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Monday, January 10, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, January 10, 2022



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Weather
Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
Special Section: CES 2022
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
Support Macon Media


OUTLOOK

Dry and cold high pressure building into the region today will persist through the middle of the week. A reinforcing cold front will cross the region from the northwest by Thursday night, with a stronger low pressure system arriving on Saturday.


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Wednesday Night



Franklin Area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 20. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 8 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Calm winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 20. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 50.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.

Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday Night

Clear, with lows around 20. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by noon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s. WInds out of the south 3 to 5 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.

Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the north 5 o 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

Clear, with lows around 20. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 20s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 50.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.



Nantahala Area

Today

Sunny, with highs near 38. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 40s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 30.






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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Areas of black ice is expected across the county. Please exercise caution as temperatures will likely remain below freezing for most or all day in the county.




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Almanac




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 upper range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map


Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (0.4 out of 12) today with Juniper being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.6 out of 12).




Record Weather Events for January 10th

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

Highest Temperature 75°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1949
lowest Temperature -101°F in Franklin in 1970
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 2.77 inches in Nantahala in 1952
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 7.5 inches in Franklin in 2011

Record weather events for December in Macon County

Highest Temperature 78°F in Franklin on Dec 31, 1951
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Highlands on Dec 30, 1917
Greatest Rainfall 6.00 inches in Highlands on Dec 14, 1901
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 12.0 inches in Franklin on Dec 21, 1876

All-time record weather events for Macon County

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on Jul 29, 1952
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on Jan 21, 1985
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on Jul 29, 1879
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Mar 13, 1993




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Macon Calendar
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Local and State News

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 15, 2021]

• Transylvania Co. parents start petition for school board to strengthen COVID-19 protocols [WLOS-TV (Asheville NC)]

• Blue Ridge Parkway mostly open in Asheville corridor, some parts to close for maintenance [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• What's all that smoke that's been blanketing Hazelwood lately? [The Mountaineer (Waynesville NC)]

• NC Scottish Rite donates to WCU summer reading program [Smoky Mountain News (Waynesville NC)]

• Mapping expert shares impact of Cherokee culture in Macon County [The Macon County News]

Franklin Town Council - January 2022 Regular Meeting



Asheville Citizen-Times COVID-19 Tracker [Asheville Citizen-Times]


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Special Section: Consumer Electronics Show 2022

• Consumer Electronics Show [Wikipedia]

• CES [Official Website]

CES 2022: Sony Announces first QD-OLED 4KTV



Best of CES 2022



22 BEST Things I saw in Vegas at CES 2022!



10 Best NEW Things for Gamers at CES 2022



CES 2022: The Tech That Made Me Wish I'd Gone



CES Coverage 2022, Displays, Color-Changing Cars, Health-Tracking Lightbulbs



CES 2022 Dispatch 3 - Elon Musk's Tunnel and Lots of New Tech !



Sony at CES 2022 in 5 minutes: PlayStation VR2 and Vision S EV



Razer CES 2022 Livestream



Intel at CES 2022 Livestream



AMD 2022 Product Premiere



WATCH: The Indy Autonomous Racing Challenge at CES 2022 - Livestream



WATCH: GM Reveal concept Autonomous Vehicle at CES 2022 - Livestream




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National and World News Roundup

Why are Americans choosing to quit their jobs in record numbers? | 60 Minutes



• At least 19 dead, including 9 children, after dozens injured in NYC fire [ABC News]

• Potato shortage cutting into fries, chips [Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette]

• Pilot pulled from crashed plane in Pacoima moments before Metrolink train slammed into aircraft [KABC-TV Los Angeles]

• “Apocalyptic outside”: Avista hospital staff describe evacuation during Marshall fire [Denver Post]

• Crisis-hit Sri Lanka asks China to restructure its debt [BBC News]

• 'He was skin and bones': Deer on brink of death in Warren County tests positive for CWD [Hattiesburg American]

• Kazakhstan unrest not affecting Baikonur Cosmodrome spaceport, Russia says [Space.com]

• At least 34 people rescued after they became stranded on a floating chunk of ice in Green Bay [CNN]

• NASA’s new Webb space telescope opens its golden ‘eye’ [PBS]

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - January 9th, 2021



PBS NewsHour Full Episode January 9th, 2021




Material That Does Not Fit Anywhere Else
Faith in Humanity Restored

Glider Climbing Above Dune's Arrakis? Looks Like it



• Human History Gets a Rewrite [The Atlantic]

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]

• The Rise and Fall of China’s First States [The Tides of History Podcast]

Where the Lilies Bloom



• Where the Lilies Bloom [Wikipedia]

Where The Lilies Bloom Original Soundtrack Recording [1974] - The Earl Scruggs Revue



Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union [PBS]


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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: [November 18, 2021]



• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

Globally, as of 5:08pm CET, 7 January 2022, there have been 298,915,721 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 5,469,303 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 5 January 2022, a total of 9,118,223,397 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:08pm CET, 7 January 2022, there have been 57,535,858 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 826,022 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 23 December 2021, a total of 485,274,895 vaccine doses have been administered.

