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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, November 22, 2022



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Hazards and Tropical Weather
History Highlight: JFK Assassination
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

An upper level disturbance will cross the Southeast today and bring limited moisture to our area before dry high pressure returns Wednesday into Thursday. A potent low pressure system will bring more active weather for Friday, with rain likely persisting through the weekend.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Partly sunny, with highs near 60. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Calm winds.

Thanksgiving Day

A 20 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 60.

Thursday Night

Rain, mainly after 8pm. Lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Chance of rain is 80%.
Highlands Plateau

Today

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

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Light winds out of the northwest around 5 mph early in the morning decreasing become calm by midmorning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Light winds out of the northeast.

Thanksgiving Day

A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 50.

Thursday Night

Rain, mainly after midnight. Lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Chance of rain is 80%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs near 64. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds.

Thanksgiving Day

A 20 percent chance of rain after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.

Thursday Night

Rain, mainly after 8pm. Lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Chance of rain is 80%.


Nantahala Area

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Calm winds.

Thanksgiving Day

A 20 percent chance of rain after 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Thursday Night

Rain, mainly after 8pm. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain is 80%.






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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight. Relative humidity levels will be dropping below 30% for much of the afternoon, so if you do burn outsoors, please exercise caution.

Drought Update from the NC Climate Office


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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Tue Nov 22 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 45 (green) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 45 (green). Tomorrow and Wednesday are forecast to worsen.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (0.7 out of 12) today with Ragweed being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.3 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for November 22nd

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

Highest Temperature 74°F in Franklin in 1955
Lowest Temperature 10°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in in 1964
Greatest Rainfall 2.90 inches in Highlands in 1992
Greatest Snowfall 3.0 inches in Highlands in 1952

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

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 22nd in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 82°F in Fayetteville, Cumberland County in 1934
Lowest Temperature 1°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2008
Greatest Rainfall 6.60 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1991
Greatest Snowfall 8.3 inches in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1937

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)





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


• NC charitable giving rebounds in 2022, but need rising just as fast [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Arrest warrant shows ‘improper brakes’ as likely cause of Raleigh parade death [Raleigh News and Observer]

• 'We're calling on the community:' MANNA FoodBank sees increased need, dwindling donations [WLOS-TV (Asheville, 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 21 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for November 21st]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 272 [Al Jazeera]

• LIVEBLOG: 272nd day of Russian aggression against Ukraine [TVP World]

Russia Continuing to Use Incendiary Munitions in Ukraine; Is it Legal? | Funker 530 Veteran Community



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






• Medvedev says Kyiv is a "Russian city" and threatens to "take it back" [Yahoo! News]

• Ukraine updates: Nuclear plant rocked by 'explosions' [DW News]

• Russian forces were suffering from 'electronic fratricide' within days of attacking Ukraine, a new report says [Yahoo! News]

• Ukraine updates: Shelling Zaporizhzhia is ‘playing with fire’ [Al Jazeera]

• 'NATO has to continue providing weapons to Ukraine so that it can defend itself and defeat Russia' [France 24]

• Ukraine war: We will rebuild, vows mayor of flattened Mariupol [BBC News]

• Ukraine’s Kherson Win Shifts Dynamics Across Whole Front With Russia [Wall Street Journal]

• Videos Suggest Captive Russian Soldiers Were Killed at Close Range [New York Times]

• Ukraine confronts tougher fight in push to extend battlefield wins [Washington Post]


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

• At least two million Ukrainians will migrate in winter – WHO [Russia Today]

• Russia strikes Ukrainian force in Zaporozhye region [Pravda ]

• Defense contractor delivers new batch of Su-30SM2 fighter jets to Russian troops [TASS Russian News Agency]


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National and World News Roundup



• Iran Crisis Update, November 21 [Understanding War] [PDF for November 21st]

• Iran Protests: Covert testimonies reveal sexual assaults on male and female activists as a women-led uprising spreads [BBC News]

• Protests In Iran Turning Into A Full Revolution [Iran International]

Major railway workers union rejects new contract sparking renewed fears of a strike | CBS News



• OPEC+ Eyes Output Increase Ahead of Restrictions on Russian Oil [Wall Street Journal]

• US VP Harris flying to Philippine island near disputed sea [ABC News]

• 'They kill him slowly': Russian dissident Navalny endures brutal conditions in penal colony [Yahoo! News]

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office provides update on threats to elected officials | ABC15 Arizona



• Maricopa County elections official moved to 'undisclosed location' for his safety following social media threat [NBC News]

• Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection [AP News]

• US journalist Grant Wahl says he was detained in Qatar for rainbow shirt [The Guardian]

• NYPD arrests 2 armed suspects plotting attack against Jews [Jerusalem Post]

• Gunmen attack police station, sparking deadly shootout in Mexico [CBS News]

• Area 51 blogger Joerg Arnu accuses authorities of sending 'a message to silence' as his homes are raided by FBI and air force agents [Sky News]

• Manhattan Prosecutors Again Consider a Path Toward Charging Trump [New York Times via Yahoo! News]

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


COP27: does it go far enough? | The Economist



Why Elon Musk reinstated Trump's Twitter account | Face the Nation



Face the Nation: Pence, Galloway, Bass | Face the Nation



Meet The Press Full Broadcast (11-21-2022) | Meet the Press



Global National: Nov. 21, 2022 | Human trafficking a risk inside Ontario child welfare system



Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 21sth)


PBS NewsHour full episode, November 21, 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 5:12pm CET, 21 November 2022, there have been 634,522,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,599,100 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 16 November 2022, a total of 12,943,741,540 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 5:12pm CET, 21 November 2022, there have been 634,522,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,599,100 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 16 November 2022, a total of 12,943,741,540 vaccine doses have been administered.

