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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, January 10, 2023



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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

Dry high pressure will remain over the region through Wednesday. A strong cold front will cross the area Thursday, bringing a rain and potentially thunderstorms. Cold high pressure builds in behind the front Friday and will remain through the weekend with a warming trend developing early next week.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then becoming sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Wednesday

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

Wednesday Night

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

Thursday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Highs near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Thursday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Chance of rain is 60%.
Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the uppe 40s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Light winds out of the south 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday

Showers, mainly after 10am. Highs near 50. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Thursday Night

Rain showers likely before 3am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Chance of rain is 60%.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

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

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s. Light winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Thursday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Highs in the upper 50s. Light winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Thursday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Chance of rain is 60%.


Nantahala Area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. 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 low-to-mid 30s. Light winds out of the southwest.

Wednesday

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

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Showers, mainly after 10am. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Thursday Night

Rain showers likely before 4am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Chance of rain is 60%.






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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.



Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather The X-Factor Returns with Radio Blackouts & Storms for Solar Probe | Space Weather News 01.09.2023




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• Damaging 2022 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]

• Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms [AP News]




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
700 PM EST Wed Nov 30 2022

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

This is the last regularly scheduled Tropical Weather Outlook of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Routine issuance of the Tropical Weather Outlook will resume on May 15, 2023. During the off-season, Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.



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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

No known appreciable smoke field will be crossing Macon County today or tonight.















PM2.5 AQI is 45 (GOOD) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 45 (GOOD)


Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range (1.6 out of 12) today with Juniper being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (2.1 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for January 10th

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

Highest Temperature 75°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1949
Lowest Temperature -10°F in Franklin in 1970
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 2.52 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1972
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 7.5 inches in Franklin in 2011

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

Highest Temperature 78°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 01-28-1999
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on 01-21-1985
Greatest Rainfall 5.10 inches in Highlands on 01-12-2018
Greatest Snowfall 10.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 01-08-1988

Record Weather Events for January 10th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 80°F in Hickory, Burke County in 1949
Lowest Temperature -26°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1982
Greatest Rainfall 6.00 inches at Lake Fayetteville, Cumberland County in 1879
Greatest Snowfall 22.5 inches in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County in 1996
Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of January Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 86°F in Marion, Mcdowell County on 01-24-1927
Lowest Temperature -34°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 01-21-1985
Greatest Rainfall 9.18 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County on 01-13-2018
Greatest Snowfall 28.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 01-28-1998




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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



• U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson of NC seen restraining GOP colleague on House floor [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Cawthorn's office didn't turn over constituent casework information, Rep. Edwards says [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• It’s quiet now, but soon the mountains will be buzzing [Sylva Herald and Ruralite]


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Special Section: The Russo-Ukrainian War
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, January 09 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for January 9th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 320 [Al Jazeera]

• LIVEBLOG: Day 320 of Russian aggression against Ukraine [TVP World]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 320: Fierce fighting near Bakhmut and Soledar continues [Euromaiden Press]

Will Belarus Invade Ukraine? - One-Armed Myanmar War Machine? | FUNKER530 - Veteran Community & Combat Footage



• xxx [xxx (video and audio)] [xxx (article archive)]

• Miss Ukraine Unveils Amazing “Warrior of Light” Costume for Miss Universe [My Modern Met]

• Russia is holding back on using its most advanced fighter jets over Ukraine because it's scared they'll get shot down, UK intel says [Yahoo! News]

• Ukraine updates: Constant Russian attacks in east, says Kyiv [DW News]


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

• US to host largest-ever Satanic gathering [Russia Today]

• Russia to denounce EU's Criminal Law Convention on Corruption [Pravda]

• Kiev ready to sacrifice own citizens to let West settle score with Russia — DPR official [TASS]


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National and World News Roundup

UK Space Launch: Historic rocket launch ends in failure | Sky News



• House Narrowly Approves Rules Amid Concerns About McCarthy’s Concessions [New York Times]

• GOP prepares to battle itself over defense spending [Politico]

• Brazilian Authorities Detain 1,500 Protesters Involved in Riot [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• Biden Admin Considering A Nationwide Ban On Gas Stoves [Daily Caller]

• Georgia grand jury ends probe of Trump, 2020 election [AP News]

• The Satanic Temple dedicating 'largest satanic gathering in history' to Boston mayor, will require masks [Fox News]


