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Friday, November 5, 2021

News and Weather Briefing for Friday, November 5, 2021

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


Dry and cool high pressure builds across through the weekend and temperatures will near or reach frost and freeze conditions each morning. High pressure remains dominant Monday through the middle of next week with temperatures returning to around normal levels.


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Local and State News

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [October 21, 2021]

• Pisgah Legal Services Assisting with Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment []

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Local Weather

National Weather Map for Today

General forecast through Wednesday Night

Franklin area


Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Light and variable winds.


Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.


Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Light winds out of the north.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-30s.

Highlands Plateau


Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.


Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph.


Mostly sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the north around 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-30s.

Otto area


Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.


Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Light and variable winds.


Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Light winds out of the north.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-30s.

Nantahala area


Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Light winds out of the east.


Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.


Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-30s. Calm winds becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.

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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today except for elevations above 3500 feet that may see freezing precipitation or light snowfall this morning.

Elevations above 4000 feet could see 1-2 inches of snow by daybreak. As temperatures approach freezing overnight tonight into early Thursday morning across these locations, slippery spots could develop on wet roadways.


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Nov 5 2021

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Wanda, located less than 700 miles west-northwest of the Azores.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Air Quality

Air quality is in the upper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the uppere range of green.

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


Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (1.5 out of 12) today with Ragweed and Chenopods being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.6 out of 12).

Record Weather Events for November 4th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 80°F in Franklin in 1961
Lowest Temperature 16°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1991
Greatest Rainfall 3.92 inches in Highlands in 1938
Greatest Snowfall 0.3 inches in Highlands in 1962

Record Weather Events for November (1872-2017)

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Nov 4, 2003

Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on Nov 25, 1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on Nov 29, 1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on Nov 28, 1922

Record Weather Events for November 1st in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Maysville, Onslow County in 2009
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 5.08 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1969
Greatest Snowfall 13.0 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2014
Record Weather Events for November in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 90°F in Goldsboro, Wayne County on 11-09-1900
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 8.15 inches in Idlewild, Ashe County on 11-06-1977
Greatest Snowfall 18.00 in Montreat, Yancey County on 11-04-1930

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Macon Calendar
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Otto Fire & Rescue Drive Thru BBQ
Begins Saturday, November 6th at noon at the firestation at 60 Fire House Road in Otto.

Otto Fire & Rescue is having its annual BBQ. This year were doing it a little different. We are having a Drive Thru BBQ; meaning you pull up in your vehicle and let us know what you want and we fix your plate and hand it off to you.

We will be serving:
BBQ PLATES with sides and desert- $10
CHICKEN PLATES with sides and desert- $10
We are not doing any Hamburger Plates this year.
So come on down and grab some fantastic food.

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

Mitchell Mozeley Memorial March

We have planned a Mitchell Mozeley Memorial March for Saturday, November 6th at 7pm in Franklin, NC, starting at the Macon County Courthouse, proceeding to the Old Jail where Mr. Mozeley was momentarily detained, only to be taken by a mob. From there we will retrace Mozeley’s fateful route, down the “town hill” and to the town bridge which traverses the Little Tennessee River where Mr. Mozeley was executed by the mob, rope around his neck while on horseback, with the horse then removed.

We are working on contextualizing the Mozeley lynching into the broader picture of what was happening in NC in 1898. The short version is the "fusion" government of Republican and Populist parties which was nominally progressive on matters relating to race took power in 1896. The successful 1898 election was brilliantly and cruelly engineered by the Democratic Party to reverse that fortune. The murderous coup in Wilmington after the election was almost a celebratory coda to the 1898 campaign. And then in 1900, the nominally progressive governor was ousted and North Carolina became the second state, following Louisiana, to pass a voter suppression amendment (literacy tests with grandfather clauses) to its constitution.

In short, there was a full-on voter suppression campaign in North Carolina in 1898. That campaign was successful and was punctuated by acts of terror carried out by the Ku Klux Klan and the even more militant “Red Shirts.” We believe, though cannot prove, that Mozeley’s execution was an act of voter suppression, an act of political terrorism, coming a mere 48 hours before the ballots were to be cast in North Carolina.

