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Monday, June 6, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, June 6, 2022



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Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)
On This Day
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OUTLOOK

Dry high pressure will build across the region through today. Developing southerly wind will bring a return of the heat and humidity beginning Tuesday. Also expect an increasing potential for afternoon and evening showers and storms as a weak cold front drifts across our area from the northwest late Wednesday into Friday. Low pressure is forecast to arrive from the west on Saturday providing numerous showers and storms to our area next weekend.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Wednesday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers after 3am. Increasing clouds, with lows in the upper 50s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday

Scattered showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday

Scattered showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 50%.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Winds out of the southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 1am. Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday

Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday

Scattered showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 40%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds in the early in the evening increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday

Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 80s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday

Scattered showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 40%.


Nantahala Area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers after 3am. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday

Scattered showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday

Scattered showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 50%.







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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 Mon Jun 6 2022

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Alex, located about 200 miles west of Bermuda.

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



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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

No smoke fields will be crossing Macon County today, no map was produced.











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 lower range of yellow.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range 5.6 out of 12) today with Oak, Poplar, Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (4.5 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 6th

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

Highest Temperature 93°F in Franklin in 1985
Lowest Temperature 37°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1946
Greatest Rainfall 4.50 inches in Highlands in 1916
Greatest Snowfall (no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of June
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

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, June 11th

2022 WNC Jeepfeste

The 3rd Annual WNC JeepFest will be held June 10 and 11, 2022 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds in Maggie Valley, NC!
Here’s your chance to check out the amazing features that only Haywood County can provide! We have unique trails that are only found in Western North Carolina.
Our event will feature both automotive and food vendors, along with other enticing attractions. We’re also offering guided rides on 6/10, 6/11 and 6/12 to different areas of the surrounding countryside. All of these rides are stock friendly!

Like helping cats and dogs too? Awesome; so do we! All of the proceeds from WNC JeepFest go to Sarge’s Animal Rescue, right here in Haywood County!
We can’t forget our host Jeep club, WNC Jeepers! Without them, this event would still be a dream!





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Local and State News


Sunday, June 5th

Friends of the Macon County Public Library 50th Anniversary Open House




• What to know before using foreign formula from Operation Fly Formula [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Students of color push back on calls for police in schools [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• North Carolina hospital shooting: 1 injured, suspect fled scene [Fox News Channel]

North Carolina State Senators vote on a bill to legalize medical marijuana | WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)




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Special Section: Russo-Ukrainian War Updates
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)
(Longer videos are in the Russo-Ukraine Videos section)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 5 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF]

Ukraine's vital ally - Why Poland matters in the Russian-Ukrainian war | Perun






JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (May 31st)





• Russian general killed in eastern Ukraine, Russian state media reporter says [Yahoo! News]

• Ukraine Counterattack Takes Back Parts of Strategic Donbas City [Wall Street Journal]

• Russia Seeks Buyers for Plundered Ukraine Grain, U.S. Warns [New York Times]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 102 [Al Jazeera]

• Zelensky visits frontline troops as Ukraine retakes half of Severodonetsk [France 24]


News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

• Congresswoman questions US democracy [Russia Today]

• Crimea residents film eight sea-based Kalibr missiles being launched at a time [Pravda ]

• Russian forces wipe out T-72 tanks supplied by East European countries to Kiev - top brass [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

Mark Cuban aims to lower prescription drugs prices with online pharmacy | PBS Newshour



• Visit the [Cost Plus Drugs Website]

• Dollar’s Climb Stalls Amid Mixed Economic Signals [Wall Street Journal]

• Biden Has ‘Only Bad Options’ for Bringing Down Oil Prices [New York Times]

• Senators say gun deal is within reach, but without Biden’s wish list [Washington Post]

• 2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 7 states [ABC News]

• 'I'm not going to help you:' Man drowned in Tempe Town Lake as police watched, transcripts reveal [KSAZ-TV (Phoenix, AZ)]

• title [SOURCE]


The United Kingdon Celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Royal Jubilee: Queen Elizabeth 70 Years | NBC News NOW Special


• Platinum Jubilee: Queen 'humbled and touched' by celebrations [BBC News]

