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Friday, June 10, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Friday, June 10, 2022

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Hazards and Tropical Weather
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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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Sunday Night

Franklin Area


Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Light winds out of the southwest.


Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Calm winds.


A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Calm winds.


Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60.

Highlands Plateau


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


Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest winds 3 to 5 mph.


A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.


Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60.

Otto and South Central Macon County


Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Light and variable winds.


Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.


A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light and variable winds.


Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 60s.

Nantahala Area


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


Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.


A chance of showers between 9am and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.


Mostly sunny, with highs near 80.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 60s.

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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Jun 10 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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24 Hour Smoke Forecast

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

Air quality is in thelower range of yellow for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the middle range of yellow.

Fire and Smoke Map

Local Air Monitor


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 (4.6 out of 12).

Record Weather Events for June 10th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1947
Lowest Temperature 39°F in Highlands in 1931
Greatest Rainfall 3.72 inches in Highlands in 2013
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
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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

• Tree Planted at Cartoogechaye Elementary in Memory of Mrs. Martha Jamison [Macon Media]

• NC House sends 'remote academies' bill to Senate [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• 2,000-camera network feeding to Sheriff's Office could get bigger this year. Here's why. [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Maggie distillery in foreclosure as bidders come forward [Smoky Mountain News]

• Car chase causes uproar, but incident harmless [The Sylva Herald]

• Maggie Valley Band coming to Concerts on the Creek in Sylva June 10 [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)]

British Citizens Sentenced to Death in Ukraine | Combat Footage Live Review | Funker530

• Three Foreigners Fighting Alongside Ukrainian Forces Sentenced to Death [Wall Street Journal]


• Why Ukraine's Sievierodonetsk is so important [DW News]

• Ukrainian forces ‘holding on’ in key Donbas battles, Zelensky says [France 24]

• Putin the Great? Russia’s President Likens Himself to Famous Czar. [New York Times]

• Ukraine war: Britons Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner sentenced to death [BBC 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

• Gas prices hit $5 national average after rapid rise [xxx]

• India will need to make a ‘growth sacrifice’ to slow inflation, says JPMorgan [CNBC]

• California's biggest Mega Millions winner comes forward; bought $426M winning ticket in Woodland Hills [KTTV-TV (Los Angeles, CA)]

• Sriracha lovers burned as maker halts production due to pepper shortage [Uk Guardian]

• Uvalde school police chief defends Texas shooting response [AP News]

• The Washington Post fires reporter Felicia Sonmez after a week of feuding publicly with her colleagues [CNN]

• Washington Post fires reporter Felicia Sonmez [Poynter]

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

Read the leaked your at Google Drive or below:

• Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol [Website]

• Five key takeaways from the Capitol riot hearing [BBC News]

Select Committee Hearing | January 6th Committee

WATCH LIVE: Jan. 6 Committee hearings - Day 1 | PBS

Select Committee NEW Footage | January 6th Committee

Sean Hannity: This is another anti-Trump smear that will accomplish nothing | Fox News Channel

Maddow: January 6th Threat To Democracy Is Ongoing | MSNBC

• Jan. 6: The Story So Far [New York Times]

• Trump’s Shocking Comments That Pence ‘Deserves’ to Be Hanged on Jan. 6 Revealed at Hearing [MEDIAITE]

• TTrump calls deadly insurrection 'greatest movement' in US history [AFp via Yahoo! News]

• Jan. 6 Committee Lays Out Case Against Donald Trump in First Public Hearing [Wall Street Journal]

• Jan. 6 hearing makes case Trump at 'center of this conspiracy' to overturn election [ABC News]

Global National: June 9, 2022 | Canada, California partners on climate action, critics unimpressed

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 9th, 2022 (no news for the 5th)

PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 9th, 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 5:10pm CEST, 9 June 2022, there have been 531,550,610 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,302,982 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 7 June 2022, a total of 11,854,673,610 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:10pm CEST, 9 June 2022, there have been 84,125,526 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 999,773 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 3 June 2022, a total of 579,958,258 vaccine doses have been administered.

• From Positive to Negative to Positive Again—The Mystery of Why COVID-19 Rebounds in Some Patients Who Take Paxlovid [JAMA Network]

• Two new versions of Omicron are gaining ground in the U.S., according to C.D.C. estimates. [New York Times]

• Pandemic's origins obscured by lack of Chinese data - WHO panel [Reuters]

• Adapting to life with COVID-19: Lessons our own immune system can teach us about public health information [The Conversation]

• New variants are poised to keep Covid-19 circulating at high levels throughout the summer [CNN]

• Shanghai to lock down again and test 2.7 million as Covid fears linger [Forbes India]

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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Quantum Chip Takes Microseconds to Do a Task a Supercomputer Would Spend 9,000 Years On [Singularity Hub]

• Chinese 'Aoqin Dragon' gang runs undetected ten-year espionage spree [The Register]

• Microsoft will no longer ban staff from seeking roles at competitors and plans to disclose salaries on job ads [Business Insider]

• White House Developing National Strategy to Increase Data Collection as Privacy Tech Improves [Nextgov]

• Tesla Shanghai workers can leave the factory for first time in weeks [The Mercury News]

