Notice

I am working on the template of this blog today in order to chase down some problems that have developed with my template and widgets.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, July 5, 2017




LOCAL OUTLOOK

Broad high pressure will remain centered over the western Atlantic while a slow-moving, weak frontal zone lingers over the region through midweek. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will return each day. A second front will push through the area this weekend with somewhat drier and cooler air briefly settling in behind it.

WEATHER SPONSOR


Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for the month.  They have all your masonry products (block, mortars, tools), plus feature Belgrade Pavers and Sakrete Products.  Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC.  

Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

Their phone number is 828.524.8545, all are welcome, let them help you with your next project.  


Weather Almanac for July 5th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 95°F in Franklin in 1948
Lowest Temperature 46°F in Highlands in 1996
Greatest Rainfall 3.78 inches in Highlands in 2013

Record weather events for July in Macon County

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin in 1952
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands in 1911
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands in 1879


THREE DAY OUTLOOK




TODAY

Partly sunny with highs near the mid-80s. Calm winds early, then from the northwest in the afternoon, peaking between 2 and 5 pm. 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between noon and midnight wit the greatest chance occurring between 2 pm and 8 pm.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid-60s, calm winds, and patchy fog after midnight. 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.



THURSDAY

Partly sunny with highs in the low to mid-80s. Calm winds in the morning, then 5 to 10 mph from the southwest in the afternoon. 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid-60s and winds out of the west and southwest. 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms.



FRIDAY

Partly sunny with highs in the mid-80s. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows in the mid-60s. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.


HAZARDS

No hazardous weather expected.

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 Wed Jul 5 2017

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

1. Satellite images continue to indicate that the cloud pattern associated with the broad area of low pressure centered about 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has changed little in organization since yesterday. Environmental conditions remain favorable for a tropical cyclone to form within the next day or two while the low moves westward or west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph across the tropical Atlantic. After that time, the system is expected to encounter a drier and more stable air mass, which should be less favorable for development.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.


MACON CALENDAR

If you have an event you wish to be added to this calendar, please send the information, along with a flyer in pdf format or a high-quality photo, to editor@maconmedia.com. If you want text published, please include a paragraph with your photo, flyer or graphic. Please include date(s) and time(s).
There is no charge for civic, educational or non-profit groups, except for groups or events that receive funding from the TDA, TDC, and EDC, where full rates apply.





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: 5:55 am
Sunrise: 6:24 am
Sunset 8:51 pm
Twilight Ends: 9:20 pm


Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous with 87% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Moonset 3:55 a.m
Moonrise 5:56 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]

CROWD FUNDING OR DAY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you receive value from what Macon Media provides to the community, please consider becoming a supporter and contribute at least a dollar a month.

If you have a business or event you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or underwriting coverage, send an email to editor@MaconMedia.com for more information. Serious inquiries only.

Thank You to the people who have been sending in donations and those businesses who are underwriting coverage of news and events. You have kept Macon Media online. You have made it possible for Macon Media to begin purchasing state of the art equipment and begin work on building a real website with features not employed by any local news outlets.

You can find out more information on how to do that and some of what I plan to accomplish if I reach certain levels of funding at https://www.patreon.com/MaconMedia


Published at 3:50 am on July 5, 2017

#WNCscan #MaconWx #MaconSafety

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. 

0 comments :