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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Wednesday, November 02, 2022



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Weather
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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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Dry weather and mild temperatures will persist through the end of the work week as broad surface high pressure dominates our weather. Slightly cooler temperatures and isolated showers may move back in for later in the weekend as a cold front approaches from the west.

FROG FAIR SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOV 5th FROM 10AM TO 4PM

Friends of the Greenway announce their Fall arts and crafts fundraising event. FROG FAIR will be held Nov 5, 2022 from 10-4 at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main at the Town bridge in Franklin. Vendor spaces are available (only registration fee goes to FROG)--check our website (littletennessee.org) for registration forms or stop by FROG Quarters. Make sure to mark your calendar--arts and crafts, food, and music will make it a special day. For more information, email frog28734@gmail.com.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Friday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 70.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs near 60. Light and variable winds.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

Friday

Sunny, with highs near 60.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.

Friday

Sunny, with highs near 70.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Friday Night

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






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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.

Drought Update from the NC Climate Office

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Record Weather Events for November 2nd

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2021)

Highest Temperature 82°F in Franklin in 1974
Lowest Temperature 16°F in Highlands in 1954
Greatest Rainfall 3.20 inches in Highlands in 1966
Greatest Snowfall 0.5 inches in Highlands in 1917

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of November Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Hilda)

Record Weather Events for November 2nd in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 89°F in Salisbury, Rowan County in 1900
Lowest Temperature 7°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1993
Greatest Rainfall 7.19 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1979
Greatest Snowfall 5.5 inches in Sparta, Alleghany County in 1954

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of November Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 89°F in High Point, Guilford County on 11-04-1974
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County on 11-15-1969
Greatest Rainfall 9.70 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County on 11-19-2003
Greatest Snowfall 13.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 11-01-2014




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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Nov 2 2022

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

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Lisa, located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, and on Tropical Storm Martin, located over the central North Atlantic.

1. Southwestern Atlantic:
A broad and complex area of low pressure is expected to develop in a few days near the Greater Antilles or over the southwestern Atlantic. Some gradual tropical or subtropical development of this system is possible thereafter while it moves generally northward to northwestward.

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



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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

Smoke fields from fires across the southeast will be crossing the county today.















Air quality is in the upper 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 range (1.4 out of 12) today with Ragweed and Chenopods being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.4 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for November 2nd

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2021)

Highest Temperature 82°F in Franklin in 1974
Lowest Temperature 16°F in Highlands in 1954
Greatest Rainfall 3.20 inches in Highlands in 1966
Greatest Snowfall 0.5 inches in Highlands in 1917

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of November Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Hilda)

Record Weather Events for November 2nd in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 89°F in Salisbury, Rowan County in 1900
Lowest Temperature 7°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1993
Greatest Rainfall 7.19 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1979
Greatest Snowfall 5.5 inches in Sparta, Alleghany County in 1954

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of November Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 89°F in High Point, Guilford County on 11-04-1974
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County on 11-15-1969
Greatest Rainfall 9.70 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County on 11-19-2003
Greatest Snowfall 13.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 11-01-2014




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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)


FROG FAIR SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOV 5th from 10AM TO 4PM

Friends of the Greenway announce their Fall arts and crafts fundraising event. FROG FAIR will be held Nov 5, 2022 from 10-4 at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main at the Town bridge in Franklin. Vendor spaces are available (only registration fee goes to FROG)--check our website (littletennessee.org) for registration forms or stop by FROG Quarters. Make sure to mark your calendar--arts and crafts, food, and music will make it a special day. For more information, email frog28734@gmail.com.