• Meta will stop making Portal for consumers [The Verge]

• NASA prepares first all-electric airplane for test flight [UK Independent]

• Open source security fears are fading away [ZD Net]

• 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

Robin Hanson: Alien Civilizations, UFOs, and the Future of Humanity | Lex Fridman Podcast #292

Level1 News June 10 2022: I Track Cheddar Like a Food Inspector

Apple Isn't a Bank, Yet - DTNS 4293 | Daily Tech News Show

Where Did The Universe Come From? Geraint Lewis | Dr Brian Keating

Earth from Space: Singapore | European Space Agency

Ship 24 Rolled Back for Raptor Installation | SpaceX Boca Chica

The Final Images We Will Ever See of Pluto and Arrokoth | Astrium

Why Crows Are as Smart as 7 Year Old Humans | Real Science

Japanese Invasion of Alaska - Pacific War #29 | Kings and Generals

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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> How long can Russia afford the war? | DW News

Ukrainian forces ‘holding on’ in key Donbas battles, Zelensky says | FRANCE 24 English

Zelensky says 'fate of the Donbas' being decided in Severodonetsk | BBC News

New video shows Ukraine destroy Russian rocket launcher with US-provided weapon | CNN

Ukrainian President Zelenksyy urges U.S. corporate leaders to leave Russian market | CNBC Television

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On This Day

June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 204 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)

671 – Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.
1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
1329 – The Battle of Pelekanon results in a Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire.
1523 – Copenhagen is surrounded by the army of Frederick I of Denmark, as the city will not recognise him as the successor of Christian II of Denmark.
1539 – Council of Trent: Pope Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
1540 - Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster
1596 – Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerk discover Bear Island.
1619 – Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
1624 – Signing of the Treaty of Compiègne between France and the Netherlands.
1692 – Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries".
1719 – Jacobite risings: Battle of Glen Shiel.
1782 – King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) is crowned.
1786 – A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
1793 – The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
1793 – French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
1805 – First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.
1838 – Myall Creek massacre: Twenty-eight Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
1854 – The United States Naval Academy graduates its first class of students.
1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel: Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
1863 – During the French intervention in Mexico, Mexico City is captured by French troops.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Brice's Crossroads: Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
1868 – Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.
1871 – Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 US Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
1878 – League of Prizren is established, to oppose the decisions of the Congress of Berlin and the Treaty of San Stefano, as a consequence of which the Albanian lands in the Balkans were being partitioned and given to the neighbor states of Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Greece.
1886 – Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and burying the famous Pink and White Terraces. Eruptions continue for three months creating a large, 17 km long fissure across the mountain peak.
1898 – Spanish–American War: In the Battle of Guantánamo Bay, U.S. Marines begin the American invasion of Spanish-held Cuba.
1916 – The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire was declared by Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.
1918 – The Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István sinks off the Croatian coast after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat; the event is recorded by camera from a nearby vessel.
1924 – Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
1935 – Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
1940 – World War II: Fascist Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom, beginning an invasion of southern France.
1940 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy's actions in his "Stab in the Back" speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
1940 – World War II: Military resistance to the German occupation of Norway ends.
1942 – World War II: The Lidice massacre is perpetrated as a reprisal for the assassination of Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.
1944 – World War II: Six hundred forty-two men, women and children massacred at Oradour-sur-Glane, France.
1944 – World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia, Greece, 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
1944 – In baseball, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
1945 – Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
1947 – Saab produces its first automobile.
1957 – John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the 1957 Canadian federal election, ending 22 years of Liberal Party government.
1963 – The Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex, was signed into law by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program.
1964 – United States Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill's passage.
1967 – The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
1977 – James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee. He is recaptured three days later.
1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
1982 – Lebanon War: The Syrian Arab Army defeats the Israeli Defense Forces in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub.
1990 – British Airways Flight 5390 lands safely at Southampton Airport after a blowout in the cockpit causes the captain to be partially sucked from the cockpit. There are no fatalities.
1991 – Eleven-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard is kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe, California; she would remain a captive until 2009.
1994 – China conducts a nuclear test for DF-31 warhead at Area C (Beishan), Lop Nur, its prominence being due to the Cox Report.
1996 – Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.
1997 – Before fleeing his northern stronghold, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members.
1999 – Kosovo War: NATO suspends its airstrikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
2001 – Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
2002 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
2003 – The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
2008 – Sudan Airways Flight 109 crashes at Khartoum International Airport, killing 30 people.
2009 – James Wenneker von Brunn, who was 88-years-old, opened fire inside the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and fatally shot Museum Special Police Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns. Other security guards returned fire, wounding von Brunn, who was apprehended.
2018 - A planetary dust storm causes NASA's Opportunity Rover to cease communication from Mars
2019 – An Agusta A109E Power crashed onto the AXA Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, which sparked a fire on the top of the building. The pilot of the helicopter was killed.
2020 - Statues of Confederate figures and explorers become focus of #BlackLivesMatter protests, with many removed including of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and of Christopher Columbus in Richmond
2021 - European Space Agency announces new Venus mission, the probe EnVision to study Venus' tesserae (its continent-like terrains)

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Published at 5:00am on Friday, June 10, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins

Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to the following websites or books:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 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):, 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