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Sunday, June 12, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, June 12, 2022



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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

A weak upper trough will swing across the area over the weekend. Meanwhile, a strong ridge will build in from the west Monday through Wednesday and maintain well above normal temperatures through the end of next week. The period will also remain unsettled with isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible each afternoon.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Sunday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds.

Monday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Light and variable winds.

Monday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 90s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Light and variable winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming light and variable before midnight.

Monday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Light winds out of the west.

Monday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds.

Monday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the lower 90s. Light and variable winds.

Monday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 70. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 90s.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Patchy fogbefore midmorning. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming 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.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the south.

Monday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds.

Monday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 70. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s.







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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 Sun Jun 12 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 lower range of yellow.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range 5.1 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plaintain, and Walnut being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (5.3 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 12th

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

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1964
Lowest Temperature 35°F in Highlands in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 3.84 inches in Highlands in 1899
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)


No events submitted



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Local and State News


• 'We need action now': Thousands in Raleigh join 'March for Our Lives' demanding new gun measures [WTVD-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Activists rally in downtown Raleigh for an end to gun violence [WRAl-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• 'March for Our Lives' rally in Asheville joins nationwide protests calling for gun control [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Nature Journal: 'Fishes of the Smokies' is the newest field guide published by GSMA [Asheville Citizen Times]

• Holbrooks prevails in ballot recount for sheriff [Macon County News and Shopping Guide]

• $1.5M to be paid to police chief who displayed Nazi insignia [AP 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 11 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 11th]

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



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




JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 98-107)





• Russia appears to be resorting to Soviet-era missiles: DW's Rebecca Ritters reports [DW News]

• Ukrainian boy depicts horrors of war in journal [France 24]

• 100 days of war, 100 stories from Ukraine [Al Jazeera]

• Russia Exploits Artillery Advantage as Ukraine Braces for Attacks on More Eastern Cities [Wall Street Journal]

• Ukraine: Russia said to be using more deadly weapons in war [AP News via Yahoo! News]

• Nicaragua gives permission for Russian troops to enter country [CBS News]


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

• Ukraine to get heavy German arms on symbolic date [Russia Today]

• Political scientists: Ukraine won't be the last, and the world will never be the same again [Pravda ]

• Zelensky authorizes sending territorial defense forces to combat zones [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

• Wisconsin judge finds GOP election investigator in contempt [ABC News]

• The U.S. housing market is heading toward the ‘most significant contraction’ since 2006. Here’s what that means [Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)]

• Big landlords jump into the homebuilding business as demand for single-family rentals surges [CNBC]

• Across the US, 2020 election deniers seek to run the polls [Courthouse News Service]

• Giuliani says Trump 'had nothing to do' with Jan 6. attack and that the Democratic party 'needs to be destroyed at the top' [Yahoo! News]

• 31 people arrested for conspiracy to riot near a Pride parade in Idaho [CNN]

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

Read the leaked your at Google Drive or below:



Global National: June 10, 2022 | Airport COVID-19 testing to be paused in light of delays



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 10th, 2022


PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 10th, 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 6:09pm CEST, 10 June 2022, there have been 532,201,219 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,305,358 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 6:09pm CEST, 10 June 2022, there have been 84,292,712 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,000,850 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 3 June 2022, a total of 579,958,258 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Is a mask still worth it if you’re the only person wearing one? [Toronto Star]

• COVID and smell loss: answers begin to emerge [Nature]

• FDA says Moderna vaccine for youngest children is safe and effective [Washington Post]

• This Covid Wave Might Be the Start of Our ‘New Normal,' Experts Say—Here's What You Need to Know [WNBC-TV (New York City, NY)]

• Americans keep getting reinfected with COVID-19 as new variants emerge, data shows [ABC News]

• First Description of Serological Evidence for SARS-CoV-2 in Lactating Cows [MDPI]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• 830,000 Teslas with Autopilot under NHTSA Investigation, Recall Possible [Car and Driver]

• Lightyear says its $263,000 solar-powered car will go into production later this year [The Verge]

• Scientists discovered a new molecule that kills even the deadliest cancer [Interesting Engineering]

• Engineer Who Fled Charges of Stealing Chip Technology in US Now Thrives in China [Bloomberg]

• The fear of technology-driven unemployment and its empirical base [Centre for Economic Policy Research]

• YouTube taught us, ruined us, and we can't live without it [TechRadar]

• 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

Solar Panel Roundtable - DTNS Special | Daily Tech News Show



TWiV 907: When the cats and mice are away, the viruses play | Microbe TV



SpaceX 33 Raptors Installed on Booster, Ship 24 updates, NileSat 301, SLS Wet Dress, NS-21 and more | Marcus House



My PET ANTS That Spin Webs Like SPIDERS | AntsCanada



NASA looking at UFO's, Webb Hit By Meteor & Tiangong Gets New Crew - Deep Space Updates - June 10th | Scott Manley



openSUSE Leap 15.4, Tails 5.1, Blender 3.2, PeerTube, Atom Discontinued and more Linux news! | This Week in Linux






