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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, November 30, 2021



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OUTLOOK

High pressure will control our weather through the better part of the week, with a warming trend after Wednesday. The next chance for rain may not come until the weekend, when the next cold front may impact the region.

**Weather Alert**
...OUTDOOR BURN BAN IN EFFECT...

The state of North Carolina has issued a state wide burn ban. [Press Release]




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Local and State News

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 15, 2021]

• Brasstown Ringers to Perform Christmas Concert Series [Macon Media]




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Local Weather

National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Tuesday Night


Franklin area

Today

Sunny, with highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the west northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.




Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s.




Highlands area

Sunny, with highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Light and variable winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.




Otto area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph before noon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the west 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s.






Nantahala area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Due to low levels of fuel moisture and low relative humidity, the state has issued an outdoor burning ban for all 100 counties in North Carolina.

...OUTDOOR BURN BAN IN EFFECT...

The state of North Carolina has issued a state wide burn ban. [Press Release]



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Tue Nov 30 2021

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.



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Almanac

Air Quality




Air quality is in the upper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the upper range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map
(There is haze from the wildfires out on the west coast.)

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (0.9 out of 12) today with no discernable source being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.2 out of 12).




Record Weather Events for November 30th

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

Highsest Temperature 73°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1998
lowsest Temperature 7°F in Franklin in 1959
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 1.57 inches in Highlands in 2006
Greatest One-Day Snowfall .05 inches in Franklin in 1876

Record Weather Events for November (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Nov 4, 2003

Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on Nov 25, 1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on Nov 29, 1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on Nov 28, 1922

Record Weather Events for November 1st in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Maysville, Onslow County in 2009
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 5.08 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1969
Greatest Snowfall 13.0 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2014
Record Weather Events for November in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County on 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 8.15 inches in Idlewild, Ashe County on 11-06-1977
Greatest Snowfall 18.00 in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930



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




THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is back in 2021! The 1¼ hour round-trip passenger excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS™, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot. For ticksts, see [GSMR.com]

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

Adapted from an old Scandinavian custom of lighting the way for the Christ child, more than 2,500 candles in small white bags line the streets and every storefront is aglow with Christmas lights and decorations. Shopkeepers and restaurants are open late. See Santa and Mrs. Claus as they ride through town in their pickup truck. Write a letter to Santa and drop it off at his special mailbox. Live music on Front Street. For more information, see [Visit Dillsboro]




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National and World News Roundup

Three Turkeys Stuffing you with Tech News, Live!



• Don’t think of it as leaving Twitter. Jack Dorsey’s going all in on crypto. [protocol]

• Pentagon plans stronger US posture towards China, Russia [The Straits Times]

• Leaked papers link top Chinese leaders to Uyghur crackdown [BBC News]

• A Hacking Spree Against Iran Spills Out Into the Physical World [WIREDE]

• Epstein ‘elephant in the room’ as Ghislaine Maxwell trial opens [Courthouse News Service]

• Prosecution links Ghislaine Maxwell to Jeffrey Epstein, while defense says she is being blamed for his actions [CNN]

• Barbados becomes a republic and parts ways with the Queen [BBC News]

• Two Nasa astronauts set for spacewalk to replace faulty space station antenna [The Straits Times]

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - November 30th, 2021



PBS NewsHour Full Episode November 30th, 2021




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COVID-19 News and Updates

Since it looks like we may be in for a new wave of infections, here is a section on COVID-19. It will include local, regional, state, national, and global items.





COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 18, 2021]



• Enhancing Readiness for Omicron (B.1.1.529): Technical Brief and Priority Actions for Member States [World Health Organization]

• CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations [CDC Newsroom]

• Moderna CEO warns COVID-19 shots less effective against Omicron, spooks markets [Reuters]

• COVID-19 vaccines may have saved 500,000 lives in Europe [Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy]

• Man stabs Taiwan convenience store clerk to death over reminder to wear face mask [Asia One]

• California town declares itself a ‘constitutional republic’ to buck Covid rules [The Guardian]

• COVID shots more protective than past infection, study shows [AP News]

• Covid misinformation spreads because so many Americans are awful at math [Washington Post]

• A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine [Amazon (Link to Kindle Edition)]

• The real risk of heart inflammation to kids is from COVID-19—not the vaccine [National Geographic]



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On This Day

November 30th is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 31 days remain until the end of the year.



Historical Events

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




977 – Emperor Otto II lifts the siege at Paris and withdraws. His rearguard is defeated while crossing the Aisne River by Frankish forces under King Lothair III. 1707 – The second Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida. 1718 – King Charles XII of Sweden dies during a siege of the fortress of Fredriksten in Norway. 1782 – American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris: In Paris, representatives from the United States and Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris). 1786 – The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the death penalty (later commemorated as Cities for Life Day). 1803 – The Balmis Expedition starts in Spain with the aim of vaccinating millions against smallpox in Spanish America and Philippines. 1803 – In New Orleans, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to an official from the French First Republic. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase. 1804 – The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial of Federalist Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase. 1829 – First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, five years to the day from the ground breaking. 1853 – Crimean War: Battle of Sinop: The Imperial Russian Navy under Pavel Nakhimov destroys the Ottoman fleet under Osman Pasha at Sinop, a sea port in northern Turkey. 1864 – American Civil War: The Confederate Army of Tennessee suffers heavy losses in an attack on the Union Army of the Ohio in the Battle of Franklin. 1872 – The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England. 1883 – The style of western calendar, Common Era is conveyed to Joseon (Early-Modern Korean kingdom). 1900 – A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for autos. 1916 – Costa Rica signs the Buenos Aires Convention, a copyright treaty. 1934 – The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman becomes the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as reaching 100 mph. 1936 – In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire. 1939 – World War II: Soviet forces cross the Finnish border in several places and bomb Helsinki and several other Finnish cities, starting the Winter War. 1940 – World War II: Signing of the Sino-Japanese Treaty of 1940 between the Empire of Japan and the newly formed Wang Jingwei-led Reorganized National Government of the Republic of China. This treaty was considered so unfair to China that it was compared to the Twenty-One Demands 1942 – World War II: Battle of Tassafaronga; A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizō Tanaka defeats a U.S. cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright. 1947 – Civil War in Mandatory Palestine begins, leading up to the creation of the state of Israel. 1953 – Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda. 1954 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap; this is the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space. 1966 – Barbados becomes independent from the United Kingdom. 1967 – South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom. 1967 – The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who becomes its first chairman. 1967 – Pro-Soviet communists in the Philippines establish Malayang Pagkakaisa ng Kabataan Pilipino as its new youth wing. 1971 – Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the Emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. 1972 – Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam because troop levels are now down to 27,000. 1981 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe. (The meetings end inconclusively on December 17.) 1982 – Michael Jackson's sixth solo studio album, Thriller, is released worldwide, ultimately to become the best-selling record album in history. 1994 – MS Achille Lauro catches fire off the coast of Somalia. 1995 – Official end of Operation Desert Storm. 1995 – U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland and speaks in favor of the "Northern Ireland peace process" to a huge rally at Belfast City Hall; he calls IRA fighters "yesterday's men". 1999 – Exxon and Mobil sign a US$73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating ExxonMobil, the world's largest company. 1999 – In Seattle, United States, demonstrations against a World Trade Organization meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies. 1999 – British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world. 2000 – NASA launches STS-97, the 101st Space Shuttle mission. 2001 – Gary Ridgway is apprehended and charged with four murders. He was eventually convicted of a total of 49 murders. 2004 – Lion Air Flight 583 overshoots the runway while landing at Adisumarmo International Airport and crashes, killing 25 people. 2005 – John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York. 2012 – An Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane belonging to Aéro-Service, crashes into houses near Maya-Maya Airport during a thunderstorm, killing at least 32 people. 2018 – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake with its epicenter only 15 miles from Anchorage, Alaska causes significant property damage but no deaths. 2021 – Barbados becomes a republic.



