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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Weather Briefing for Thursday, June 10, 2021



OUTLOOK

A subtropical ridge in the western Atlantic and an area of low pressure in the Midwest will stream in Gulf moisture leading to another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms today with the risk of localized flash flooding returning. Friday into Saturday a back door cold front keeps scattered shower and thunderstorms around. Despite a second cold front approaching from the northwest Sunday into early next week, we should see much drier conditions compared to the last several days.

Weather Alert

General pulse thunderstorms are expected across the region today, mainly in the afternoon and evening hours. The main impacts with these thunderstorms are cloud-to-ground lightning and locally heavy rainfall.


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Vet's Portrait Project for 2021 The Macon County Art Association in Franklin is pleased to announce that the Vet’s Portrait Project will be held this year. This will be our ninth year for this event. Unfortunately the pandemic precluded the project last year but the artists are ready to go for 2021. This year there are spots for 4-7 veterans as we had applications remaining from 2019. Please announce the call for Macon County Veterans or their family members to apply to have the Veteran’s portrait painted by one of our local artists. Vets or their families may apply at the gallery between Memorial Day and July 4th of this year. There is no cost to apply or for the portraits. The only requirement is that the Veteran or their family member be present to receive the portrait on Veterans Day November 11, 2021. Community members who wish to help support the costs for this program are also welcome. Contact the project chair by email at karen@programservices.org.



National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Saturday Night


Franklin area

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the lower 80s. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s.

Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 11am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 7 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the west around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Winds out of the west 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 30%.

Otto area

Today

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 11am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Light and variable wind. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Nantahala area

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid-70s. Light winds out of the west. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the northwest. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.

HAZARDS

Scattered showers and thunderstorms return this afternoon and evening. Main impacts expected are heavy downpours, cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty winds. The overall severe threat should remain low, but an isolated strong to severe storm cannot be ruled out. The risk of localized flash flooding remains the main concern, especially for areas that have received heavy rainfall the last several days.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Jun 10 2021 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.


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 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-medium range (2.5 out of 12) today with Oak, Poplar, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range range (2.5 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on June 10th


Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1947
Lowest Temperature 39°F in Highlands in 1931
Greatest Rainfall 3.72 inches in Highlands in 2013
Greatest Snowfall (No snowfall recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)


June Weather Extremes for Macon County

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1872


Macon Calendar

The Macon County Art Association (a not for profit member organization) is offering classes in encaustic painting on Specified Fridays from 10AM-12PM at the Uptown Gallery 30 E Main St Franklin NC. Specific class dates are Friday July 9 and 23, August 3 and 27, September 3 and 17, October 29.

For more information contact the instructor, Karen Smith, at karen@programservices.org

National News Update

Pfizer advances clinical trial of COVID vaccine on kids 5-11 years old





COVID-19 Q&A with A&V Livestream 6/9/21





TWiV 766: The CORONA project with David Fajgenbaum





On This Day

June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 204 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)


671 – Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.

1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
• [rederick Barbarossa and the Third Crusade]
• [History and Headlines Video]
• [Wikipedia article]

1329 – The Battle of Pelekanon results in a Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [OTTOMAN WARS DOCUMENTARY: Battle of Pelekanon (1329) and Sieges of Nicaea (1331) Nicomedia (1337) TEXT]

1502 - Crimean Khan defeats the Great Horde in battle near Worskla, leading to disintegration of the Great Horde

1523 – Copenhagen is surrounded by the army of Frederick I of Denmark, as the city will not recognise him as the successor of Christian II of Denmark.

1539 – Council of Trent: Pope Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
• [Catholic Counter-Reformation: Crash Course European History #9]
• [Wikipedia: Council of Trent]

1540 - Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster
• [Janet Wertman Article]

1596 – Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerk discover Bear Island.

1619 – Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí (Sablat), a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
• [Wikipedia article]

1624 – Signing of the Treaty of Compiègne between France and the Netherlands.
• [Wikipedia article]

1692 – Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries".
• [Accessivle Archives Article]
• [The Witchcraft Trial of Bridget Bishop]
• [Witch Trials Weekly Video 22: The Hanging of Bridget Bishop]

1719 – Jacobite risings: Battle of Glen Shiel.
• [The History Network.org Podcast]
• [Battlefield Tour]
• [Wikipedia article]

1782 – King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) is crowned.
• [Wikipedia Biography]

1786 – A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
• [Research Paper (PDF)]
• [Anatomy of a Landslide Dam]

1793 – The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.

1793 – French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.

1805 – First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
• [Barbary Wars: America's First Fight Against Terrorism]
• [Wikipedia article]

1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.
• [Wikipedia (The Boat Race 1829)]
• [Infographic Video of Results 1829-2019/a>]
• [
Official Website of The Boat Race]

1838 – Myall Creek massacre: Twenty-eight Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
• [Myall Creek Massacre and Memorial Site]
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Dramatization and Examination of Court Cases]

1854 – The United States Naval Academy graduates its first class of students.
• [US Naval Academy: A Brief History]
• [VIDEO: The Founding of the U.S. Naval Academy]
• [C-SPAN Cities Tour - Annapolis: History of the U.S. Naval Academy]

1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel: Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
• [Norfolk History Society Video]
• [Battle of Big Bethel Civil War's First Land Battle]
• [Wikipedia article]

