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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, September 12, 2019



Magnitude 2.3 tremor in Jackson County




Last night, shortly after 11pm, there was a minor 2.3 magnitude earthquake centered in the Whittier area of Jackson County. If you felt it, you can report it to the USGS. [LINK]


Outlook

Relief from the near-record level heat will arrive in time for the weekend as an approaching cold front increases shower and thunderstorm chances and cools temperatures closer to normal through the first half of next week. The weak front will stall near our area while tropical moisture impacts the region to keep our pattern unsettled through the middle of next week.

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Local Government
September 2019 Meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners


The first two segments from the September 2019 regular meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners have been edited and a written summary of each completed. The meeting was over three hours long, so it will take several days to process the entire meeting.

Segment One [LINK] Welcome, Announcements, Moment of Silence, and Pledge of Allegiance
Segment Two [LINK] Public Hearing on Macon Transit Funding

When completed, the full playlist will be published in place of the live video player. [LINK]


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 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.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday Night

Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then clearing, 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.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Chance of rain is 40%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then becoming mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the east. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Light and variable 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. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Light and variable winds increasing and shifting to come out of the southeast around 6 mph by midmorning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds. 40% chance of rain with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high in thge low-to-mid 80s. Light winds out of the southeast. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between noon and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%.

Saturday Night

A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK Things are starting to heat up
(video from Levi Cowan of Tropical Tidbits and Mark Sudduth of HurricaneTrack.com have been added to this segment below the tropical outlook and will remain as long as they cover this storm)



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Sep 12 2019

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

1. A trough of low pressure is producing widespread cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms that extend from the southeastern Bahamas northeastward over the adjacent Atlantic waters. Although limited development of this system is anticipated today, conditions are forecast to become a little more conducive for tropical cyclone formation over the weekend, and a tropical depression is likely to form as the system moves northwestward at 5 to 10 mph across the Florida Straits and southern Florida, and into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. This disturbance will likely produce periods of locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds across the Bahamas through Friday, and across Florida during the weekend. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon, if necessary.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

2. A tropical wave located just west of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a small area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Conditions appear conducive for development of this system, and a tropical depression could form early next week while it moves westward over the tropical Atlantic toward the Lesser Antilles.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 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 4:40am on September 12, 2019
UPdate on quake in Jackson County added at 5:20am


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