Tuesday, April24, 2018 L-36.com

Marine Weather and Tides
Franklin, NC

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3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.

Sunrise 6:45AMSunset 8:11PM Tuesday April 24, 2018 8:28 PM EDT (00:28 UTC) Moonrise 1:52PMMoonset 2:48AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Franklin, NC
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Area Discussion for - Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
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national weather service greenville-spartanburg sc
757 pm edt Tue apr 24 2018

A slowly moving low pressure system will exit our region by
late tonight. The atmosphere will dry briefly Wednesday before
another moist area of low pressure crosses the region Thursday
through early Saturday. High pressure builds across our area by the
end of the weekend.

Near term through Wednesday
As of 6pm est Tuesday: showers continue this evening with some
lightning primarily over eastern parts of the cwa. Short-term
guidance has a decline in shower activity after 8pm, with residual
showers moving out of the area to the northeast.

Overall coverage of shower activity is expected to gradually
diminish into the evening, as upper low continues to wobble toward
the southern appalachians, allowing the low level flow to continue
to weaken while shifting to more of a downslope regime.

The surface low will move east of the area tonight, ahead of the
upper low which is forecast to move across western nc overnight. The
result will be shunting of the deeper moisture to our east and north
as the low level flow turns NW downslope. Precip probabilities
should therefore become increasingly confined to light shower
chances along the tn border, which will persist into wed, while
skies should begin clearing east of the mtns late tonight through
the morning. Tonight's min temps should be a category or two above
climo in most areas, while highs tomorrow are forecast to be close
to normal.

Short term Wednesday night through Friday
As of 220 pm edt Tuesday: the short term fcst picks up at 00z on
Thursday with a brief flattening of the upper pattern before another
upper trof digs down across southern arkansas. The trof axis is
expected to lift up and over the cwfa late thurs into early Fri as
another trof dives down the backside of the broader upper trof.

This second trof axis is not expected to reach the fcst area until
early sat, which is just beyond the short term period. At the sfc,
the large low that has been impacting our region will finally lift
northward and over new england. In the low's wake, weak high pressure
will briefly move over the area from the northwest. The high will be
short-lived as another low develops to our west and approaches the
fcst area thurs afternoon. The operational models are now in much
better agreement with the timing and placement of this low. It is
expected to move over the cwfa late thurs early Fri and lift north
of the area late Friday. As for the sensible fcst, pops were increased
for the later half of thurs as the deeper moisture associated with
the low overspreads the cwfa. They remain high thru early Fri morning
and then taper off during the rest of the day. Some sfc-based instability
is present thurs afternoon evening, especially over our southern and
eastern zones, so isolated to scattered thunder is included over those
areas. High temps will be about a category below normal for thurs and
near normal for fri. Lows are expected to remain a few degrees above
climatology both days.

Long term Friday night through Tuesday
As of 230 pm Tuesday: the extended forecast starts at 00z Saturday
with yet another potent shortwave trough rounding the base of the
mean longwave trough over the southeast states. The medium range
guidance is still not in good agreement on the details of this wave.

The 12z ec still is the further south and least phased of the
deterministic models. It takes the wave all way to the fl panhandle.

This results in a relatively dry soln. The 12z GFS still on the
wetter side of guidance, keeping showery wx for the area on Saturday
with the shortwave tracking right thru the carolinas. For now, the
wpc preference is toward the ec soln, and results in only slgt chc
pops for Saturday. Temps will be near normal.

From Sunday onward, conditions look dry with temps warming above
normal for the start of next week. The eastern trough should finally
start to shift east and an upper ridge will build in from the west.

By next Tuesday, the models are in decent agreement on a fairly
amplified western trough and eastern ridge pattern across the
country. Sfc high pressure will dominate our weather for Monday and

Aviation 00z Wednesday through Sunday
Confidence table...

00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 18-00z
kclt med 69% med 70% high 95% high 100%
kgsp high 95% high 100% high 100% high 100%
kavl med 60% low 53% high 85% high 98%
khky med 70% low 51% high 86% high 100%
kgmu high 95% high 100% high 100% high 100%
kand high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100%
the percentage reflects the number of guidance members agreeing
with the scheduled TAF issuance flight rule category. Complete hourly
experimental aviation forecast consistency tables and ensemble forecasts
are available at the following link:

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Macon County Airport, NC9 mi34 minN 510.00 miOvercast57°F51°F80%1010.8 hPa

Wind History from 1A5 (wind in knots)
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2 days agoCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSE6CalmSW3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalm

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Wind Forecast for Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (20,4,5,8)
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