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Published at 5:30am on Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Author: Bobby Coggins


Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to the following websites or books: MaconMedia.com, youtube.com, weather.gov, airnow.gov, wikipedia.com, onthisday.com, ncdcr.gov, ncsu.edu, utah.edu, https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/, wolfram.com, biorxiv.org, aps.org, nejm.org, plos.org, cell.com, researchsquare.com, cureus.com, spc.noaa.gov, nhc.noaa.gov, ncdenr.org, medrxiv.org, archive.org, ncpedia.org, nasa.gov, https://ww2days.com, nih.gov, carolinapublicpress.org, microbe.tv, smokymountainnews.com, psypost.org, blogspot.com, pollen.com, franklinnc.com, maconnc.org, spaceweather.com, solarham.com, loc.gov, ncleg.net, senate.gov, house.gov, whitehouse.gov, drudgereport.com, politico.com, realclearpolitics.com, ushmm.org, This Day in North Carolina History, World War II Day By Day, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, The Timetables of History, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The World History and Book of Facts (multiple years), On This Day In History: Over 4,000 facts, The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space, This Day in North Carolina History, The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future, Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity, The Story of Civilization (11 volumes), The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, American History, Volume 1: 1492-1877, American History, Volume 2: 1877 - Present, A Complete Chronolgy of the Second World War. Weather and Almanac 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. Back to Top

Monday, November 29, 2021

Burn ban issued for all North Carolina counties due to hazardous forest fire conditions



 



RALEIGH - Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide effective at 5 p.m. today until further notice.

“It is fall wildfire season in North Carolina, and we are seeing wildfire activity increase due to dry conditions,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “With these ongoing conditions, a statewide burn ban is necessary to reduce the risk of fires starting and spreading quickly. Our top priority is always to protect lives, property and forestland across the state.”

Under North Carolina law, the ban prohibits all open burning in the affected counties, regardless of whether a permit was previously issued. The issuance of any new permits has also been suspended until the ban is lifted. Anyone violating the burn ban faces a $100 fine plus $183 court costs. Any person responsible for setting a fire may be liable for any expenses related to extinguishing the fire.

Local fire departments and law enforcement officers are assisting the N.C. Forest Service in enforcing the burn ban.

The N.C. Forest Service will continue to monitor conditions. Residents with questions regarding a specific county can contact their N.C. Forest Service county ranger or their county fire marshal’s office.

Answers to FAQ



Q: What is open burning?

A: Open burning includes burning leaves, branches or other plant material. In all cases, burning trash, lumber, tires, newspapers, plastics or other nonvegetative material is illegal.

Q: May I still use my grill or barbecue?

A: Yes, if no other local ordinances prohibit their use.

Q: How should I report a wildfire?

A: Call 911 to report a wildfire.

Q: How should I report a person who intentionally starts a wildfire?

A: Call 911 to report a wildfire.

Q: My local fire marshal has also issued a burn ban for my county. What does this mean?

A: The burn ban issued by the N.C. Forest service does not apply to a fire within 100 feet of an occupied dwelling. Local government agencies have jurisdiction over open burning within 100 feet of an occupied dwelling. The N.C. Forest Service has advised county fire marshals of the burning ban and has asked for their consideration of also implementing a burning ban. If a fire within a 100-foot area of a dwelling escapes containment, a North Carolina forest ranger may take reasonable steps to extinguish or control it. The person responsible for setting the fire may be liable for any expenses related to extinguishing the fire.

Q: Are there other instances which impact open burning?

A: Local ordinances and air quality regulations may impact open burning. For instance, outdoor burning is prohibited in areas covered by Code Orange or Code Red air quality forecasts. Learn more about air quality forecasts at https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/air-quality/air-quality-outreach-education/air-quality-forecasts.

