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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, January 18, 2020





Outlook

A cold front will cross Tennessee today as precipitation develops over our area ahead of the front. As the cold front moves off the Carolina coast on Sunday, very cold high pressure will drop south out of central Canada. Expect this high pressure to bring below normal temperatures through the middle of the week.

SpaceX to Test In Flight Abort System this Morning





**update** the test has been postponed until tomorrow due to weather conditions.

SpaceX, a private space launch company, will be testing its in-flight abort system for its Dragon space capsule as part of the procedure to gain acceptance for the craft as approved for manned missions to space. If the test is successful, SpaceX could launch manned missions to the International Space Station as early as March. The test is expected to take place soon after 8am.

Marcus House, a citizen journalist focusing on space and technology, describes the test and why it is important for both SpaceX and NASA:




Below are some links to where you may watch the test live:

Official SpaceX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhrkdHshb3E

Everyday Astronaut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrPq8vC7C4E


Public Safety Log

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


Yesterday's log is also online. [LINK




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 light wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will be possible as precipitation develops this morning. Any snow or ice accumulation should be light and confined to the higher terrain, but some slick spots may develop in these areas before precipitation transitions to all rain this afternoon.




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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

Rain, mainly after noon. Patchy fog is expected to develop in the early afternoon. Highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain, mainly before 10pm. Patchy fog before 1am. Lows around 30. WInds out of the east 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper teens. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunny, with highs near 40. Calm winds in the morning, then increasing and coming out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper teens.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Rain, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog after 1pm. Highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph in the morning, then shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain, mainly before 10pm. Patchy fog before 1am. Lows around freezing. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the south before midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 20. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 20.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of freezing rain before 9am with a transition period and then rain after 10am. Patchy fog after 9am. Highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Tonight

Rain, mainly before 10pm. Patchy fog is expected to develop overnight. Lows around 30. WInds out of the southwest 20 to 25 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper teens and wind chill values in the single digits. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph before midnight and as 35 mph after midnight.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunny, with highs in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper teens.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Rain, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog is expected to develop after noon. Highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain, mainly before 10pm. Patchy fog before 1am. Lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper teens. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunny, with highs in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper teens.


Published at 5:20am on Saturday, January 18, 2020

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