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Friday, November 9, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, November 9, 2018






OUTLOOK

A cold front will move through the region today, with cool and dry Canadian high pressure spreading over the southeast for the weekend. Expect the coldest night so far on Saturday night. Next week will be chilly, with unsettled weather affecting our region at least in the first half of the week.

The Ashton & Alex Zari Superhero Benefit

Date: Saturday, November 10th
Location: South Macon Elementary at 855 Addington Bridge Rd

There will be a BBQ/Hot Dog Dinner that starts at 5:00....Cake Walk starts at 5:30....and The Auction starts at 6:30! We will have a dessert bar, face painting, a jumping castle and much more!! We are raffling off an AR-15, a 55" Samsung UHD TV and a $100 Gas Card!! Please come out and support this precious family!! May God Bless You and Yours!! #becauseofcaleb #becauseofshane

Facebook Event Page [LINK]


THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
Testing a new feature that shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.




WEATHER SPONSOR



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Record Weather Events for November 9th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 78°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1975
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands in 1900
Greatest Rainfall 2.55 inches in Highlands in 2015
Greatest Snowfall 4.0 inches in Highlands in 1968


Record Weather Events for November (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Nov 4, 2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on Nov 25, 1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on Nov 29, 1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on Nov 28, 1922

An expanded almanac is available that covers record weather events, climate averages, and an astronomy section. [LINK]


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 8 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm. 

[click on any image in this article to enlarge]
(These images replace the three-day forecast maps)





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FRANKLIN AREA

Today

Showers, mainly before 5pm. Patchy fog. High near 55. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 10pm, then gradually ending. Patchy fog before 7pm. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 50. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind.

Veterans Day

Sunny, with a high near 52.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain after 3am, mixing with snow after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%.



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OTTO AREA

Today

Showers, mainly before 5pm. Patchy fog. High near 54. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 11pm, then gradually ending. Patchy fog before 7pm. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 31. North northwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 51. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Light and variable wind.

Veterans Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.



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HIGHLANDS AREA

Today

Showers, mainly before 5pm. Areas of fog. High near 50. Southeast wind around 9 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow showers before 1am, then a slight chance of snow showers between 1am and 2am. Patchy fog before 7pm. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 44. North northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Veterans Day

Sunny, with a high near 43.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain after 1am, mixing with snow after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



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NANTAHALA AREA

Today

Showers, mainly before 5pm. Patchy fog. High near 52. South southeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow showers before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow showers between 11pm and midnight. Patchy fog before 7pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 44. North northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 27. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Veterans Day

Sunny, with a high near 49.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.



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GOES-16 GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR
11:27 pm last night to 2:2 am this morning

GeoColor is a multispectral product composed of True Color (using a simulated green component) during the daytime, and an Infrared product that uses bands 7 and 13 at night. During the day, the imagery looks approximately as it would appear when viewed with human eyes from space. At night, the blue colors represent liquid water clouds such as fog and stratus, while gray to white indicate higher ice clouds, and the city lights come from a static database that was derived from the VIIRS Day Night Band.

Geocolor was developed at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and STAR's Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB).


HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not expected today. A hard freeze is expected over the weekend, so if you still have sensitive plants outside, you should either harvest them or bring them inside.

Macon Media maintains a Severe Weather Preparedness Page at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/p/breaking-news-hub.html for those who are interested.

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




GOES 16 - Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR (Precipitation)
11:32 pm last night to 2:27 am this morning

12.3 µm - "Dirty" Longwave IR Window Band - 2 km resolution - Band 15 at 12.3 µm offers nearly continuous monitoring for numerous applications, though usually through a split window difference with a cleaner window channel. These differences can better estimate low-level moisture, volcanic ash, airborne dust/sand, sea surface temperature, and cloud particle size.


TROPICAL OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Fri Nov 9 2018

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

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




MACON CALENDAR

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The Ashton & Alex Zari Superhero Benefit

Location: South Macon Elementary at 855 Addington Bridge Rd

There will be a BBQ/Hot Dog Dinner that starts at 5:00....Cake Walk starts at 5:30....and The Auction starts at 6:30! We will have a dessert bar, face painting, a jumping castle and much more!! We are raffling off an AR-15, a 55" Samsung UHD TV and a $100 Gas Card!! Please come out and support this precious family!! May God Bless You and Yours!! #becauseofcaleb #becauseofshane

Facebook Event Page [LINK]



Uptown Gallery classes
(These are on-going classes – repeat weekly)

Free classes and open studio times are being offered at The Uptown Gallery in Franklin. Join others at a painting open studio session every Tuesday from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm or on Thursday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Bring your own materials and join an on-going drawing course led by gallery artists on Fridays, from 11am – 2 pm. For information on days open, hours and additional art classes and workshops, contact the gallery on 30 East Main Street at (828) 349 – 4607.

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.



Sun and Moon


Sun

Begin civil twilight 6:36 a.m.
Sunrise 7:02 a.m.
Sun transit 12:17 p.m.
Sunset 5:32 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:58 p.m.


Moon

Moonrise 8:49 a.m.
Moon transit 2:06 p.m.
Moonset 7:19 p.m.


The phase of the Moon on November 9, 2018: Waxing Crescent with 5% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: New Moon on November 7, 2018, at 11:02 a.m. (local standard time)


Sky Guides for this week


Sky and Telescope Magazine 
Astronomy Magazine


There will be three solar and two lunar eclipses in 2018. [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 2:48 am on November 9, 2018

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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, National Hurricane Center, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, Sky and Telescope Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Weather Prediction Center.

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