• US pandemic death toll higher than in 20 peer countries [CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy)]

• MRI Reveals Significant Brain Abnormalities Post-COVID [Radiological Society of North America]

• ‘Verified’ anti-vax accounts proliferate as Twitter struggles to police content [The Guardian]

• China COVID cases rise, hard-hit Beijing tightens entry rules [Reuters]

• How monoclonal antibodies lost the fight with new COVID variants [NPR]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Is this really the end of Twitter? [BBC News]

• Scroll Through the Universe with This Cool Interactive Map [Universe Today]

• Extent of Tongan Eruption Revealed by New Seafloor Maps [The Map Room]

• Satellite imagery of the El Molino landslide in Norte de Santander, Colombia [The Landslide Blog]

• The Great Filter: Are we all Totally Screwed? [ The Science of Science Fiction (video)]


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

The Level1 Show November 22 2022: The Truth Was Out There | Level1 Techs



Make 3D TVs Cool Again - DTNS 4400 | Daily Tech News Show



NASA Capsule Makes Lunar Flyby On Its Way To Record-Breaking Orbit | NBC News



NASA Update After Orion’s First Close Flyby of the Moon (Nov. 21, 2022) | NASA Video



Eutelsat 10B Mission | SpaceX



Make 3D TVs Cool Again - DTNS 4400 | Daily Tech News Show



Could The Internet Doom Humanity? (And Other Questions) | Joe Scott



Betelgeuse Dimming Anomaly Updates: Black Hole Or a Swallowed Planet? | Antov Petrov



Artemis I launch remote cameras and professional audio | Justin Foley






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Russia Continuing to Use Incendiary Munitions in Ukraine; Is it Legal? | Funker 530 Veteran Community



Terrifying Reality if Ukraine Loses War to Russia | The Infographics Show



Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 21.11.2022 | Military Summary



Monitor: Russia undoing progress on landmines | DW News



As winter sets in, Ukraine urges evacuations from war-ravaged Kherson | FRANCE 24 English



Shelling at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant must stop, says UN watchdog | BBC News







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On This Day

November 22 is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 39 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)



498 – After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.

845 – The first duke of Brittany, Nominoe, defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.

1307 – Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.

1574 – Spanish navigator Juan Fernández discovers islands now known as the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.

1635 – Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island.

1718 – Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard attacks and boards the vessels of the British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") off the coast of North Carolina. The casualties on both sides include Maynard's first officer Mister Hyde and Teach himself.

1837 – Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay "To the People of Upper Canada", published in his newspaper The Constitution.

1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched.

1873 – The French steamer SS Ville du Havre sinks in 12 minutes after colliding with the Scottish iron clipper Loch Earn in the Atlantic, with a loss of 226 lives.

1908 – The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.

1935 – The China Clipper inaugurates the first commercial transpacific air service, connecting Alameda, California with Manila.

1940 – World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.

1942 – World War II: Battle of Stalingrad: General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th Army is surrounded.

1943 – World War II: Cairo Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan.

1943 – Lebanon gains independence from France.

1948 – Chinese Civil War: Elements of the Chinese Communist Second Field Army under Liu Bocheng trap the Nationalist 12th Army, beginning the Shuangduiji Campaign, the largest engagement of the Huaihai Campaign.

1955 – The Soviet Union launches RDS-37, a 1.6 megaton two stage hydrogen bomb designed by Andrei Sakharov. The bomb was dropped over Semipalatinsk.
• [22 NOVEMBER 1955 - RDS-37]
• [VIDEO: RDS-37 Soviet hydrogen bomb test (1955)]
• [Wikipedia: RDS-37]

1956 – The Summer Olympics, officially known as the games of the XVI Olympiad, are opened in Melbourne, Australia.

JFK Assassination




1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, who also kills Dallas Police officer J. D. Tippit after fleeing the scene. U.S Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States afterwards.
• [Archive: Walter Cronkite Reports On Death Of JFK]
• [Wikipedia: Assassination of John F. Kennedy]
• [University of Texas - John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection: A Guide]
• [GRAPHIC: NBC News Live Coverage of The Assassination of President Kennedy (1:30 P.M - 6:30 P.M E.T)]
• [Members Only: "MacNeil/Lehrer on the JFK Assassination"]
• [CBS News - President Kennedy Assassination - 11-22-1963 (1:30 P.M E.T - 6:34 P.M E.T)]
• [Internet Archive: Weisberg Collection on the JFK Assassination]
• [National Archives: Warren Commission Report]
• [The JFK Files : The Murder of a President - The Fifth Estate]

1967 – UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab–Israeli peace settlement.

1971 – In Britain's worst mountaineering tragedy, the Cairngorm Plateau Disaster, five children and one of their leaders are found dead from exposure in the Scottish mountains.

1974 – The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.

1975 – Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.

1977 – British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

1988 – In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
• [B-2 Stealth Bomber Spirit - Rollout Ceremony - full-length Grumman video]
• [Wikipedia: Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit]
• [Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber]

1989 – In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President René Moawad, killing him.

1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her Prime-Ministership.

1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

1995 – The 7.3 Mw  Gulf of Aqaba earthquake shakes the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 30, and generating a non-destructive tsunami.

2002 – In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

2003 – Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown incident: Shortly after takeoff, a DHL Express cargo plane is struck on the left wing by a surface-to-air missile and forced to land.

2003 – England defeats Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, becoming the first side from the Northern Hemisphere to win the tournament.

2004 – The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
• [Wikipedia: Orange Revolution]
• [Inside the Orange Revolution]
• [Orange Revolution - English (standard definition)]

2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

2012 – Ceasefire begins between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel after eight days of violence and 150 deaths.

2015 – A landslide in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar kills at least 116 people near a jade mine, with around 100 more missing.


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Published at 4:20am on Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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