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Thursday, June 9, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, June 9, 2022



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Almanac
Macon Calendar
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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

A brief lull in thunderstorm activity is expected late today through Friday. A low pressure system is forecast to approach from the west late Friday into Saturday providing the opportunity for scattered showers and storms to the area. Quiet weather is expected from Sunday to the start of the upcoming week with a heat wave into the middle of the week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the lower 80s. Light winds out of the northwest in the morning increasing to 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday

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

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph early in the evening shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs near 80. Light winds out of the northwest in the morning increasing to 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by midnight.

Friday

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 40%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the mid 70s. Light winds out of the northwest in the early morning increasing to 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Tonigh

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Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the early evening becoming calm by midnight.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Light and variable winds.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Jun 9 2022

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

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 theupper 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 3.7 out of 12) today with Oak, Poplar, Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (5.6 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 9th

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

Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1953
Lowest Temperature 38°F in Highlands in 1931
Greatest Rainfall 2.71 inches in Highlands in 1989
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


• Backdoor to legalized weed? Bill potentially legalizing marijuana if feds do heads to Cooper [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• After 3 months of 'low' COVID-19 risk, Buncombe sees case upticks, returns to 'medium' [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• NOC marks 50 years in business [Smoky Mountain News]

• Great Smoky Mountain National Park launches science podcast [The Sylva Herald]

• Western NCDOT engineers promoted [The Southern Scoop News]


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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 8 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 6th (no PDF fopr today)]

Has Severodonetsk fallen? | Ukraine Combat Footage Live Review | Funker530



• Fear and Destruction Are Turning Ukraine’s Front-Line Cities Into Ghost Towns [Wall Street Journal]




JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (May 31st)





• Ukraine: Zelenskyy says 'fate of Donbas' being decided in key city [DW News]

• Russian forces control most of eastern Ukraine's Severodonetsk, governor says [France 24]

• Is Russia exporting grain from Ukraine? [BBC News]

• Ukrainian troops ‘pushed back’ as Severodonetsk battle rages [Al Jazeera]

• Russia Is Racing to Cement Its Control in Southern Ukraine [New York Times]

• The State Duma of Russian Federation Suggested Cancelling The Independence of Lithuania [Yahoo! News]

• Russia cracks down on critics of military actions in Ukraine [ABC News]


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

• Foreigners who fought for Ukraine plead guilty [Russia Today]

• Russia will not let Ankara conduct new operation in Syria [Pravda ]

• Arctic Council’s decisions taken without Moscow will be illegal, says ambassador to US [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

• Armed Man Arrested Near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Home Is Charged With Attempted Murder [Wall Street Journal]

• Sandy Hook families defamed by Alex Jones want him to pay their legal fees fighting his ‘sham’ bankruptcy [The News-Times (Danbury, CT)]

• Ron DeSantis' press secretary registers as foreign agent after getting dinged by Department of Justice [Orlando Weekly]

• Praise for Uvalde shooter and call for copycats is growing online, Homeland Security warns [Houston Chronicle]

• Michigan is poised to become 14th state to mandate personal finance education [CNBC]

• Iran turns off 2 of UN nuclear watchdog's cameras [Ynet News]

• House passes tough new gun measures hours after wrenching testimony [Washington post]

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

Read the leaked your at Google Drive or below:



• At Summit of the Americas, Biden hails importance of democracy in region [Los Angeles TimesE]

Inaugural Ceremony of the Ninth Summit of the Americas



• Summit of the Americas [US Department of State]

Global National: June 8, 2022 | Mass shooting victims, families make desperate pleas to US Congress



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 8th, 2022 (no news for the 5th)


PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 8th, 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, 8 June 2022, there have been 530,896,347 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,301,020 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 7 June 2022, a total of 11,832,555,347 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:37pm CEST, 8 June 2022, there have been 83,987,071 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 999,343 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 20 May 2022, a total of 575,410,180 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Does the World Still Need New Covid-19 Vaccines? [New England Journal of Medicine]

• We Need to Improve Indoor Air Quality: Here’s How and Why [Scientific American]

• COVID-19 on the rise in Israel again? Fifth jab being considered [Jerusalem postE]

• Psychiatric disorders more likely following COVID diagnosis, OSU study shows [KOMO-TV (Seattle, WA)]

• Doctors Share Wake-Up Call for Increased Cardiovascular Risk Post-COVID [WNBC-TV (New York CIty, NY)]

• US has a "very serious" problem with Covid-19 vaccine uptake [CNN]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Makers of ad blockers and browser privacy extensions fear the end is near [The Register]

• EU lawmakers endorse ban on combustion-engine cars in 2035 [AP News]

• 10% of Twitter’s active accounts are posting spam content [Global Data]

• Solid-state batteries for EVs move a step closer to production [ARS TECHNICA]

• Tech’s Decade of Stock-Market Dominance Ends, For Now [Wall Street Journal]

• 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

Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX | Stanford Graduate School of Business



Level1 News June 8 2022: Horton Hears Exactly Who You Are



And The Password Is, FIDO – DTNS 4292 | Daily Tech News Show



Does Windows have Back Doors?



