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Monday, May 29, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Memorial Day, 2023



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Weather
Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

A coastal low will linger over our region into the early half of the week keeping considerable cloudiness and chances for rain over our area. The low is expected to eventually dissipate over the mid Atlantic Coast around the middle of the week. Temperatures will gradually warm to near normal.





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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Tuesday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A chance of thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s.
Highlands Plateau

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph in the morning decreasing to become calm in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog between midnight and 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Light and variable winds increasing and shifting to come out of the east around 5 mph before midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 70. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds becoming in the morning increasing to come out of the 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A chance of thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Light winds out of the east. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will continue through the day today. Localized flooding will remain a threat until this activity lifts north of the area Sunday night.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather

Goodbye Solar Snooze Big Flares are Back | Space Weather News 18 May 2023




Back to Top Hurricane Season 2023: What to Watch For As We Keep Tabs on El Nino | hurricanetrack



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

• Damaging 2022 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]

The official hurricane season for the Atlantic basin is from June 1 to November 30, but tropical cyclone activity sometimes occurs before and after these dates, respectively. The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October.




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon May 29 2023

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 7 days.




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Almanac









PM2.5 AQI is 25 (GOOD/CODE GREEN) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 25 (GOOD/CODE GREEN)


Fire and Smoke Map






Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (5.6 out of 12) today with Grasses, Mulberry, and Poplar being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (6.1 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for May 29th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 91°F in Highlands in 1941
Lowest Temperature 36°F in Highlands in 1894
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.09 inches in Highlands in 2018
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of May Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992

Record Weather Events for May 29th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 105°F in Belhaven, Beaufort County in 1941
Lowest Temperature 22°F in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County in 2006
Greatest One-Day Rain 5.95 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1876
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872) in 1979

(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Gladys)

--> Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of May Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 107°F in Aurora, Beaufort Countyy on 05-26-2011
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-09-2020
Greatest Rainfall 8.51 inches in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County on 05-20-1942
Greatest Snowfall 15.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-07-1992




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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)

No events have been shared with Macon Media for events occuring over the next week.





No events have been submitted for Macon Calendar.
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Local and State News



• Memorial Day 2023: A History of the Holiday [Macon Media]

• Funeral Procession for Larry "Moose" Moses [Macon Media]

• With veto weakened and 2024 elections looming, Cooper steps to the bully pulpit [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• WNC Nature Center mourns the loss of beloved cougar after battle with cancer [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Doctor’s opioid work earns White House recognition [Mountain Xpress]

• NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 race postponed to Monday as rain washes out Charlotte [Charlotte Observer]

• Angel Medical Center President's Column for May 2023 [Macon Media]



Macon Media is still experiencing transportation issues and was unable to get to the courthouse to cover this months meeting. Here is the county-sponsored video of the meeting:

Macon County Commissioners Meeting 3-14-23



• HB259 NC House Bill Budget Substitute [PDF Download (640 pages)]



Proposed State Budget for 2023-2025 [Download PDF]



• Macon County Board of Commissioners March 2023 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]



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National and World News Roundup

President Biden Delivers Remarks on the Bipartisan Budget Agreement | The White House


Why the U.S. Debt-Ceiling Deal Could Have Trouble in Congress | WSJ



• Biden, McCarthy reach final deal to prevent default, now must sell to Congress [CNBC]

• DeSantis signed bill shielding SpaceX and other companies from liability day after Elon Musk 2024 launch [Independnet (United Kingdom)]

• Turkey’s Erdogan Claims Victory in Presidential Election [Wall Street Journal]

• China’s war chest: Beijing seeks to remedy its vulnerability to food and energy embargoes [TRhe Guardian (United Kingdom)]

• Race to move water underground on as California’s Central Valley overflows [Courthouse News Service]

• Patriot Front member facing 30 years for child porn charges [New York Post]

• Jan. 6 rioters are raking in thousands in donations. Now the US is coming after their haul [AP News]

• How I Won $5 Million From the MyPillow Guy and Saved Democracy [Politico Magazine]



Washington Today (5-26-23): Treasury Secretary Yellen extends debt default deadline to June 5 | C-SPAN



Global National: May 28, 2023 | Calgary focus on final day of campaigning ahead of Alberta election



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - May 28


PBS NewsHour full episode, (May 28, 2023)




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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.



COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County:



Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Macon County Public Health will stop publishing weekly COVID updates but will continue to monitor local case levels and trends. In the event that case counts increase significantly, MCPH will notify the public and resume weekly COVID updates.




• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 103,343,569 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,125,209 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 5 May 2023, a total of 668,168,096 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 765,903,278 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,927,378 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 9 May 2023, a total of 13,350,312,122 vaccine doses have been administered.


• A Proclamation on Revoking the Air Travel COVID-⁠19 Vaccination Requirement [ The White House ]

• Statement on the fifteenth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic [ World Health Organization ]

• The Covid–19 Crisis Is Officially Over. Everything Changed. [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• COVID no longer a global health emergency, World Health Organization says [ Sky News ]

• Masks Work. Distorting Science to Dispute the Evidence Doesn’t [ Scientific American ]

• CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is stepping down from agency [ NBC News ]

Ep 130 Osterholm Update: A Better Place | Osterholm Update



• TWiV 1002: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 1003: Going clinically viral [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The Sky This Week from May 26 to June 2: Mars buzzes the Beehive [Astronomy Magazine]

• Microsoft president compares AI to invention of printing press [The Hill]

• Music Company Asks Google to Delist ‘YouTube Downloader’ Wikipedia Article [Torrent Freak]

• Scientists Target Human Stomach Cells for Diabetes Therapy [Weill Cornell Medicine]

• VLA Spots Polar Cyclone on Uranus [SciNews]

• A lawyer used ChatGPT for legal filing. The chatbot cited nonexistent cases it just made up [Mashable]

• Z-Library returns, aims to avoid seizures by giving each user a secret URL [ARS TECHNICA]


Evergreen Links

• Red Dead Online player bids farewell to Google Stadia save by releasing horse they named after their departed daughter [Games Radar]

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History 69 - Twilight of the Æsir



Hardcore History: AddendumEP24 Manifesting the Muse with Rick | Dan Carlin



• Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse [Venture Beat] [PDF of White paper]

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]


How Do We Know What We Know? Philosophy of Science | Fraser Cain



• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Cinetimes]




Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Space, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

Starship | First Integrated Flight Test | Recap | SpaceX



The Level1 Show May 26 2023: Forbidden Sauces | Level1 Techs



Digital Twins Inform Digital Models - DTNS 4529 | Daily Tech News Show



Neil Gershenfeld: Self-Replicating Robots and the Future of Fabrication | Lex Fridman Podcast #380



Anna Frebel: Origin and Evolution of the Universe, Galaxies, and Stars | Lex Fridman Podcast #378



Civilization: Is the West History? | Episode 2: Science | BBC Select





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Special Section: The Russo-Ukrainian War
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 28 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for May 28th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 458 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 460: Ukraine ready to launch a counteroffensive [Euromaiden Press]


david j gingery Day 459: Ukraïnian Map | Ukraine News TV



Storm Shadow and Long Range Weapons in Ukraine - Russian adaptations & Ukraine's growing capabilities | Perun



Operator Starsky - Ukraine is now Fighting Back Against Russian Aggression with Creative Strategies. | Silicon Curtain



Putin got the map. What surprised him so much? | Break the Fake | TVP World



Massive drone attack on Kyiv as Ukraine set to launch counter-offensive | DW News



🔴 (NSFW) - Fake Footage Review, Hand Grenades, and Rebels | Funker530 LIVE Recap




News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

The Russians are overrunning the two areas that I just mentioned | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• Lukashenko explains how to obtain nuclear weapons [Russia Today]

• USA makes Ukraine another Afghanistan for $113 billion [Pravda]

• Russia ready for peace talks with Ukraine, but on its conditions – ambassador [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 216 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)





