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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Weather Briefing for Wednesday, July 14, 2021



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OUTLOOK

The Bermuda high will begin breaking down this weekend with weak troughing possibly setting up over the region early next week. This pattern shift will likely support an increase in mainly afternoon to evening showers and thunderstorms and a gradual cooling trend.


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Local News

Macon County Board of Commissioners, July 2021



Supporting documents can be found at [MaconMedia.com]

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 Friday Night


Franklin area

Today

A slight chance of showers between 9am and noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Friday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Chance of rain is 40%.



Highlands Plateau

Today

A slight chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Winds out of the west 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

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and midnight. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows around 60.Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday

A slight chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 40%.

Otto area

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Light winds out of the west. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers between 9am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Nantahala area

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, 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.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Friday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 40%.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Chance of rain is 40%.


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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 Wed Jul 14 2021

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

1. A non-tropical area of low pressure, located several hundred miles south-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, is producing near-gale winds, but there only a few showers and thunderstorms present to the east of its center. Although environmental conditions are only marginally conducive during the next couple of days, some slight development of this system is possible as it drifts generally southwestward over warmer waters. Toward the end of the week, the low is expected to accelerate northeastward and open up into a trough of low pressure to the south of Atlantic Canada.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 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-medium range (2.6 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (2.8 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on July 9th


Highest Temperature 96°F in Franklin in 1954
Lowest Temperature 39°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 3.22 inches in Highlands in 1898
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

LLevel1 News July 14 2021: Alexa Never Forgets



South Africa's president says looting and rioting could cause medicine, food shortages (July 13th, 2021)



Cubans protest against communist regime: What are their demands? | DW News (July 12th, 2021)





NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - July 13th, 2021



PBS NewsHour full episode, July 13th, 2021




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On This Day

July 14th is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 170 days remain until the end of the year.

The date is most famously associated with the Storming of the Bastille in Paris, the event which escalated widespread unrest into the French Revolution. Bastille Day (Fr. Fête nationale) remains a day of national celebration in France.



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)


982 – King Otto II and his Frankish army defeated in pitched battle with Muslim army of al-Qasim at Cape Colonna, Southern Italy.

1223 – Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II.

1420 – Battle of Vítkov Hill, decisive victory of Czech Hussite forces commanded by Jan Žižka against Crusade army led by Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor.

1430 – Joan of Arc, taken by the Burgundians in May, is handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.

1769 – An expedition led by Gaspar de Portolá leaves its base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).

1771 – Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra.

1789 – Storming of the Bastille in Paris. This event escalates the widespread discontent into the French Revolution.
• [Wikipedia: torming of the Bastille]
• [Storming the Bastille (July 14, 1789)]
• [HistoryPod Video]
• [Dramatization from "La Révolution française" (1989)]
• [France celebrates Bastille Day with Champs Elysées military parade | LIVE]
• [Multi-camera mix of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris | LIVE]

1790 – Inaugural Fête de la Fédération is held to celebrate the unity of the French people and the national reconciliation.

1791 – Beginning of Priestley Riots (to 17 July) in Birmingham targeting Joseph Priestley as a supporter of the French Revolution.

1798 – The Sedition Act of 1798 becomes law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.
• [Wikipedia: Sedition Act of 1798]
• [The First U.S. 'War on Terror': The 1798 Sedition Act & Constitutional Politics]
• [Constitutional Crisis: The Alien & Sedition Acts]
• [The Sedition Act of 1798: Source of Domestic Turmoil and Runaway Partisanship]
• [Free Speech Under Attack: The Sedition Act of 1798] (Scheduled for 12:30pm on 07-14-2021)

1808 – The Finnish War: the Battle of Lapua was fought.

1853 – Opening of the first major US world's fair, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York City.

1865 – The first ascent of the Matterhorn is completed by Edward Whymper and his party, four of whom die on the descent.

1874 – The Chicago Fire of 1874 burns down 47 acres of the city, destroying 812 buildings, killing 20, and resulting in the fire insurance industry demanding municipal reforms from Chicago's city council.

1881 – American outlaw Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the Maxwell House at Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

1900 – Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance capture Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion.

1902 – The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.

1911 – Harry Atwood, an exhibition pilot for the Wright brothers, is greeted by President Taft after he lands his aeroplane on the South Lawn of the White House, having flown from Boston.

1915 – Beginning of the McMahon–Hussein Correspondence between Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca and the British official Henry McMahon concerning the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.

1916 – Battle of Delville Wood begins as an action within the Battle of the Somme, lasting until 3 September 1916.

1933 – In a decree called the Gleichschaltung, Adolf Hitler abolishes all German political parties except the Nazis.

1933 – Nazi eugenics programme begins with the proclamation of the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring requiring the compulsory sterilization of any citizen who suffers from alleged genetic disorders.

1943 – In Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.

1948 – Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot and wounded near the Italian Parliament.

1950 – Korean War: beginning of the Battle of Taejon.

1951 – Ferrari take their first Formula One grand prix victory at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

1957 – Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.

1958 – In the 14 July Revolution in Iraq, the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abd al-Karim Qasim, who becomes the nation's new leader.

1960 – Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her study of chimpanzees in the wild.

1965 – Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
• [LINKTEXT]
• [Mariner 4: NSSDC Image Catalog]
• [MEN ENCOUNTER MARS (1965) - Mariner 4, first Mars flyby & photos [NASA documentary]]
• [1965: Discovery at Mars] (50th Anniversay Lecture/Presentation)
• [MARS Mariner IV NASA's Vidicon Tube Camera (First MARS close-up photos 1965)]



1983 – Mario Bros. is released in Japan, beginning the popular Super Mario Bros franchise.

2002 – French president Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt from Maxime Brunerie during a Bastille Day parade at Champs-Élysées.

2013 – Dedication of statue of Rachel Carson, a sculpture named for the environmentalist, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

2015 – NASA's New Horizons probe performs the first flyby of Pluto, and thus completes the initial survey of the Solar System.
• [Wikipedia: New Horizons]
• [New Horizons - Summiting the Solar System: Part 1]
• [New Horizons Image Gallery]

2016 – A man ploughs a truck into a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, killing 86 and injuring 434 before he was gunned by police.
• [Wikipedia: 2016 Nice truck attack]
• [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q7EWlxoVuc]
• [Attack in Nice: At least 84 killed during Bastille Day celebrations - BBC News]



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Published at 5:15am on Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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