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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, October 9, 2019






Outlook

A wedge of cool high pressure behind a departing cold front will persist through today before gradually weakening through late week. A weak cold front will cross the region on Saturday, but with moisture looking rather limited at present. Another mostly dry cold front will approach from the northwest early next week.

State Legislature

The NC Senate convenes at 9:30 am and the NC House convenes at 3:00 pm. Three committees are also meeting today. [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

Patchy fog between 7am and 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Friday

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

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 70. Light winds out of the southeast.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Friday

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

Friday Night

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



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Light winds out of the southeast.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of the east around 6 mph before midnight.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s. WInds out of the northeast around 5 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the east around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Friday

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

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Oct 9 2019

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

1. A non-tropical low-pressure system located about 1000 miles east of Bermuda continues to produce winds to near gale force. This system could still become a tropical or subtropical storm while it moves slowly westward through today. However, upper-level winds are expected to become unfavorable for further development by tonight. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.

2. Cloudiness and showers located off the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States are associated with a non-tropical area of low pressure that is beginning to produce gale-force winds. This system is forecast to move northward or northeastward and strengthen as a non-tropical low off the east coast of the United States during the next day or so. This system could acquire some subtropical characteristics by the end of the week when it drifts southward offshore of the United States. Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring strong winds, coastal flooding, and rough surf to portions of the mid- Atlantic and northeastern United States coasts through late week. Additional information on this system can also be found in local products and 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 small area of low pressure is located about 270 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. While the low is likely producing winds to near gale force, the associated thunderstorm activity is limited. Although upper-level winds are not particularly favorable for additional development, this system still has the potential to become a tropical depression or storm today. By tonight, the system is forecast to merge with the low off the east coast of the United States.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 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 4:05am on October 09, 2019


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