Platinum Jubilee LIVE: The Platinum Jubilee Pageant | The Royal Family Channel



Platinum Jubilee: Highlights from the Queen's four-day celebrations | Sky News



ALL the BEST BITS from The Platinum Pageant Parade | BBC News



• Highlights of the Platinum Jubilee [Sky News]

Roe v Wade Opinion Leak (Read the Draft Opinion for Yourself)

Read the leaked your at Google Drive or below:



Washington Today (6-3-22): Former Trump WH adviser Peter Navarro indicted for contempt of Congress



Global National: June 5, 2022 | Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations end with colourful pageant



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 4th, 2022 (no news for the 5th)


PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 4th, 2022



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



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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes 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 5:37pm CEST, 3 June 2022, there have been 528,816,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,294,969 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 1 June 2022, a total of 11,947,644,522 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:37pm CEST, 3 June 2022, there have been 83,551,386 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 998,070 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 20 May 2022, a total of 575,410,180 vaccine doses have been administered.

What the Pandemic Can Teach Us About Endings | NYT Opinion



• ‘We are absolutely destroyed’: Health workers facing burnout, even as COVID levels ease [Global National (Canada)]

• COVID mRNA vaccines can be quickly updated for new variants. So, where's my Omicron booster? [ABC News 9Australia)]

• COVID Isolation Guidance: What Steps to Take Once You Test Positive [WMAQ-TC (Chicago, IL)]

• Genetic Diversity and Evolutionary Convergence of Cryptic SARS-CoV-2 Lineages Detected Via Wastewater Sequencing [MedRxiv (PDF)]

• Long COVID is associated with extensive in-vivo neuroinflammation on [18F]DPA-714 PET [MedRxiv (PDF)]

• TWiV 906: Long COVID, giant viruses, and smallish pox [Microbe TV]

• Effects of Wearing Face Masks on Exercise Capacity and Ventilatory Anaerobic Threshold in Healthy Subjects During the COVID-19 Epidemic [Medical Science Monitor]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Telegram reportedly surrendered user data to authorities despite still saying to the contrary [Android Police]

• Albany passes 'right to repair' law for electronics to confront 'monopoly' on repair market [GothamistCE]

• Privacy Bill Allows for 'Turning Off' Targeted Advertising [MultiCHannel News]

• Scientists develop a 'fabric' that turns body movement into electricity [Science Daily]

• How Axon's plans for Taser drones blindsided its AI ethics board [Protocol]

• Giant Deep Ocean Turbine Trial Offers Hope of Endless Green Power [Bloomberg]

• Microsoft aims to win the race to build a new kind of computer. So does Amazon [Seattle Times]

• AMD Triggers US Investigation of Realtek, TCL Holdings for Patent Infringement [Tom's Hardware]

• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Lamplight TV]


Podcasts and Long Form Videos
Anything from educational, entertainment, history, current events and technology

What are Ancestor Simulations... and are we living in one? | Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur



Deep in the Tumbleweeds | LINUX Unplugged 461



Why NASA Will Pay $3.5Billion to Rent Space Suits Instead Of Building Their Own | Scott Manley



Shenzhou-14 mission overview | SciNews



LIVE: NASA Rolls Out Massive SLS Rocket for Final Prelaunch Testing | NASA Spaceflight



SpaceX Starship Ship 24 on the Pad, FAA Final Deadline Reached, New Shepard NS-21, Shenzhou-14 | Marcus House



Inkscape, NixOS, Linux Mint, PulseAudio, GNOME Shell on Mobile and more Linux news! | This Week in Linux



Leo Laporte | The Tech Guy: 1900



Jonathan Haidt: The Case Against Social Media | Lex Fridman Podcast #291



Mark Zuckerberg: Meta, Facebook, Instagram, and the Metaverse | Lex Fridman Podcast #267 (this episode was referenced in the above video)






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Ukraine's vital ally - Why Poland matters in the Russian-Ukrainian war | Perun



Putin warns of Russia hitting new targets if US gives missiles to Ukraine | DW News



Live: Ukrainian President Zelensky visits frontline troops as fighting rages | FRANCE 24 English



Multiple explosions Sunday shake Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv | CBS News



Human rights activist: There is ‘no justification’ for Russia’s actions | Fox News Channel



