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Monday, November 14, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, November 14, 2022



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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

CCanadian high pressure will usher in much colder air and drier conditions through Monday. A fast-moving low pressure system will cross the area Tuesday, bringing widespread precipitation possibly starting as wintry precipitation for the mountains early Tuesday morning. Dry and cool weather returns on Wednesday and continues through next weekend.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Tuesday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Freezing rain likely, mainly after 5am. Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain or freezing rain likely before 7am, then rain. Highs near 50. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 50.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 20s.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Rain, mainly before 5pm. Highs near 40. Winds out of the east 3 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds in the early evening increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 40s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 20.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph.

Tonight

A chance of freezing rain before 3am, then rain likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain. Increasing clouds, with lows around 30. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 60%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain, mainly before 5pm. Highs in the upper 40s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 50.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs near 50. Light winds out of the east.

Tonight

A chance of freezing rain before 3am, then a chance of rain or freezing rain, then rain likely after 4am. Increasing clouds, with lows around freezing. Light winds out of the east. Chance of rain is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Tuesday

Rain. Highs in the mid 40s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 40s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s.






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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

Precipitation may start out as a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain aross the North Carolina mountains late Monday night, before transitioning to mainly rain Tuesday morning. Some freezing rain may linger across portions of the Northern Mountains and the Escarpment through around midday Tuesday, before temperatures warm above freezing. Light ice accumulations of a trace to a tenth of an inch will be possible mainly on elevated surfaces.



Drought Update from the NC Climate Office


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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
700 PM EST Sun Nov 13 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

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 (2.1 out of 12) today with Ragweed being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (0.5 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for November 14th

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

Highest Temperature 77°F in Franklin in 1985
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands in 1920
Greatest Rainfall 3.22 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1957
Greatest Snowfall 0.1 inches (trace) in Highlands in 1969

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 14th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 85°F in Fayetteville, Cumberland County in 2016
Lowest Temperature 6°F in Celo, Yancey County in 2019
Greatest Rainfall 4.00 inches in Celo, Yancey County in 2020
Greatest Snowfall 9.0 inches in Marion, Mcdowell County in 1904

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
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No events have been submitted for Macon Calendar.
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Local and State News


• Cooper veto power still intact as NC GOP gains limited [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• 'Chance to be normal:' Group hosts mountain retreat for families facing childhood cancer [WLOS-TV Asheville, NC)]

• Cherokee Central Schools gets funding for cost-of-living, minimum wage increase [Smoky Mountain News]

• 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 13 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for November 12th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 263 [Al Jazeera]

• LIVEBLOG: 263rd day of Russian aggression against Ukraine[TVP World]

How lies destroy armies - Lies, coverups, and Russian failures in Ukraine | Perun



Timothy Snyder: Making of Modern Ukraine.Class 17. Reforms, Recentralization, Dissidence:1950s-1970s | Tale Courses






• Ukraine-Russia updates: ‘Humanitarian catastrophe’ in Kherson [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine updates: Russian 'war crimes' reported in Kherson [DW News]

• Locals rejoice over Russian retreat from Kherson as demining carried out [France 24]

• Ukraine war: Russian activist writes letters from jail [BBC News]

• Massive blast after Russians bomb dam near Kherson during retreat [Yahoo! News]


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

• Anti-Russia sanctions may extend beyond Ukraine crisis – US official [Russia Today]

• Belgian senator: Divided Russia will be nightmare for Europe [Pravda ]

• UNGA has no authority to collect any ‘reparations’ from Russia — Russian mission [TASS Russian News Agency]


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National and World News Roundup



• Iran Crisis Update, November 13 [Understanding War] [PDF for November 13th]

• German leader Scholz says Iran can expect more EU sanctions [AP News]

• Iran Arrests Two More French Citizens As West Increases Pressure [Iran International]

• Trump-DeSantis Rivalry Takes Off as Florida Governor Builds 2024 Buzz [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (video and audio)]