Q: Can I have a campfire when I go camping?

A: Campfires would be considered open burning and are not exempt from the burn ban. During a burn ban, portable gas stoves or grills are alternate methods for cooking food while camping.

Q: What can I do to protect my house against the risk of wildfire?

A: Learn about wildfire risk assessments and preparedness and prevention plans on the N.C. Forest Service website at https://www.ncforestservice.gov/fire_control/fc_wui.htm or https://www.resistwildfirenc.org/.

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, November 29, 2021



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OUTLOOK

Our local weather pattern this week will be dominated by a high pressure system. Potentially active weather will not return until Saturday night, when slightly better moisture ahead of a cold front may allow for light rain and snow across the mountains.

**Weather Alert**
...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

Dry conditions will continue and lead to an increased risk of dangerous fire growth Monday. Relative humidity values will fall between 20 and 25 percent across much of western North Carolina. The dry air, combined with low fuel moisture, will allow fires to develop easily and spread more quickly than usual. Outdoor burning is discouraged.

Please refer to your local burn-permitting authorities on whether you can burn today. If you do burn, exercise extreme caution since conditions will permit fires to spread rapidly and uncontrollably.



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Local and State News

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 15, 2021]

• Brasstown Ringers to Perform Christmas Concert Series [Macon Media]

2021 Franklin Christmas Parade






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Local Weather

National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Tuesday Night


Franklin area

Today

Sunny, with a high near 50. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Monday NightMostly clear, with a low around 28. Calm wind. TuesdaySunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday NightMostly clear, with a low around 32. Calm wind. WednesdayMostly sunny, with a high near 64. Wednesday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 39.




Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid 60s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.




Highlands area

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest around 5.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40.




Otto area

Today

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph by midmorning.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40.






Nantahala area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

Dry conditions will continue and lead to an increased risk of dangerous fire growth Monday. Relative humidity values will fall between 20 and 25 percent across much of western North Carolina. The dry air, combined with low fuel moisture, will allow fires to develop easily and spread more quickly than usual. Outdoor burning is discouraged. Please refer to your local burn-permitting authorities on whether you can burn today. If you do burn, exercise extreme caution since conditions will permit fires to spread rapidly and uncontrollably.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Mon Nov 29 2021

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.



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Almanac

Air Quality




Air quality is in the middle range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the middle range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map
(There is haze from the wildfires out on the west coast.)

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (0.4 out of 12) today with no discernable source being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (0.4 out of 12).




Record Weather Events for November 29th

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

Highest Temperature 74°F in Franklin in 1970
Lowest Temperature 5°F in Highlands in 1922
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands in 1914
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 2.0 inches in Highlands in 1963

Record Weather Events for November (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Nov 4, 2003

Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on Nov 25, 1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on Nov 29, 1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on Nov 28, 1922

Record Weather Events for November 1st in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Maysville, Onslow County in 2009
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 5.08 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1969
Greatest Snowfall 13.0 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2014
Record Weather Events for November in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County on 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 8.15 inches in Idlewild, Ashe County on 11-06-1977
Greatest Snowfall 18.00 in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930



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Macon Calendar
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National and World News Roundup

• FCC's 3.45 GHz Spectrum Auction Raises $21.8 Billion [Speed Matters]

• Congress returns to work staring down fiscal deadlines and fights over Biden’s agenda [Washington Post]

• As China Speeds Up Nuclear Arms Race, the U.S. Wants to Talk [New York Times]

• Former Pentagon chief sues to publish material in memoir [Courthoue News Service]

• Kevin Strickland: Fundraiser for exonerated Missouri man tops $1.5m [BBC News]

• Human trafficking lawsuit alleges Pa. Mennonite Church subjected boys, young men to forced labor [Lehigh Valley Live]

• 5 people wounded in Aurora shooting [KMGH-TV]

• Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-trafficking trial to begin in New York City [BBC News]

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - November 28th, 2021



PBS NewsHour Full Episode November 28th, 2021




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COVID-19 News and Updates

Since it looks like we may be in for a new wave of infections, here is a section on COVID-19. It will include local, regional, state, national, and global items.





COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 18, 2021]



• U.S. readies fight against Omicron but too soon for lockdowns -Fauci [Reuters]

• Update on Omicron [World Health Organization]

• Perspectives: On Coexistence with COVID-19: Estimations and Perspectives [China CDC Weekly]

• Immune dysregulation and immunopathology induced by SARS-CoV-2 and related coronaviruses — are we our own worst enemy? [Natrure reviews: Immunology]

• A fourth dose of the mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine improves serum neutralization against the delta variant in kidney transplant recipients [MedRxiv (PDF)]

• Japan to bar all new foreign visitors as omicron fears grow [Japan Times]

• No Severe COVID Cases Among Vaccinated Patients Infected With Omicron, Top Israeli Expert Says [HAARETZ]

• Anti-vax zealot may face charges after death of Covid-19 patient [Independent]

• Covid misinformation spreads because so many Americans are awful at math [Washington Post]

• A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine [Amazon (Link to Kindle Edition)]

• The real risk of heart inflammation to kids is from COVID-19—not the vaccine [National Geographic]



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On This Day

November 29th is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 32 days remain until the end of the year.



Historical Events

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




561 – Following the death of King Chlothar I at Compiègne, his four sons, Charibert I, Guntram, Sigebert I and Chilperic I, divide the Frankish Kingdom.

618 – The Tang dynasty scores a decisive victory over their rival Xue Rengao at the Battle of Qianshuiyuan.

903 – The Abbasid army under Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Katib defeats the Qarmatians at the Battle of Hama.

1394 – The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.

1549 – The papal conclave of 1549–50 begins.

1612 – The Battle of Swally takes place, which loosens the Portuguese Empire's hold on India.

1729 – Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.

1732 – The magnitude 6.6 Irpinia earthquake causes 1,940 deaths in the former Kingdom of Naples, southern Italy.

1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.

1777 – San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.

1781 – The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.

1783 – A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.

1807 – Transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil: John VI of Portugal flees Lisbon from advancing Napoleonic forces during the Peninsular War, transferring the Portuguese court to Brazil.

1830 – November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins.

1847 – The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.

1847 – Whitman massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.

1850 – The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austria, which will take over the leadership of the German Confederation.

1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Fort Sanders: Union forces under Ambrose Burnside successfully defend Knoxville, Tennessee from Confederate forces under James Longstreet.

1864 – American Indian Wars: Sand Creek massacre: Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.

1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill: The Confederate Army of Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Army of the Ohio.

1872 – American Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.

1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.

1890 – The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan, and the first Diet convenes.

1899 – FC Barcelona is founded by Catalan, Spanish and Englishmen. It later develops into one of Spanish football's most iconic and strongest teams.

1902 – The Pittsburgh Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 11–0 to win the first championship associated with an American national professional football league.

1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.

1943 – World War II: The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concludes in Jajce (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina).

1944 – World War II: Albania is liberated by the Partisans.

1945 – The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.

1947 – Partition Plan: The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine.

1947 – First Indochina War: French forces carry out a massacre at Mỹ Trạch, Vietnam.

1952 – Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.

1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission: Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico.

1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

1963 – Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashes shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, killing all 118 people on board.

1963 – "I Want to Hold Your Hand", recorded on October 17, 1963, is released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom.

1967 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.

1972 – Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game.

1986 – The Surinamese military attacks the village of Moiwana during the Suriname Guerrilla War, killing at least 39 civilians, mostly women and children.

1987 – North Korean agents plant a bomb on Korean Air Flight 858, which kills all 115 passengers and crew.

2007 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to the Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.

2009 – Maurice Clemmons shoots and kills four police officers inside a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington.



