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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, January 5, 2020






Outlook

Dry high pressure will build over the region today through Monday. A low-pressure system, and associated moisture, will return to the southern Appalachians Monday night and sweep quickly east across the region on Tuesday. Dry high pressure will return once again Wednesday through Thursday before a deep fetch of moisture from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico sets up Friday into the weekend.

Rockslide in Nantahala Gorge

A rock slide resulted in the closure on US Highway 19 near Hewitt Road for most of the day yesterday. There were no injuries reported. Nantahala VFD reported the NCDOT had one lane open for travel late in the afternoon. [LINK]



As of 3am Sunday, the NCDOT Traveler Information Management System still listed the road through the Nantahala Gorge closed with an expected re-opening time of 5pm on Monday, January 6th, so travell at your own risk, or call 511 to see if the road has been opened. [LINK]

Public Safety Log

Today's log is available and will be updated as needed. [LINK


Yesterday's Log is also online. [LINK]

Franklin Town Council Meets Monday Night


The Franklin Town Council will be holding their regular meeting for January 2020 in the lower level of the town hall on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 6pm. Copies of the public agenda and the agenda packet are posted below.


Town of Franklin Council Meeting
Agenda
January 06, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.


1. Call to Order - Mayor Bob Scott
2. Pledge of Allegiance - Vice Mayor Barbara McRae
3. Adoption of the January 6, 2020 Town Council Agenda - Town Council

4. Approval of the Consent Agenda for January 6, 2020
A.) Approval of December 2, 2019 Town Council Minutes
B.) Budget Amendments
C.) Tax Release

5. Public Session

6. New Business
A.) Board Action on Re-Zoning Petition for Dryman Road - Town Council
B.) Street Closing Request for Mardi Gras Parade and Event - Susie Colbert
C.) Re-Appointment of Alton Sutton to the Alcohol Beverage Control Board - Town Manager Summer Woodard
D.) Discussion on FEMA Fire Grant Budget Amendment - Finance Officer Kyra Doster and Town Manager Summer Woodard
E.) Discussion on Strategic Planning Meeting - Town Manager Summer Woodard
F.) Discussion on Committee Appointments - Mayor Scott and Town Council

7. Legal
A.) Discussion on Data Breach Policy - Town Attorney John Henning Jr.
B.) Resolution for Release and Conveyance of NCDOT Property - Town Attorney John Henning Jr. and Town Manager Summer Woodard
C.) Discussion on Amended Memorandum of Transportation Agreement - Town Attorney John Henning Jr.
D.) Closed Session pursuant to G.S. §143-318.11(a) (5), to establish, or to instruct the public body's staff or negotiating agents concerning the position to be taken by or on behalf of the public body in negotiating the price and other material terms of a contract or proposed contract for the acquisition of real property by purchase, option, exchange, or lease.”

8. Announcements
A.) Town Offices will be closed Monday January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
9. Adjourn








THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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Weather Hazards

A Wind Advisory is in effect from 6am this morning until noon tomorrow for locations above 3500 feet. Details are in the advisory posted below.

We had some snow flurries and snow showers last night, so there may be some roadways (and sidewalks) that are slick, so please drive (or walk) with caution this morning. A wind advisory will remain in effect until noon today.





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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Temperatures will start off around the mid-30s and will rise to near 50. Sunny. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows around 30. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of rain, mainly between noon and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Temperatures atrting off in the mid-30s and increasing to around 50. Sunny. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Light winds out of the north.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of rain, mainly between noon and 4pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 50. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with temperatures starting out around 30 and with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. WInds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Temperatures starting of near freezing and increasing to the mid-40s. Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds in the evening increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday

A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of rain, mainly between noon and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.






Published at 4:10am on January 05, 2020


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