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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Weather Briefing for Saturday, July 17, 2021



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OUTLOOK

A broad trough of low pressure, and an associated surface cold front, will approach from the northwest over the weekend. The trough and front will slowly settle southeast of the area early next week, with modest drying and cooling from the north through mid- week. Temperatures will likely rebound later in the week.


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Local News

Macon County Board of Commissioners, July 2021



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Franklin Town Council - July 2021



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Local Weather

National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Monday Night


Franklin area

Today

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 84. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 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.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the northwest. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

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

Sunday Night

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

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then a chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 60%.




Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid-70s. Light winds out of the southwest in the morning increasing to 5 to 10mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Highs near 70. Light and variable 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 quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

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

Monday

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

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Chance of rain is 60%.




Otto area

Today

A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 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

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 9pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 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 quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

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

Monday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then a chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.




Nantahala area

Today

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 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.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 65. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

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

Monday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then a chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. 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 Sat Jul 17 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 (0.4 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plantain, and Chenopods being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (0.7 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County on July 16th


Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin in 1980
Lowest Temperature 41°F in Highlands in 1904
Greatest Rainfall 2.04 inches in Highlands in 1963
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

Lambda COVID Variant! What do we know?



Boeing Starliner Spacecraft for OFT-2 Departs Processing Facility for Journey to Launch Site



Online misinformation 'killing people,' President Joe Biden says (July 16th, 2021



Federal judge ends DACA Program (KRPC-TV) (July 16th, 2021)





NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - July 16th, 2021



PBS NewsHour full episode, July 16th, 2021



ABC News Prime: CDC on the unvaccinated; Flooding in Europe; Bomb plot against Democratic HQ (July 16th, 2021)




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On This Day

July 17th is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 167 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)




180 – Twelve inhabitants of Scillium (near Kasserine, modern-day Tunisia) in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.

1048 – Damasus II is elected pope, and dies 23 days later.

1203 – The Fourth Crusade assaults Constantinople. The Byzantine emperor Alexios III Angelos flees from his capital into exile.
• [Wikipedia: Fourth Crusade]
• [Siege of Constantinople (1203)]
• [Fragmentation of the Byzantine Empire by 1203]
• [The Crusade That Ruined Everything]

1402 – Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming dynasty of China.

1429 – Hundred Years' War: Charles VII of France is crowned the King of France in the Reims Cathedral after a successful campaign by Joan of Arc.

1453 – Battle of Castillon: The last battle of Hundred Years' War, the French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Castillon]
• [Battle of Castillon 1453 AD - Hundred Years' War]
• [Wikipedia: Hundred Years' War]

1717 – King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered.

1762 – Former emperor Peter III of Russia is murdered.

1771 – Bloody Falls massacre: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee, traveling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacres a group of unsuspecting Inuit.

1791 – Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing scores of people.

1794 – The 16 Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne are executed ten days prior to the end of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror.

1821 – The Kingdom of Spain cedes the territory of Florida to the United States.

1867 – Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the first dental school in the U.S. that is affiliated with a university.

1899 – NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.

1902 – Willis Carrier creates the first air conditioner in Buffalo, New York.

1917 – King George V issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear the surname Windsor.

1918 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are executed by Bolshevik Chekists at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
• [Wikipedia: Execution of the Romanov family]
• [Brutal Execution of the Romanovs | History]

1918 – The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; five lives are lost.

1919 – The form of government in the Republic of Finland was officially confirmed. For this reason, July 17 is known as the Day of Democracy (Kansanvallan päivä) in Finland.

1932 – Altona Bloody Sunday: A riot between the Nazi Party paramilitary forces, the SS and SA, and the German Communist Party ensues.
• [Wikipedia: Altona Bloody Sunday]
• [GERMANY: Bloody Sunday]

1936 – Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war.

1938 – Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan.

1944 – Port Chicago disaster: Near the San Francisco Bay, two ships laden with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, California, killing 320.
• [Wikipedia: Port Chicago disaster]
• [Aerial Views Of Damage Caused By Port Chicago Disaster, 7/1944 (full) ]
• [The 1944 Port Chicago Disaster]
• [Remembering Port Chicago]
• [Once There Was a Town: The Port Chicago Story]

1944 – World War II: At Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery in Normandy Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is seriously injured by allied aircraft while returning to his headquarters.

1945 – World War II: The main three leaders of the Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.
• [Wikipedia: Potsdam Conference]
• [The Potsdam Conference - When the Cold War began]
• [Potsdam: Agreement to Settle Allied Victory in WWII] (History Roundtable)
• [President Truman Discusses the Potsdam Conference]
• [The Cold War: The Potsdam Conference 1945 - Truman, Attlee and Stalin]
• [Potsdam 1945 - War is Over]

1953 – The largest number of United States midshipman casualties in a single event results from an aircraft crash in Florida, killing 44.

1955 – Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.

1962 – Nuclear weapons testing: The "Small Boy" test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada National Security Site.
• [Little Feller (nuclear tests)]
• [M388 Davy Crockett Operational Test]
• [The Davy Crockett: America's Tactical Nuclear Weapon]

1968 – Abdul Rahman Arif is overthrown and the Ba'ath Party is installed as the governing power in Iraq with Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as the new Iraqi President.

1973 – King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, while having surgery in Italy, is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan.

1975 – Apollo–Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.

1976 – East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.

1976 – The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the games because of New Zealand's participation. Contrary to rulings by other international sports organizations, the IOC had declined to exclude New Zealand because of their participation in South African sporting events during apartheid.

1979 – Nicaraguan dictator General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida, United States.

1981 – A structural failure leads to the collapse of a walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri, killing 114 people and injuring more than 200.

1984 – The national drinking age in the United States was changed from 18 to 21.

1985 – Founding of the EUREKA Network by former head of states François Mitterrand (France) and Helmut Kohl (Germany).

1989 – First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.

1989 – Holy See–Poland relations are restored.

1996 – TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.

1998 – The 7.0 Mw  Papua New Guinea earthquake triggers a tsunami that destroys ten villages in Papua New Guinea, killing up to 2,700 people, and leaving several thousand injured.

1998 – A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.

2000 – During approach to Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Alliance Air Flight 7412 suddenly crashes into a residential neighborhood in Patna, killing 60 people.

2001 – Concorde is brought back into service nearly a year after the July 2000 crash.

2006 – The 7.7 Mw  Pangandaran tsunami earthquake severely affects the Indonesian island of Java, killing 668 people, and leaving more than 9,000 injured.

2007 – TAM Airlines Flight 3054, an Airbus A320, crashes into a warehouse after landing too fast and missing the end of the São Paulo–Congonhas Airport runway, killing 199 people.

2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes near the border of Ukraine and Russia after being shot down. All 298 people on board are killed.

2014 – A French regional train on the Pau-Bayonne line crashes into a high-speed train near the town of Denguin, resulting in at least 25 injuries.

2015 – At least 120 people are killed and 130 injured by a suicide bombing in Diyala Governorate, Iraq.

2018 – Scott S. Sheppard announces that his team has discovered a dozen irregular moons of Jupiter.



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Published at 3:40am on Saturday, July 17, 2021

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