RECEPTION FOR RETIRING POLICE CHIEF BILL HARRELL

A reception for the retiring Franklin Police Chief will be held at the Franklin Town Hall (lower level) on Monday, November 7th from 2pm to 5pm.
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Local and State News


• Town of Franklin, NC to Honor All Veterans on November 11th [Macon Media]

• Wolfspeed partners with Jaguar Land Rover to accelerate EV technology. What it means for the Triangle [Triangle Business Journal]

• North Carolina’s unaffiliated voter population is growing. Who are they, and why don’t they align with a party?[Carolina Public Press]

• Longtime Citizen Times reporter Boyle to join Asheville Watchdog team [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Students and officials react to UNC-Chapel Hill's Supreme Court hearing [BPR]

• Executive director of the State Board of Elections talks early voting turnout[WLOS-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Town of Franklin Asks Citizens to Voluntarily Restrict Water Usage [Macon Media]

Macon County Commissioner candidate forum
Joint Meeting Between the Macon County Board of Commissioners and the Macon County Board of Education | Macon Media




State Budget Details

• NC Budget Table of Contents [Google Drive (PDF)]

• NC House Bill 103: 2022 Appropriations Act [Google Drive (PDF)]

• Joint Conference Committee Report on the Current Operations Appropriations Act of 2022 [Google Drive (PDF)]

• House Bill 103 Information and Voting History [NC General Assembly Website]

• Raises for state employees, preparations for recession, in proposed state budget [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, November 01 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for November 1st]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 251 [Al Jazeera]

Su-34 Crashes into Apartment Building in Russia | FUNKER530



European Defence and The Russian Challenge - Third Superpower or paper tiger? | Perun



Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class 14. Interwar Poland’s Ukrainians | Yale Courses






JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (UTVD Operational Update: ZSU Counter Offensive in Kharkiv, 10-12 Sep 22.)







xxx | The John Batchelor Show

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--> The Kremlin's Anti-West propaganda & What is to be done? | The John Batchelor Show



• Interactive Map and Assessment: Verified Ukrainian Partisan Attacks Against Russian Occupation Forces [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF]

• In Russia, patriotic critics speak out on Ukraine war failures [Al Jazeera]

• Five facts on grain and the war in Ukraine [DW News]

• ‘Starlink is the difference’: Internet connection gives Ukraine edge in drone war [France 24]

• Russian Retreat in Ukraine Exposes Collaborators—and the Finger-Pointing Begins [Wall Street Journal]


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

• Russia may bring back Soviet-era practice – officials [Russia Today]

• Ukraine’s Zelensky leads 21st century version of the Contras [Pravda ]

• Joint forces advance across almost entire contact line, DPR head Pushilin says [TASS Russian News Agency]


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National and World News Roundup



• Iran Crisis Update, November 01 [Understanding War] [PDF for November 1st]

• Iranian Protesters Defy Military Calls to Stay Home [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (video and audio)]

• Iran Security Forces Kill More Protesters And Expel Students [Iran International]

Iran vows tough stance on dissent in public trials | DW News



• Waging Psychological War Against Russia [Politico]

On the eve of the next Fed jumbo hike | John Batchelor Show (High Volume Level Warning)



• Stocks Finish Lower Ahead of Fed Decision [Wall Street Journal]

• The Fed is expected to raise interest rates by three-quarters of a point and then signal it could slow the pace [CNBC]

• Oil giant Saudi Aramco has $42.4B profit in third quarter [Spectrum News NY1]

• Biden warns of windfall tax on ‘war profiteering’ oil companies [Al Jazeera]

• Netanyahu predicted to win Israel election, but Balad's rise could stop Right's victory [Jerusalem Post]

• Candidate Running for State House Seat Attacked in Fayette County Home [Erie News Now]

• Supreme Court clears way for Graham testimony in Georgia [AP News]

• Audience Laughs as Kari Lake Jokes About Pelosi Attack: ‘Apparently, Her House Doesn’t Have a Lot of Protection’ [MEDIAITE]

• Judge dismisses Mark Meadows’ lawsuit against House Jan. 6 committee [Washington Times]

• Roberts delays handover of Trump tax returns to House panel [AP News]

• How to confront rising antisemitism in the U.S. [NPR]

