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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, July 23, 2017





LOCAL OUTLOOK

A cold front will approach the area from the northwest today and settle across the region Monday through Wednesday. This should result in a little cooler temperature and better chances for rain over the next few days.


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 23rd (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 96°F in Franklin in 1952
Lowest Temperature 44°F in Highlands in 1915
Greatest Rainfall 2.89 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1970

Record weather events for July in Macon County

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on July 29, 1952
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands on July 27, 1911
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on July 29, 1879


THREE DAY OUTLOOK



TODAY heat index values will be in the low 90s

Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 80s and heat index values in the low 90s.Calm winds early, then from the southwest in the afternoon as chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms increase.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s and variable light winds. Showers and thunderstorms are likely.



MONDAY

Patchy fog in the morning. Partly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 80s and light winds out of the northwest. Chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 60s and calm winds. Slight chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.



TUESDAY

Partly sunny with highs in the mid-80s. Moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid-60s. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

HAZARDS

Outside the high heat and humidity, and afternoon thunderstorms, there is no hazardous weather anticipated. Some of the thunderstorms could become strong.



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 Sun Jul 23 2017

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

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


MACON CALENDAR

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September 27th, WEDNESDAY

HOSPICE HOUSE FOUNDATION OF WNC

PEACEFUL JOURNEY
3rd annual charity dining event
hosted by RISTORANTE PAOLETTI at 440 Main Street in Highlands

For information, visit http://hhfwnc.org/peaceful-journey/


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: 6:08 am
Sunrise: 6:36 am
Sunset 8:44 pm
Twilight Ends: 9:12 pm

Day Length (Sunrise to Sunset) 14 h 8 m
(1 min shorter than yesterday)


Moon Phase: New Moon at 5:46 am.
The next New Moon will occur during a total solar eclipse at 2:36:40 pm on August 21, 2017.

Moonrise 6:49 a.m.
Moonset 9:02 p.m.


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 4:59 am on July 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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