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Friday, July 16, 2021

Weather Briefing for Friday, July 16, 2021



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OUTLOOK

A broad trough approaching from the west will slowly breakdown the Bermuda high this weekend, supporting a gradual increase in coverage of afternoon to evening convection. The trough and an associated cold front may push through the region early next week, leading to at least briefly cooler and drier conditions by the middle part of next week.


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Local News

Fire at Bogart's in Sylva

A grease fire got out of control and into the hood system, where it got into the attic area of the restaurant early yesterday evening. Jackson Media, sister page to Macon Media, posted an alert and members of the community added their comments and photos of the fire. A bystander streamed live video on Facebook for about fifty minutes. You can see the original post and read the comments members of the community shared on the video.



Macon County Board of Commissioners, July 2021



Supporting documents can be found at [MaconMedia.com]

Franklin Town Council - July 2021



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Local Weather

National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Sunday Night


Franklin area

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the mid-80s. Light and variable winds. 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 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. High in the 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.

Saturday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Highs near 80. Chance of rain is 80%.

Sunday Night

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




Highlands Plateau

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. 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 5am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Highs in the mid-70s. 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.

Saturday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. High in the low-to-mid 70s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 60%.




Otto area

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the mid-80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. 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 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. 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 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

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

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Highs near 80. Chance of rain is 80%.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Chance of rain is 60%.




Nantahala area

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph by noon. 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 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Highs in the mid-70s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Sunday Night

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




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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 Fri Jul 16 2021

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

1. Shower activity associated with a non-tropical area of low pressure located several hundred miles south-southwest of Newfoundland is becoming less organized, and recent satellite wind data indicate that the circulation is weakening. The low is expected to degenerate to a trough later today south of Newfoundland, and its chances of tropical cyclone formation have diminished.

* 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-medium range (2.9out of 12) today with Grasses, Plantain, and Chenopods being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (2.0 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on July 16th


Highest Temperature 96°F in Franklin in 1980
Lowest Temperature 41°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 5.77 inches in Highlands in 1916
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

President Biden Participates in a Joint Press Conference with H.E. Dr. Merkel (July 15, 2021)



Level1 News July 16 2021: Say Your Prayers, Little One, Turn Your Adblocker On



South Africa in crisis after former president jailed | ABC News (July 15th, 2021)





NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - July 15th, 2021



PBS NewsHour full episode, July 15th, 2021




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On This Day

July 16th is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 168 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)


622 – The beginning of the Islamic calendar.
• [Wikipedia: Islamic calendar]

997 – Battle of Spercheios: Bulgarian forces of Tsar Samuel are defeated by a Byzantine army under general Nikephoros Ouranos at the Spercheios River in Greece.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Spercheios]
• [Wikipedia: Byzantine–Bulgarian wars]
• [The Byzantine Bulgarian Wars (Documentary)]

1054 – Three Roman legates break relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an Papal bull (of doubtful validity) of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Historians frequently describe the event as the start of the East–West Schism.
• [Wikipedia: East–West Schism]

1212 – Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa: After Pope Innocent III calls European knights to a crusade, forces of Kings Alfonso VIII of Castile, Sancho VII of Navarre, Peter II of Aragon and Afonso II of Portugal defeat those of the Berber Muslim leader Almohad, thus marking a significant turning point in the Reconquista and in the medieval history of Spain.
• [Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa]
• [Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212)] (Kings and Generals)
• [LINKTEXT]

1228 – The canonization of Saint Francis of Assisi
• [Wiki Bio: Francis of Assisi]
• [Reluctant Saint - Francis of Assisi]

1232 – The Spanish town of Arjona declares independence and names its native Muhammad ibn Yusuf as ruler. This marks the Muhammad's first rise to prominence; he would later establish the Nasrid Emirate of Granada, the last independent Muslim state in Spain.
• [Wikipedia: Emirate of Granada]

1377 – King Richard II of England is crowned.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Richard II of England]
• [The Tyrannical Boy King | Richard II | Real Royalty]

1661 – The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.

1683 – Manchu Qing dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Penghu]

1769 – Father Junípero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego, California.

1779 – American Revolutionary War: Light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Stony Point]
• [A Moment in History: Battle of Stony Point]

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
• [Wikipedia: Residence Act of 1790]
• [Wikipedia: Compromise of 1790]
• [The Reason Why DC Is Between Maryland and Virginia]

1809 – The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown during the La Paz revolution and forms the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo.

1849 – Antonio María Claret y Clará founds the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, popularly known as the Claretians in Vic, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

1858 – The last apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France.

1861 – American Civil War: At the order of President Abraham Lincoln, Union troops begin a 25-mile march into Virginia for what will become the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the war.
• [Wikipedia: First Battle of Bull Run]
• [First Manassas: Animated Battle Map] (American Battlefield Trust)
• [Civil War - "The First Battle Of Bull Run" 1861 - A Concise History]

1862 – American Civil War: David Farragut is promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in United States Navy to hold an admiral rank.
• [Wikipedia: David Farragut]
• [60 Years of Service: The Life of Admiral David G. Farragut]
• [Admiral David G. Farragut and the End of the Civil War (Lecture)]
• [David Glasgow Farragut 5 July 1801 – 14 August 1870] (Naval History and Heritage Command)
• [The Farragut Story] (1962 Film)
• [March of Admiral David Farragut] (The guy even had a March named after him!)

