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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Weather Briefing for Saturday, April 3, 2021



OUTLOOK

Dry high pressure will dominate the pattern through the weekend and linger into the middle of next week, while temperatures warm to above normal levels. By late next week, a cold front will approach the forecast area and increase the chance for showers and thunderstorms.


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National News Briefing

• U.S. Capitol Police officer dies after attacker rammed car into checkpoint; suspect also dead [LINK]

• President Orders Flags Lowered for Victims of April 2nd Attack at the US Capitol Until Sunset on April 6th [LINK]

• More U.S. States Expand Vaccine Eligibility as Pace of Inoculations Accelerates [LINK]

• MLB moves All-Star game out of Georgia over voting law [LINK]



National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Monday Night


Franklin area

Today
...Humidity Below 30% in the Afternoon...

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

Tonight

Clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s.

Highlands area

Today
...Humidity Below 30% in the Afternoon...

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

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the northwest early around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Monday

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

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.

Otto area

Today
...Humidity Below 30% in the Afternoon...

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

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-30s. Light and variable winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Calm winds.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows around 40. Calm winds.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 70s.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-40s.

Nantahala area

Today
...Humidity Below 30% in the Afternoon...

Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning ioncreasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows around 40. Calm winds.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 60s.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-40s.

HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not expected. The realtive humidity will fall below 30% in the afternoon, so be vigilant if you choose to burn outdoors today.



Air Quality




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

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range (8.7 out of 12) today with Maple, Oak, and Elm being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the high range (9.9 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on April 3rd


Highest Temperature 90°F in Highlands in 1946
Lowest Temperature 16°F in Highlands in 1936
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.37 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1979
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 0.8 inches in Highlands in 1901


April Weather Extremes for Macon County

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on April 26, 1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on April 1, 1987
Greatest One-Day Rain 7.00 inches in Highlands on April 7, 1895
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on April 4, 1987


On This Day

Historical Events

419 - Etalius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
686 – Maya king Yuknoom Yich'aak K'ahk' assumes the crown of Calakmul.
801 – King Louis the Pious captures Barcelona from the Moors after a siege of several months.
1043 – Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.
1077 – The first Parliament of Friuli is created.
1312 - 2nd council of Vienna, Knights Templars suppressed
1367 - Battle of Navarrete [Nájera], La Rioja, Castile: alliance of King Peter of Castile and the English defeats Count Henry of Castile
1559 – The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.
1645 - English Long Parliament passes the Self-Denying Ordinance, limiting regional armies, significant step toward New Model Army
1657 - English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refuses crown
1721 - Robert Walpole becomes Britain's 1st Lord of the Treasury
1764 - Austrian Archduke Jozef crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor Josef II
1783 - Sweden & US sign a treaty of Amity & Commerce
1834 - The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.
1856 - Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes badly damaged by gunpowder explosion, kills 4,000 on island of Rhodes
1860 – The first successful United States Pony Express run from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, begins.
1865 – American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
1882 – American Old West: Robert Ford kills Jesse James.
1885 – Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.
1888 – The first of eleven unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.
1895 – The trial in the libel case brought by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.
1917 - Vladimir Lenin arrives in Petrograd from Switzerland
1922 – Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1933 – First flight over Mount Everest, by the British Houston-Mount Everest Flight Expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston.
1936 – Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh.
1942 – World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.
1946 – Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.
1948 – Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
1948 – In Jeju Province, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju uprising.
1955 – The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.
1956 – Hudsonville–Standale tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. He was assassinated the next day.
1969 – Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.
1973 – Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.
1974 – The 1974 Super Outbreak occurs, the second biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history (after the 2011 Super Outbreak). The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.
1975 – Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.
1980 – US Congress restores a federal trust relationship with the 501 members of the Shvwits, Kanosh, Koosharem, and the Indian Peaks and Cedar City bands of the Paiute people of Utah.[1]
1981 – The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.
1989 – The US Supreme Court upholds the jurisdictional rights of tribal courts under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 in Mississippi Choctaw Band v. Holyfield.
1996 – Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his Montana cabin in the United States.
1997 – The Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but one of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.
2000 – United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust law by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
2004 – Islamic terrorists involved in the 2004 Madrid train bombings are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
2007 – Conventional-Train World Speed Record: A French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.
2008 – ATA Airlines, once one of the ten largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in five years and ceases all operations.
2008 – Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS's YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be taken into state custody.
2009 – Jiverly Antares Wong opens fire at the American Civic Association immigration center in Binghamton, New York, killing thirteen and wounding four before committing suicide.
2010 – Apple Inc. released the first generation iPad, a tablet computer.
2013 – More than 50 people die in floods resulting from record-breaking rainfall in La Plata and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2016 – The Panama Papers, a leak of legal documents, reveals information on 214,488 offshore companies.
2017 – A bomb explodes in the St Petersburg metro system, killing 14 and injuring several more people.
2018 – YouTube headquarters shooting.
2020 - US aircraft carrier captain Brett Crozier cheered off his ship after being fired for a letter demanding more help for his sailors infected with COVID-19
2020 - London's Nightingale hospital opened by Prince Charles (remotely) after nine days with 4,000 beds to treat COVID-19 patients at the ExCeL Centre


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Published at 4:30am on Saturday, April 03, 2021



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