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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, January 4, 2020






Outlook

A cold front will cross the region from the west today, followed by a strong upper-level disturbance this evening. Dry high pressure will then return to the area on Sunday, but with another rapidly moving cold front approaching the region Monday and passing east of the area on Tuesday. Temperatures will warm from the middle to the latter part of next week under generally dry high pressure. Moisture will begin returning to the southeast on Friday.

Public Safety Log

Today's log is available and will be updated as needed. [LINK]

Franklin Town Council Meets Monday Night

The Franklin Town Council will be holding their regular meeting for January 2020 in the lower level of the town hall on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 6pm. Copies of the public agenda and the agenda packet are posted below.


Town of Franklin Council Meeting
Agenda
January 06, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.


1. Call to Order - Mayor Bob Scott
2. Pledge of Allegiance - Vice Mayor Barbara McRae
3. Adoption of the January 6, 2020 Town Council Agenda - Town Council

4. Approval of the Consent Agenda for January 6, 2020
A.) Approval of December 2, 2019 Town Council Minutes
B.) Budget Amendments
C.) Tax Release

5. Public Session

6. New Business
A.) Board Action on Re-Zoning Petition for Dryman Road - Town Council
B.) Street Closing Request for Mardi Gras Parade and Event - Susie Colbert
C.) Re-Appointment of Alton Sutton to the Alcohol Beverage Control Board - Town Manager Summer Woodard
D.) Discussion on FEMA Fire Grant Budget Amendment - Finance Officer Kyra Doster and Town Manager Summer Woodard
E.) Discussion on Strategic Planning Meeting - Town Manager Summer Woodard
F.) Discussion on Committee Appointments - Mayor Scott and Town Council

7. Legal
A.) Discussion on Data Breach Policy - Town Attorney John Henning Jr.
B.) Resolution for Release and Conveyance of NCDOT Property - Town Attorney John Henning Jr. and Town Manager Summer Woodard
C.) Discussion on Amended Memorandum of Transportation Agreement - Town Attorney John Henning Jr.
D.) Closed Session pursuant to G.S. §143-318.11(a) (5), to establish, or to instruct the public body's staff or negotiating agents concerning the position to be taken by or on behalf of the public body in negotiating the price and other material terms of a contract or proposed contract for the acquisition of real property by purchase, option, exchange, or lease.”

8. Announcements
A.) Town Offices will be closed Monday January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
9. Adjourn








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

A Wind Advisory is in effect from 6am this morning until noon tomorrow for locations above 3500 feet. Details are in the advisory posted below.

A strong cold front will cross the mountains from the west today, ushering in windy conditions, colder temperatures, and snow showers. Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible in some mountain valleys, with 2 to 4 inches possible along the higher peaks through Saturday night. In addition, northwest winds of 30 to 40 mph may gust to 50 mph at times, especially along the higher elevations. Slippery road conditions may develop into Sunday morning, even in areas with little to no snow accumulations, due to temperatures rapidly falling below freezing Saturday night.

***Wind Advisory***
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
402 AM EST Sat Jan 4 2020

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST SUNDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET...

* WHAT...Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.

* WHERE...Swain, Haywood, Graham, Northern Jackson, Macon, Southern Jackson and Transylvania Counties.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to noon EST Sunday. Gusty winds will likely return Sunday night.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.





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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

A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 15 mph shifting to come out of the northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected in the valleys.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Monday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 30%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a temperature falling from around 50 at 6am to around 40 by 6pm. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain showers before 8pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 8pm and 10pm, then a chance of snow showers after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected in the valleys.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of rain showers before 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a temperature falling from the mid-40s at 6am to around 30 by 6pm. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected in the valleys.

Tonight

A chance of snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow between 10pm and 3am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 3am. Partly cloudy, with lows around 25. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible in the valleys.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs near 45.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 35.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers likely, mainly before 4pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling from around 50 at 6am to the mid-30s by 6pm. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of snow showers overnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. WInds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible in the valleys.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s.





Published at 4:45am on January 04, 2020


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