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Friday, May 6, 2022

Weather Briefing for Friday, May 6, 2022



This is a truncated briefing for today that only includes weather-related information. Here is an index to assist you in moving from section to section within the article.

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OUTLOOK

Expect warm temperatures today and isolated showers tonight. A round of thunderstorms on Friday lingering into Saturday morning will be followed by cooler and drier conditions through the first part of the workweek, before a complex low pressure system results in an uncertain mid- to late-week forecast.


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Sunday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 8am and 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday

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

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 40s.

Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the upper 60s. WInds out of the southwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 5pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s.

Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. WInds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 10am and 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 50. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 50.

Nantahala Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely before noon, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Highs in the lower 70s. WInds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 50.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Numerous thunderstorms are anticipated this afternoon and evening, some possibly severe with the main risk being severe winds or hail, but a slight chance for a tornado also exists.The above map shows the Convective Outlook for today from the Storm Predictoion center in Norman, Oklahoma.






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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

Below is the High Resolution Rapid Refresh from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction for our area. It runs from 1am EDT today to 7pm EDT this evening.















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-MEDIUM range (4.4 out of 12) today with Birch, Maple, and Hickory being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (5.3 out of 12).




Record Weather Events for May 6th

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

Highest Temperature 90°F in Franklin in 1950
Lowest Temperature 26°F in Highlands in 2011
Greatest Rainfall 2.19 inches in Highlands in 1999
Greatest Snowfall (No measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)


Record weather events for March in Macon County

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of April Data available from 1873 to 2018 Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987

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
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)


Friday, May 6th

Blood Drive (American Red Cross Bus)

10am to 3pm
Carolina Smokies Association of Realtors, Inc.
131 Heritage Hollow Drive in Franklin
Register by visiting www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code
Carolinasmokies or call Darlene at 828-524-1179


Saturday, May 7th

FROG FAIR
10am to 4pm at FROG Quarters
573 E Main Street in Franklin
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On This Day

May 6 is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 239 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events



Historical Events

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





878 - Battle of Edington: Alfred the Great and his West Saxon army defeat Viking army of Guthrum the Old [earliest possible date]
1312 - Pope Clement V closes Council of Vienna
1432 - Renaissance masterpiece The Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck is consecrated at St Bravo's Cathedral, Belgium, commissioned by wealthy merchants
1527 – Spanish and German troops sack Rome; many scholars consider this the end of the Renaissance.
1529 - Battle at Gogra: Mughal Emperor Babur beats Afghans and Bengals
1536 – The Siege of Cuzco commences, in which Incan forces attempt to retake the city of Cuzco from the Spanish.
1541 – King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church. In 1539 the Great Bible would be provided for this purpose.
1542 – Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
1593 – The Dutch city of Coevorden held by the Spanish, falls to a Dutch and English force. Dutch colonist Peter Minuit organizes the purchase of Manhattan Island from Native Americans for 60 guilders worth of goods, believed to have been Canarsee Indians of the Lenape
1659 – English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
1682 – Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
1757 – Battle of Prague: A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years' War.
1757 – The end of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, and the end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757).
1757 – English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
1782 – Construction begins on the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the King of Siam in Bangkok, at the command of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
1787 - 1st African American Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston
1794 - Haiti, under Toussaint Louverture, revolts against France
1801 – Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
1835 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
1840 – TWorld's first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black", is first used in Great Britain.
1857 – The East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British in the lead up to the War of Indian Independence.
1861 – American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by the Army of Northern Virginia.
1877 – Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
1882 – Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed to death by Fenian assassins in Phoenix Park, Dublin.
1882 – The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
1906 – The Russian Constitution of 1906 is adopted (on April 23 by the Julian calendar).
1910 – George V becomes King of Great Britain, Ireland, and many overseas territories, on the death of his father, Edward VII.
1915 – Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.
1915 – Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: The SY Aurora broke loose from its anchorage during a gale, beginning a 312-day ordeal.
1916 – Twenty-one Lebanese nationalists are executed in Martyrs' Square, Beirut by Djemal Pasha.
1916 – Vietnamese Emperor Duy Tân is captured while calling upon the people to rise up against the French, and is later deposed and exiled to Réunion island.
1933 – The Deutsche Studentenschaft attacked Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, later burning many of its books.
1935 – New Deal: Under the authority of the newly-enacted Federal Emergency Relief Administration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Executive Order 7034 to create the Works Progress Administration.
1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
1941 – At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
1941 – The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
1942 – World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
1945 – World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
1945 – World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
1949 – EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation.
1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
1960 – More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
1966 – Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors murders in England.
1972 – Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara after being convicted of attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
1975 – During a lull in fighting, 100,000 Armenians gather in Beirut for the 60th anniversary commemorations of the Armenian genocide.
1976 – The 6.5 Mw  Friuli earthquake affected Northern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 900–978 dead and 1,700–2,400 injured.
1983 – The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by new experts.
1984 – One hundred and three Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul.
1988 – All thirty-six passengers and crew were killed when Widerøe Flight 710 crashed into Mt. Torghatten in Brønnøy.
1994 – Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
1996 – The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
1997 – The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his fifth career start.
1998 – Steve Jobs of Apple Inc. unveils the first iMac.
1999 – The first elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held.
2001 – During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
2002 – Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated following a radio-interview at the Mediapark in Hilversum.
2002 – Founding of SpaceX by Elon Musk.
2010 – In just 36 minutes, the Dow-Jones average plunged nearly 1,000 points in what is known as the 2010 Flash Crash.
2013 – Three women, kidnapped and missing for more than a decade, are found alive in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States.
2013 - The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales
2014 - Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, releases a 57 minute video boasting about abducting schoolgirls in Nigeria
2017 - 84 abducted schoolgirls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria
2020 - UK becomes the first European country to report over 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19
2020 - Irish organization repays a 170 year old favor, raising over $2 million for US Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation badly affected by COVID-19. In 1840s Choctaw Nation sent $170 to aid Irish potato famine.
2020 - At least 90,000 healthcare workers worldwide infected by COVID-19, more than 260 nurses have died according to International Council of Nurses
2021 - Armed police raid on drug traffickers kills 25 in cities deadliest ever, in a favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil





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Published at 5:00am on Friday, May 06, 2022
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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