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Author: Bobby Coggins


Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to the following websites or books: MaconMedia.com, youtube.com, weather.gov, airnow.gov, wikipedia.com, onthisday.com, ncdcr.gov, ncsu.edu, utah.edu, https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/, wolfram.com, biorxiv.org, aps.org, nejm.org, plos.org, cell.com, researchsquare.com, cureus.com, spc.noaa.gov, nhc.noaa.gov, ncdenr.org, medrxiv.org, archive.org, ncpedia.org, nasa.gov, https://ww2days.com, nih.gov, carolinapublicpress.org, microbe.tv, smokymountainnews.com, psypost.org, blogspot.com, pollen.com, franklinnc.com, maconnc.org, spaceweather.com, solarham.com, loc.gov, ncleg.net, senate.gov, house.gov, whitehouse.gov, drudgereport.com, politico.com, realclearpolitics.com, ushmm.org, This Day in North Carolina History, World War II Day By Day, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, The Timetables of History, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The World History and Book of Facts (multiple years), On This Day In History: Over 4,000 facts, The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space, This Day in North Carolina History, The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future, Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity, The Story of Civilization (11 volumes), The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, American History, Volume 1: 1492-1877, American History, Volume 2: 1877 - Present, A Complete Chronolgy of the Second World War. Weather and Almanac 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. Back to Top

Sunday, November 28, 2021

News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, November 28, 2021



Here is an index to assist you in moving from section to section within the article.

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National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
On This Day
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OUTLOOK

A dry cold front will cross the region this evening with little fanfare, before high pressure returns to the area Monday. Potentially active weather will not return until Saturday night, when slightly better moisture ahead of a cold front may allow for light rain in the mountains.

**Weather Alert**
...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

Elevated fire danger may continue into the first part of the workweek, as relative humidity values will drop below thirty percent, and fuels should remain dry. Light winds should somewhat limit this threat, especially Tuesday and beyond.



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Local and State News

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 15, 2021]

The Christmas season in Franklin was kicked off last night in downtown Franklin with the first night of Winter Wonderland. Here is a the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The live stream of the entire event cannot be embedded anywhere else due to the copyrighted material that was performed, so places follow the link to see the event. Due to the Chriastmas parade taking place today, a video of the candlelight service won't be published until Monday or Tuesday. There are multiple dropouts in the live video due to the number of people attempting to livestream the event on carious social media platforms.





• Brasstown Ringers to Perform Christmas Concert Series [Macon Media]




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Local Weather

National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Tuesday Night


Franklin area

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing.




Highlands Plateau

Today

Partly sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around in the mid-30s.




Otto area

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-30s.






Nantahala area

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around in the mid-30s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

Elevated fire danger may continue into the first part of the workweek, as relative humidity values will drop below thirty percent, and fuels should remain dry. Light winds should somewhat limit this threat, especially Tuesday and beyond.

...Saturday through Thursday...

Elevated fire danger could continue into early next week.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Fri Sun Nov 28 2021

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.



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Almanac

Air Quality




Air quality is in the extreme upper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the extreme upper range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map
(There is haze from the wildfires out on the west coast.)

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (1.5 out of 12) today with no discernable source being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (0.4 out of 12).




Record Weather Events for November 28th

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

Highest Temperature 74°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2010
lowsest Temperature 4°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 4.13 inches in Franklin in 1948
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands in 1922

Record Weather Events for November (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Nov 4, 2003

Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on Nov 25, 1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on Nov 29, 1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on Nov 28, 1922

Record Weather Events for November 1st in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Maysville, Onslow County in 2009
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 5.08 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1969
Greatest Snowfall 13.0 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2014
Record Weather Events for November in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County on 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 8.15 inches in Idlewild, Ashe County on 11-06-1977
Greatest Snowfall 18.00 in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930



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




THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is back in 2021! The 1¼ hour round-trip passenger excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS™, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot. For ticksts, see [GSMR.com]

