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Saturday, November 19, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Saturday, November 19, 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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GENERAL OUTLOOK

A cold front will track across the area today into tonight before settling southeast of the region by Saturday morning. Cool and dry high pressure will build in from the northwest into the weekend, lingering into early next week. Limited moisture could return from the southwest in the middle to later part of next week. Expect below normal temperatures through much of next week.

• Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes is November 14th-21st [Macon Media]



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Monday Night





Franklin Area

Today

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

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 20s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s. Calm winds.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30.
Highlands Plateau

Today

Increasing clouds, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds of of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 20. Winds of of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s. Calm winds.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Increasing clouds, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s. Calm winds becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph before midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the north 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 20s. Calm winds.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30.


Nantahala Area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 20s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph before midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 20s. Calm winds.

Monday

Sunny, with highs near 50.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 31.






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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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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Sat Nov 19 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.















PM2.5 AQI is 48 (green) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 48 (green).

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (0.6 out of 12) today with Ragweed being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (0.2 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for November 19th

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

Highest Temperature 75°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2016
Lowest Temperature 9°F in Franklin in 2014
Greatest Rainfall 3.63 inches in Highlands in 1952
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands in 1901

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 19th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 86°F in Fayetteville, Cumberland County in 1964
Lowest Temperature 0°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2014
Greatest Rainfall 9.70 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 2018
Greatest Snowfall 4.6 inches in Asheboro, Randolph County in 1951

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


• Final Results of the 2022 General Election in Macon County [Macon Media]

• Counties across North Carolina officially certify votes [WLOS-TV (ASheville, NC)]

• Closing the door on the 2022 election [WRAl-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• A popular teacher mentoring program is packaged in a controversial pay plan [BPR]

• Economic Development Working To Launch Sylva Art Walk [WRGC-AM (Sylva, NC)]

• Brasstown Ringers 2022 Holiday Schedule [Macon Media]

• Mountain Voices Christmas Concert - December 8 at FUMC at 7 pm [Macon Media]

• Angel Medical Center CEO Column for November 2022: November is a Good Time to Reflect on Gratitude and Self-Care for Better Health [Macon Media]

• Town of Franklin Releases Information About Winter Wonderland 2022 [Macon Media]

• Town of Franklin Extands Voluntary Water Restrictions Through November 16, 2022 [Macon Media]

• Town of Franklin Asks Citizens to Voluntarily Restrict Water Usage [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 18 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for November 18th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 268 [Al Jazeera]

• LIVEBLOG: 268th day of Russian aggression against Ukraine [TVP World]

Russia Successfully Tested a HUGE Nuclear Missile; RS-28 Sarmat | Funker530



Timothy Snyder: Making of Modern Ukraine.Class 18. Before and After the End of History | Yale Courses



Timothy Snyder: Making of Modern Ukraine.Class 19. Oligarchies in Russia and Ukraine | Yale Courses






• Inside the Wagner Group, Russia’s mercenary force [Al Jazeera (audio podcast)]

• 5 NATO carrier strike groups, including the US Navy's newest supercarrier, are patrolling waters around Europe [Business Insider]
• Russian aircraft conduct unsafe, unprofessional overflight of NATO ships in Baltic Sea [NATO MARCOM]

• Russia digging trenches near Crimea anticipating Ukrainian advance [MSN]

• Soviet-era anti-aircraft system that misfired on Poland [DW News]

• EU cannot be silent: Lithuanian MEP on resolution calling Russia terrorist state [TVP World]

• The Case Against Negotiations with Russia By Frederick W. Kagan [The Critical Threats Project]


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

• US names war crimes prosecutor to investigate Trump [Russia Today]

• Videos of Ukrainian servicemen executing Russian POWs appear on social media [Pravda ]

• Moscow calls for worldwide denunciation of Russian POW execution by Ukrainian troops — MFA [TASS Russian News Agency]


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National and World News Roundup



• Iran Crisis Update, November 18 [Understanding War] [PDF for November 18th]

