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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Weather Briefing for Wednesday, June 9, 2021



OUTLOOK

The Bermuda high remains in place across the southeastern United States today before retreating to the south and east tomorrow as an upper-level low phases into a trough digging across the eastern United States. Daily shower and thunderstorm chances will continue today and tomorrow despite the breaking down of this ridge. Friday into Saturday a cold front keeps shower and thunderstorm chances in the forecast. Late this weekend into early next week shower and thunderstorm chances decrease significantly despite a second cold front approaching the area.

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 Friday Night


Franklin area

Today

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 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 of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers after 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows i the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. High in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 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 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Lows in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the southwest wind. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Highs near 80. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday Night

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

highslands area

Today

A slight chance of showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers after 1am. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid-70s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers. Lows around 60. Light winds out of the west. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 62. Chance of rain is 60%.

Otto area

Today

A slight chance of showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, 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 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers after 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 50%. 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. 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 80%. 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. Lows in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Highs near 80. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday Night

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

Nantahala area

Today

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 79. Calm winds becoming south southwest around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 65. Light south wind. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near 77. Calm winds becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then showers likely. Low around 65. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. High near 74. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then showers likely. Low around 66. Chance of rain is 80%.

HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Jun 9 2021

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

1. A broad trough of low pressure is expected to develop over the southwestern Caribbean Sea during the next couple of days. 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...20 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 loiw-medium range (4.0 out of 12) today with Oak, Poplar, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range range (3.5 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on June 9th


Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1953
Lowest Temperature 38°F in Highlands in 1931
Greatest Rainfall 2.71 inches in Highlands in 1989
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

No videos or links today. On This Day

June 9 is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 205 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)



411 BC – The Athenian coup succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy.
• [Wikipedia]
• [Aristotle on the Oligarchic Coup]


AD 53 – The Roman emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia.


AD 68 – Nero commits suicide, after quoting Vergil's Aeneid, thus ending the Julio-Claudian dynasty and starting the civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors.
• [HistoryPod Video]
• [The Death of Nero and the Year of Four Emperors]


721 – Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
• [BazBattles: The Battle of Toulouse 721 AD]
• [Wikipedia]


747 – Abbasid Revolution: Abu Muslim Khorasani begins an open revolt against Umayyad rule, which is carried out under the sign of the Black Standard.
• [Wikipedia article/a>]
• [
The History of Islam article]
• [Knowledgia: Why did the Umayyad Collapse?]


1311 – Duccio's Maestà, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
• [Wikipedia]


1523 – The Parisian Faculty of Theology fines Simon de Colines for publishing the Biblical commentary Commentarii initiatorii in quatuor Evangelia by Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples.
• [Wikipedia section]
• [Free eBook copy via Google Play]


1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to describe and map the Saint Lawrence River.


1667 – Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.
• [Wikipedia]
• [Drachinifel: The Raid on the Medway - Grand Theft Warship]
• [The Dutch Fleet and the Raid on the Medway]


1732 – James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future U.S. state of Georgia.
• [New Georgia Encyclopedia: Jame Oglethorpe (1696-1785)]
• [GPB Education: Establishing the Colony of Georgia | Georgia Stories]
• [A Stamp A Day: James Oglethorpe & the Royal Charter for Georgia]


1772 – The British schooner Gaspee is burned in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.
• [New England Historical Society Article]
• [The Gaspee Affair of 1772]
• [Burning The Gaspee: An Animated Retelling]


1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battles of Arklow and Saintfield.
• [History of Ireland Article]


1815 – End of the Congress of Vienna: The new European political situation is set.
• [Crash Course European History #23]
• [The Map As History]
• [BBC: In Our Time - The Congress of Vienna]


1856 – Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa for the Mormon Trail.


1862 – American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson concludes his successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign with a victory in the Battle of Port Republic; his tactics during the campaign are now studied by militaries around the world.
• [Things You Should Know Video]
• [Jackson's Valley Campaign 1862]
• [Wikipedia article/a>]
• [
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields: Battle of Port Republic]
• [Encyclopdeia of Virgina Article]


1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [American Battlefield Trust Article]
• [Battle of Brandy Station 150th Anniversary Tour - Stop 1A (raw footage)]


1885 – Treaty of Tientsin is signed to end the Sino-French War, with China eventually giving up Tonkin and Annam – most of present-day Vietnam – to France.
• [Wikipedia article]


1900 – Indian nationalist Birsa Munda dies of cholera in a British prison.


1915 – William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.


1922 – Åland's Regional Assembly convened for its first plenary session in Mariehamn, Åland;[1] today, the day is celebrated as Self-Government Day of Åland.


1923 – Bulgaria's military takes over the government in a coup.


1928 – Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.


1930 – A Chicago Tribune reporter, Jake Lingle, is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.


1944 – World War II: Ninety-nine civilians are hanged from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
• [Wikiedpia Article]


1944 – World War II: The Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.


1948 – Foundation of the International Council on Archives under the auspices of the UNESCO.


1953 – The Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence kills 94 people in Massachusetts.
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Mark Mancuso Weather History]
• [LINK TEXT]


1954 – Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army–McCarthy hearings, giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
• ["Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?"]
• ["Have You No Decency?" | McCarthy | American Experience | PBS]
• [Death by a Thousand Cuts: How a Broken Promise Destroyed Joe McCarthy with Peter Siskind]
• [Wikipedia article on Joseph Welch]


1957 – First ascent of Broad Peak by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl.
• [Himalayan Climbs]


1959 – The USS George Washington (SSBN-598) is launched. It is the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine.
• [Naval History and Heritage Command]
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Video Excerpts of Launching and Commissioning]


1965 – The civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam, Phan Huy Quát, resigns after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyễn Cao Kỳ.


1965 – Vietnam War: The Viet Cong commences combat with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in the Battle of Đồng Xoài, one of the largest battles in the war.
• [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_%C4%90%E1%BB%93ng_Xo%C3%A0i]


1967 – Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria.
• [Academia: Israel's Capture of the Golan Heights by Eyal Zisser]
• [Day 5: The Golan Heights | Six Day War]


1968 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.


1972 – Severe rainfall causes a dam in the Black Hills of South Dakota to burst, creating a flood that kills 238 people and causes $160 million in damage.
• [NWS: The Black Hills Flood of 1972]
• [1972 Black Hills Flood]
• [Disasters Of The Century | Rapid City Floods]


1973 – In horse racing, Secretariat wins the U.S. Triple Crown.
• [Video of All Three Races]
• [ESPN Sports Century: Secretariat]
• [Wikipedia article on the horse]


1978 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men", ending a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men.


1979 – The Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney, Australia, kills seven.


1995 – Ansett New Zealand Flight 703 crashes into the Tararua Range during approach to Palmerston North Airport on the North Island of New Zealand, killing four.


1999 – Kosovo War: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.


2008 – Two bombs explode at a train station near Algiers, Algeria, killing at least 13 people.


2009 – An explosion kills 17 people and injures at least 46 at a hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan.


2010 – At least 40 people are killed and more than 70 wounded in a suicide bombing at a wedding party in Arghandab, Kandahar.





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Published at 4:15am on Wednesday, June 09, 2021



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