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• Israel strikes air base in central Syria, killing two servicemen, Syrian military says [Reuters]

• Cortez Masto defeats Laxalt in Nevada, handing Democrats control of the Senate [NBC News]

• Dolly Parton receives $100 million Courage and Civility Award from Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez [CNN]

World War II planes collide mid-air during Dallas airshow | NBC News



• ‘Terrible tragedy in our city’: Planes crash during air show at Dallas Executive Airport [Dallas Morning News]


Inside the battle for Taiwan and China's looming war threat | 60 Minutes Australia



Global National: Nov. 13, 2022 | Ontario recommends masking as mandate debate continues



Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 13th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, November 13, 2022




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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 5:01pm CET, 11 November 2022, there have been 630,832,131 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,584,104 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 9 November 2022, a total of 12,885,748,541 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:18pm CET, 9 November 2022, there have been 96,474,411 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,062,721 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 28 October 2022, a total of 629,073,496 vaccine doses have been administered.

The long-term impact of COVID-19 | DW News COVID-19 Special



• TWiV 954: Speculating sarbecovirus spillovers with Michael Letko [Microbe TV]

• ‘Immunity debt’: Why experts say this new term promotes COVID-19 ‘misinformation’ [Global News]

• Universal masking leads to fewer covid cases in schools, study finds [Washington Post]

• Flu and colds are back with a vengeance — why now? [Nature]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Uncrewed, solar-powered US space plane back after 908 days in orbit [C4ISR NET]

• Like Sleeping on the Job? Make $400,000 a Year Snoozing on TikTok [Wall Street Journal]

• Gravitational waves reveal the first known mergers of a black hole and neutron star [Science News]

• Flying Saucer Crash Lands in Utah Desert [Astronomy Picture of the Day]

• Researchers pinpoint potential treatment for lethal childhood cancer [Science Daily]

• Will Triton finally answer, ‘Are we alone?’ [Universe Today]

• Artemis I return for launch [European Space Agency]

• The FBI almost used an infamous spyware for criminal investigations [Mashable]

• What is LibreOffice? [Digital Trends]

• The Life and Times of Adobe Flash Player Gaming [Hacker Noon]


Semi-permanent links

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

• 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]

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]



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

Good Night Oppy Director Ryan White Talks Through Making A Big Screen Science Documentary | Scott Manley



Stranded On An Alien World | Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur



Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1943 | TWIT TV



Genetic Star Colonies and Human Panspermia | Event Horizon



B-17G and P-63 Collide at the Wings Over Dallas Air Show - A Speculative/Cursory Analysis | Animarchy History



The Best USA 🇺🇸 Grocery Store Coffee



Nick on the Rocks - Goldilocks Miracle of the Palouse | Central Washington University






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> How lies destroy armies - Lies, coverups, and Russian failures in Ukraine | Perun



Timothy Snyder: Making of Modern Ukraine.Class 17. Reforms, Recentralization, Dissidence:1950s-1970s | Tale Courses






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On This Day

November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 47 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)



1380 – King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12

1524 – Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia
• [Wikipedia Bio: Francisco Pizarro]
• [Francisco Pizarro - what was he like?]
• [Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of Peru (FULL Audiobook)]

1550 – Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente

1666 – Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)

