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Monday, July 12, 2021

Weather Briefing for Monday, July 12, 2021



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A Bermuda high will maintain seasonably hot and humid conditions, with afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, through at least the end of the week.


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Local News

Macon County Emergency Managment reports an erosion-related involving what they classify as a high hazard dam in the Burnington Community on Friday. In a press release, it was reported "There is no immediate threat to properties downstream but residents in the area may notice increased turbidity and muddy water in streams north of this area leading up to the Little Tennessee River." A full copy of the press release is posted below. PRESS RELEASE (07-09-2021) MACON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Erosion around a spillway channel caused an incident with a high hazard dam in Macon County earlier today. Water flowed around the spillway piping causing impounded water from the dam to discharge into a nearby creek. The Burningtown Lakes dam is located on Daves Creek Road in northern Macon County. The lake has a surface area at normal pool of 4.34 acres. There was not a complete failure of the dam and no apparent flooding occurred in the area due to the loss of water. There is no immediate threat to properties downstream but residents in the area may notice increased turbidity and muddy water in streams north of this area leading up to the Little Tennessee River. The volume of water impounded has been reduced significantly and crews from Emergency Services and Burningtown-lotla Fire and Rescue will monitor the area throughout the weekend. A representative from the North Carolina Environmental Quality Dam Safety Program was on site this afternoon and the owner(s) are making arrangements to obtain engineering and other technical services to mitigate the problem. The dam underwent a safety inspection November 2018. Franklin Town Council - July 2021



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Local Weather

National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Wednesday Night


Franklin area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 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 rain, mainly between 11pm and 3am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. 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 of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s.



Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-70s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then a chance of showers between 10pm and 1am, then a chance of rain after 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.

Otto area

Today

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 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 likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of rain, mainly between 11pm and 4am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 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.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s.

Nantahala area

Today

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 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 rain, mainly between 11pm and 2am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the 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.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous Weather is not anticipated today. The impacts of the remnants of Tropical Storm ELSA will be mainly to our south and east.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Jul 12 2021

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.




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Almanac

Air Quality




Air quality is in the extreme 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 range (0.5 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (2.2 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on July 9th


Highest Temperature 93°F in Franklin in 1981
Lowest Temperature 42°F in Highlands in 1918
Greatest Rainfall 6.57 inches in Highlands in 1948
Greatest Snowfall (No snowfall recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)


July Weather Extremes for Macon County

Highest Temperature 98°F in Highlands in 1930
Lowest Temperature 42°F in Highlands in 1918
Greatest Rainfall 4.55 inches in Highlands in 1948
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1872



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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)


Katie Dean announces Macon Co. Townhall

Katie Dean is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th District. Katie is holding a Townhall on Thursday, July 15, 6pm – 7pm at the Big Bear Shelter [E. Main St. and Little Tennessee River].


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


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National News Roundup

Richard Branson flew into space Sunday aboard the Unity 22 flight of Virgin Galactic, marking the dawn of a new age in space travel, where space tourists can spend a few minutes in microgravity on a suborbital flight from a spaceport in New Mexico. Videos of the flight can be found on [MaconMedia.com].

Win Two Seats on One of the FIRST Virgin Galactic Flights to Space [https://www.omaze.com/products/virgin-galactic-2021?ref=space

TWiV 779: Evolving boosterism (July 11, 2021)



TWiV reviews evidence that mRNA vaccination of both uninfected and previously infected persons elicits cross-variant neutralizing antibodies, and directed evolution of a bacterial protein to form a virus-like capsid that specifically packages its encoding mRNA.

Show notes at [https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/twiv-779/]

TWiV 778: COVID-19 clinical update #70 with Dr. Daniel Griffin (July 8th, 2021)



President Biden Delivers Remarks and Signs an Executive Order, July 10, 2021



President Biden Delivers Remarks and Signs an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy [Press Release and Text of Executive Order]



NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - July 11th, 2021



PBS NewsHour full episode, July 11th, 2021




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On This Day

July 12th is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 172 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)


AD 70 – The armies of Titus attack the walls of Jerusalem after a six-month siege. Three days later they breach the walls, which enables the army to destroy the Second Temple.
• [Wikipedia: Siege of Jerusalem (70 CE)]
• [Apocalyptic Siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD 💥 Romans crucify Jews] (Librovox Recording)
• [INVICTA: The Siege of Jerusalem (70 AD) - The Great Jewish Revolt]
• [KINGS and GENERALS: Siege of Jerusalem 70 AD - Great Jewish Revolt ]

927 – King Constantine II of Scotland, King Hywel Dda of Deheubarth, Ealdred of Bamburgh and King Owain of the Cumbrians accepted the overlordship of King Æthelstan of England, leading to seven years of peace in the north.

1191 – Third Crusade: Saladin's garrison surrenders to Philip Augustus, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
• [Wikipedia: Siege of Acre (1189–1191)]
• [Wikipedia: Third Crusade]
• [Fall of Acre 1191 - Third Crusade] (Kings and Generals Video)
• [Siege of Acre, 1189-1191 - Third Crusade Podcast Episode 5] (Real Crusdaes History Video)

1470 – The Ottomans capture Euboea.
• [Wikipedia: Siege of Negroponte (1470)]
• [Venice and the Ottoman Empire: Crash Course World History #19]

1493 – Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published.
• [Wikipedia: Nuremberg Chronicle]
• [The Nuremberg Chronicle - Bookworm History]
• [Facsimle Copy (Black and White)]
• [Digital Scan (In Color)]

1527 – Lê Cung Hoàng ceded the throne to Mạc Đăng Dung, ending the Lê dynasty and starting the Mạc dynasty.
• [Wikipedia: Lê Cung Hoàng]
• [Wikipedia: Lê dynasty]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Mạc Đăng Dung]
• [Wikipedia: Mạc dynasty]

1543 – King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.

