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Friday, June 23, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, June 23, 2017




LOCAL OUTLOOK

Widespread tropical showers will continue to impact the region through the morning. Shower coverage decreases briefly before a cold front approaches the mountains later tonight bringing more showers and thunderstorms to the area. Light showers linger on Saturday as the front slowly departs the area. Unseasonably cool and dry conditions will spread over the forecast area in the wake of the front and persist through the middle of next week.


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Weather Almanac for June 23rd (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1988
Lowest Temperature 41°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1947
Greatest Rainfall 2.54 inches in Highlands in 1941



THREE DAY OUTLOOK




TODAY heavy rain is possible at times

Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-80s and winds from the southwest 5 to 15 mph with afternoon and evening gusts to 25 mph. Sporadic showers and thunderstorms will move through the county today. Accumulations will vary from a tenth of an inch or less to over half an inch.

TONIGHT heavy rain is possible

Patchy fog after midnight. Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid-60s and winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Near 100% chance of showers and thunderstorms with rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch of rain expected. Some locations may see more accumulation.



SATURDAY

Mostly cloudy with highs in the low to mid-80s and winds out of the northwest. 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms with rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch expected. Some locations could see more.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near 60 and winds out of the northwest.



SUNDAY

Mostly cloudy with highs near 80.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows in the mid-50s.


HAZARDS

Outside of a few damaging wind gusts and torrential downpours associated with thunderstorms, no hazardous weather is expected for today. Tropical moisture is expected to continue passing through Macon County this morning. A cold front should sweep that away this afternoon and replace with more moisture!

Please be weather aware and pay attention to forecasts if you live in a low-lying area where flooding may be a concern. The remnants of CINDY will pass to our north and our chances of receiving flooding amounts of rain are less than anticipated. More detailed forecasts will be available as the storm gets closer to our area so impacts can be better ascertained.



As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches, and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting http://is.gd/MACONWARN



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017

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

The Weather Prediction Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Cindy, located inland over southern Arkansas.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.




TROPICAL DEPRESSION CINDY -- PUBLIC ADVISORY

BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION CINDY ADVISORY NUMBER 14...CORRECTED
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD AL032017
1100 PM EDT THU JUN 22 2017

CORRECTED FOR CYCLONE TYPE IN FORECAST


...TROPICAL DEPRESSION CINDY CONTINUES TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL FROM THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST AND INTO THE OHIO VALLEY...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...33.1N 93.5W
ABOUT 80 MILES...130 KM...NNE OF SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA.
ABOUT 70 MILES...115 KM...SW OF LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...20 MPH...30 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS...SOUTHERN ALABAMA...AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND MOST OF MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA. FLASH FLOOD WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT FROM EASTERN TEXAS TO THE OHIO VALLEY INCLUDING PARTS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND TENNESSEE VALLEY.

FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA... INCLUDING POSSIBLE WATCHES AND WARNINGS... PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF CINDY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 33.1 NORTH...AND LONGITUDE 93.5 WEST. TROPICAL DEPRESSION CINDY IS CAUSING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ROTATING AROUND ITS CENTER THROUGH THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. RADAR AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS SHOW A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS IN EXTREME EASTERN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA WITHIN ITS SOUTHERN PERIPHERY... WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVING NORTHWARD ACROSS ARKANSAS. THERE IS A SECONDARY PLUME OF MOISTURE MOVING ACROSS EASTERN MISSISSIPPI... ALABAMA.. AND NORTHERN GEORGIA THAT IS PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS. A SWATH OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN IS ALSO MOVING NORTHWARD THROUGH THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS AND INTO THE WESTERN CAROLINAS. TROPICAL DEPRESSION CINDY WILL SLOWLY WEAKEN AS IT TURNS TO THE NORTHEAST...ENTERING WESTERN TENNESSEE AND CENTRAL KENTUCKY BY FRIDAY EVENING. THE PRIMARY THREAT WITH THIS STORM IS MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN THROUGHOUT THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... SOUTHEAST... AND EASTWARD INTO THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 20 MPH...30 KM/H... WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.


HAZARDS
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RAINFALL...TROPICAL DEPRESSION CINDY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE 2 TO 4 INCHES... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS... FROM NORTHERN LOUISIANA INTO WESTERN TENNESSEE... AND INTO KENTUCKY AND THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS. THESE RAINS WILL CONTINUE TO ENHANCE THE FLASH FLOOD THREAT ACROSS THESE REGIONS... SOME OF WHICH COULD BE LIFE THREATENING ESPECIALLY ACROSS LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS.