• 5 Killed, 10 Injured in Shooting at Protesters in Iran's Khuzestan Province [Jagran]

• Top Cleric Reiterates Call For Executing Iran Protesters [Iran International]

• 5 NATO carrier strike groups, including the US Navy's newest supercarrier, are patrolling waters around Europe [Business Insider]

• China pushes back on FBI claims of Chinese 'police stations' in U.S. [Reuters]

• California governor set to release $1B for homelessness [AP News]

• The world’s baby shortfall is so bad that the labor shortage will last for years, major employment firms predict [Fortune]

• Elizabeth Holmes Is Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Prison for Defrauding Theranos Investors [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• Democrat concedes to GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert in tight Colorado House race [CNN]

• Garland Names Special Counsel for Trump Inquiries [New York Times]

• In rural America, the crisis of disappearing reproductive care steals lives [Washington Post]

• How Meth Worsened the Fentanyl Crisis. ‘We Are in a Different World.’ [Wall Street Journal]


Trump's Takeover (full documentary) | FRONTLINE



Global National: Nov. 18, 2022 | Canada to get large shipment of child medication to combat shortage



Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 18th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, November 18, 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 5:17pm CET, 18 November 2022, there have been 633,601,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,596,542 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 16 November 2022, a total of 12,943,741,540 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:17pm CET, 18 November 2022, there have been 96,752,266 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,064,975 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 11 November 2022, a total of 638,658,949 vaccine doses have been administered.

• ‘I pushed back’: Fauci on how his response to Trump on Covid turned him into ‘public enemy No. 1’ [STAT News]

• Competition between respiratory viruses may hold off a ‘tripledemic’ this winter [Scince: American Association for the Advencment of Science]

• NFL games during 2020 season led to significant COVID spikes, study says [Los Angeles Times]

• Association of National Football League Fan Attendance With County-Level COVID-19 Incidence in the 2020-2021 Season [JAMA Network]

• What’s the difference between RSV, the flu and covid-19? [Washington Post]

• Pfizer CEO says Covid vaccine will remain ‘free for all Americans,’ overlooking indirect costs [STAT News]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Ronnametres and quettagrams have joined the ranks of SI units [New Scientist]

• Dark Matter as an Intergalactic Heat Source [Physics (American Physical Society)]

• Over 12,000 Cyber Incidents at DoD Since 2015, But Incident Management Still Lacking [Security Week]

• Forget the Metaverse, Zuck Says WhatsApp Could Be the Real Money Machine [Gizmodo]

• FCC Unveils New Broadband Map [Multichannel News]

• The Bahamas seizes digital assets from bankrupt FTX unit for ‘safekeeping’ [CNN]

• Google Paid Activision $360 Million to Not Compete, Epic Says [Bloomberg]

• US watchdogs play blame game over FTX demise [Finacial Times]

• General Motors says it will stop burning cash on electric vehicles by 2025 [The Verge]

• Researchers discover how music could be used to trigger a deadly pathogen release [Tech Xplore]


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

How FTX Went Bankrupt - What Went Wrong | WSJ



Level1 Show - Live This Week | Level1 Techs



Patrick's Audio Gear Gift Guide - DTNS 4399 | Daily Tech News Show



TWiV 955: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin | Microbe TV



Hidden NAS - Self-Hosted 84 | Jupiter Broadcasting



The Devening - Predictive Back, Photo Picker, Logitech G Cloud review, Pixel Fold renders | All About Android



ID.me Scrutinized by House Committees - Evernote buyout, Snapdragon AR2 Gen 1, iPhone Emergency SOS | Tech News Weekly

Living Planets: The Gaia Hypothesis | Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur



JWST's successor: The Carl Sagan Observatory - a 12 METRE optical telescope searching for exo-Earth | Dr. Becky






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Ukraine: What is to Come? | Irregular Warfare Iniative



Has justice been served in the MH17 trial? I Inside Story



Power outages and freezing temperatures: Will Ukrainians have to leave their homes to survive? | DW News



Putin trolls: "Peace talks at any cost" | Break the Fake | TVP World



Silent War: Ukrainian Fighters Destroyed A Group Of Russian Snipers | Daily Aviation







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On This Day

November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 42 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)



461 – Libius Severus is declared emperor of the Western Roman Empire. The real power is in the hands of the magister militum Ricimer.