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

Adapted from an old Scandinavian custom of lighting the way for the Christ child, more than 2,500 candles in small white bags line the streets and every storefront is aglow with Christmas lights and decorations. Shopkeepers and restaurants are open late. See Santa and Mrs. Claus as they ride through town in their pickup truck. Write a letter to Santa and drop it off at his special mailbox. Live music on Front Street. For more information, see [Visit Dillsboro]




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National and World News Roundup

• Covid variant spreads to more countries as world on alert [Courthouse News Service]

• Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels as shoppers spread spending throughout the season [CNBC]

• Unruly passenger allegedly sexually assaulted flight attendant before smoking joint in bathroom [Calgary Herald]

• Undefeated: Deaf football team brings triumph and pride to California community [ABC News]

• Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls [Reuters]

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - November 27th, 2021



PBS NewsHour Full Episode November 27th, 2021




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COVID-19 News and Updates

Since it looks like we may be in for a new wave of infections, here is a section on COVID-19. It will include local, regional, state, national, and global items.





COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 18, 2021]



TWiV 835: Giving thanks for antibodies



• TWiV reviews why children should be vaccinated against COVID-19, increased risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 Beta, Gamma, and Delta variant compared to Alpha variant in vaccinated but not recovered individuals, and immune correlates of protection from the mRNA-1273 vaccine efficacy trial.

Show notes a [Microbe TV]

• 'Patience is crucial': Why we won't know for weeks how dangerous Omicron is [Science.org]

Dr John Campbell: Omicron objectivity



• Delta-like SARS-CoV-2 variants are most likely to increase pandemic severity [Harvard School of Public Health]

• The herd-immunity threshold must be updated for multi-vaccine strategies and multiple variants [Nature: Scientific Reports]

• Vaccines work, Pentagon says, as surge in troop COVID deaths comes to a halt [Military Times]

• The misuse and abuse of meta-analyses [Science-Based Medicine]

• Covid misinformation spreads because so many Americans are awful at math [Washington Post]

• A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine [Amazon (Link to Kindle Edition)]

• The real risk of heart inflammation to kids is from COVID-19—not the vaccine [National Geographic]



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On This Day

November 28th is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 33 days remain until the end of the year.



Historical Events

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




587 – Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy recognizes Childebert II as his heir. 936 – Shi Jingtang is enthroned as the first emperor of the Later Jin by Emperor Taizong of Liao, following a revolt against Emperor Fei of Later Tang.

1443 – Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in central Albania and raise the Albanian flag.

1470 – Champa–Đại Việt War: Emperor Lê Thánh Tông of Đại Việt formally launches his attack against Champa.

1520 – An expedition under the command of Ferdinand Magellan passes through the Strait of Magellan.

1582 – In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage licence.

1627 – The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliwa.

1660 – At Gresham College, twelve men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society.

1666 – At least 3,000 men of the Royal Scots Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns defeat about 900 Covenanter insurgents led by James Wallace of Auchens in the Battle of Rullion Green.

1785 – The first Treaty of Hopewell is signed, by which the United States acknowledges Cherokee lands in what is now East Tennessee.

1798 – Trade between the United States and modern-day Uruguay begins when John Leamy's frigate John arrives in Montevideo.

1811 – Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

1814 – The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to be produced on a steam-powered printing press, built by the German team of Koenig & Bauer.

1821 – Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia.

1843 – Ka Lā Hui (Hawaiian Independence Day): The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.

1861 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America accept a rival state government's pronouncement that declares Missouri to be the 12th state of the Confederacy.

1862 – American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General James G. Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke's Confederates.

1885 – Bulgarian victory in the Serbo-Bulgarian War preserves the Unification of Bulgaria.

1893 – Women's suffrage in New Zealand concludes with the 1893 New Zealand general election.

1895 – The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.

