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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, October 12, 2021



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

Dry and warm high pressure will remain in place through late this week. A moist cold front is expected to reach the North Carolina mountains by Saturday night, reintroducing rainfall chances to the forecast. Expect temperatures behind this cold front to be closer to seasonal normals, perhaps even a tad lower.




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Local and State News

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [October 11, 2021]




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Local Weather

National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Thursday Night


Franklin area

Today

Patchy fog between 7am and 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 80.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.




Highlands Plateau

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Wednesday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-50s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-50s.






Otto area

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 80.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.




Nantahala area

Today

Patchy fog between 7am and 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Oct 12 2021

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

1. Satellite-derived wind data indicate that the tropical wave, located a little over 150 miles east of the Windward Islands, has become less defined overnight. While this system continues to produce showers and thunderstorms primarily east of its center, strong upper-level winds will likely prevent further development during the next couple of days. Regardless of development, the system could produce locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds across portions of the central and northern Lesser Antilles today.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.

2. Another tropical wave moving over Hispaniola is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Although environmental conditions are not forecast to be conducive for development of this system, a broad area of low pressure, however, is expected to form near the southeast Bahamas on Wednesday and drift generally eastward through the end of the week. Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is possible over portions of the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola during the next couple of days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.



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Almanac

Air Quality




Air quality is in the middle range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the middle 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-medium range (4.5 out of 12) today with Ragweed, Chenopods, and Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (4.9 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for October 7th

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

Highest Temperature 86°F in Nantahala in 1969
Lowest Temperature 25°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2000
Greatest Rainfall 3.44 inches in Highlands in 1927

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 6th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 102°F in Albemarle, Stanly County in 1954
Lowest Temperature 22°F in Celo, Yancey County in 1968
Greatest Rainfall 14.00 inches in Aberdeen, Moore County in 1913
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches on Montreat, Yancey County in 1932

(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane 5 of 1913. The storm formed off the coast of Rhode Island and traveled southwest, striking North and South Carolina. This was before Tropical Storms and Hurricanes were named).

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

• Samsung starts mass production of 14-nm DRAM with EUV technology [TechRadar]

Level 1 News Oct 12: Empire's IT Team Strikes Back



• Ethiopia army launches major attack on Tigray: Rebels [Al Jazeera]

• Why does the internet keep breaking? [BBC News]

• The Jerusalem Post 10th Annual Conference: The Future is Now [Jerusalem Post]

LSecret State of North Korea (full documentary) | FRONTLINE



HMS Vengeance (S31): Vanguard Class Submarine | Inside Britain’s Secret Nuclear Submarine | Spark



Fox News Sunday October 10, 2021



• Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have not yet complied with vaccine mandate as deadlines near [Meet The Press]

Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) - October 10th, 2021



• Trump boasted of crowd size at Jan. 6 riot, new book says [ABC News]

PBS NewsHour Full Episode October 11th, 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: [October 11, 2021]



• Lung maintains long-term memory of COVID infection [Science Daily]

• Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have not yet complied with vaccine mandate as deadlines near [CT Post]

• Report concludes UK waited too long for virus lockdown [ABC News]

• Texas governor bars businesses from mandating Covid vaccines for staff and customers [Courthouse News Service/a>]

• Southwest Airlines cancels more flights, denies COVID jab sickout [
Al Jazeera]

• Association Between Risk of COVID-19 in Nonimmune Individuals and Immunity in Family Members [Jama Network]



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On This Day

October 12th is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 80 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)



539 BC – The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon, ending the Babylonian empire. (Julian calendar)
633 – Battle of Hatfield Chase: King Edwin of Northumbria is defeated and killed by an alliance under Penda of Mercia and Cadwallon of Gwynedd.
1279 – The Nichiren Shōshū branch of Buddhism is founded in Japan.
1398 – In the Treaty of Salynas, Lithuania cedes Samogitia to the Teutonic Knights.
1406 – Chen Yanxiang, the only person from Indonesia known to have visited dynastic Korea, reaches Seoul after having set out from Java four months before.
1492 – Christopher Columbus's first expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas.
1654 – The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.
1692 – The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Province of Massachusetts Bay Governor William Phips.
1748 – War of Jenkins' Ear: A British squadron wins a tactical victory over a Spanish squadron off Havana.
1773 – America's first insane asylum opens.
1792 – The first celebration of Columbus Day is held in New York City.
1793 – The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1798 – Flemish and Luxembourgish peasants launch the rebellion against French rule known as the Peasants' War.
1799 – Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse becomes the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute.
1810 – The citizens of Munich hold the first Oktoberfest.
1822 – Pedro I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor.
1849 – The city of Manizales, Colombia, is founded by 'The Expedition of the 20'.
1856 – An M 7.7–8.3 earthquake off the Greek island of Crete cause major damage as far as Egypt and Malta.
1871 – The British in India enact the Criminal Tribes Act, naming many local communities "Criminal Tribes".
1890 – Uddevalla Suffrage Association is formed.
1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools.
1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House.
1915 – World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
1917 – World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single-day loss of life in New Zealand history.
1918 – A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.
1928 – An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Boston Children's Hospital.
1933 – The military Alcatraz Citadel becomes the civilian Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.
1944 – World War II: The Axis occupation of Athens comes to an end.
1945 – World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
1945 – The Lao Issara took control of Laos' government and reaffirmed the country's independence.
1959 – At the national congress of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance in Peru, a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party who later form APRA Rebelde.
1960 – Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at the United Nations to protest a Philippine assertion.
1960 – Japan Socialist Party leader Inejiro Asanuma is stabbed to death during a live Television broadcast.
1962 – The Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities. There was at least U.S. $230 million in damages and 46 people died.
1963 – After nearly 23 years of imprisonment, Reverend Walter Ciszek, a Jesuit missionary, was released from the Soviet Union.
1964 – The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew, and the first flight without pressure suits.
1967 – A bomb explodes on board Cyprus Airways Flight 284 while flying over the Mediterranean Sea, killing 66.
1968 – Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain.
1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization continues as President Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.
1971 – The 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire begins.
1979 – Typhoon Tip becomes the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded.
1983 – Japan's former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from the Lockheed Corporation, and is sentenced to four years in jail.
1984 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army fail to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. The bomb kills five people and wounds 31.
1988 – Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down execution-style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
1992 – A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Cairo, Egypt. At least 510 died.
1994 – The Magellan spacecraft burns up in the atmosphere of Venus.
1997 – The Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria kills 43 people at a fake roadblock.
1998 – Matthew Shepard, a gay student at University of Wyoming, dies five days after he was beaten outside of Laramie.
1999 – Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.
1999 – The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia.
2000 – The USS Cole, a US Navy destroyer, is badly damaged by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.
2002 – Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.
2005 – The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, carrying two cosmonauts in orbit for five days.
2010 – The Finnish Yle TV2 channel's Ajankohtainen kakkonen current affairs program featured controversial Homoilta episode (literally "gay night"), which led to the resignation of almost 50,000 Finns from the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
2013 – Fifty-one people are killed after a truck veers off a cliff in Peru.
2017 – The United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO. Israel immediately follows.
2018 – Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
2019 – Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Japan, killing 10 and forcing the evacuation of 1,000,000 people.
2019 – Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya becomes the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours with a time of 1:59:40 in Vienna.
2019 – The Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which is under construction, collapses, killing two and injuring 20.



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Published at 4:00am on Tuesday, October 12, 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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