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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, September 11, 2019






Outlook

Mostly dry and hot conditions are expected to continue, as upper-level ridging builds across the region. Increasing moisture and an approaching cold front will increase the chances for diurnally driven showers and thunderstorms towards the weekend into early next week.

Lowering of US and NC Flags to Half-Staff From Sunrise to Sunset on Wednesday, September 11 in Tribute to Patriot Day

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, September 11, in tribute to Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

This day honors the victims of the 9/11 tragedy, their families and the heroic sacrifices of first responders. Please join us as we remember the thousands of innocent lives lost during the most deadly attack on U.S. soil.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are welcome to fly the flag at half-staff for the same duration of time.

Local Government Meeting

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met last night. The first two hours of the three-plus hour meeting is available at MaconMedia.com
Macon Media will be processing segments of the meeting and publishing them over the next several days.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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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 expected today.


**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

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then clearing, with a high in the upper 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers between 1am and 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Chance of rain is 40%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then clearing, with a high in the upper 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly clear, then becoming mostly cloudy toward daybreak, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 40%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light winds out of the west. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 6 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers between 1am and 5am. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Winds out of the northeast around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of rain is 40%.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of rain is 40%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Light and variable winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK Things are starting to heat up




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Sep 11 2019

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

1. A surface trough located over the Turks and Caicos continues to produce widespread cloudiness and disorganized thunderstorms across the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos, and extending northward over the southwestern Atlantic for a few hundred miles. Ship reports continue to indicate that tropical-storm-force wind gusts are occurring in some of the heavier squalls. Limited development of this disturbance is expected during the next few days due to only marginally conducive upper-level winds while the system moves very slowly west-northwestward across the Bahamas. However, environmental conditions could become more favorable for development when the system moves over the Florida Straits and into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by Friday and over the weekend. Regardless of development, this disturbance will produce periods of locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds across the Bahamas through Thursday, and across Florida by late Friday and continuing into the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.

2. A broad low pressure system, associated with a tropical wave, is located about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Although this disturbance continues to produce disorganized shower activity, some slight development of this system is still possible on Wednesday. By Thursday, however, upper-level winds are forecast to become unfavorable for tropical cyclone formation. This disturbance is expected to move slowly westward across the tropical Atlantic Ocean for the next several days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

3. A tropical wave located between the west coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands is forecast to move quickly westward during the next several days. Some slow development is possible over the weekend or early next week when the system is expected to be a couple of hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.




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

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

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

Highest Temperature 109°F Weldon, Halifax County 09-07-1954
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 19.30 in Southport, Brunswick County 09-16-1999

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County



Published at 4:10am on September 11, 2019


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