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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, October 1, 2019






Outlook

Temperatures will remain well above normal through the week as a deep ridge of high pressure dominates our weather pattern. Relief from the heat is not really expected until the weekend.

State Legislature

For the first time in a while, both chambers of the state legislature will be in session and several committees will be meeting on the same day.
Links to where you can listen live and follow along with what the legislators are discussing are posted at the link. [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.
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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tonight

Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light winds out of the northwest.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable winds.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, 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

Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then isolated showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light winds out of the northwest.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 90. Light winds out of the northwest.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the northeast around 6 mph becoming by noon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then isolated showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. 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

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 85. Light winds out of the northwest.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
(video from Levi Cowan of Tropical Tidbits and Mark Sudduth of HurricaneTrack.com will be added to this segment below the tropical outlook if tropical activity threatens the Florida or Gulf coast or could potentially impact us in the mountains)



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Oct 1 2019

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Lorenzo, located over the central Atlantic Ocean.

1. A broad area of low pressure is located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea between Grand Cayman and Jamaica, and is producing a small area of showers and thunderstorms. Development, if any, of this system is expected to be slow to occur while it moves to the west-northwest near the Yucatan peninsula in a couple of days, and across the southern Gulf of Mexico by Friday.

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

2. Disorganized cloudiness and showers near and east of the southeastern Bahamas are associated with a weak surface trough. Any development of this system is expected to be slow to occur while it moves to the northeast at 5 to 10 mph, well south and east of Bermuda.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.





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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

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

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 5:00am on October 01, 2019
Almanac section updated at 5:37am


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