1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Brice's Crossroads: Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [National Battlefield Website]
• [Battle of Brice's Crossroads - Forrest's Greatest Victory (Lecture)]

1868 – Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.
• [Wikipedia Biography]

1871 – Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 US Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
• [The US Military Attack on Korea in 1871]
• [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_expedition_to_Korea]
• [Navy History and Heritage Command]

1878 – League of Prizren is established, to oppose the decisions of the Congress of Berlin and the Treaty of San Stefano, as a consequence of which the Albanian lands in the Balkans were being partitioned and given to the neighbor states of Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Greece.
• [Wikipedia article]

1886 – Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and burying the famous Pink and White Terraces. Eruptions continue for three months creating a large, 17 km long fissure across the mountain peak.
• [GeoRick's Travels]
• [Auckland Museum Website]
• [Wikipedia article]

1898 – Spanish–American War: In the Battle of Guantánamo Bay, U.S. Marines begin the American invasion of Spanish-held Cuba.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [VIDEO SLIDESHOW: Photographs of the American Invasion of Guantanamo Bay During the Spanish-American War (1898)]
• [The Spanish-American War - Explained in 11 minutes]

1907 - Autochrome Lumière color photography is introduced
• [VIDEO: Color Photographs From 1907 :: Autochrome and Pictorialism]
• [Science and Media Museum: The Dawn of Colour Photography]
• [Wikipedia article]

• [Wikipedia article]
• [Extra Credit History Videos: Dividing the Middle East]
• [The Ottoman Empire in WWI]

1918 – World War I: The Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István sinks off the Croatian coast after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat; the event is recorded by camera from a nearby vessel.
• [Newsreel Footage]
• [The Naval Attack That Crippled The Austro-Hungarian Empire - Death At Dawn - History Documentary]
• [Wikipedia article]

1924 – Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
• [Wikipedia Bio]
• [HistoryPod Video]

1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
• [Alcoholics Anonymous - One Day at a Time: The Story of AA]
• [Wikipedia article on the founding]

1935 – Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
• [History.net Article]
• [Newsreel About the Armistice]
• [House of History: The Gran Chaco War ]

1936 - The Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm is established
• [Sample Playlist of Cartoons]
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Soyuzmultfilm on Youtube]

1940 – World War II: The Kingdom of Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom.
• [Newsreel: Italy War Declaration - Mussolini - English Subtitles]

1940 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy's actions in his "Stab in the Back" speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
• [Audio of Speech]

1940 – World War II: Military resistance to the German occupation of Norway ends.

1942 – World War II: The Lidice massacre is perpetrated as a reprisal for the assassination of Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.
• [The Massacre Of Lidice: Nazi War Crime In Czechoslovakia]
• [Wikipedia article]

1944 – World War II: Six hundred forty-two men, women and children massacred at Oradour-sur-Glane, France.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Photo Gallery]
• [DW Story: France/Germany: The Oradour Massacre | European Journal]
• [Drone Footage of Memorial]
• [Walking Tour of Village]

1944 – World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia, Greece, 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Video Slideshow (Graphic Images)]
• [Documentary with English Subtitles]

1944 – In baseball, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
• [Video Marking 70th Anniversary]
• [Wikipedia Bio/a>]

1945 – Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
• [
Wikipedia article]
• [Newsreel]

1947 – Saab produces its first automobile.

1957 – John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the 1957 Canadian federal election, ending 22 years of Liberal Party government.

1963 – The Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex, was signed into law by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program.
• [What Did the Equal Pay Act of 1963 Do?]
• [Wikipedia article]

1964 – United States Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill's passage.
• [Yahoo! News Article]

1967 – The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.

1977 – James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee. He is recaptured three days later.
• [How did James Earl Ray break out of Brushy Mountain State Prison?]
• [KnoxNews article]

1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.

1982 – Lebanon War: The Syrian Arab Army defeats the Israeli Defense Forces in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub.
• [Wikipedia article]

1990 – British Airways Flight 5390 lands safely at Southampton Airport after a blowout in the cockpit causes the captain to be partially sucked from the cockpit. There are no fatalities.
• [The Miracle of Flight 5390]
• [Wikipedia article]

1991 - Mother of All Parades - NYC welcomes desert storm troops
• [Photos]
• [UPI Archives]
• [C-SPAN VIDEO]

1991 – Eleven-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard is kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe, California; she would remain a captive until 2009. David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV

1994 – China conducts a nuclear test for DF-31 warhead at Area C (Beishan), Lop Nur, its prominence being due to the Cox Report.

1996 – Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.

1996 - Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip

1997 – Before fleeing his northern stronghold, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members.

1999 – Kosovo War: NATO suspends its airstrikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.

2001 – Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa.

2002 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.

2003 – The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
• [Video of LaunchT]
• [LINK TEXT]
• [LINK TEXT]

2009 – James Wenneker von Brunn, who was 88-years-old, opened fire inside the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and fatally shot Museum Special Police Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns. Other security guards returned fire, wounding von Brunn, who was apprehended.

2019 – An Agusta A109E Power crashed onto the AXA Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, which sparked a fire on the top of the building. The pilot of the helicopter was killed.

2020 - Statues of Confederate figures and explorers become focus of #BlackLivesMatter protests, with many removed including of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and of Christopher Columbus in Richmond







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