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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, October 2, 2019






Outlook

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

State Legislature

The NC Senate convenes at 9:30 am and the NC House convenes at 1:30 pm.
Two committees, the Senate Standing Committee for Appropriations/Base Budget, meets at 10:00 am and the House Standing Committee on the Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House meets at noon.

Links to where you can listen live and follow along with what the legislators are discussing are online. [LINK]

Due to technical difficulties, Macon Media will not be able to record or archive audio of these meetings or write summaries of actions taken by the legislature.



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

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-80s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds.

Tonight

Areas of fog after 2am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 90. Light winds out of the northwest.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Light winds out of the northwest.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s. WInds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the north.

Thursday

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

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph decreasing to light winds and shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, 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.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

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.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Light winds out of the north.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Winds out of the north 3 to 6 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-50s.




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 Wed Oct 2 2019

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Lorenzo, located near the western Azores.

1. A broad area of low pressure located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Any development 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 over the southern Gulf of Mexico by Friday.

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

2. Disorganized cloudiness and showers that extend from the southeastern Bahamas northeastward across the western Atlantic for several hundred miles are associated with a surface trough. Development of this system is no longer anticipated while it moves northward or northeastward at 5 to 10 mph, remaining well to south of Bermuda.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...near 0 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 4:25am on October 02, 2019


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