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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Weather Briefing for Tuesday, June 8, 2021



OUTLOOK

Daily shower and thunderstorm chances continue through the week as an upper low meanders northeastward into the Great Lakes region while the Bermuda High pumps Gulf moisture into the Southeast. Even as this pattern breaks down late this week, showers and thunderstorms will continue at least through Saturday.

Community Announcement

Hello Macon County friend's, our community care program has been included in a grant from the state. Do you or someone you know (that is working age) have chronic health issues that may prevent you from working or that makes going to work very difficult. (Conditions like uncontrolled high blood pressure, CHF, diabetes, asthma, or other breathing issues) Please send me a PM, if this is you or someone you know. We will work with you and provide some equipment to help monitor your condition. This has two great advantages to you has well!! The goal is a health workforce. You would be in the program for 90 days. The biggest item would be checking your blood pressure, or weight, or oxygen daily. This does follow strict confidentiality guidelines. Just like if you were seeing your doctor.

Contact Information:

828-371-2624 if no answer leave a message or jgibson@maconnc.org


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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 Thursday Night


Franklin area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 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

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 1am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds out in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Highlands area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 70s. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 1am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 50%.

Otto area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. 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 slight chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. 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 between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Nantahala area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 70s. Light winds out of the south. 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 midnight, then a slight chance of showers after 4am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Thursday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Chance of rain is 60%.

HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Jun 8 2021

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

1. An area of low pressure is expected to develop over the southwestern Caribbean Sea by Wednesday or Thursday. Some gradual development will be possible thereafter while the system moves slowly northwestward toward Central America. Regardless of development, this system could produce heavy rainfall across northern Colombia and portions of Central America from Honduras southward later this week and into the weekend. See products from your local meteorological service for more information.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.



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 (3.6 out of 12) today with Oak, Poplar, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (3.2 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on June 8th


Highest Temperature 92°F in Highlands in 1933
Lowest Temperature 36°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1977
Greatest Rainfall 2.91 inches in Highlands in 1968
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


Vaccine: The Human Story



In 1980, the World Health Assembly gathered to announce that one of mankind’s greatest and deadliest enemies had been finally, and completely defeated. That enemy was smallpox. In this opening episode, we look at the devastating impact of smallpox throughout history, as it wrought havoc on the human race. Discover how a 12th-century samurai drove the demon of smallpox away from the island of Ishima. Find out how the Yoruba people worship the god of smallpox, and in India prayers are given to the goddess Shitala - the one who cools. For centuries, smallpox was a monster, a demon - sometimes even a god. But the first lights of resistance were already being lit. 

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Written and narrated by Annie Kelly Produced by Paul Cooper Sound engineering by Alexey Sibikin 

Level1 News June 8 2021: Ransomeat



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On This Day

June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 206 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)


218 – Battle of Antioch: With the support of the Syrian legions, Elagabalus defeats the forces of emperor Macrinus.
• [Wikipedia article]

452 - Italy invaded by Attila the Hun.
• [Medievalists.net: Why did Attila leave Italy?]
• [The Introduction of Attila the Hun in Edward Gibbon’s “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”]

HistoryMarche: Erosion of the Western Roman Empire -Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, 451 AD (these two videos serve to provide an excellent background on the invasion of Italy)

Part One



Part Two



793 – Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of Norse activity in the British Isles.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [HistoryPod Video: Viking raiders attack Lindisfarne in Northumbria]
• [The Untold Past Video]
• [History With Hilbert: The History of the Vikings in England (AD. 793 - AD. 1066)]

1042 – Edward the Confessor becomes King of England - the country's penultimate Anglo-Saxon king.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Biographics Video: Saint Edward the Confessor - Last of the Saxon Kings?]
• [Medieval Mayhem Video: Edward The Confessor (The last true Anglo Saxon King)]

1191 – Richard I arrives in Acre, beginning his crusade.
• [Kings and Generals Video: Third Crusade - the Beginning]
• [Charlene Newcomb: King Richard I’s fleet arrives in Acre]
• [A brief history of the siege]
• [Real Crusades History Video: The Siege of Acre]

1663 – Portuguese victory at the Battle of Ameixial (aka Battle of Estremoz) ensures Portugal's independence from Spain.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Knowledgia Video: Why wasn't Portugal conquered by Spain?]

1776 – American Revolutionary War: American attackers are driven back at the Battle of Three Rivers. (Trois-Rivières)
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Revolutional War Website]

1783 – Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
• [The Laki Fissure eruption, 1783-1784]
• [The 1783 Laki Mega Eruption - Land Warden Stories] (click CC for English subtitles)
• [Mega Disasters - 1783 Iceland Eruption]

1789 – James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress.
• [James Madison's Journal]
• [Why didn't the original 12 amendments make it into the Bill of Rights?]
• [TeachingHistory.org: James Madison's Failed Amendments]
• [Video of James Madison Reenactor Speaking About the Bill of Rights]

1794 – Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
• [Background from HistoryPod]
• [Wikipeida article]
• [Robespierre - Fatal Revolutionary Terror Documentary]

1856 – A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island, commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.

