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Monday, June 13, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, June 13, 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 strong upper level high will build in from the west through mid week and maintain hot and humid conditions through the work week. Dangerously high afternoon heat index values are expected through Wednesday. Unsettled weather will continue, with isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible each afternoon. Drier conditions with near normal temperatures expected for the weekend.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Wednesday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 90s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 90s. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 90s.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. WInds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Patchy dense fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds in the early evening increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy dense fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the east in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 90. Light winds out of the northwes.

Tonight Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Calm winds becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s.


Nantahala Area

Today

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

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows around 70. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy dense fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 70. Calm winds.

Wednesday

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

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Dangerously high afternoon heat index values are expected through Wednesday. Unsettled weather will continue, with isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible each afternoon this week.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Jun 13 2022

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

1. Southwestern Caribbean Sea:
An area of low pressure is expected to develop by the middle part of this week over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Some slow development of this system is possible thereafter while it drifts generally northwestward off the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...20 percent.



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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 thelower range of yellow for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the middler range of yellow.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range 5.3 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plaintain, and Walnut being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (5.2 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for June 13th

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

Highest Temperature 92°F in Franklin in 1958
Lowest Temperature 33°F in Highlands in 1913
Greatest Rainfall 2.21 inches in Highlands in 1947
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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Local and State News


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

• Tillis, Burr, Graham among group of senators announcing bipartisan gun safety proposal [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Word from the Smokies: Stage is set for wildlife enhancements on I-40 [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Local, statewide nonprofits jump-start biotech sector in WNC [Mountain Xpress (Asheville, 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 12 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 12th]




JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 98-107)





• Nuclear weapons: Disarmament is a thing of the past [DW News]

• Fired over Ukraine posts, Russian lecturer fights to keep teaching [France 24x]

• Ukraine Fears Defeat in East Without Surge in Military Aid [Wall Street Journalx]

• What Happened on Day 109 of the War in Ukraine [New York Times]

• Why is the war in Ukraine causing a global food crisis? [Al Jazeera]

• Heavy exchange of fire in eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk [BBC Newsx]

• Ukraine hails teen drone operator who spied Russian armor [ABC News]


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

• Ukraine to decide how much territory it trades for peace – NATO [Russia Today]

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

• Erdogan says he’d like to discuss ‘grain corridor’ from Ukraine with Putin, Zelensky [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

Senators make bipartisan breakthrough on gun reform legislation



• Senators Reach Framework for Legislation Addressing Gun Violence [Wall Street Journal]

• Supreme Court: Announcement of orders and opinions for Monday, June 13 (Live at 9:30am) [SCOTUSblog]

• Queen becomes world's second-longest reigning modern monarch [Sky News]

• Grand Jury indicts 11 ANTIFA & BLM members for attacking Trump supporters in Pacific Beach [KUSI-TV (San Diego, CA)]

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

• Steve Bannon melted down on his podcast over the possibility of a Trump indictment, threatening to impeach 'everybody in the DOJ' if it happens [BUsiness Insider via Yahoo! News]

• Hate crime investigation underway after alleged Proud Boys storm Drag Queen Story Hour at Bay Area library [SFGATE]

• Sheriff’s Office releases names of 31 Patriot Front members arrested in Saturday bust [The Spokeman Review (Spokane, WA)]

• Canadian police probe possible bomb threat to parliament [Reuters]

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

Read the leaked your at Google Drive or below:



Wall Street Week - Full Show (06/10/2022)



Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) - June 12



Global National: June 12, 2022 | US senators reach bipartisan deal for potential gun reforms



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 12th, 2022


PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 12th, 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:






• 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.

• Ivermectin for Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting: A Decentralized, Placebo-controlled, Randomized, Platform Clinical Trial [MedRxiv (PDF)]

• Long COVID-19 Liver Manifestation in Children [Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition]

• Ventilation Improvement Strategies Among K–12 Public Schools — The National School COVID-19 Prevention Study, United States, February 14–March 27, 2022 [Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (June 10, 2022)]

• TWiV 908: COVID-19 clinical update #118 with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• What Do Those Pesky 'Cookie Preferences' Pop-Ups Really Mean? [Wired]

• EV maker Electric Last Mile Solutions files for bankruptcy [Reuters]

• Scientists Craft 'Living Skin' for Robots, Made of Human Cells [CNET]

• Simple eye examination could predict heart attack risk, says study [The Guardian]

• Astra’s failed launch resulted in the loss of two NASA weather satellites [The Verge]

• John Oliver Makes a Case for Breaking Up the Tech Giants [Rolling Stones]

• Insteon smart homes resurrected as abruptly as they were bricked [ARS TECHNICA]

• Old tricks, new crises: how US misinformation spreads [Tech Explore]

• Proposed Hypersonic Passenger Plane Will Travel to the Edge of Space at Mach 9 [Extreme Tech]

• Coinbase CEO Tweets ‘Quit And Find A Company You Believe In’ To Disgruntled Employees [Forbesx]