1675 – Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine

1680 – German astronomer Gottfried Kirch discovers the Great Comet of 1680, the first comet to be discovered by telescope.
• [Wikipedia: Great Comet of 1680]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Gottfried Kirch]
• [LINKTEXT]
1770 – James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile.
1812 – Napoleonic Wars: At the Battle of Smoliani, French Marshals Victor and Oudinot are defeated by the Russians under General Peter Wittgenstein.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Smoliani]
• [Wikipedia: French invasion of Russia]
• [Napoleon in Russia ALL PARTS]
1851 – Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, is published in the USA.
1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days.
1910 – Aviator Eugene Burton Ely performs the first takeoff from a ship in Hampton Roads, Virginia, taking off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher.
1914 – The Joensuu City Hall, designed by Eliel Saarinen, was inaugurated in Joensuu, Finland.
1918 – The Provisional National Assembly of the new republic of Czechoslovakia meets to devise a constitution.
1921 – The Communist Party of Spain is founded, and issues the first edition of Mundo obrero.
1922 – The British Broadcasting Company begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
1938 – The Lions Gate Bridge, connecting Vancouver to the North Shore region, opens to traffic.
1940 – World War II: In England, Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.
• [Wikipedia: Coventry Blitz]
• [Coventry Blitz Commemoration Service 14 November 2020]
• [The INSANE Secret Involving Winston Churchill]
• [BBC Timewatch - Coventry Blitz 1940]
1941 – World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the German submarine U-81 sustained on November 13.
1941 – World War II: German troops, aided by local auxiliaries, murder nine thousand residents of the Słonim Ghetto in a single day.
1952 – The New Musical Express publishes the first regular UK Singles Chart.
1957 – The "Apalachin Meeting" in rural Tioga County in upstate New York is raided by law enforcement; many high-level Mafia figures are arrested while trying to flee.
• [Wikipedia: Apalachin meeting]
• [What Happened at The Apalachin Meeting in 1957?]
• [Mob Talk Radio: Infamous Apalachin Meeting]
1960 – Ruby Bridges becomes the first Black child to attend an all-White elementary school in Louisiana.
1965 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Ia Drang begins: The first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Ia Drang]
• ["Vietnam: The Soldier's Story" Doc. Vol. 1 - "Ambush! Battle of Ia Drang"]
• [The Battle of Ia Drang Valley (1965 CBS News Special)]
• [Wikipedia: Pleiku Campaign]
1967 – The Congress of Colombia, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman".
1967 – American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world's first laser.
1969 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.
• [Wikipedia: Apollo 12]
• [Apollo 12 Remastered (50th Anniversary Edition) [4K]]
• [Apollo 12 Mission Overview]
• [Apollo 12 Full Mission Video Playlist]
1970 – Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.
1970 – Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including almost all of the Marshall University football team.
1971 – Mariner 9 enters orbit around Mars.
1973 – In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
1973 – The Athens Polytechnic uprising, a massive demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967–74, begins.
1975 – With the signing of the Madrid Accords, Spain abandons Western Sahara.
1977 – During a British House of Commons debate, Labour MP Tam Dalyell poses what would become known as the West Lothian question, referring to issues related to devolution in the United Kingdom.
1978 – France conducts the Aphrodite nuclear test as 25th in the group of 29 1975–78 French nuclear tests.
1979 – US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive Order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.
1982 – Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
1984 – Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
1990 – After German reunification, the Federal Republic of Germany and Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder–Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland.
1991 – American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
1991 – Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years in exile.
1995 – A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs.
2001 – War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
2001 – A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes a remote part of the Tibetan plateau. It has the longest known surface rupture recorded on land (~400 km) and is the best documented example of a supershear earthquake.
2003 – Astronomers discover 90377 Sedna, the most distant trans-Neptunian object.
2008 – The first G-20 economic summit opens in Washington, D.C.
• [2008 G20 Washington summit]
• [Financial crisis of 2007–2008]
• [Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis | Full VICE Special Report | HBO]
• [AP News: World leaders arrive for G20 summit, Bush speech]
• [Burning Down The House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis? Bombshell]
2012 – Israel launches a major military operation in the Gaza Strip, as hostilities with Hamas escalate.
2016 – A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Kaikoura, New Zealand, at a depth of 15 km (9 miles), resulting in the deaths of two people.
2017 – A gunman kills four people and injures 12 others during a shooting spree across Rancho Tehama Reserve, California. He had earlier murdered his wife in their home.
2019 – A shooting occurs at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, resulting in 3 deaths (including the perpetrator) and 3 injuries.




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Published at 3:00am on Monday, November 14, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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