1861 – American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Civil War Talk: Tennessee Secedes]
• [American Battlefield Trust: Tennessee in the Civil War]

1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Cross Keys: Confederate forces under General Stonewall Jackson save the Army of Northern Virginia from a Union assault on the James Peninsula led by General George B. McClellan.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [American Battlefield Trust: The Battle of Cross Keys]
• [Things You Should Know Video]

1867 – Coronation of Franz Joseph as King of Hungary following the Austro-Hungarian compromise (Ausgleich).
• [The Great War Video: The Father of Austria-Hungary]
• [Biography on Wikipedia]

1887 – Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,781 for the 'Art of Compiling Statistics', which was his punched card calculator.
• [Link to Patent]
• [Herman Hollerith and the Punch Card]
• [The 1890 US Census and the history of punchcard computing]
• [Connections: Loom History Moving to Computer] (the background history that led to punch cards)

1906 – Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
• [Wikipedia]
• [TEXT]
• [VIDEO: NPS Antiquities Act]

1912 – Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
• [Carl Laemmle Founder Universal Pictures Studios Hollywood City - 100 Years of Universal]

1918 – A solar eclipse is observed at Baker City, Oregon by scientists and an artist hired by the United States Navy.

1928 – Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing ("Northern Capital").
• [The 1920s Channel: The Northern Expedition & The "Unification" Of China]
• [Wikipedia]
• [Wikipedia: Chinese Civil War]

1929 – Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
• [Wikipedia article]

1940 – World War II: The completion of Operation Alphabet, the evacuation of Allied forces from Narvik at the end of the Norwegian Campaign.
• [Wikipedia: Operation Alphabet]
• [Newsreel]
• [Background video from Historigraph]

1941 – World War II: The Allies commence the Syria–Lebanon Campaign against the possessions of Vichy France in the Levant.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [The Forgotten Theatre: Middle East in WW2 Explained]
• [VIDEO: Former Ally now the Enemy - British Invasion of French Syria]

1942 – World War II: The Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.

1949 – Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.

1949 – George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Sparknotes Video Summary]

1953 – An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [TV5 Vault: The Beecher tornado]
• [Flint-Beecher Tornado - June 8, 1953 - 'Tornadoes: Nature's Death Spirals']

1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co. that restaurants in Washington, D.C., cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
• [JUSTIA (Syllabus and Opinion of the Court)]
• [Wikipedia article]

1959 – USS Barbero and the United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail (aka Rocket Mail).
• [Wikipedia article]
• [PDF from USPS]
• [The Crazy Time When the US Delivered Mail by Missile]
• [Newsreel]

1966 – An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2, destroying both aircraft during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. Joseph A. Walker, a NASA test pilot, and Carl Cross, a United States Air Force test pilot, are both killed.
• [XB-70 Valkyrie Mid-air collision June 8, 1966]
• [eath of a Valkyrie: The 1966 XB-70 Midair Collision]
• [Wikipedia article on the XB-70 Valkyrie]

1966 – Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita scale: The first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [The Topkeka Captal-Journal]
• [VIDEO: 1966 Topeka Tornado: Path of Disaster]

1966 – The National Football League and American Football League announced a merger effective in 1970.
• [The Timeline: The Merger | AFL-NFL | NFL Films]

1967 – Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
• [SpyCast: The Liberty Incident Revealed]
• [Wikipedia article]

1972 – Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [“Napalm Girl” Kim Phuc, from iconic Vietnam photo, on pain and forgiveness]

1982 – Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: Fifty-six British servicemen are killed by an Argentine air attack on two landing ships, RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.
• [Falklands Conflict - Bluff Cove-attack on Sir Galahad & Sir Tristram]
• [Wikipedia]

1984 – Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.

1987 – New Zealand's Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987.
• [Wikipedia article]

1992 – The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1995 – Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
• [Scott O'Grady Explains How he was shot down over Bosnia]
• [AP VIDEO (a lot B-Roll Footage plus raw video of press events)]
• [National Geographic: Situation Critical - S01E05 - Downed Pilot]

2001 – Mamoru Takuma kills eight and injures 15 in a mass stabbing at an elementary school in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan.
• [Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara - BBC News]
• [Wikipedia]

2004 – The first Venus Transit in well over a century takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [ABC News Story]

2007 – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of a trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.

2008 – At least 37 miners go missing after an explosion in a Ukrainian coal mine causes it to collapse.

2008 – At least seven people are killed and ten injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan.
• [France 24 News Story]
• [AP VIDEO]

2009 – Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.
• [AP VIDEO]
• [Journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling arrive home with President Bill Clinton]
• [Laura Ling on Imprisonment in North Korea | Inside North Korea]

2014 – At least 28 people are killed in an attack at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan.



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