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Saturday, June 27, 2020

News and Weather Briefing for Saturday, June 27, 2020





OUTLOOK

Weak high pressure persists over the southern Appalachians today. A passing upper-level disturbance will lead to an increase in showers and thunderstorms on Sunday. Unsettled weather will continue throughout next week as a back door front moves south into the region and stalls. Daily afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will arise in the warm and humid airmass across the area.

District Attorney Ashley Welch Investigates Larger Spaces for Substitute Courtrooms During COVID-19 Pandemic [LINK]

The Governor Make Masks Mandatory

Governor Cooper has issued Executive Order 147, which extends Executive Order 141's Safer At Home restrictions and requires people, with some exceptions, to wear face coverings in public when social distancing is not possible. A copy of the executive order and the video briefing where he made the announcement are posted on Macon Media. [LINK]



Most recent Local Government Meetings

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met on June 2nd. [LINK]

The Franklin Town Council met on June 1st. Members of the public and local media outlets were allowed in the town hall. [LINK]



General Forecast Through Saturday Night

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Partly sunny, with highs ranging from the lower 70s in the higher elevations to near 80 in the lower elevations. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the lower elevations and 10 to 15 mph in the higher elevations, with gusts as high as 20 in the lower elevations and 30 mph in the higher elevations. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows ranging from the lower 60s in the lower elevations to the upper 50s in the higher elevations. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the lower elevations and 10 to 15 mph in the higher elevations mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 2pm and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs ranging from the lower 70s in the higher elevations to the lower 80s in the lower elevations. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the 60s. Winds out of the west around 5 mph becoming calm by midnight.

Monday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with highs ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the 60s.

Hazards

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and evening. These thunderstorms will produce occasional cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, locally heavy rainfall, and briefly gusty winds.




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Tropical Weather
(The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th)








Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Jun 27 2020

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

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


End Daily Weather Segment






Begin COVID-19 Update



Here are some numbers from the CDC, the NCDHHS, and the Johns Hopkins Dashboard. Macon Media prefers the Johns Hopkins Dashboard because the counts include those non-residents that are left out of the CDC and NCDHHS numbers.

The CDC website [LINK] reports 56,174 people in North Carolina are infected, 1,271 have died, and infections are widespread, the NCDHHS website [LINK] reports 57,183 confirmed cases from 811,278 targeted tests, and 891 hospitalized and 1,290 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 57,472 people infected and 1,336 deaths.


Data from Macon County Public Health as of June 25th [LINK]



Detected 265 (+1 in one day) (+13 in 7 days)
Recovered 109 (-4 in one day) (+70 in 7 days)
Deceased 1 (0 in one day) (0 in 7 days)
Actives 155 (-4 in one day) (-57 in 7 days)

Testing Data

MCPH Tests 2,762 (+107 in one day) (+334 in 7 days)
Other Tests 684 (+37 in one day) (+52 in 7 days)
Total Tests 3,446 (+107 in one day) (+386 in 7 days)
Pending 318 (+73 in one day) (+131 in 7 days)





Resources for Reliable Information about the Corona Virus (COVID-19) [LINK]

White House COronavirus Taskforce Briefing for June 26th
(this is the first time one of the task force videos have not been uploaded or streamed on the White Channel)


North Carolina Coronavirus Briefing

Coronavirus Briefing: Dr. Mandy Cohen (06/26/20)
English Version


Spanish Version



Dr John Campbell

(June 24th) Americas update and vaccine development


Coronavirus Pandemic Update 89: COVID 19 Infections Rising in Many States; Dexamethasone Cautions


One in 20 people will need hospital care if they get Covid-19, study says [LINK]

Still Confused About Masks? Here’s the Science Behind How Face Masks Prevent Coronavirus
[LINK]

Mississippi health official blames spiraling US COVID-19 cases on people ignoring masks and social distancing, says only 'catastrophe' will make them change [LINK]

Inside the body, the coronavirus is even more sinister than scientists had realized [LINK]

The US needs to consider "flooding the system with testing," Fauci says [LINK]

Fauci Warns That New Outbreaks Could Engulf the U.S. [LINK]

The world is putting America in quarantine [LINK]

Unmasked protestors gather downtown Raleigh NC demand end to covid rules [LINK]

Coronavirus updates: 82% of Alabama's ICU beds full as COVID-19 cases soar [LINK]

Texas governor says "If I could go back and redo anything, I would slow down the reopening of bars" [LINK]

Texas Closes all Bars. Reduces Restaurant Capacity. [LINK]

Surprise party in Texas leaves 18 people sick with coronavirus, grandfather fighting for his life [LINK]

Texas' coronavirus surge is 'absolutely horrifying,' infectious disease doctor says [LINK]

Gov. Gavin Newsom tells CA county to shut back down amid COVID-19 surge [LINK]

Co-founder of ReOpen Maryland says he has COVID-19, but won’t help contact tracing efforts [LINK]

Miami will begin issuing fines of up to $500 for not wearing a mask in public [LINK]

Miami-Dade Beaches to Close for Fourth of July Weekend Over Coronavirus Concerns [LINK]


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Published at 4:15am Saturday, June 27, 2020




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