363 – The Roman emperor Julian defeats the Sasanian army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sasanian capital, but is unable to take the city.
1108 – Battle of Uclés: Almoravid troops under the command of Tamim ibn Yusuf defeat a Castile and León alliance under the command of Prince Sancho Alfónsez.
1167 – Battle of Monte Porzio: A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel.
1176 – Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
1233 – Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols entered Kaifeng after a successful siege and began looting in the fallen capital of the Jin dynasty.
1328 – Philip VI is crowned King of France.
1416 – Battle of Gallipoli: The Venetians under Pietro Loredan defeat a much larger Ottoman fleet off Gallipoli.
1453 – Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.
1658 – Battle of Samugarh: decisive battle in the struggle for the throne during the Mughal war of succession (1658–1659).
1660 – English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1733 – The right of settlers in New France to enslave natives is upheld at Quebec City.
1780 – American Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Waxhaws, the British continue attacking after the Continentals lay down their arms, killing 113 and critically wounding all but 53 that remained.
1790 – Rhode Island becomes the last of North America's original Thirteen Colonies to ratify the Constitution and become one of the United States.
1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are executed as rebels by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
1807 – Mustafa IV became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
1848 – Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
1852 – Jenny Lind leaves New York after her two-year American tour.
1861 – The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is founded, in Hong Kong.
1864 – Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
1867 – The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 ("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
1868 – Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.
1886 – The pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in The Atlanta Journal.
1900 – N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by the French commander Émile Gentil.
1903 – In the May Coup, Alexander I, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
1913 – Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.
1914 – The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,012 lives.
1918 – Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarabad.
1919 – Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin.
1920 – The Louth flood of 1920 was a severe flash flooding in the Lincolnshire market town of Louth, resulting in 23 fatalities in 20 minutes. It has been described as one of the most significant flood disasters in the United Kingdom during the 20th century.
1931 – Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by a Royal Italian Army firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.
1932 – World War I veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C., in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
1935 – First flight of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter aeroplane.
1945 – First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
1947 – United Airlines Flight 521 crashes at LaGuardia Airport, killing 43.
1948 – United Nations Truce Supervision Organization is founded.
1950 – The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.
1964 – The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1964 – Having deposed them in a January coup South Vietnamese leader Nguyễn Khánh had rival Generals Tran Van Don and Le Van Kim convicted of "lax morality".
1973 – Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
1982 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
1982 – Falklands War: the British Army defeats the Argentine Army at the Battle of Goose Green.
1985 – Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.
1985 – Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
1988 – The U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
1989 – Signing of an agreement between Egypt and the United States, allowing the manufacture of parts of the F-16 jet fighter plane in Egypt.
1990 – The Congress of People's Deputies of Russia elects Boris Yeltsin as President of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
1993 – The Miss Sarajevo beauty pageant is held in war-torn Sarajevo drawing global attention to the plight of its citizens.
1999 – Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
1999 – Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
2001 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2004 – The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
2005 – France rejects the Constitution of the European Union in a national referendum.
2006 – The roof of Porvoo Cathedral in the town of Porvoo was destroyed by arson.
2008 – A doublet earthquake, of combined magnitude 6.1, strikes Iceland near the town of Selfoss, injuring 30 people.
2012 – A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits northern Italy near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.
2015 – One World Observatory at One World Trade Center opens.





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Published at 5:00am on Monday, May 29, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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Macon County Board of Elections 03-11-2014 The Macon County Board of Elections holds a special meeting to hear a challenge brought by Charles "Scoon" Nichols to the candidacy of Macon County Commissioner Ron Haven regarding his eligibility to file as a candidate in the District II County Commissioner race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9lNBy-faAA ********************* Jair Bolsonaro leaves Brazil for the US ahead of Lula’s inauguration https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/30/americas/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-us-lula-inauguration-intl-latam Dang. He pulled a Trump and snuck out of town and can't be civil during the transfer of power. What a toddler move. ******************** Fierce Kitty, Glorious Kitty, Little Ball of Fur. Honourable Kitty, Warrior Kitty, Qapla' Qapla' Qapla' -->
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