Battle of Donbas Begins - Russian Invasion of Ukraine | Kings and Generals







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On This Day

June 6 is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 208 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)





AD640 - Arab Muslim army sent by Caliph Omar begins siege of Heliopolis, city succumbs mid to late July, paving way for Muslim conquest of Byzantine Egypt
913 – Constantine VII, the eight-year-old illegitimate son of Leo VI the Wise, becomes nominal ruler of the Byzantine Empire under the regency of a seven-man council headed by Patriarch Nicholas Mystikos, appointed by Constantine's uncle Alexander III on his deathbed.
1242 - 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris
1391 - Inhabitants of Seville, Spain, massacre 5,000 Jews
1505 – The M8.2–8.8 Lo Mustang earthquake affects Tibet and Nepal, causing severe damage in Kathmandu and parts of the Indo-Gangetic plain.
1513 – Battle of Novara. In the Italian Wars, Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing them to abandon Milan; Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
1520 - France and England sign treaty of Scotland
1523 – Swedish regent Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden and, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union, 6 June is designated the country's national day.
1536 - Mexico begins its inquisition
1654 – Swedish Queen Christina abdicated her throne in favour of her cousin Charles Gustav and converted to Catholicism.
1673 - France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
1752 - 3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed
1975 - Fire destroy 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured
1762 – In the Seven Years' War, British forces begin the Siege of Havana and temporarily capture the city.
1813 – The Battle of Stoney Creek, considered a critical turning point in the War of 1812. A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force twice its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
1816 - 10" of snowfall in New England, part of a "year without a summer" which followed the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia
1822 – Alexis St Martin is accidentally shot in the stomach, leading to William Beaumont's studies on digestion.
1832 – The June Rebellion in Paris is put down by the National Guard.
1844 – The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
1859 – Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales. The date is still celebrated as Queensland Day.
1862 – The First Battle of Memphis, a naval engagement fought on the Mississippi results in the capture of Memphis, Tennessee by Union forces from the Confederates.
1882 – The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
1889 – The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.
1892 – The Chicago "L" elevated rail system begins operation.
1894 – Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners' strike.
1912 – The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
1918 – Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I: the U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Château-Thierry (the losses are exceeded at the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943).
1925 – The original Chrysler Corporation was founded by Walter Chrysler from the remains of the Maxwell Motor Company.
1933 – The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.
1934 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
1942 – The United States Navy's victory over the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway is a major turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. All four Japanese fleet carriers taking part—Akagi, Kaga, Sōryū and Hiryū—are sunk, as is the heavy cruiser Mikuma. The American carrier Yorktown and the destroyer Hammann are also sunk.
1944 – Commencement of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, with the execution of Operation Neptune—commonly referred to as D-Day—the largest seaborne invasion in history. Nearly 160,000 Allied troops cross the English Channel with about 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participating. By the end of the day, the Allies have landed on five invasion beaches and are pushing inland.
1986 - Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night
1971 – Soyuz 11 is launched. The mission ends in disaster when all three cosmonauts, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev are suffocated by uncontrolled decompression of the capsule during re-entry on 29 June.
1971 – Hughes Airwest Flight 706 collides with a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II of the United States Marine Corps over the San Gabriel Mountains, killing 50.
1975 – British referendum results in continued membership of the European Economic Community, with 67% of votes in favour.
1982 – The Lebanon War begins. Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon during Operation Peace for the Galilee, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
1983 - Li Xiannian becomes President of the People's Republic of China and Deng Xiaoping the supreme commander
1985 – The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is opened in Embu, Brazil; the exhumed remains are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's "Angel of Death"; Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
1985 - Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1993 – Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat wins the first presidential election in Mongolia.
1994 – China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 crashes near Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, killing all 160 people on board.
2002 – Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
2017 – Syrian civil war: The Battle of Raqqa begins with an offensive by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to capture the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
2018 - Convicted drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, granted clemency by US President Donald Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case
2019 - German serial killer nurse Niels Hoegel jailed for a second life sentence for the murder of 85 more people (previously convicted for six). Germany's worst post-war serial killer.
2019 - On 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill apologizes for his department's actions during the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn
2021 - Four members of a London, Ontario, family killed when they are struck by a truck in an anti-Muslim attack





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Published at 4:20am on Monday, June 6, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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