• Ye suspended from Instagram again after targeting Jewish people in post [NBC News]

• US Jewish communities increase security by 42% amid rising antisemitism [Jerusalem PostE]


Washington Today (11-1-22): SCOTUS blocks, for now, Donald Trump tax return release to House Dems | C-SPAN Radio



Global National: Nov. 1, 2022 | Tensions flare over Ontario's plan to quash education strike



Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 1st)


PBS NewsHour full episode, November 01, 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 4:53pm CET, 1 November 2022, there have been 627,573,579 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,570,363 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 26 October 2022, a total of 12,830,378,906 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 4:53pm CET, 1 November 2022, there have been 96,206,427 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,060,430 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 21 October 2022, a total of 625,145,993 vaccine doses have been administered.

• ‘A silent killer’ - COVID-19 shown to trigger inflammation in the brain [UQ News (University of Queensland)]

• Study: US political divide may help explain shrinking racial COVID death gap [Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy]

• Pfizer lifts revenue outlook as Covid jab price rise boosts sales [Financial Times]

• mRNA bivalent booster enhances neutralization against BA.2.75.2 and BQ.1.1 [BioRxiv]

• Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in theft of $1.2M in COVID-19 aid [AP News]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Elon Musk floats $8 Twitter subscription that includes verification, long-form video and audio posting and fewer ads [TechCrunch]

• FCC commissioner says government should ban TikTok [AXIOS]

• TikTok perpetuates toxic diet culture among teens and young adults [Eureka Alert (American Association for the Advancement of Science)]

• Pantone wants $15/month for the privilege of using its colors in Photoshop [ARS TECHNICA]

• Amazon Closes Below $1 Trillion in Market Value for First Time Since 2020 [Bloomberg]

• Signal Says It Will Exit India Rather Than Compromise Its Encryption [TechDirt]

• New EU Law Could Force Apple to Allow Other App Stores, Sideloading, and iMessage Interoperability [MacRumors]

• Clean hydrogen fuel is easier to produce from seawater with stable hierarchical electrocatalysts [PHYS.ORG]

• Truth Social’s Influence Grows Despite Its Business Problems [New York Times]

• Facebook has a special portal for government officials to request user content be throttled or suppressed for vaguely defined disinformation, report says [Insider]

• Fall of Civilizations #16. Bagan - City of Temples [SOURCE]

• 25 tips to help you prepare for the 2024 total solar eclipse [Astronomy Magazine]

• Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse [Venture Beat] [PDF of White paper]


Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Space, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

The Level1 Show November 2 2022: Call of Duty: Modern E-Waste | Level1 Techs



How Do You Cut an EV? - DTNS 4387 | Daily Tech News Show



Cordkillers 429 - The Wigcher



Falcon Heavy launches USSF-44 & Falcon Heavy boosters landing | SciNews



USSF-44 Mission | SpaceX



DART Successor, Fixing Space Debris, Viking Missions Controversy | Q&A 197



Who Cares About the Metaverse? | Marques Brownlee



Ubuntu Flavours 22.10, Flatpaks, KDE Neon, Steam Deck Dock, Tuxedo OS, and more Linux news! | This Week in Linux #216



Battle of Oivi-Gorari - Pacific War #50 | Kings and Generals



How could a war between China and Taiwan play out? - Four Corners | ABC News In-depth (Australia)



Putin's War at Home (full documentary) | FRONTLINE PBS






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko discusses latest Russian attacks on Ukraine | DW News



Ukraine hit by water, power cuts after Russian missile strikes | FRANCE 24 English



Black Sea grain deal: Russia says it has suspended participation | Al Jazeera



A mass scale humanitarian catastrophe made by Russians | Mariya Heletiy, PhD | TVP World



Ukrainian civilians and troops speak of horror and hardship of Russia’s war | BBC News







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On This Day

November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 59 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)



619 – A qaghan of the Western Turkic Khaganate is assassinated in a Chinese palace by Eastern Turkic rivals after the approval of Tang emperor Gaozu.

