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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, October 5, 2021



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Weather
Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
On This Day
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OUTLOOK

An upper level Low pressure over the lower Mississippi Valley will focus a very moist southerly flow off the Gulf of Mexico into our region through mid week. Expect widespread showers and locally heavy rainfall during the middle of the week. As this low moves east of our area this weekend, dry high pressure will be in place into early next week.




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Local News

The Franklin Town Council met last night. [MaconMedia.com]


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Local Weather

National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Saturday Night


Franklin area

Today

Occasional showers and thunderstorms before 3pm, then showers likely. Patchy fog before 2pm. Highs near 70. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. Highs near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Showers before 9pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 9pm and 2am, then showers after 2am. Lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 90%.

Thursday

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 9am. Highs near 70. Chance of rain is 80%.

Thursday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 60%.




Highlands Plateau

Today

Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely. Patchy fog before 3pm. Highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog after 10pm. Lows in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Thursday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Thursday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-50s. Chance of rain is 70%.






Otto area

Today

Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely. Patchy fog before 3pm. Highs in the upper 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 8pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Thursday

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 9am. Highs near 70. Chance of rain is 80%.

Thursday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 60%.




Nantahala area

Today

Occasional showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers likely after 3pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Highs in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the east. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Showers. Lows in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Thursday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs near 70. Chance of rain is 80%.

Thursday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 60%.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms can be expected across the region through early Thursday. The main concern will be heavy rain and the increased risk of flooding or localized flash flooding as total rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches occur over much of the area by late Wednesday. Creeks and smaller streams could respond quickly due to any persistent heavy rain. Outside of the heavy rain, a few stronger storms could also produce gusty winds and frequent lightning.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Oct 5 2021

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Sam located over the far North Atlantic several hundred miles to the east of Newfoundland.

1. A large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms continues over the southeastern Bahamas and adjacent southwestern Atlantic waters in association with a surface trough. Upper-level winds are not expected to be favorable for significant tropical development of this system while it moves slowly northwestward over the next several days. By this weekend, the system is forecast to interact with a front near the coast of the southeastern United States.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 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 extreme upper range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map
(There is haze from the wildfires out on the west coast.)

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (0.6 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (0.6 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for October 5th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin in 1954
Lowest Temperature 25°F in Franklin in 1974
Greatest Rainfall 3.67 inches in Highlands in 1964

Record Weather Events for October (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on Oct 5, 1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on Oct 30, 1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on Oct 4, 1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on October 20, 1913

Record Weather Events for October 4th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 101°F in Mount Gilead, Montgomery County in 1954
Lowest Temperature 19°F in Laurel Springs, Ashe County in 1968
Greatest Rainfall 6.53 inches in Brevard, Transylvania County in 1964
Greatest Snowfall 4.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 1980

Record Weather Events for October in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 102°F in Albemarle, Stanly County on 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F in Banner Elk, Avery County on 10-21-1952
Greatest Rainfall 14.00 inches in Aberdeen, Moore County on 10-06-1913
Greatest Snowfall 11.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990



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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)




FROG FAIR
November 6, 2021


Friends of the Greenway Fall Fundraising Event. FROG FAIR will be held November 6 from 9-3 at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main at the Town bridge. Vendor spaces are available--check our website for registration forms or stop by FROG Quarters. Make sure to mark your calendar--arts & crafts, food, & music will make it a special day. For more information, email frog28734@gmail.com.


Encastic Painting Classes

The Macon County Art Association (a not for profit member organization) is offering classes in encastic 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 and World News Roundup

• Signal, Telegram mint millions of new users on Facebook outage [Al Jazeera]

• What Happened to Facebook, Instagram, & WhatsApp? [Krebs on Security]

• Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet [Cloudflare]

• Update about the October 4th outage [Facebook]

Live at 5:45am: Announcement of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics



Announcement Schedule:
Physics – Tuesday 5 October, 11:45 CEST at the earliest
Chemistry – Wednesday 6 October, 11:45 CEST at the earliest
Literature – Thursday 7 October, 13:00 CEST at the earliest
Peace – Friday 8 October, 11:00 CEST Economic sciences – Monday 11 October, 11:45 CEST at the earliest

See website [Nobel Prize]

Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian win Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine



• Andrew Yang Leaves Democratic Party, Plans Third Party Launch [Election Central]

• Sen. Kyrsten Sinema claps back after chased into bathroom by pro-Biden agenda protesters [ABC News/a>]

Level1 News October 5 2021: Taiwan Number One



Hiker claims he saw Brian Laundrie on the Appalachian Trail



PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode October 4th, 2021




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COVID-19 News and Updates

Since it looks like we may be in for a new wave of infections, here is a section on COVID-19. It will include local, regional, state, national, and global items.





COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [September 24, 2021]



• Anti-vaccine villagers in Guatemala hold coronavirus team [ABC News]

• Effect of Convalescent Plasma on Organ Support–Free Days in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 A Randomized Clinical Trial [JAMA Network]

• Effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine up to 6 months in a large integrated health system in the USA: a retrospective cohort study [The Lancet]

• Endothelial Cell Activation by SARS-CoV-2 Spike S1 Protein: A Crosstalk between Endothelium and Innate Immune Cells [MDPI: biomedicines]

• Frequency of surveillance testing necessary to reduce transmission of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 [MedRxiv (PDF)]


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On This Day

October 5th is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 87 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)



610 – Heraclius arrives at Constantinople, kills Byzantine Emperor Phocas, and becomes emperor.
816 – King Louis the Pious is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by the Pope.
869 – The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to depose patriarch Photios I.
1143 – With the signing of the Treaty of Zamora, King Alfonso VII of León and Castile recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
1450 – Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria expels Jews from his jurisdiction.
1607 – Assassins sent by the Pope attempt to kill Venetian statesman and scientist Paolo Sarpi.
1789 – French Revolution: The Women's March on Versailles effectively terminates royal authority.
1813 – War of 1812: The Army of the Northwest defeats a British and Native Canadian force threatening Detroit.
1838 – The Killough massacre in east Texas sees eighteen Texian settlers either killed or kidnapped.
1869 – The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Canada.
1869 – The Eastman tunnel, in Minnesota, United States, collapses during construction, causing a landslide that nearly destroys St. Anthony Falls.
1877 – The Nez Perce War in the northwestern United States comes to an end.
1905 – The Wright brothers pilot the Wright Flyer III in a new world record flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes.
1910 – In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared.
1911 – The Kowloon–Canton Railway commences service.
1914 – World War I: An aircraft successfully destroys another aircraft with gunfire.
1921 – The World Series is the first to be broadcast on radio.
1930 – British airship R101 crashes in France en route to India on its maiden voyage killing 48 people.
1936 – The Jarrow March sets off for London.
1938 – In Nazi Germany, Jews' passports are invalidated.
1943 – Ninety-eight American POWs are executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
1944 – The Provisional Government of the French Republic enfranchises women.
1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of the Warner Brothers studio.
1947 – President Truman makes the first televised Oval Office address.
1948 – The Ashgabat earthquake kills between 10,000 and 110,000 people.
1962 – The first of the James Bond film series, based on the novels by Ian Fleming, Dr. No, is released in Britain.
1963 – The United States suspends the Commercial Import Program in response to repression of the Buddhist majority by the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem.
1966 – A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit suffers a partial meltdown.
1968 – A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Derry is violently suppressed by police.
1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
1970 – The British Trade Commissioner is kidnapped by members of the FLQ, triggering the October Crisis in Canada.
1974 – Bombs planted by the PIRA in pubs in Guildford kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
1982 – Tylenol products are recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths.
1984 – Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.
1986 – Mordechai Vanunu's story in The Sunday Times reveals Israel's secret nuclear weapons.
1988 – A Chilean opposition coalition defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt.
1990 – After 150 years The Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
1991 – An Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash kills 135 people.
1999 – The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
2000 – Mass demonstrations in Serbia force the resignation of Slobodan Milošević.
2011 – In the Mekong River massacre, two Chinese cargo boats are hijacked and 13 crew members murdered.



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Published at 4:20am on Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Author: Bobby Coggins


Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to the following websites or books: MaconMedia.com, youtube.com, weather.gov, airnow.gov, wikipedia.com, onthisday.com, ncdcr.gov, ncsu.edu, utah.edu, https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/, wolfram.com, biorxiv.org, aps.org, nejm.org, plos.org, cell.com, researchsquare.com, cureus.com, spc.noaa.gov, nhc.noaa.gov, ncdenr.org, medrxiv.org, archive.org, ncpedia.org, nasa.gov, https://ww2days.com, nih.gov, carolinapublicpress.org, microbe.tv, smokymountainnews.com, psypost.org, blogspot.com, pollen.com, franklinnc.com, maconnc.org, spaceweather.com, solarham.com, loc.gov, ncleg.net, senate.gov, house.gov, whitehouse.gov, drudgereport.com, politico.com, realclearpolitics.com, ushmm.org, This Day in North Carolina History, World War II Day By Day, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, The Timetables of History, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The World History and Book of Facts (multiple years), On This Day In History: Over 4,000 facts, The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space, This Day in North Carolina History, The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future, Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity, The Story of Civilization (11 volumes), The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, American History, Volume 1: 1492-1877, American History, Volume 2: 1877 - Present, A Complete Chronolgy of the Second World War. Weather and Almanac data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited): heavens-above.com, Ian Webster's Github, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, The National Weather Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Weather Prediction Center. Back to Top

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