For more information on the lynching, see [ttps://]

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

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National and World News Roundup

Level1 News for November 5th, 2021: "I'm Automatin' It"

Bushcraft Bear Reports from La Palma (11-04-2021)

• What is The Base? FBI arrest of alleged white supremacists puts focus on extremist group [NBC News]

• Newly released FBI tapes show white supremacist members of 'The Base' plotting terror attacks [ABC News]

• Jury selection starts for Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend [Courthouse news Service]

• Samsung ups the game on low-end phone: Galaxy A13 to have 50MP camera [TechRadar]

• The People vs Agent Orange [Al Jazeera]

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - November 4th, 2021

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode November 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: [October 21, 2021]

Dr John Campbell: Boosters and antivirals

• Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Transport of COVID-19 Patients in the “First Wave”: A National Survey [Cureus]

Ep 75 Osterholm Update COVID 19: Evolving Science

• Ivermectin-COVID-19 study retracted; authors blame file mixup [Retraction Watch]

• 'Grave concern' over Covid in Europe as German cases soar [France 24]

Fluvoxamine: a $4 Antidepressant That Reduces COVID 19 Hospitalizations

• Effect of early treatment with fluvoxamine on risk of emergency care and hospitalisation among patients with COVID-19: the TOGETHER randomised, platform clinical trial [The Lancet]

• Covid-19 Lockdowns Ripple Across China [Wall Street Journal]

Rand Paul Vs. Dr. Fauci: Their Four Most Recent Senate Hearing Clashes

• The U.S. Air Force hits its vaccine deadline with nearly all troops inoculated. [New York Times]

• Troops who refuse COVID vaccines won’t be guaranteed veterans benefits, officials warn [Military Times]

• Life expectancy fell sharply in the U.S. last year among high-income countries [NBC News]

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On This Day

November 5th is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 56 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)

1138 – Lý Anh Tông is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, beginning a 37-year reign.

1499 – Publication of the Catholicon, written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc in Tréguier; this is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.

1556 – Second Battle of Panipat: Fought between the forces of Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, the Hindu king at Delhi and forces of Muslim Emperor Akbar.

1605 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.

1688 – William III of England lands with a Dutch fleet at Brixham.

1757 – Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach.

1768 – Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.

1780 – French-American forces under Colonel LaBalme are defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.

1811 – Salvadoran priest José Matías Delgado rings the bells of La Merced church in San Salvador, calling for insurrection and launching the 1811 Independence Movement.

1828 – Greek War of Independence: The French Morea expedition to recapture Morea (now the Peloponnese) ends when the last Ottoman forces depart the peninsula.

1831 – Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.

1862 – American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac.

1862 – American Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang. 38 are ultimately executed and the others reprieved.

1872 – Women's suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.

1895 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.

1898 – Negrese nationalists revolt against Spanish rule and establish the short-lived Republic of Negros.

1911 – After declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica.

1912 – Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th President of the United States, defeating incumbent William Howard Taft.

1913 – King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.

1914 – World War I: France and the British Empire declare war on the Ottoman Empire.

1916 – The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of 5th November of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.

1916 – The Everett massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organizers and local police.

1917 – Lenin calls for the October Revolution.

1917 – Tikhon is elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.

1925 – Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first "super-spy" of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.

1940 – World War II: The British armed merchant cruiser, HMS Jervis Bay, is sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer.

1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.

1943 – World War II: Bombing of the Vatican.

1950 – Korean War: British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade successfully halted the advancing Chinese 117th Division during the Battle of Pakchon.

1955 – After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.

1956 – Suez Crisis: British and French paratroopers land in Egypt after a week-long bombing campaign.

1968 – Richard Nixon is elected as 37th President of the United States.

1970 – The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).

1983 – Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.

1986 – USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.

1990 – Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.

1995 – André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada. He is thwarted when the Prime Minister's wife locks the door.

1996 – Pakistani President Farooq Leghari dismisses the government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and dissolves the National Assembly of Pakistan.

1996 – Bill Clinton is reelected President of the United States.

2006 – Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for their roles in the 1982 massacre of 148 Shi'a Muslims.

2007 – China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1, goes into orbit around the Moon.

2007 – Android mobile operating system is unveiled by Google.

2009 – U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.

2013 – India launches the Mars Orbiter Mission, its first interplanetary probe.

2015 – An iron ore tailings dam bursts in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais flooding a valley, causing mudslides in the nearby village of Bento Rodrigues and causing at least 17 deaths and two missing.

2015 – Rona Ambrose takes over after Stephen Harper as the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

2017 – Devin Patrick Kelley kills 26 and injures 22 in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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Published at 5:00am on Friday, November 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:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 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):, 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