• 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



The PC Gaming Show Livestream - Summer of Gaming 2022 | IGN



Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase – 4K – Full Show | XBOX



Best Solar Panel - Harbor Freight 100 Watt Solar VS Renogy Eclipse Solar | Johnny's Weekends



Delivery van turned solar-powered RV: pump/charger free



The Paradise Inspiration Of Beatrix Potter | Secrets Of The National Trust | Timeline



One Cosmic Collaboration | LINUX Unplugged 462



Elon Musk Explains SpaceX's Merlin Engine! | Everyday Astronaut



Starship Booster 7 has ALL 33 Engines fitted, SpaceX Nilesat, Artemis SLS Rollout Again, JWST news | Marcus House



Apple Supports FIDO Passkey | This Week in Tech



Origins: The Triggers That Sparked The Second World War | Price Of Empire | Timeline



Donald Hoffman: Reality is an Illusion - How Evolution Hid the Truth | Lex Fridman Podcast #293






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Ukraine troops hold on in Sievierodonetsk ++ Scholz to visit Kyiv | DW News Ukraine Update



Civilians flee intense fighting as battle for Severodonetsk rages | FRANCE 24 English



Russian shelling causes huge chemical fire in Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk | BBC News



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



Ukraine’s eastern region under siege | ABC News







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On This Day

June 13 is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 201 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)





313 – The decisions of the Edict of Milan, signed by Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius, granting religious freedom throughout the Roman Empire, are published in Nicomedia.
1325 – Ibn Battuta begins his travels, leaving his home in Tangiers to travel to Mecca (gone 24 years).
1381 – In England, the Peasants' Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, comes to a head, as rebels set fire to the Savoy Palace.
1514 – Henry Grace à Dieu, at over 1,000 tons the largest warship in the world at this time, built at the new Woolwich Dockyard in England, is dedicated.
1525 – Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
1625 – King Charles I of England marries Catholic princess Henrietta Maria of France and Navarre, at Canterbury.
1740 – Georgia provincial governor James Oglethorpe begins an unsuccessful attempt to take Spanish Florida during the Siege of St. Augustine.
1774 – Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
1777 – American Revolutionary War: Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition: Scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
1855 – Twentieth opera of Giuseppe Verdi, Les vêpres siciliennes ("The Sicilian Vespers"), is premiered in Paris.
1881 – The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
1886 – A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
1893 – Grover Cleveland notices a rough spot in his mouth and on July 1 undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; the operation was not revealed to the public until 1917, nine years after the president's death.
1895 – Emile Levassor wins the world's first real automobile race. Levassor completed the 732-mile course, from Paris to Bordeaux and back, in just under 49 hours, at a then-impressive speed of about 15 miles per hour.
1898 – Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
1917 – World War I: The deadliest German air raid on London of the war is carried out by Gotha G.IV bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
1927 – Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker tape parade up 5th Avenue in New York City.
1944 – World War II: The Battle of Villers-Bocage: German tank ace Michael Wittmann ambushes elements of the British 7th Armoured Division, destroying up to fourteen tanks, fifteen personnel carriers and two anti-tank guns in a Tiger I tank.
1944 – World War II: German combat elements, reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division, launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
1944 – World War II: Germany launches the first V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs strike their targets.
1952 – Catalina affair: A Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
1966 – The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their Fifth Amendment rights before questioning them (colloquially known as "Mirandizing").
1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1971 – Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.
1973 – In a game versus the Philadelphia Phillies at Veterans Stadium, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Bill Russell play together as an infield play together as an infield for the Dodgers for first time, going on to set the record of staying together for 8 ½ years
1977 – Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
1981 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.
1982 – Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
1982 – Battles of Tumbledown and Wireless Ridge, during the Falklands War.
1983 – Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune.
1990 – First day of the June 1990 Mineriad in Romania. At least 240 strikers and students are arrested or killed in the chaos ensuing from the first post-Ceaușescu elections.
1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
1996 – The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
1997 – A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
1999 – BMW win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Toyota being a contention for the win until a puncture in the last hour relegated it to second, Toyota not participating in Le Mans again until 2012. The race was also remembered for the flipping incidents involving the Mercedes cars, the team withdrawing mid-race and Mercedes never entering Le Mans again.
2000 – President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
2000 – Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Ağca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
2002 – The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
2005 – The jury acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of his charges for allegedly sexually molesting a child in 1993.
2007 – The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time.
2010 – A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth by landing in the Australian Outback.
2012 – A series of bombings across Iraq, including Baghdad, Hillah and Kirkuk, kills at least 93 people and wounds over 300 others.
2015 – A man opens fire at policemen outside the police headquarters in Dallas, Texas, while a bag containing a pipe bomb is also found. He was later shot dead by police.
2018 – Volkswagen is fined one billion euros over the emissions scandal.
2021 – A gas explosion in Zhangwan district of Shiyan city, in Hubei province of China killing at least 12 people and wounding over 138 others.





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Published at 5:00am on Monday, June 13, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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