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Monday, January 6, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, January 6, 2020







Outlook

Dry high pressure will build over the region today. A low-pressure system, and associated moisture (some of it falling as snow showers), will return across the Southern Appalachians tonight and quickly exit to the east by Tuesday evening. 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.

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Rockslide in Nantahala Gorge
(repeat article from the weekend, no updates)

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 tonight 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
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
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.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with temperatures starting out in the mid-to-upper 30s and reaching highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with lows around freezing. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. WInds out of the south 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with temperatures starting out in the mid-30s and reaching the mid-50s in the afternoon. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the upper 40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

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

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.
Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with temperatures starting out near freezing and rising to the mid-40s in the afternoon. WInds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph in the morning decreasing and shifting to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph before noon.

Tonight

A slight chance of rain before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 10pm and 2am, then rain likely after 2am. Increasing clouds, with lows around freezing. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday

Rain likely, possibly mixing with snow after 3pm, then gradually ending. Cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs near 40. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph in the early morning increasing and shifting to come out of the northwest 15 to 25 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-40s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly after 3am. Increasing clouds, with lows around freezing. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain, mainly before 11am. Patchy fog before 7am. Highs in the mid-40s. WInds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs near 50.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30.





Published at 5:00am on January 06, 2020


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