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> How united on Ukraine is the EU? | DW News



Could Ukraine war prompt another hunger crisis in Africa? | Counting the Cost



Ukraine war leaves Mariupol at risk of major cholera outbreak | BBC News



Day 108: War in Ukraine | Operator Starsky



The Artillery Attack on the Ukrainian Ship Yuri Olefirenko







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On This Day

June 12 is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 202 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)





910 – Battle of Augsburg: The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army under King Louis the Child, using the famous feigned retreat tactic of the nomadic warriors.
1240 – At the instigation of Louis IX of France, an inter-faith debate, known as the Disputation of Paris, starts between a Christian monk and four rabbis.
1381 – Peasants' Revolt: In England, rebels assemble at Blackheath, just outside London.
1418 – Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Parisians slaughter sympathizers of Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, along with all prisoners, foreign bankers, and students and faculty of the College of Navarre.
1429 – Hundred Years' War: On the second day of the Battle of Jargeau, Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk.
1550 – The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.
1643 – The Westminster Assembly is convened by the Parliament of England, without the assent of Charles I, in order to restructure the Church of England.
1653 – First Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of the Gabbard begins, lasting until the following day.
1665 – Thomas Willett is appointed the first mayor of New York City.
1758 – French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg: James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, commences.
1772 – French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne and 25 of his men killed by Māori in New Zealand.
1775 – American War of Independence: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
1776 – The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
1817 – The earliest form of bicycle, the dandy horse, is driven by Karl von Drais.
1821 – Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Isma'il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.
1830 – Beginning of the Invasion of Algiers: Thiry-four thousand French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.
1864 – American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor: Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their position at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
1898 – Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.
1899 – New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
1900 – The Reichstag approves new legislation continuing Germany's naval expansion program. It provides for construction of 38 battleships over a 20-year period. Germany's fleet will be the largest in the world.
1914 – Massacre of Phocaea: Turkish irregulars slaughter 50 to 100 Greeks and expel thousands of others in an ethnic cleansing operation in the Ottoman Empire.
1921 – Mikhail Tukhachevsky orders the use of chemical weapons against the Tambov Rebellion, bringing an end to the peasant uprising.
1935 – A ceasefire is negotiated between Bolivia and Paraguay, ending the Chaco War.
1938 – The Helsinki Olympic Stadium was inaugurated in Töölö, Helsinki, Finland.
1939 – Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
1940 – World War II: Thirteen thousand British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
1943 – The Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). Around 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.
1944 – World War II: Operation Overlord: American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan, Normandy, France.
1954 – Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him at the time the youngest unmartyred saint in the Roman Catholic Church. In 2017, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged ten and nine at the time of their deaths, are declared saints.
1963 – NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith during the civil rights movement.
1963 – The film Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released in US theaters. It was the most expensive film made at the time.
1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
1975 – India, Judge Jagmohanlal Sinha of the city of Allahabad ruled that India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had used corrupt practices to win her seat in the Indian Parliament, and that she should be banned from holding any public office. Mrs. Gandhi sent word that she refused to resign.
1979 – Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man-powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
1979 - Sandinista occupies parts of Managua
1980 - Ronald Reagan says he will submit to periodic medical tests
1981 – The first of the Indiana Jones film franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark, is released in theaters.
1982 – Nuclear disarmament rally and concert, New York City.
1986 - P. W. Botha declares South African national emergency
1987 – The Central African Republic's former emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
1987 – Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate, U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
1988 – Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 46, a McDonnell Douglas MD-81, crashes short of the runway at Libertador General José de San Martín Airport, killing all 22 people on board.
1990 – Russia Day: The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
1991 – Russians first democratically elected Boris Yeltsin as the President of Russia.
1991 – Kokkadichcholai massacre: The Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village of Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa.
1993 – An election takes place in Nigeria and is won by Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. Its results are later annulled by the military Government of Ibrahim Babangida.
1997 – Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
1999 – Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
2007 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin
2009 – Analog television stations (excluding low-powered stations) switch to digital television following the DTV Delay Act.
2009 – A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide-ranging local and international protests.
2012 - The chemical compound NOTT-202, which is capable of selectively absorbing carbon dioxide, is created
2012 - World Health Organization concludes that diesel exhaust causes cancer
2015 - Al-Qaeda's 2nd-in-command Nasser al-Wuhayshi (Osama Bin Laden's former private secretary) is killed in a US air strike in Yemen
2016 – Forty-nine civilians are killed and 58 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the gunman, Omar Mateen, is killed in a gunfight with police.
2017 – American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and dies a week later.
2017 - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 30 days administrative arrest for organizing rallies
2018 – United States President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea held the first meeting between leaders of their two countries in Singapore.
2018 - Battle for key Yemen port of Hudaydah begins with assault by Saudi backed pro-government forces against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels
2019 - World’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norway’s Government Pension Fund, worth $1 trillion, gets authorization to drop fossil fuel investments from Norway's government
2019 - Violent protests in Hong Kong as tens of thousands of protesters block and try to storm government buildings to stop extradition law





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Published at 5:00am on Sunday, June 12, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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