1899 – The Second Boer War: a British column is engaged by Boer forces at the Battle of Modder River; although the Boers withdraw, the British suffer heavy casualties.

1905 – Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.

1908 – A mine explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania, kills 154 men, leaving only one survivor.

1912 – Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

1914 – World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.

1917 – The Estonian Provincial Assembly declares itself the sovereign power of Estonia.

1918 – The Soviet Forces moved against Estonia when the 6th Red Rifle Division struck the border town of Narva, which marked the beginning of the Estonian War of Independence.

1919 – Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)

1920 – FIDAC (The Interallied Federation of War Veterans Organisations), the first international organization of war veterans is established in Paris, France.

1920 – Irish War of Independence: Kilmichael Ambush: The Irish Republican Army ambush a convoy of British Auxiliaries and kill seventeen.

1925 – The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as the WSM Barn Dance.

1942 – In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 492 people.

1943 – World War II: Tehran Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran, to discuss war strategy.

1958 – Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community.

1958 – First successful flight of SM-65 Atlas; the first operational intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), developed by the United States and the first member of the Atlas rocket family.

1960 – Mauritania becomes independent of France.

1964 – Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.

1964 – Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.

1965 – Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for "more flags" in Vietnam, Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.

1966 – Michel Micombero overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president.

1967 – The first pulsar (PSR B1919+21, in the constellation of Vulpecula) is discovered by two astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish.

1971 – Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation suffers severe abdominal injuries allegedly caused by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers; he dies two days later.

1971 – Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

1972 – Last executions in Paris: Claude Buffet and Roger Bontems are guillotined at La Santé Prison.

1975 – East Timor declares its independence from Portugal.

1979 – Air New Zealand Flight 901, a DC-10 sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.

1980 – Iran–Iraq War: Operation Morvarid: The bulk of the Iraqi Navy is destroyed by the Iranian Navy in the Persian Gulf. (Commemorated in Iran as Navy Day.)

1987 – South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on board.

1989 – Cold War: Velvet Revolution: In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power.

1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader of the Conservative Party and, therefore, as Prime Minister. She is succeeded in both positions by John Major.

1991 – South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.

2002 – Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air missiles.

2010 – Sun Way Flight 4112 crashes after takeoff from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12 people.

2014 – Gunmen set off three bombs at the central mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killing at least 120 people.

2016 – A chartered Avro RJ85 plane carrying at least 77 people, including the Chapecoense football team, crashes near Medellín, Colombia.

2020 – Over seven hundred civilians are massacred by the Ethiopian National Defense Force and Eritrean Army in Aksum, Ethiopia.



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Published at 6:00am on Sunday, November 27, 2021
Author: Bobby Coggins


Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to the following websites or books: MaconMedia.com, youtube.com, weather.gov, airnow.gov, wikipedia.com, onthisday.com, ncdcr.gov, ncsu.edu, utah.edu, https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/, wolfram.com, biorxiv.org, aps.org, nejm.org, plos.org, cell.com, researchsquare.com, cureus.com, spc.noaa.gov, nhc.noaa.gov, ncdenr.org, medrxiv.org, archive.org, ncpedia.org, nasa.gov, https://ww2days.com, nih.gov, carolinapublicpress.org, microbe.tv, smokymountainnews.com, psypost.org, blogspot.com, pollen.com, franklinnc.com, maconnc.org, spaceweather.com, solarham.com, loc.gov, ncleg.net, senate.gov, house.gov, whitehouse.gov, drudgereport.com, politico.com, realclearpolitics.com, ushmm.org, This Day in North Carolina History, World War II Day By Day, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, The Timetables of History, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The World History and Book of Facts (multiple years), On This Day In History: Over 4,000 facts, The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space, This Day in North Carolina History, The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future, Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity, The Story of Civilization (11 volumes), The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, American History, Volume 1: 1492-1877, American History, Volume 2: 1877 - Present, A Complete Chronolgy of the Second World War. Weather and Almanac 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. Back to Top