1410 – The Peace of Bicêtre suspends hostilities in the Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War.

1675 – Plymouth Colony governor Josiah Winslow leads a colonial militia against the Narragansett during King Philip's War.

1795 – The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.

1868 – Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally.

1882 – The great fire destroys a large part of Oulu's city center in Oulu Province, Finland.

1889 – North Dakota and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.

1899 – The Boers begin their 118-day siege of British-held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.

1912 – Bulgaria defeats the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Lule Burgas, the bloodiest battle of the First Balkan War, which opens her way to Constantinople.

1914 – World War I: The Russian Empire declares war on the Ottoman Empire and the Dardanelles are subsequently closed.

1917 – The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities".

1917 – The Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet, in charge of preparation and carrying out the Russian Revolution, holds its first meeting.

1920 – In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the 1920 United States presidential election.

1936 – The British Broadcasting Corporation initiates the BBC Television Service, the world's first regular, "high-definition" (then defined as at least 200 lines) service. Renamed BBC1 in 1964, the channel still runs to this day.

1940 – World War II: First day of Battle of Elaia–Kalamas between the Greeks and the Italians.

1947 – In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the "Spruce Goose"), the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.

1949 – The Dutch–Indonesian Round Table Conference ends with the Netherlands agreeing to transfer sovereignty of the Dutch East Indies to the United States of Indonesia.

1951 – Six thousand British troops arrive in Suez after the Egyptian government abrogates the Anglo-Egyptian treaty of 1936.[2]

1951 – Canada in the Korean War: A platoon of The Royal Canadian Regiment defends a vital area against a full battalion of Chinese troops in the Battle of the Song-gok Spur. The engagement lasts into the early hours the next day.

1956 – Hungarian Revolution: Imre Nagy requests UN aid for Hungary. Nikita Khrushchev meets with leaders of other Communist countries to seek their advice on the situation in Hungary, selecting János Kádár as the country's next leader on the advice of Josip Broz Tito.

1956 – Suez Crisis: Israel occupies the Gaza Strip.

1959 – Quiz show scandals: Twenty-One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admits to a Congressional committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.

1959 – The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway.

1960 – Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the trial R v Penguin Books Ltd, the Lady Chatterley's Lover case.

1963 – South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm is assassinated following a military coup.

1964 – King Saud of Saudi Arabia is deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother Faisal.

1965 – Norman Morrison, a 31-year-old Quaker, sets himself on fire in front of the river entrance to the Pentagon to protest the use of napalm in the Vietnam war.

1966 – The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.

1967 – Vietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and "The Wise Men" conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.

1983 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

1984 – Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.

1986 – Lebanon hostage crisis: U.S. hostage David Jacobsen is released in Beirut after 17 months in captivity.

1988 – The Morris worm, the first Internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.

1988 – LOT Polish Airlines Flight 703 crashes in Białobrzegi, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland, killing one person and injuring several more.

1990 – British Satellite Broadcasting and Sky Television plc merge to form BSkyB as a result of massive losses.

1999 – Honolulu shootings: In the worst mass murder in the history of Hawaii, a gunman shoots at eight people in his workplace, killing seven.

2000 – Expedition 1 arrived at the International Space Station for the first long-duration stay onboard. From this day to present, a continuous human presence in space on the station remains uninterrupted.

2008 – Lewis Hamilton secured his maiden Formula One Drivers' Championship Title by one point ahead of Felipe Massa at the Brazilian Grand Prix, after a pass for fifth place against the Toyota of Timo Glock on the final lap of the race.

2016 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, ending the longest Major League Baseball championship drought at 108 years.

2020 – Pinkfong's rendition of the Baby Shark Dance surpasses Luis Fonsi's Despacito as the most-viewed YouTube video.


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Published at 2:35am on Wednesday, November 02, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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