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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, March 24, 2020





Outlook

Cool high pressure will persist as a series of fronts pushes through the area and increases rain chances through early 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.


Board of Education March Meeting

Part One [LINK]
Part Two [LINK]



COVID-19 Update for March 24th

The Macon County Board of Commissioners cancel meeting scheduled for March 23rd.

White House Task Force Briefing




North Carolina COVID-19 Briefing

English



Spanish



Governor closes K-12 schools for in-person instruction until May 15th [LINK]


Articles

Please stay off the Appalachian Trail [LINK]

Starbucks Is Paying All Workers for the Next 30 Days, Even If They Choose to Stay Home [LINK]

Verizon helps eliminate worry for customers during time of great need: "Adds 15GB of high-speed data for wireless consumer and small business customers to be automatically applied with no customer action necessary" [LINK]

Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Projections based on C.D.C. scenarios show a potentially vast toll. But those numbers don’t account for interventions now underway. [LINK]

The UK goes on lockdown [LINK]

Trump Considers Easing Social-Distancing Guidelines to Boost Economy [LINK]

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]


You can find article links and good discussion at https://www.reddit.com/r/Coronavirus/ for articles with a scientific bent, try https://www.reddit.com/r/COVID19/



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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

Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon as a warm front lifts into the region. Thunderstorms will remain possible through tonight. Periods of heavy rainfall may cause minor flooding, mainly in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina, plus adjacent parts of Georgia and South Carolina. A few of the thunderstorms may become severe, producing damaging winds and large hail.






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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, mainly after noon. Highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Areas of fog after 10pm. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds increasing before noon to come out of the southeast around 5 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near 70. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midnight.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-70s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 50.






OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers, mainly after noon. Highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Areas of fog between 11pm and 3am. Lows in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near 70. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Showers, mainly after noon. Areas of fog between 2pm and 3pm. Highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. the chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Areas of fog after 7pm. Lows around 50. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southwest after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lowe 60s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 50.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog between 1pm and 3pm. Highs in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Areas of fog after 11pm. Lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 70.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.




Published at 6:00am on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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