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Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, July 12, 2018

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LOCAL NEWS

Duke LifePoint Holds Community Forum at Town Hall

A community forum was held last night at the town hall to introduce the community to the services offered by Duke LifePoint in Macon County. A video and photos taken at the forum will be posted on MaconMedia.com later this morning.

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night at 6 pm. Video of the meeting, the public agenda, agenda packet, and the proposed 2019 Schedule of Values, Standards, and Rules for Market Value are on the blog. [LINK]

LOCAL OUTLOOK

A weak cold front will move slowly southward across the region today, accompanied by an increase in moisture. High pressure will return Friday through the weekend as the front slowly dissipates to our south. Moisture will return gradually during the early to middle part of next week ahead of a cold front moving southeast through the Ohio Valley.

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Weather Almanac for July 12th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 98°F in Highlands in 1930
Lowest Temperature 42°F in Highlands in 1918
Greatest Rainfall 4.55 inches in Highlands in 1948

Record Weather Events for July (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on July 29, 1952
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands on July 2, 1911
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on July 29, 1879

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)

THREE DAY OUTLOOK


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FRANKLIN AREA

TODAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms and heavy rainfall also possible after 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

SATURDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a chance of rain after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


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OTTO AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely with heavy rain possible. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

SATURDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


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HIGHLANDS AREA

TODAY

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

FRIDAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

SATURDAY

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


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NANTAHALA AREA

TODAY

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TONIGHT

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4am. Patchy fog before 1am, then patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light and variable wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SATURDAY

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

SATURDAY NIGHT

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


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GOES-16 GeoColor – True Color daytime, multispectral IR
12:47 to 3:47 am this morning

HAZARDS

Heavy rain is possible today. Showers and thunderstorms will develop along a stalled frontal boundary. Copious moisture and slow-moving storms will lead to the threat of heavy rainfall. Localized flooding and standing water may occur where there is poor drainage. If you are out driving when the heavy rainfall is happening, or shortly after, please slow down, use your headlights so other motorists can see you and increase the distance you follow other motorists. Hydroplaning may become an issue.

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)
3:57 am this morning

TROPICAL OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Jul 12 2018

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Chris, located about 700 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

1. The remnants of Beryl is producing an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms extending from the Bahamas northeastward over the western Atlantic for a few hundred miles. There are no signs of a surface circulation, and surfaces pressures are not falling at this time. Little or no development is expected today, but conditions could become a little more favorable later in the week and over the weekend while the disturbance moves slowly northward and northeastward over the western Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…50 percent.

MACON CALENDAR

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There is no charge for civic, educational or nonprofit groups, except for groups or events that receive funding from the TDA, TDC, and EDC, where full rates apply.

Organizers of political events must make themselves available for a video interview at least 7 days before a political event they wish Macon Media to promote. Two weeks is the preferred time frame to maximize awareness.

Community Health Fair at Angel Medical Center

Angel Medical Center will host a community health fair on July 17, from 3 to 5 pm in the hospital cafeteria. Blood pressure checks, glucose checks, fall risk assessments and information on the 20/30 weight-loss plan offered by Franklin Health & Fitness will be provided.

For more information, call 828-349-6639.

Suminski Family Books Summer Film Fest for Families

All ticket sales sold by FROG volunteers benefit:

FRIENDS OF THE GREENWAY, INC.

Location: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Start time for each movie: 7:00 PM
Save When You Pre-Buy Your Tickets!

Single Ticket $5 for each movie (pre & at the door)
Season Pass $15 1 ticket to each movie Family of 4 Season Passes $50 4 tickets to each movie

Movies and Dates:

Paddington 2 on July 12, 2018
Hidden Figures on July 19, 2018
Peter Rabbit on August 19, 2018
Wonder on August 26, 2018 (benefits Friends of the Greenway)

Purchase at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main (next to new bridge) Hours: Wed-Fri, 9 AM-2 PM

There are 3 other non-profits involved: Folk Heritage Association of Macon County NC, Grandpa’s Woodshed Project, Women’s History Trail, and Read2Me. The FROG-specific specific movie is Wonder, but our members can pre-sell tickets to all movies.

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 5:59 a.m.
Sunrise 6:29 a.m.
Sun transit 1:39 p.m.
Sunset 8:49 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:19 p.m.

Moon

Moonrise 5:54 a.m.
Moon transit 1:14 p.m.
Moonset 8:33 p.m.

Phase of the Moon on July 12, 2018: New Moon at 10:48 p.m. (local daylight 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 4:20 am on July 12, 2018

#WNCscan #MaconWx #MaconSafety

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, 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.



Source: http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2018/07/wx20180712.html

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