today.

Very gusty northwest winds are expected to develop across the higher elevations Thursday night behind a departing cold front. The very gusty winds will continue Friday then diminish Friday night. A Wind Advisory may be needed.







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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 a high in the mid-to-upper 50s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain before 9am, then a chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds early, then increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest wind around 8 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around 30.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 50s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s. Light and variable winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain before 9am, then a chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Light winds out of the northwest increasing to come out of the west northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around freezing.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the mid-30s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the west 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 9am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night

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

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around 30.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday Night

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

Friday

Sunny, with a high near the lower 50s.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around freezing.


Macon County Almanac for March 20, 2019

Highest Temperature 83°F in Franklin in 1968
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Franklin in 1956
Greatest Rainfall 2.61 inches in Highlands in 1901
Greatest Snowfall 8.5 inches in Franklin in 1876


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 3:50am on March 20, 2019

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