1909 – Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar.

1910 – John Robertson Duigan makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia.

1915 – Henry James becomes a British citizen to highlight his commitment to Britain during the first World War.

1915 – At Treasure Island on the Delaware River in the United States, the First Order of the Arrow ceremony takes place and the Order of the Arrow is founded to honor American Boy Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law.
• [Wikipedia: Order of the Arrow]
• [Order of the Arrow - Becoming an Arrowman]

1927 – Augusto César Sandino leads a raid on U.S. Marines and Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional that had been sent to apprehend him in the village of Ocotal, but is repulsed by one of the first dive-bombing attacks in history.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Augusto César Sandino]
• [Sandino's Insurrection, 1927-1933]

1931 – Emperor Haile Selassie signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Haile Selassie]
• [Wikipedia: 1931 Constitution of Ethiopia]

1935 – The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
• [History.com: World’s first parking meter installed]
• [HISTORY OF THE PARKING METER – PARK-O-METER NO. 1]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Carl Magee]

1941 – Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as an MLB record.

1942 – Holocaust: Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv): The government of Vichy France orders the mass arrest of 13,152 Jews who are held at the Vélodrome d'Hiver in Paris before deportation to Auschwitz.
• [Wikipedia: Vel' d'Hiv Roundup]
• [Shoah Documentary]
• [Operation Spring Breeze: How German Occupation Changed Rights and Responsibilities in Wartime France]

1945 – World War II: The heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis leaves San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb "Little Boy" bound for Tinian Island.
• [USS Indianapolis (CA-35)]
• [Top Secret: The Final and Tragic Voyage of USS Indianapolis]
• [Last voyage of the warship Indianapolis: Crew delivers A-Bomb, then is decimated by sharks]

1945 – Manhattan Project: The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
• [Wikipedia: Trinity (nuclear test)]
• [Trinity Atomic Test complete takes] (silent footage of the test)
• [The Moment in Time: The Manhattan Project]
• [TRINITY - THE FIRST ATOMIC BOMB TEST]

1948 – Following token resistance, the city of Nazareth, revered by Christians as the hometown of Jesus, capitulates to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
• [Wikipedia: Operation Dekel]
• [Wikipedia: 1948 Arab–Israeli War]
• [First Arab - Israeli War 1948] (Kings and Generals)

1948 – The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.
• [Miss Macao]

1950 – Chaplain–Medic massacre: American POWs are massacred by North Korean Army.
• [Chaplain–Medic massacre]
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Taejon]
• [US Army 24th Infantry in Battle of Taejon, with General William Dean] (Documentary with newsreel footage)
• [Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum - Battle of Taejon Panorama] (North Korean Museum)
• [Korean War: The First Forty Days | US Army Documentary | 1951]

1951 – King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favor of his son, Baudouin I of Belgium.

1956 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; due to changing economics, all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas.

1965 – The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens.

1965 – South Vietnamese Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo, a formerly undetected communist spy and double agent, is hunted down and killed by unknown individuals after being sentenced to death in absentia for a February 1965 coup attempt against Nguyễn Khánh.

1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
• [Wikipedia: Apollo 11]
• [Apollo 11 Real-Time Mission Experience] (click the blue button)
• [Wikipedia: Apollo program]
• [Launch of Apollo 11 (CBS)]

1979 – Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Saddam Hussein]
• [LINKTEXT]

1983 – Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
• [Wikipedia: 1983 British Airways Sikorsky S-61 crash]

1990 – The Luzon earthquake strikes the Philippines with an intensity of 7.7, affecting Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac.
• [Wikipedia: 1990 Luzon earthquake]
• [1990 Luzon Earthquake] (no English translation)

1990 – The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR declares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.

1999 – John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when the Piper Saratoga PA-32R aircraft he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
• [Wikipedia Bio: John F. Kennedy Jr.]
• [John F. Kennedy, Jr: The Death Of An American Prince ]
• [Does This Scenario Explain JFK Jr.'s Plane Crash?]
• [ABC News Segment on the search]

2004 – Millennium Park, considered Chicago's first and most ambitious early 21st-century architectural project, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.

2007 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and 6.6 aftershock occurs off the Niigata coast of Japan killing eight people, injuring at least 800 and damaging a nuclear power plant.
• [Wikipedia: 2007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake]
• [Live Coverage on Japanese TV] (subtitles available)

2009 – Teoh Beng Hock, an aide to a politician in Malaysia is found dead on the rooftop of a building adjacent to the offices of the Anti-Corruption Commission, sparking an inquest that gains nationwide attention.

2013 – As many as 27 children die and 25 others are hospitalized after eating lunch served at their school in eastern India.

2015 – Four U.S. Marines and one gunman die in a shooting spree targeting military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
• [Wikipedia: 2015 Chattanooga shootings]
• [Raw video of Chattanooga shooting]
• [4 Marines Killed In Chattanooga Shooting; Suspect Also Dead (WTVF-TV)]
• [The President Delivers a Statement on the Shooting in Chattanooga, TN]
• [Chattanooga Shooting Dead Were Decorated Veterans (ABC News)]

2019 – A 100-year-old building in Mumbai, India, collapses, killing at least 10 people and leaving many others trapped.



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Published at 3:00am on Friday, July 16, 2021

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