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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Weather Briefing for Tuesday, July 13, 2021



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OUTLOOK

The Southeast will remain situated between the persistent subtropical upper ridge to our east and a slowly phasing upper trough to our west. The trough will gradually phase northward from the midMIssissippi River Valley across the lower Ohio River Valley by late in the day. At the surfacew, warm and moist southerly flow will persist over the region, with Precipital Water in excess of 1.75 inches. Mid/upper level forcing will remain weak, however the low-level southerly to southwesterly flow should provide some support for convective development again during the afternoon hours, especially across the the higher terrain. Severe potential once again appears minimal, with slightly better potential over the higher terrain. Overall, heavy rainfall/flash flooding appears to be the bigger threat. Temps will remain at or slightly above normal for mid-July.


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Local News

Franklin Town Council - July 2021



Supporting documents posted online at [MaconMedia.com]

2021 Fireworks Display in Franklin, NC [LINK]




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Local Weather

National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Thursday Night


Franklin area

Today

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the southeast 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 1am, then a chance of showers. 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 of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s.



Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. 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 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. 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 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.

Otto area

Today

A chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 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 midnight, then a chance of showers. 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, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday Night

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

Nantahala area

Today

A chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 70s. Winds out of the south 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 3am, then a chance of showers. 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, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and 4am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the 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 Tue Jul 13 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 (2.2 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (2.8 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 96°F in Franklin in 1954
Lowest Temperature 39°F in Highlands in 1918
Greatest Rainfall 2.08 inches in Highlands in 1898
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

Level1 News July 13 2021: Swift Thinking By Crabby Constabulary (July 13, 2021)



Covid-19: why your life will never be the same again | The Economist (July 8th, 2021)



President Biden Discusses His Administration’s Comprehensive Strategy to Reduce Gun Crimes, July 12, 2021





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



PBS NewsHour full episode, July 12th, 2021




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On This Day

July 13th is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 171 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)


587 BC – Babylon's siege of Jerusalem ends following the destruction of Solomon's Temple.
• [Wikipedia: Siege of Jerusalem (587 BC)]
• [Babylonian Conquest and Destruction of the First Temple]
• [The Destruction of the First Holy Temple]

1174 – William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173–74, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
• [Wikipedia: Revolt of 1173–1174]

1249 – Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots.

1260 – The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
• [Wikipedia: Livonian Order]
• [The Livonian Crusade, 1188-1300]
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Durbe]

1558 – Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul de Thermes at Gravelines.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Gravelines]

1573 – Eighty Years' War: The Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
• [Wikipedia: Siege of Haarlem]
• [Wikipedia: Eighty Years' War]
• [The Fall of Holland: The (Staggering) Siege of Haarlem 1572/3 | Eighty Years' War]
• [Eighty Years' War Video Playlist] (over six hours of content)

1643 – English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down: In England, Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, commanding the Royalist forces, heavily defeats the Parliamentarian forces led by Sir William Waller.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Roundway Down]
• [Wikipedia: English Civil War]

1787 – The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.
• [Wikipedia: Northwest Ordinance]
• [The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 in a Nutshell]

1793 – Journalist and French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a member of the opposing political faction.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Jean-Paul Marat]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Charlotte Corday/a>]
• [
HistoryPod Video]
• [The Death of Marat as Art and Evidence]

1794 – The Battle of Trippstadt between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria begins.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Trippstadt]

1814 – The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.

1830 – The General Assembly's Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengali Renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India.

1831 – Regulamentul Organic, a quasi-constitutional organic law is adopted in Wallachia, one of the two Danubian Principalities that were to become the basis of Romania.

1854 – In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General José María Yáñez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon.

1863 – New York City draft riots: In New York City, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history.
• [Wikipedia New York City draft riots]
• [New York City Draft Riots of 1863]
• [In Search Of History - The Civil War Draft Riots]

1878 – Treaty of Berlin: The European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman Empire.
• [Wikipedia: Treaty of Berlin]

1919 – The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
• [Wikipedia: R33-class airship]
• [R34 First Round Trip]
• [Silent Newsreel]

1941 – World War II: Montenegrins begin a popular uprising against the Axis powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).
• [Wikipedia: Uprising in Montenegro (1941)]
• [Yugoslav Resistance and Serb Collaboration in 1941 - WW2 Special]
• [Yugoslavia in World War Two - a tale of resistance, collaboration, and betrayal]

1956 – The Dartmouth workshop is the first conference on artificial intelligence.
• [Wikipedia: Dartmouth workshop]
• [PDF document of original proposal]
• [The Birth of Artificial Intelligence]
• [John McCarthy (1927-2011): Artificial Intelligence (complete) - Thinking Allowed -Jeffrey Mishlove]
• [Wikipedia: AI@50]
• [50th Anniversary Event at Wayback Machine Archive]

1962 – In an unprecedented action, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses seven members of his Cabinet, marking the effective end of the National Liberals as a distinct force within British politics.

1973 – Watergate scandal: Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of a secret Oval Office taping system to investigators for the Senate Watergate Committee.

1977 – Somalia declares war on Ethiopia, starting the Ogaden War.
• [Wikipedia: Ogaden War]
• [Ogaden War | 3 Minute History]
• [The Ogaden War: Conflict Between Ethiopia & Somalia | The MacNeil/Lehrer Report. Jan. 1978]

1977 – New York City: Amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences an electrical blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
• [Wikipedia: New York City blackout of 1977]
• [ABC News Special Report]
• [977 New York City blackout as covered by Eyewitness News (ABC7)]
• [The History Guy: The New York City Blackout of 1977]
• [WABC Radio Coverage]
• [WNEW Radio: 1977 NYC Blackout During Cubs Mets Game]
• [NYC Blackout: What It Was Like When the City Lost Power in 1977 | NBC New York]

1985 – The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Moscow and Sydney.

1985 – Vice President George H. W. Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.

2003 – French DGSE personnel abort an operation to rescue Íngrid Betancourt from FARC rebels in Colombia, causing a political scandal when details are leaked to the press.

2008 – Battle of Wanat begins when Taliban and al-Qaeda guerrillas attack US Army and Afghan National Army troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. deaths were, at that time, the most in a single battle since the beginning of operations in 2001.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Wanat]
• [CNN: What really happened in Wanat?]
• [Documentary: 11 days and a Wake Up]

2011 – Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
• [Wikipedia: 2011 Mumbai bombings]

2011 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 1999 is adopted, which admits South Sudan to member status of United Nations.

2013 – Typhoon Soulik kills at least nine people and affects more than 160 million in East China and Taiwan.

2016 – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron resigns, and is succeeded by Theresa May.

2020 – After a five-day search, the body of American actress and singer Naya Rivera is recovered from Lake Piru, where she drowned in California.



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Published at 4:45am on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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