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Monday, March 23, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, March 23, 2020





Outlook

Cool high pressure will persist as 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.

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COVID-19 Briefing

The number of COVID-19 cases in 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.

What does the coronavirus mean for the U.S. health care system? Some simple math offers alarming answers [LINK]

How The Novel Coronavirus And The Flu Are Alike ... And Different [LINK]

And, for the more technically minded...

COVID-19 Maps & Visuals [LINK]

COVID19 Global Forecasting (Week 1)
Forecast daily COVID-19 spread in regions around the world [LINK]

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 child and elder care. [LINK]

The number of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina according to the NCDHHS is 255 with no deaths. The CDC website lists 137 cases (not updated all weekend) and the Johns Hopkins Dashboard lists 311 cases and no deaths.


White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing for March 22nd




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]



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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

Showers. Patchy fog between 7am and 3pm. Highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog after 9pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s. Calm winds. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A slight chance of rain before 10am, then showers likely, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Light and variable winds. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers, mainly before 1am. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds. The chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 70. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s.






OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers. Patchy fog before 4pm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the south 3 to 6 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog after 9pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A slight chance of rain before 9am, then showers likely, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers, mainly before 1am, then a chance of rain after 5am. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Light winds out of the southeast. The chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon. Mostly sunny, with highs near 70.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-40s.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Showers. Areas of fog. Highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Widespread fog, mainly between midnight and 2am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A chance of rain before 3pm, then showers likely between 3pm and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers, mainly before 1am, then a chance of rain after 5am. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows around 50. Winds out of the south 3 to 7 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of rain before 10am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers. Patchy fog after 7am. Highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 8 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely before 3am, then a slight chance of showers after 5am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the west around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A chance of rain before 1pm, then showers likely between 1pm and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. the chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers, mainly before 2am. Lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers before 1pm, then a slight chance of rain between 1pm and 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-40s.




Published at 6:00am on Monday, March 23, 2020

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