Dr John Campbell: Omicron growth for next two weeks



• COVID-19 Omicron Variant Resistant to Monoclonal Antibodies – But Neutralized by Vaccine Booster [SciTechDaily]

• Turkmenistan Plans to Close its Blazing 'Gateway to Hell' [Gizmodo/a>]

• An anti-vaxx scientist said 'mass formation psychosis' caused people to follow COVID-19 measures. Psychologists say there's no such thing. [
Business Insider]

• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for COVID-19 [Business Insider]

• TWiV 851: Questions are tricky [This Week in Virology]

• TWiV 850: COVID-19 clinical update #96 with Dr. Daniel Griffin [This Week in Virology]

• title [SOURCE]

• Monitoring COVID-19

[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

[Outbreak.info]

• CDC Releases Emergency Guidance for Healthcare Facilities to Prepare for Potential Omicron Surge [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

• COVID-19 case rates by county in 2021 [AXIOS]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• This Tesla owner says he mines up to $800 a month in cryptocurrency with his car [CNBC]

• Breakthrough could help you 3D print OLED screens at home [Engadget]

• Turkmenistan Plans to Close its Blazing 'Gateway to Hell' [Gizmodo]

• WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram banned by Swiss Army [Russia Today]

• New nail-on solar shingles offer an affordable alternative to Tesla’s solar roof [Digital Trends]

• We’re one step closer to self-farming farms [Recode]

• Drones used by farmers could be spying [Taipei Times]

• Sonos wins patent lawsuit, Pixel phones and other Google devices face sales ban [Protocol]

• Why quantum computing is still science fiction [SOURCE]

• Amazon Alexa Devices Take Voiceprints, Misuse Biometric Data, Says Class Action [Top Class Actions]

• NFTs, blockchain and the metaverse are turning our world into The Matrix [TechRadar]

• Now we Know why Spaceflight Affects Your Eyes [Universe Today]

• Watch high-speed autonomous race cars go head-to-head on the track [Mashable]





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On This Day

January 10th is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 355 days remain until the end of the year (356 in leap years).



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)




49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war.

9 – The Western Han dynasty ends when Wang Mang claims that the divine Mandate of Heaven called for the end of the dynasty and the beginning of his own, the Xin dynasty.

69 – Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus is appointed by Galba as deputy Roman Emperor.

236 – Pope Fabian succeeds Anterus to become the twentieth pope of Rome.

1072 – Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo in Sicily for the Normans.

1430 – Philip the Good, the Duke of Burgundy, establishes the Order of the Golden Fleece, the most prestigious, exclusive, and expensive order of chivalry in the world.

1475 – Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.

1645 – Archbishop William Laud is beheaded for treason at the Tower of London.

1776 – American Revolution: Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet Common Sense.

1791 – The Siege of Dunlap's Station begins near Cincinnati during the Northwest Indian War.

1812 – The first steamboat on the Ohio River or the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans, 82 days after departing from Pittsburgh.

1861 – American Civil War: Florida becomes the third state to secede from the Union.

1863 – The Metropolitan Railway, the world's oldest underground railway, opens between Paddington and Farringdon, marking the beginning of the London Underground.

1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.

1901 – The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.

1901 – New York: Automobile Club of America installs signs on major highways.

1916 – World War I: In the Erzurum Offensive, Russia defeats the Ottoman Empire.

1920 – The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.

1920 – League of Nations Covenant enters into force. On January 16 the organization holds its first council meeting, in Paris.

1927 – Fritz Lang's futuristic film Metropolis is released in Germany.

1941 – World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.

1946 – The first General Assembly of the United Nations assembles in the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Fifty-one nations are represented.

1946 – The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals.[19]

1954 – BOAC Flight 781, a de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1, explodes and falls into the Tyrrhenian Sea, killing 35 people.

1962 – Apollo program: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle, which became known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.

1966 – Tashkent Declaration, a peace agreement between India and Pakistan signed that resolved the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

1972 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.

1981 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments

1984 – Holy See–United States relations: The United States and Holy See (Vatican City) re-establish full diplomatic relations after almost 117 years, overturning the United States Congress's 1867 ban on public funding for such a diplomatic envoy.

1985 – Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.

1990 – Time Warner is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.

2000 – Crossair Flight 498, a Saab 340 aircraft, crashes in Niederhasli, Switzerland, after taking off from Zurich Airport, killing 13 people.

2007 – A general strike begins in Guinea in an attempt to get President Lansana Conté to resign.

2012 – A bombing at Jamrud in Pakistan, kills at least 30 people and injures 78 others.

2013 – More than 100 people are killed and 270 injured in several bomb blasts in the Quetta area of Pakistan.

2015 – A traffic accident between an oil tanker truck and passenger coach en route to Shikarpur from Karachi on the Pakistan National Highway Link Road near Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Karachi, killing at least 62 people.

2019 – A 13-year-old American girl, Jayme Closs, is found alive in Gordon, Wisconsin, having been kidnapped 88 days earlier from her parents' home whilst they were murdered.

2021 - PGA of America pulls 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National GC at Bedminster, NJ, days after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the US Capitol

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Published at 5:00am on Monday, January 10, 2021
Author: Bobby Coggins


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