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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, January 19, 2020





Outlook

A cold front will cross the forecast area tonight, ushering in cold Canadian high pressure for most of the upcoming work week. Expect this high pressure to bring below normal temperatures to the region. The next front with low pressure will not approach the area until the end of the week.


Public Safety Log

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


Yesterday's log is also online. [LINK



SpaceX to Test In-Flight Abort System this Morning





The test was delayed from yesterday and may take place at, or shortly after, 8am this morning.

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



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.



Here is a map of forecast temperatures in the same time frame.






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Weather Hazards

Freezing temperatures above 3500 feet have combined with wet roadways overnight and there could be areas of black ice through daybreak this morning. Drivers should use caution. Also, winds will become quite strong and gusty above 3500 feet with gusts around 35 mph likely. With saturated soils...these winds could topple isolated weak and dead trees and lead to widely scattered power outages.




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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 highs near 40. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-teens. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Sunny, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-teens. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm by midevening.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 40.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows in the upper teens.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-teens. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Sunny, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out ot the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-teens. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm by midevening.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 40.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows in the upper teens.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-teens. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Sunny, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-teens. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm by midevening.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 40.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows in the upper teens.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

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

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-teens. Winds out of the north 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Sunny, with highs near 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-teens. WInds out of the north 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near freezing

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows around 20.


Published at 4:00am on Sunday, January 19, 2020

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