The Dangers of Near Earth Supernovas | John Michael Godier



Q and A with A and V Livestream 6/8/22 8:00 PM



Nature Always Wins - Monica L. Smith | Long Now Foundation






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Russia claims fresh advances in Donbas +++ Grain talks in Turkey | DW News



Summit of Americas unveils divisions over Ukraine war | Al Jazeera



Ukraine War creating “global food crisis” says world trade body | BBC News



Satellite images appear to show Russian vessels stealing grain from Ukraine | FRANCE 24 English







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On This Day

June 9 is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 205 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)





411 BC – The Athenian coup succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy.
53 – The Roman emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia.
68 – Nero commits suicide after quoting Vergil's Aeneid, thus ending the Julio-Claudian dynasty and starting the civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors.
721 – Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
747 – Abbasid Revolution: Abu Muslim Khorasani begins an open revolt against Umayyad rule, which is carried out under the sign of the Black Standard.
1311 – Duccio's Maestà, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
1523 – The Parisian Faculty of Theology fines Simon de Colines for publishing the Biblical commentary Commentarii initiatorii in quatuor Evangelia by Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples.
1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to describe and map the Saint Lawrence River.
1667 – Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.
1732 – James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future U.S. state of Georgia.
1772 – The British schooner Gaspee is burned in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.
1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battles of Arklow and Saintfield.
1815 – End of the Congress of Vienna: The new European political situation is set.
1856 – Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa for the Mormon Trail.
1862 – American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson concludes his successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign with a victory in the Battle of Port Republic; his tactics during the campaign are now studied by militaries around the world.
1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Brandy Station in Virginia, the largest calvary battle on American soil, ends Confederate calvary dominance in the eastern theater.
1885 – Treaty of Tientsin is signed to end the Sino-French War, with China eventually giving up Tonkin and Annam – most of present-day Vietnam – to France.
1900 – Indian nationalist Birsa Munda dies of cholera in a British prison.
1915 – William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
1922 – Åland's Regional Assembly convened for its first plenary session in Mariehamn, Åland; today, the day is celebrated as Self-Government Day of Åland.
1923 – Bulgaria's military takes over the government in a coup.
1928 – Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
1930 – A Chicago Tribune reporter, Jake Lingle, is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
1944 – World War II: Ninety-nine civilians are hanged from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
1944 – World War II: The Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.
1948 – Foundation of the International Council on Archives under the auspices of the UNESCO.
1953 – The Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence kills 94 people in Massachusetts.
1954 – Joseph N. Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army–McCarthy hearings, giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
1957 – First ascent of Broad Peak by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl.
1959 – The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine.
1965 – The civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam, Phan Huy Quát, resigns after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyễn Cao Kỳ.
1965 – Vietnam War: The Viet Cong commences combat with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in the Battle of Đồng Xoài, one of the largest battles in the war.
1967 – Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria.
1968 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1972 – Severe rainfall causes a dam in the Black Hills of South Dakota to burst, creating a flood that kills 238 people and causes $160 million in damage.
1973 – In horse racing, Secretariat wins the U.S. Triple Crown.
1978 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men", ending a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men.
1979 – The Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney, Australia, kills seven.
1995 – Ansett New Zealand Flight 703 crashes into the Tararua Range during approach to Palmerston North Airport on the North Island of New Zealand, killing four.
1999 – Kosovo War: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
2008 – Two bombs explode at a train station near Algiers, Algeria, killing at least 13 people.
2009 – An explosion kills 17 people and injures at least 46 at a hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan.
2010 – At least 40 people are killed and more than 70 wounded in a suicide bombing at a wedding party in Arghandab, Kandahar.
2013 - Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents
2016 - US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Presidential nominee
2019 - Over 1 million people protest in Hong Kong over proposed new extradition laws to China in one of largest-ever protests in the city
2021 - US President Joe Biden begins his first foreign trip, arriving in the UK to attend a G7 summit





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Published at 5:00am on Thursday, June 9, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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