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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Weather Briefing for Wednesday, June 2, 2021



OUTLOOK

Chances for showers and thunderstorms return today as humidity increases back to seasonable levels and with the approach of a moist frontal system. Precipitation is likely across the region during a portion of Thursday afternoon and night as the front crosses the area. Scattered afternoon storms may return for the weekend, as temperatures trend above normal.

Weather Alert

Scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon, with some chance continuing overnight tonight. Cloud-to-ground lightning and localized areas of heavy rainfall will be the primary threats with these thunderstorms. Storms are also possible Thursday and Friday.

Scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon, with some chance continuing overnight tonight. Cloud-to-ground lightning and localized areas of heavy rainfall will be the primary threats with these thunderstorms.

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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 Friday Night




Franklin area

Memorial Day


Tonight

A chance of showers before 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2am and 4am, then a chance of showers after 4am. Patchy fog between midnight and 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. High near 76. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between midnight and 1am, then a chance of showers after 1am. Low around 58. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Highlands area

Memorial Day

A 20 percent chance of showers after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3am. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1am and 3am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Low around 56. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Otto area

Memorial Day

A 20 percent chance of showers after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light south southeast wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers. Low around 59. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Light west wind.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Nantahala area

Memorial Day

A 20 percent chance of showers after 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A chance of showers before 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2am and 4am, then a chance of showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. High near 74. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11pm and 1am, then a chance of showers after 1am. Low around 59. Light south southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Light west northwest wind.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

HAZARDS

Scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon, with some chance continuing overnight tonight. Cloud-to-ground lightning and localized areas of heavy rainfall will be the primary threats with these thunderstorms.

Thursday and Friday

A weak frontal system moving across the area Thursday and Thursday night is likely to bring thunderstorms, some of which may produce torrential rainfall. Excessive runoff may lead to minor flooding in flood-prone areas. A few of these storms may also produce severe weather, primarily in the form of damaging winds.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Jun 2 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 mid-to-upper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the mid-to-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 medium range (6.1 out of 12) today with Grasses, Mulberry, and Poplar being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range range (4.7 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on June 2nd


Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2011
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1966
Greatest Rainfall 2.72 inches in Highlands in 1897
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

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On This Day

June 2nd is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 212 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)


455 – Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks. [Kings and Generals: Rise of the Vandals: How the Vandals Took Over Roman Africa]
1098 – First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city; the second siege began five days later. [First Crusade: Siege of Antioch 1098 AD] [Europe: The First Crusade - Siege of Antioch - Extra History - #5]
1615 – The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
1676 – Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo. [The Norman Conquest of Sicily - Part 4: The Siege of Palermo]
1692 – Bridget Bishop is the first person to be tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; she was found guilty and later hanged. [Salem Witch Trials anniversary tribute Bridget Bishop 2020] [Bridget Bishop - The First to Die in the Salem Witch Trials]
1763 – Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort. [The War That Made American: Part 4] [Fort Michilimackinac - Ojibwe massacre towards the English]
1774 – Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided. [The Quartering Act, the fourth of the Intolerable Acts, passed by British Parliament]
1793 – French Revolution: François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror. [Maximilien Robespierre and the Reign of Terror (Full Series)]
1805 – Napoleonic Wars: A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British. [Wikipedia: Battle of Diamond Rock]
1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
1848 – The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
1866 – The Fenians defeat Canadian forces at Ridgeway and Fort Erie, but the raids end soon after.
1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his wireless telegraph.
1909 – Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
1910 – Charles Rolls, a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.
1919 – Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities. [The 1919 Red Scare - the craziest year in American history]
1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States. [How WWI Changed America: Native Americans in WWI] [A Path to Citizenship - Decades TV Network]
1941 – World War II: German paratroopers murder Greek civilians in the villages of Kondomari and Alikianos. [Massacre Of Kondomari]
1946 – Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum, King Umberto II of Italy is exiled.
1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised. [LINK TEXT]
1955 – The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between the two countries, discontinued since 1948.
1962 – During the FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is formed.
1966 – Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world. [Surveyor 1 - Landing on the Moon] [America’s First Lunar Surveyor: 50 Years Later]
1967 – Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
1967 – Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran are brutally suppressed, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
1979 – Pope John Paul II starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country. [Polish Language Newsreel] [John Paul II's first visit to Poland that brought the collapse of communism] [Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism]
1983 – After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane's doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place. [Desperate Escape | Plane Catches Fire After Landing | Air Canada Flight 797] [Episode 6: Air Canada Flight 797] [FAA Report] [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Canada_Flight_797]
1990 – The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12. [Wikipedia]
1997 – In Denver, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died. He was executed four years later. [AP VIDEO]
2003 – Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. [LINK TEXT]
2012 – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of 240 demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. [Hosni Mubarak Sentenced to Life Term]
2014 – Telangana officially becomes the 29th state of India, formed from ten districts of northwestern Andhra Pradesh.


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Published at 5:15am on Wednesday, June 02, 2021



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