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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, April 14, 2019





WEATHER ALERT


There is potential for severe weather today, so please be very careful if you have outdoor activities planned or will be on area roadways today. Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes are possible this morning, afternoon, and evening. Torrential rainfall could lead to flooding in locations with poor drainage. If you are out driving in one of these storms, or shortly after, please be mindful of the potential for hydroplaning.

Outlook

A strong system will bring more widespread storms to the area today and tonight, with severe weather possible. The weather will be dry through mid-week next week, with the next storm system expected Thursday through Friday.



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 expected today, severe thunderstorms are possible, with the primary threat being damaging winds. A High Wind Warning is in effect for the higher elevations. If you have outdoor activities planned, please be mindful of the weather and do not stray far from shelter.

Widespread strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible this morning through this evening. The primary threat will be damaging winds. Large hail and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Heavy rain may lead to isolated flash flooding, especially in areas that experience multiple rounds of thunderstorms. A high wind warning is in effect until 10 pm tonight in the higher elevations.

High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1033 PM EDT Sat Apr 13 2019

...HIGH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SUNDAY IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS...

.Gusty southerly to southwesterly winds around a strong surface low associated with large upper storm system will likely affect higher elevations tonight and most of the day on Sunday.


...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT SUNDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS...Higher elevations of the Southern Appalachians of Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia.

* HAZARDS...Very windy conditions.

* TIMING...From Midnight tonight to Sunday evening.

* WINDS...South 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Please report damaging winds by calling the National Weather Service toll free at...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report using hashtag nwsgsp.





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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

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog between 9am and noon. High near 73. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a slight chance of rain between 3am and 5am. Patchy fog before 9pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A slight chance of showers between 8am and 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 74.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.



OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog between 9am and noon. High near 71. South southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a chance of rain, mainly between 1am and 2am. Patchy fog between 10pm and 11pm. Low around 41. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 73.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. High near 62. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of rain, mainly between 11pm and 3am. Patchy fog before midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Breezy, with a southwest wind 17 to 23 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday NightMostly clear, with a low around 40. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 64.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog before noon. High near 66. South wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4am, then a chance of rain, mainly between 4am and 5am. Patchy fog before 9pm. Low around 38. West northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A slight chance of rain before 8am, then a slight chance of showers between 8am and 11am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 68.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.


Macon County Almanac for April 14, 2019

Highest Temperature 84°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1972
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Highlands in 1920
Greatest Rainfall 3.90 inches in Franklin in 1876
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands in 1913


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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987






Published at 2:54am on April 14, 2019

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