1562 – Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatán, burns the sacred idols and books of the Maya.

1576 – Mughal Empire annexes Bengal after defeating the Bengal Sultanate at the Battle of Rajmahal.

1580 – The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published.
• [Wikipedia: Ostrog Bible]

1691 – Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar): The decisive victory of William III of England's forces in Ireland.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Aughrim]
• [Wikipedia: Williamite War in Ireland]
• [The Williamite War in Ireland] (Conor Gunn Video)

1776 – Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
• [Wikipedia: Third voyage of James Cook]
• [Wikipedia Bio: James Cook]
• [James Cook (Documentary)]

1789 – In response to the dismissal of the French finance minister Jacques Necker, the radical journalist Camille Desmoulins gives a speech which results in the storming of the Bastille two days later.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Camille Desmoulins]

1790 – The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.

1799 – Ranjit Singh conquers Lahore and becomes Maharaja of the Punjab (Sikh Empire).

1801 – British ships inflict heavy damage on Spanish and French ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras.
• [Wikipedia: Second Battle of Algeciras]
• [Wikipedia: French Revolutionary Wars]
• [French Revolutionary Wars - explained in 4 minutes - mini history - 3 minute history for dummies]

1806 – At the insistence of Napoleon, Bavaria, Baden, Württemberg and thirteen minor principalities leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
• [Wikipedia: Holy Roman Empire]
• [Wikipedia: Confederation of the Rhine]

1812 – The American Army of the Northwest briefly occupies the Upper Canadian settlement at what is now at Windsor, Ontario.
• [Wikipedia: Army of the Northwest (United States)]
• [War of 1812 in the Old Northwest]

1862 – The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.

1913 – Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.
• [Wikipedia: Siege of Vidin (1913)]
• [The Second Balkan War - Explained in 10 minutes]

1917 – The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
• [Wikipedia: Bisbee Deportation]
• [Andrew Explains it All: The Bisbee Deportaion]
• [Bisbee'17 Full Q&A 8/1/18]

1918 – The Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
• [Wikipedia: Japanese battleship Kawachi]
• [Another Naval “Oops” Moment, Battleship Kawachi Blows Up]

1920 – The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed, by which Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of Lithuania.
• [Wikipedia: Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty]
• [Polish-Lithuanian War - Caught Between Poland and Soviet Russia I THE GREAT WAR 1920]

1943 – German and Soviet forces engage in one of the largest armored engagements of all time.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Prokhorovka]
• [Tank Battles of WW2 - The Battle of Prokhorovka, Kursk 1943]
• [Kursk - The battle of Prokhorovka through the eyes of Panzer Ace Rudolf von Ribbentrop]
• [1 Panzer IV vs 14 T-34s - An Iconic Tank Battle Of WW2 | Battle of Prokhorovka, Kusrk]
• [Greatest Tank Battles | Season 1 | Episode 10 | The Battle of Kursk: Southern Front]
• [Battle of Kursk 1943 - World War II DOCUMENTARY]
• [World War II: The Battle of Kursk - Full Documentary] (Janson Media)

1948 – Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the expulsion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.

1960 – Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.

1961 – Indian city Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams, killing at least two thousand people.

1962 – The Rolling Stones perform for the first time at London's Marquee Club.

1963 – Pauline Reade, 16, disappears in Gorton, England, the first victim in the Moors murders.

1967 – Riots begin in Newark, New Jersey.

1971 – The Australian Aboriginal Flag is flown for the first time.

1973 – A fire destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.

1975 – São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.

1979 – The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1979 – Chinese seismologists successfully predicts the 1995 Myanmar–China earthquake, reducing the number of casualties to 11.

1998 – The Ulster Volunteer Force attacked a house in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland with a petrol bomb, killing the Quinn brothers.
• [Quinn brothers' killings]
• [UVF Ulster Loyalists kill 3 young children in sectarian firebomb attack Ballymoney 12 July 1998] (AP Video)

2001 – Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched on mission STS-104, carrying the Quest Joint Airlock to the International Space Station.
• [Wikipedia: STS-104]
• [STS-104 launch (7-12-01)]
• [Quest Joint Airlock]

2006 – The 2006 Lebanon War begins.

2007 – U.S. Army Apache helicopters engage in airstrikes against armed insurgents in Baghdad, Iraq, where civilians are killed; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.
• [Wikipedia: July 12, 2007, Baghdad airstrike]
• [WikiLeaks: Collateral Murder]
• [WikiLeaks video: 'Collateral murder' in Iraq]

2012 – Syrian Civil War: Government forces target the homes of rebels and activists in Tremseh and kill anywhere between 68 and 150 people.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Tremseh]
• [Wikipedia: Syrian civil war]
• [Syria's Civil War Explained 2021]
• [Live Map: Syrian Civil War]

2012 – A tank truck explosion kills more than 100 people in Okobie, Nigeria.
• [Wikipedia: Okobie road tanker explosion]
• [Tanker Explosion:95 people killed in Rivers State]

2013 – Six people are killed and 200 injured in a French passenger train derailment in Brétigny-sur-Orge.
• [Wikipedia: Brétigny-sur-Orge train crash]
• [Catastrophe ferroviaire (railway disaster) / Brétigny-sur-Orge - France 12 juillet 2013 ©Line Press] (English subtitles via Autotranslate)



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