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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, March 22, 2020





Outlook

Cool high pressure will arrive today before a series of fronts pushes through the area and increases rain chances through Wednesday morning. The second half of the week should be drier, and temperatures will climb to well above normal levels by next weekend ahead of another frontal system.

COVID-19 Briefing


Data from CDC as of 03-21-2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States and North Carolina continues to climb. You should be practicing social distancing and limiting your trips outside the home to what is necessary to help limit the number of people who become infected.

ALL seating at restaurants shut down by the order of the state. Macon County Public Heatlh explains:



Graham County is preparing to limit who can enter their county this coming week, with hotels, motels and other rental accommodations of less than one month term ordered to close. [LINK


[CURFEW GUIDELINES]



Cherokee County COVID-19 Cases [LINK]

The governor has signed an executive that eases regulations on childcare and eldercare. [PDF]

The number of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina according to the NCDHHS is 184 with no deaths. The CDC website lists 137 cases and the Johns Hopkins Dashboard lists 261 cases and no deaths.


White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing for March 21st




U.S. Government COVID-19 Response Plan





Here are some videos and links to help you understand what is going on with the pandemic and why scientists have advised governments to take certain actions.


The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do


How to See germs Spread


Coronavirus vs. Every 2000s Epidemic (March 19 update) Fatality comparison


Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially and how to "flatten the curve" [LINK]

The Korean clusters: How coronavirus cases exploded in South Korean churches and hospitals [LINK]

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially and how to "flatten the curve" [LINK]

The Korean clusters: How coronavirus cases exploded in South Korean churches and hospitals [LINK]



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Public Safety Log
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THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
The maps have been switched from showing the eastern United States to the Western Atlantic Region in anticipation of warmer weather when our weather pattern is more susceptible to being impacted by what happens in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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.



The next one shows the forecast for rain in 24hour totals over the next few days.



And this one shows the forecast for surface pressure (in mb) and winds at 10 metres (30 feet) over the same time period.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.






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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 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 9pm, then showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 46. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

Showers. High near 61. Light south southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers, mainly after 10am. High near 66. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 100%.






OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 9pm, then showers likely after 9pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 46. Light east southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

Showers. High near 60. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers. High near 65. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 100%.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Calm wind becoming east southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 9pm, then showers, mainly after 9pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Low around 42. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday

Showers likely before 7am, then rain likely between 7am and 8am, then showers after 8am. High near 52. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Light north northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers. High near 55. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 100%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 9pm, then showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 47. Light south southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday

Showers. High near 56. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers. High near 63. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 100%.




Published at 7:00am on Sunday, March 20, 2020

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