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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, October 8, 2019






Outlook

Another wedge of cool high pressure will set up behind the cold front today and weaken through the end of the week. A mostly dry cold front will arrive on Saturday.

State Legislature

The NC Senate convenes at 9:30 am and the NC House convenes at 1:00 pm. Multiple committees will be meeting today and the details are in the calendar. More information, including links, has been posted online. [LINK]


Franklin Town Council Meeting for October 2019

The Franklin Town Council met last night at 6pm. The public agenda and agenda packet has been posted online. [LINK]

Here is a copy of the live-streamed video. The audio is a bit poor because I used the phone audio and the video is interrupted a few times due to a pesky attention-needy app. A version with better audio and video will be posted online in a new article in a couple of days.



County Commissioners to Meet Tonight

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be meeting tonight at 6pm. Copies of the Agenda Packet and Consent Agenda Packet are embedded below.







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

Patchy fog between 7am and 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 70s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 4am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday Night

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

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 5am. Patchy fog between 11pm and 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a slight chance of rain between 9am and noon, then a slight chance of showers after noon. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 70s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 3am. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the northeast around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Winds out of the northeast around 6 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 2am. Patchy fog before 3am, then patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A slight chance of rain before noon, then a slight chance of showers between noon and 5pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Oct 8 2019

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

1. A non-tropical low-pressure system located over the central Atlantic between Bermuda and the Azores is producing winds to near gale force. Environmental conditions are forecast to be generally conducive for the low to acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics during the next day or two, and this system could become a tropical or subtropical storm on Tuesday or Wednesday while it moves slowly westward. Upper-level winds are expected to become unfavorable for further development by Wednesday evening. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

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

2. Showers and thunderstorms over the western Atlantic between the southeastern coast of the United States and Bermuda are associated with a broad, non-tropical area of low pressure. This system is forecast to move northward or northeastward and could acquire some subtropical characteristics off the east coast of the United States in a couple of days. Additional information on this system can also be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

3. A trough of low pressure extending from the Yucatan Channel northeastward across the southern Florida peninsula is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Some slight development of this system is possible on Tuesday when it moves off the southeast U.S. coast. The disturbance is forecast to merge with a low off the east coast of the United States by Wednesday, and no further development is anticipated after that time. Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall over portions of the the Florida peninsula during the next day or so.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 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 4:00am on October 08, 2019


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