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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Weather Briefing for Sunday, July 11, 2021



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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 Tuesday Night


Franklin area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 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 7pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Patchy fog before 2am, then patchy fog after 4am. 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.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. 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 5 to 10 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.

Monday Night

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

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.



Highlands Plateau

Today

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, 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 tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 60%.

Otto area

Today

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Patchy dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog before 2am, then patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Winds out of the south 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. 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 5 to 10 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.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 2am. 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 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. WInds out of the southwest 3 to 7 mph. 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 5am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog before 2am, then patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Winds out of the south 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 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.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.


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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 Sun Jul 11 2021

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

1. A small low pressure system located about 250 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, is producing limited shower activity. The low is forecast to continue accelerating northeastward over colder ocean waters, and tropical cyclone development is not expected. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

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




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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 (1.1 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (0.5 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 101°F in Franklin on 07-29-1952
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands on 07-27-1911
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on 07-29-1879
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

Watch Richard Branson fly to space on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo!
Live coverage starts at 8:50am



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 10th, 2021



PBS NewsHour full episode, July 10th, 2021




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On This Day

July 11th is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 173 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)


138 - Antoninus Pius succeeds Hadrian as Emperor of Rome.

472 – After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in St. Peter's Basilica and put to death.

813 – Byzantine emperor Michael I, under threat by conspiracies, abdicates in favor of his general Leo the Armenian, and becomes a monk (under the name Athanasius).

911 – Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.

1156 - Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan.
• [Wikipedia: Siege of Shirakawa-den]
• [Wikipedia: Hōgen rebellion]
• [Hogen Rebellion: Minamoto vs Taira Rivalry Begins (Part 1 of 3) | History of Japan 47]
• [Lecture: Hogen & Heiji Rebellions]

1174 – Baldwin IV, 13, becomes King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor.

1302 – Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch): A coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France's royal army.

1346 – Charles IV, Count of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia, is elected King of the Romans.

1405 – Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.

1410 – Ottoman Interregnum: Süleyman Çelebi defeats his brother Musa Çelebi outside the Ottoman capital, Edirne.

1476 – Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.

1576 – While exploring the North Atlantic Ocean in an attempt to find the Northwest Passage, Martin Frobisher sights Greenland, mistaking it for the hypothesized (but non-existent) island of "Frisland".

1616 – Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.

1735 – Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.

1789 – Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.

1796 – The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.

1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

1801 – French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history.

1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
• [Wikipedia: Burr–Hamilton duel]
• [Wikipedia Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Aaron Burr]
• [Docudrama of the Duel]

1833 – Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.

1848 – Waterloo railway station in London opens.

1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Fort Stevens]
• [LINKTEXT]
• [Three Minutes in History: Battle of Fort Stevens]
• [2018 Winter Lecture Series - Early at the Gates: The Battle of Fort Stevens]
• [Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens - 1864 - "No Retreat"] (dramatization)

1882 – The British Mediterranean Fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War.

1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.

1893 – The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kōkichi Mikimoto.

1893 – A revolution led by the liberal general and politician José Santos Zelaya takes over state power in Nicaragua.

1897 – Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon.

1899 – Fiat founded by Giovanni Agnelli in Turin, Italy.

1906 – Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.

1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.

1914 – USS Nevada (BB-36) is launched.

1919 – The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.

1920 – In the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decides to remain with Weimar Germany.

1921 – A truce in the Irish War of Independence comes into effect.

1921 – The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People's Republic.

1921 – Former president of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices.

1922 – The Hollywood Bowl opens.

1924 – Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday.

1934 – Engelbert Zaschka of Germany flies his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off.

1936 – The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.

1940 – World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of the French State.

1941 – The Northern Rhodesian Labour Party holds its first congress in Nkana.

1943 – World War II: Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak.

1943 – World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily: German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.

1947 – The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.

1950 – Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.

1957 – Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherits the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismai'li worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III.

1960 – France legislates for the independence of Dahomey (later Benin), Upper Volta (later Burkina) and Niger.

1960 – Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga breaks away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.

1962 – First transatlantic satellite television transmission.

1962 – Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

1971 – Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.

1972 – The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.

1973 – Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA bans smoking in airplane lavatories.

1977 – Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in 1968, is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1978 – Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.

1979 – America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.

1983 – A TAME airline Boeing 737-200 crashes near Cuenca, Ecuador, killing all 119 passengers and crew on board.

1990 – Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

1991 – Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 crashes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia killing all 261 passengers and crew on board.

1995 – Yugoslav Wars: Srebrenica massacre begins; lasts until 22 July. 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred in the 'UN safe zone.'

2006 – Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

2010 – The Islamist militia group Al-Shabaab carried out multiple suicide bombings in Kampala, Uganda, killing 74 people and injuring 85 others.

2011 – Ninety-eight containers of explosives self-detonate killing 13 people in Zygi, Cyprus.

2015 – Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes from the maximum security prison in Altiplano, in Mexico. It's his second escape.

2018 – Oldest stone tools outside Africa discovered in Lantian country, western China, estimated 2.12 million years old made by hominins

2019 – Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft lands on the Ryugu asteroid 300m km (185m miles) from earth for a second time to collect samples

2019 - Last models of Volkswagen's Beetle car are produced in Pueblo, Mexico, ending production worldwide after 80 years.

2019 - US stock markets reach new records, the Dow tops 27,000 points for the first time and the S&P 500 hits 3,000 points.



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Published at 4:30am on Sunday, July 11, 2021

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