636 – The Rashidun Caliphate defeats the Sasanian Empire at the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah in Iraq.

1493 – Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island called Borinquen he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed again Puerto Rico).

1794 – The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.

1802 – The Garinagu arrive at British Honduras (present-day Belize).

1808 – Finnish War: The Convention of Olkijoki in Raahe ends hostilities in Finland.

1816 – Warsaw University is established.

1847 – The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railroad, is opened.

1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

1881 – A meteorite lands near the village of Grossliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.

1885 – Serbo-Bulgarian War: Bulgarian victory in the Battle of Slivnitsa solidifies the unification between the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia.

1911 – The Doom Bar in Cornwall claims two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.

1912 – First Balkan War: The Serbian Army captures Bitola, ending the five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia.

1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.

1941 – World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. The two ships sink each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss of 645 Australians and about 77 German seamen.

1942 – World War II: Battle of Stalingrad: Soviet Union forces under General Georgy Zhukov launch the Operation Uranus counterattacks at Stalingrad, turning the tide of the battle in the USSR's favor.

1942 – Mutesa II is crowned the 35th and last Kabaka (king) of Buganda, prior to the restoration of the kingdom in 1993.

1943 – Holocaust: Nazis liquidate Janowska concentration camp in Lemberg (Lviv), western Ukraine, murdering at least 6,000 Jews after a failed uprising and mass escape attempt.

1944 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the sixth War Loan Drive, aimed at selling US$14 billion in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.

1944 – World War II: Thirty members of the Luxembourgish resistance defend the town of Vianden against a larger Waffen-SS attack in the Battle of Vianden.

1946 – Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations.

1950 – US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes Supreme Commander of NATO-Europe.

1952 – Greek Field Marshal Alexander Papagos becomes the 152nd Prime Minister of Greece.

1954 – Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.

1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.

1967 – The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.

1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.

1969 – Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.

1977 – TAP Air Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 131.

1979 – Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.

1984 – San Juanico disaster: A series of explosions at the Pemex petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City starts a major fire and kills about 500 people.

1985 – Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.

1985 – Pennzoil wins a US$10.53 billion judgment against Texaco, in the largest civil verdict in the history of the United States, stemming from Texaco executing a contract to buy Getty Oil after Pennzoil had entered into an unsigned, yet still binding, buyout contract with Getty.

1985 – Police in Baling, Malaysia, lay siege to houses occupied by an Islamic sect of about 400 people led by Ibrahim Mahmud.

1988 – Serbian communist representative and future Serbian and Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević publicly declares that Serbia is under attack from Albanian separatists in Kosovo as well as internal treachery within Yugoslavia and a foreign conspiracy to destroy Serbia and Yugoslavia.

1994 – In the United Kingdom, the first National Lottery draw is held. A £1 ticket gave a one-in-14-million chance of correctly guessing the winning six out of 49 numbers.

1996 – A Beechcraft 1900 and a Beechcraft King Air collide at Quincy Regional Airport in Quincy, Illinois, killing 14.

1998 – Clinton–Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

1999 – Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.

1999 – John Carpenter becomes the first person to win the top prize in the TV game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.

2002 – The Greek oil tanker Prestige splits in half and sinks off the coast of Galicia, releasing over 20 million US gallons (76,000 m³) of oil in the largest environmental disaster in Spanish and Portuguese history.

2004 – The worst brawl in NBA history results in several players being suspended. Several players and fans are charged with assault.

2010 – The first of four explosions takes place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand. Twenty-nine people are killed in the nation's worst mining disaster since 1914.

2013 – A double suicide bombing at the Iranian embassy in Beirut kills 23 people and injures 160 others.


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Published at 2:00am on Saturday, November 19, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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