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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Wednesday, January 12, 2022



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OUTLOOK

Dry and cold high pressure will persist across the region through Wednesday. The high pressure will retreat offshore on Thursday and a reinforcing cold front will cross the region from the northwest Thursday night, bringing some snow to the North Carolina mountains. A strong low pressure system developing over the Plains on Saturday will cross the southeast on Sunday. This low pressure system will have the potential to bring wintry weather to our region over the weekend, especially Saturday night through Sunday. Another system will cross the southern Appalachians late Monday.


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Friday Night



Franklin Area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain showers, mixing with snow after 9pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs 1in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Friday Night

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

Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows around 30. Calm winds in the early evening increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs 1in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers between midnight and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain/snow is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 1in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.

Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the upper 20s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 11pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain/snow is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs 1in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.



Nantahala Area

Today

Sunny, with highs 1in the upper 40s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 40s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain showers, mixing with snow after 10pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain/snow is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the northwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30.






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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

A low pressure system will quickly cross the mountains from the northwest Thursday night. Light snow accumulations will be possible with the passage of this system, especially along the higher elevations and near the Tennessee border.

A stronger storm system may arrive from the west over the weekend. More significant snow accumulations will be possible Saturday into Sunday. All interests should closely monitor this system since impacts could be substantial, but are highly uncertain at present.




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Almanac




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


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 (1.1 out of 12).




Record Weather Events for January 12th

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

Highest Temperature 70°F in Franklin in 1890
lowest Temperature -6°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 5.10 inches in Highlands in 2018
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 6.2 inches in Highlands in 1996

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]

https://www.cdc.gov/TemplatePackage/contrib/widgets/covidcountycheck/ https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view?list_select_state=North+Carolina&data-type=Hospital&list_select_county=37113&metric-admissions=percent_adult_inpatient_beds_used_confirmed_covid • Guerrilla war exercise to be fought across rural North Carolina counties, Army warns [MSN]

• Macon County Board of Commissioners - January 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

Franklin Town Council - January 2022 Regular Meeting



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

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National and World News Roundup

• Neo-Nazi leader sentenced to 7 years for plot to intimidate Jews, journalists [NBC News]

• California lawmakers debate universal health care proposal [AP News]

• Bank of America reducing overdraft fees from $35 to $10, eliminating insufficient funds fees [WSET-TV (Lynchburg, VA)]

• Archeologists struggle to repair vandals' damage to ancient petroglyphs in Texas [CBC]

• Neo-Nazi leader sentenced to 7 years for plot to intimidate Jews, journalists [NBC News]

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - January 11th, 2021



PBS NewsHour Full Episode January 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: [November 18, 2021]



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

Globally, as of 5:31pm CET, 10 January 2022, there have been 305,914,601 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 5,486,304 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 9 January 2022, a total of 9,126,987,353 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:31pm CET, 10 January 2022, there have been 59,138,083 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 830,334 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 23 December 2021, a total of 485,274,895 vaccine doses have been administered.

JAMA: COVID-19 CDC Update – Early January 2022



• Addressing New Variants: A Federal Perspective on the COVID-19 Response [US eSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions]

Fauci, Walensky Face GOP Grilling In Senate Health Committee | Full Hearing



Complete Heated Exchange between Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci



• Omicron wave prompts media to rethink which data to report [AP News]

• Law enforcement fatalities spiked in 2021. Covid-19 was the leading cause of death. [NBC NewsE]

• WHO body says COVID-19 vaccines may need to be updated for Omicron [Reuters]

• 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

• Intel deletes reference to Xinjiang after backlash in China [Reuters]

• Humanoid Robot Appears to Instinctively Push Away the Arm of the Researcher Who Booped It on the Nose [The Laughing Squid]


Podcasts and Long Form Videos
Level1 News January 12 2022: Boiler Snakes Rule!



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On This Day

January 12th is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 353 days remain until the end of the year (354 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)




475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.

1528 – Gustav I of Sweden is crowned King of Sweden, having already reigned since his election in June 1523.

1554 – Bayinnaung, who would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, is crowned King of Burma.

1616 – The city of Belém, Brazil is founded on the Amazon River delta, by Portuguese captain Francisco Caldeira Castelo Branco.

1792 – Federalist Thomas Pinckney appointed first U.S. minister to Britain.

1808 – John Rennie's scheme to defend St Mary's Church, Reculver, founded in 669, from coastal erosion is abandoned in favour of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture and sculpture.

1808 – The organizational meeting leading to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.

1848 – The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

1866 – The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.

1872 – Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.

1895 – The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.

1911 – The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.

1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to require states to give women the right to vote.

1916 – Both Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircraft, receive the German Empire's highest military award, the Pour le Mérite as the first German aviators to earn it.

1918 – The Minnie Pit Disaster coal mining accident occurs in Halmer End, Staffordshire, in which 155 men and boys die.

1932 – Hattie Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.

1942 – World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.

1945 – World War II: The Red Army begins the Vistula–Oder Offensive.

• [Wikipedia article]
• [WAR WITNESS: Heritage. 59. Victor Isaev. Vistula-Oder Offensive.]



1962 – Vietnam War: Operation Chopper, the first American combat mission in the war, takes place.

• [Wikipedia article]
• [VIDEO: Operation Chopper]
• [LINKTEXT]



1964 – Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.

1966 – Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.

1967 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.

1969 – The New York Jets of the American Football League defeat the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League to win Super Bowl III in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.

• [Super Bowl III: "Joe Namath's Guarantee" | Jets vs Colts | NFL Full Game]
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Box Scores on Pro Football Reference]



1970 – Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian Civil War.

1971 – The Harrisburg Seven: Rev. Philip Berrigan and five other activists are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.

1976 – The United Nations Security Council votes 11–1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).

1986 – Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61-C as a payload specialist.

1990 – A seven-day pogrom breaks out against the Armenian civilian population of Baku, Azerbaijan, during which Armenians were beaten, tortured, murdered, and expelled from the city.

1991 – Persian Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of American military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.

1997 – Space Shuttle program: Atlantis launches from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-81 to the Russian space station Mir, carrying astronaut Jerry M. Linenger for a four-month stay on board the station, replacing astronaut John E. Blaha.

• [Launch Video]
• [Wikipedia article]
• [STS-81 Mission Highlights Resource Tape]



1998 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.

2001 – Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

2004 – The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.

2005 – Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket.

2006 – A stampede during the Stoning of the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.

2007 – Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), one of the brightest comets ever observed is at its zenith visible during the day.

• [Wikipedia article]



2010 – An earthquake in Haiti occurs, killing between 220,000 and 300,000 people and destroying much of the capital Port-au-Prince.

• [Wikipedia article]
• [What Made Haiti's Earthquake the Deadliest this Century?]
• [LINKTEXT]



2012 – Violent protests occur in Bucharest, Romania, as two-day-old demonstrations continue against President Traian Băsescu's economic austerity measures. Clashes are reported in numerous Romanian cities between protesters and law enforcement officers.

2015 – Government raids kill 143 Boko Haram fighters in Kolofata, Cameroon.

2016 – Ten people are killed and 15 wounded in a bombing near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

2020 – Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupts, and kills 39 people.

• [Wikipedia article]
• [BBC: On Taal Volcano Island After the 2020 Eruption]
• [Taal Volcano January 12, 2020 (Nature Reboots)]



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Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, January 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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