RAINFALL TOTALS
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SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL IN INCHES THROUGH 8 PM EDT

...ALABAMA...
PRATTVILLE 1 N 6.80
MOBILE/BATES FIELD 6.65
EVERGREEN 5.97
GREENVILLE 2 WSW 4.40
EXCEL 3 ESE 4.30
REPTON 6 S 4.00
URIAH 8 W 3.90
POLLARD 2 N 3.70
DANNELLY FIELD 1 W 3.70
MONTGOMERY COUNTRY 2 E 3.60
MONTGOMERY/DANNELLY 3.53
BAY MINETTE 11 N 3.50
TUSCALOOSA MUNI ARPT 3.41

...FLORIDA...
NAVARRE 8.30
PENSACOLA RGNL ARPT 8.28
JOHNSONS BEACH 3 NNE 8.00
MILTON/WHITING FIELD NAS 6.36
PENSACOLA 4 W 6.10
APALACHICOLA MUNI ARPT 5.34
PANAMA CITY BEACH 0.3 SW 5.20
VALPARAISO/EGLIN AFB 5.16
CRESTVIEW/BOB SIKES 5.08
DESTIN AIRPORT 4.95
HURLBURT FIELD AWS 4.66
TYNDALL AFB/PANAMA CITY 4.49
GONZALEZ 3 NNW 3.50
NICEVILLE 2 SE 3.30
ELGIN AFB 6 NE 3.30

...LOUISIANA...
CONTRABAND BAYOU 4.52
SULPHUR 2 E 4.30
WESTLAKE 4.22
BOOTHVILLE 4.21
HOUMA 4 SE 4.10
NEW ORLEANS/MOISANT 4.08
TIMBERLANE 3.80
CHAUVIN 3 NNE 3.80
BELLE CHASSE 2 NNE 3.50
SLIDELL 3.37
LAKE CHARLES 5 SSE 3.00
DENHAM SPRINGS 4 NE 2.60
BATON ROUGE 4 E 2.40
RAGLEY 5 SE 2.10
PONCHATOULA 1 SW 1.70

...MISSISSIPPI...
OCEAN SPRINGS 2 E 12.30
KEESLER AFB/BILOXI 8.71
GULFPORT-BILOXI 8.58
WIGGINS 8.50
PASCAGOULA 5.38
WAYNESBORO 5 WNW 4.00
HATTIESBURG/CHAIN MUNI ARPT 3.80
PURVIS 14 ESE 3.40
DIAMONDHEAD 1 E 3.40
BILOXI 13 NNW 3.40
ACKERMAN 5 W 3.40
COLUMBIA 3 NNE 3.30
PHILADELPHIA 5 SW 3.20

...TENNESSEE...
PULASKI 8 ENE 1.20
FAYETTEVILLE 1 SSW 1.10
CORNERSVILLE 11 SSE 1.00

...TEXAS...
MAHAW BAYOU 5.36
STAR LAKE 4.76
SEA RIM STATE PARK 4 WNW 3.96
SABINE RANCH 3.35
KIRBYVILLE 2 SE 2.90
GALVESTON 6 NE 2.90
LEAGUE CITY 3 NE 2.50
BROADDUS 15 SE 2.50
KEMAH 0.2 WNW 2.30
BEAUMONT 5 S 2.30
LUMBERTON 1 WNW 2.20
BUNA 1 N 2.10
NASSAU BAY 2 NNW 1.90
BAFLIFF 1 SSE 1.90

MACON CALENDAR

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National Alliance on Mental Illness
Appalachian South

Meets each Thursday at 7pm
The First Methodist Church Outreach Center
at the intersection of Harrison Ave. and West Main Street
(directly across from Lazy Hiker Brewery)

Come join our weekly support group for anyone suffering from mental illness and their family or friends. This includes Depression, Bipolar,8chizophrenia, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Etc.

Here you will find:
— others living with mental health challenges YOU ARE NOT ALONE
- learn coping skills and ?find hope in shared experience
- help learning how to break down stigma and guilt surrounding mental health
- how to live life with the expectation of a better a better future

Kay (706)970-9987 Denise (828)347-5000)

SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

On January 1, 2017, the Syringe Exchange Program of Franklin began operating a comprehensive harm reduction program to address the opioid epidemic that is impacting western NC. Opioid overdose reversal kits including naloxone are available free of charge. If you have any questions about our services or if you know someone interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920.



Astronomy

Twilight Begins: 5:50 am
Sunrise: 6:20 am
Sunset 8:52 pm
Twilight Ends: 9:21 pm


Moon Phase: New Moon at 10:31 pm.

Moonrise 6:00 a.m.
Moonset 8:27 p.m.





Evening Events and Planets

Chart shows sky at 10:30 pm tonight




Morning Events and Planets

Chart shows sky at 4 am tomorrow morning



Sky Guides for this week

Sky and Telescope Magazine 
Astronomy Magazine


Earth Sky has an article on the eclipses of 2017. [LINK]

Heavens Above has an Android App that will assist you in observing the sky and even has a satellite tracker that will let you know when the International Space Station and dozens of other satellites are overhead. [LINK]

Stellarium is also an app that will assist you in observing the sky. It is available in both Android [LINK] and iOS versions. [LINK]

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Published at 4:15 am on June 23, 2017

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Data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited): heavens-above.com, Ian Webster's Github, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, The National Weather Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, and the Weather Prediction Center. 

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