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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, June 22, 2019





Overnight Storms

A line of storms crossed Macon County shortly after midnight, causing minimal damage and leaving less than 150 Maconians without electrical service for several hours. Over 2,600 Duke Energy and less than 150 Haywood EMC customers in Jackson County lost power during the same timeframe. A RADAR loop of the storms passing through Macon County is posted below.




MOre storms are expected to form this afternoon to our northwest and are expected to cross the county in the afternoon hours.

Outlook

Showers and thunderstorm activity will return this weekend and persist off and on through much of next week. Near seasonable temperatures are expected to prevail through the next seven days.



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 this afternoon as more storms are forecast to form to our northwest and may cross the county sometime this afternoon. Lighting, heavy winds, and large hail are the main concerns.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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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 thunderstorms likely, mainly in the afternoon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest 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

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the mmid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the afternoon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph decreasing to light winds and shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph before midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the west around 6 mph.

Monday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 50%.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Jun 22 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.




Macon Media Almanac for June 22, 2019

Highest Temperature 96°F in Franklin in 1964
Lowest Temperature 40°F in Highlands in 1992
Greatest Rainfall 3.65 inches in Highlands in 1957
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of June
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of June
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 108°F Mount Gilead, Montgomery County 06-18-1944
Lowest Temperature 23°F Jefferson, Ashe County 06-17-1917
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.92 in New Holland, Hyde County 06-30-1949
Warmest Weather Station 77.4°F Goldsboro, Wayne County average
Coldest Weather Station 57.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County average
Wettest Weather Station 7.12 in Highlands, Macon County average
Driest Weather Station 3.02 in Canton, Haywood County monthly average




Published at 3:00am on June 22, 2019


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