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Monday, May 3, 2021

Weather Briefing for Monday, May 3, 2021



OUTLOOK

Dry high pressure will remain over our region through today, then move to near Bermuda. An active pattern returns on Monday with increasing daily shower and thunderstorm chances as multiple disturbances pass over the Carolinas through much of the week.


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Local News Update
(National News is published after the Macon Calendar section)

• Missing Child Located in Burningtown Community [LINK]

Local COVID-19 Numbers for May 1st, 2021; Macon County Reports Three Additional COVID-19 Deaths [LINK]

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Angel Medical Center Facility [LINK]

Governor Orders Flags Lowered Until Sunset on May 4th [LINK]

Weather-related Video





National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Wednesday Night


Franklin area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 3pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-70s. Light and variable winds early increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Highs near 80. Calm wins in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 5am, then showers likely. Lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Wednesday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s.

Highlands area

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 11am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 11am. Areas of fog before noon. Highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Highs near 70. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Wednesday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday Night

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

Otto area

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before noon, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Patchy fog before noon. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the southwest. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Wednesday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s.

Nantahala area

Today

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 10am and 3pm. Patchy fog between 8am and noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-70s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 2am, then patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4am, then showers likely. Lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7am. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s.

HAZARDS

Thunderstorms will become more numerous this morning, with isolated strong to damaging wind gusts possible, along with lightning and heavy downpours. Another round of scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible during the afternoon and evening hours.


Air Quality




Air quality is in the extereme 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 are no significant sources of smoke in the region as of 3am on 04-22-2021.)

Pollen


Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-high range (4.4 out of 12) today with Maple, Birch, and Oak being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (7.6 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on May 3rd


Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2012
Lowest Temperature 27°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1961
Greatest Rainfall 2.40 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1997
Greatest Snowfall No measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872


May Weather Extremes for Macon County

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1966
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


Macon Calendar

Macon County Public Library

Exploring North Carolina's Lookout Towers: A Guide to Hikes and Vistas with Author Peter Barr Thursday, May 6th, 6:30 p.m. outside the Macon County Public Library in the picnic pavilion next to Macon Early College- Exploring North Carolina's Lookout Towers: A Guide to Hikes and Vistas with Author Peter Barr Join us for a presentation by the author and a chance to purchase your own copy of his updated book on NC's lookout towers. Please call, email or visit Kristina Moe at the library to register- 828-524-3600, kmoe@fontanalib.org Friends of the Greenway

Friends of the Greenway would like to invite you to FROG FAIR, our spring arts & crafts fair on May 8, 2021 from 9-3 at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main St, Franklin (at the Town bridge). We are excited to report that so far, 26 vendors have chosen to participate at the FAIR. As a fund raiser event for FROG, we collect a vendor registration fee, will offer a continental breakfast, lunch specials, homemade desserts and hold a 50/50 drawing with a $50 guarantee. Area musicians will perform throughout the day, with a sitting area for extra enjoyment. Mark your calendar and come enjoy the day. Stop by FROG Quarters Wednesday-Saturday between 9-2 to become a registered vendor or to purchase 50/50 drawing tickets. Hope to see you on May 8. For vendor information, email us at frog28734@gmail.com.


National News Update



The SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station ended this morning with the return to earth of the "Resilience" Dragon Capsule in the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Panama City, Florida and a splashdown at 2:57am. A video highlight is posted below.



Here is video of the launch from November 15, 2020



On This Day

May 3rd is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 242 days remain until the end of the year. Historical Events


1374BC - Solar eclipse (2m 07s) seen at Ugarit by Mesopotamian astronomers "On the day of the new moon, in the month of Hiyar, the Sun was put to shame, and went down in the daytime, with Mars in attendance."
752 – Mayan king Bird Jaguar IV of Yaxchilan in modern-day Chiapas, Mexico assumes the throne.
1294 - John II becomes Duke of Brabant and Limburg
1342 - Count Hartmann II becomes ruler of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
1382 - Battle of Beverhoutsveld near Bruges in modern-day Belgium - the army of Ghent beats a drunken Bruges militia
1481 – The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties.
1491 – Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
1616 – Treaty of Loudun ends a French civil war.
1715 – A total solar eclipse was visible across northern Europe, and northern Asia, as predicted by Edmond Halley to within 4 minutes accuracy.
1791 – The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1802 – Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city after Congress abolishes the Board of Commissioners, the District's founding government. The "City of Washington" is given a mayor-council form of government.[1]
1808 – Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
1808 – Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.
1815 – Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war.
1830 – The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened; it is the first steam-hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.
1837 – The University of Athens is founded in Athens, Greece.[2]
1848 – The boar-crested Anglo-Saxon Benty Grange helmet is discovered in a barrow on the Benty Grange farm in Derbyshire.
1849 – The May Uprising in Dresden begins: The last of the German revolutions of 1848–49.
1855 – American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.
1901 – The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
1913 – Raja Harishchandra, the first full-length Indian feature film, is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.
1920 – A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
1921 – Ireland is partitioned under British law by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, creating Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.
1921 – West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later due to enforcement issues.
1926 - Britain's Trade Union Congress calls for the country's first ever general strike, begins at 1 minute to midnight in support striking coal miners, lasts 9 days
1928 – The Jinan incident begins with the deaths of twelve Japanese civilians by Chinese forces in Jinan, China, which leads to Japanese retaliation and the deaths of over 2,000 Chinese civilians in the following days.[3]
1939 – The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
1942 – World War II: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo that results in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia.
1945 – World War II: Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lübeck Bay.
1947 – New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
1948 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Shelley v. Kraemer that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable.[4]
1951 – London's Royal Festival Hall opens with the Festival of Britain.
1951 – The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services and United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations begin their closed door hearings into the relief of Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman.
1952 – Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
1952 – The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network.
1957 – Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
1963 – The police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics and responds with violent force to stop the "Birmingham campaign" protesters. Images of the violent suppression are transmitted worldwide, bringing new-found attention to the civil rights movement.
1971 – Erich Honecker becomes First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, remaining in power until 1989.[5]
1978 – The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
1979 – Margaret Thatcher wins the United Kingdom general election.[6] The following day, she becomes the first female British Prime Minister.
1986 – Twenty-one people are killed and forty-one are injured after a bomb explodes on Air Lanka Flight 512 at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.
1987 – A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop the restrictor plate for the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.
1999 – The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City is devastated by an F5 tornado, killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This tornado also produces the highest wind speed ever recorded, measured at 301 +/- 20 mph (484 +/- 32 km/h).
1999 – Infiltration of Pakistani soldiers on Indian side results in the kargil war.
2000 – The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
2001 – The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
2007 – The 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann disappears in Praia da Luz, Portugal, starting "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history".
2015 – Two gunmen launch an attempted attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, which was held in response to the Charlie Hebdo shooting.
2016 – Eighty-eight thousand people were evacuated from their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada as a wildfire ripped through the community, destroying approximately 2,400 homes and buildings.
2018 - Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii begins erupting forcing the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and residential areas
2019 - Cyclone Fani strikes Odisha State, India and Bangladesh, killing 33 people after one of the biggest human evacuations ever - 1.2 million in India in 24 hours
2020 - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China responsible for the spread and severity of COVID-19 and should be held accountable
2020 - Investor Warren Buffett dumps his holdings in four major US airlines saying "the world has changed" for aviation, reflecting an increasingly bleak outlook for the industry
2020 - Brazilian confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 100,000 with the death toll at 7,025, the 9th country to do so


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Published at 4:20am on Monday, May 03, 2021



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