Prince Harry: The 60 Minutes Interview | 60 Minutes



Washington Today (1-9-23): House GOP passes new House rules package | C-SPAN Radio



Global National: Jan. 9, 2023 | Over 1,200 arrested after pro-Bolsonaro riot at Brazil's Congress



Nightly News Full Broadcast (January 9th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, January 09, 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]

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:30pm CET, 6 January 2023, there have been 99,423,758 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,082,265 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 16 December 2022, a total of 652,464,668 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 5:30pm CET, 6 January 2023, there have been 657,977,736 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,681,433 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 22 December 2022, a total of 13,073,712,554 vaccine doses have been administered.

• COVID-19 vaccines: From nasal drops to a redesign, what 2023 could have in store [CBS News]

• Satellite images show crowds at China’s crematoriums as covid surges [Washington Post]

• Pandemic Disrupted Historical Mortality Patterns, Caused Largest Jump in Deaths in 100 Years [SOURCE]

• Dr. Ashish Jha on the fast-spreading new COVID variant [Yahoo! News]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• BMW Doubles Up On Paid Subscriptions In The USA, Charges $105 A Year For Remote Engine Start [CarScoops]

• Chinese scientists develop laser-powered drone to stay aloft ‘forever’ [South China Morning post]

• England just made gigabit internet a legal requirement for new homes [The verge]

• FCC moves to form Space Bureau as its role in regulating orbit intensifies [TechCeunch]

• Microsoft’s new AI can simulate anyone’s voice with 3 seconds of audio [ARS TECHNICA]

• 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023 [MIT Technology review]

• Raspberry Pi's new 12-megapixel camera modules provide powered autofocus [Engadget]

• Canadian prototype EV Project Arrow vehicle unveiled at CES in Las Vegas [CBC News]

• AMD just put a whole Zen 4 CPU inside an absolutely massive GPU [PC GAMER]

• 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 January 10 2023: Patch Your Wordmess | Level1Techs



Digicams Are the New Cassette - DTNS 4432 | Daily Tech News Show



Tesla Model 2 Giga Press Confirmed? - Diecast $25K Tesla | Cleanerwatt



OneWeb 16 launch and Falcon 9 first stage landing | SciNews



OneWeb Launch 16 Mission | SpaceX



Start Me Up Livestream | Virgin Orbit



New Discoveries From a Black Hole So Massive It's Beyond Theoretical Limit | Anton Petrov



1984 by George Orwell | Lex Fridman



Interstellar Colonization Strategies | Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur



The Snitch Trying to Get Ghost Cars Off the Streets | VICE News



How Family Structure Drives Ideology | Whatifalthist






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Why War Economies don't collapse (until they do) - why Russia and Ukraine won't collapse tomorrow | Perun



Ukrainians celebrate Orthodox Christmas under shadow of war | Al Jazeera



What the new US Congress means for the rest of the world | DW News



'All they can expect here is death': Ukraine prepares for another attack from Belarus | FRANCE 24



Hear why Putin ordered a temporary truce in Ukraine | CNN14.6M subsc



Russian attacks on Ukraine continue despite ceasefire promises | BBC News







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On This Day

January 10th is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 355 days remain until the end of the year (356 in leap years).

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)

Today in History for January 6th | Associated Press





49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war.

9 – The Western Han dynasty ends when Wang Mang claims that the divine Mandate of Heaven called for the end of the dynasty and the beginning of his own, the Xin dynasty.

69 – Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus is appointed by Galba as deputy Roman Emperor.

236 – Pope Fabian succeeds Anterus to become the twentieth pope of Rome.

1072 – Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo in Sicily for the Normans.

1430 – Philip the Good, the Duke of Burgundy, establishes the Order of the Golden Fleece, the most prestigious, exclusive, and expensive order of chivalry in the world.

1475 – Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.

1645 – Archbishop William Laud is beheaded for treason at the Tower of London.

1776 – American Revolution: Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet Common Sense.

1791 – The Siege of Dunlap's Station begins near Cincinnati during the Northwest Indian War.

1812 – The first steamboat on the Ohio River or the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans, 82 days after departing from Pittsburgh.

1861 – American Civil War: Florida becomes the third state to secede from the Union.

1863 – The Metropolitan Railway, the world's oldest underground railway, opens between Paddington and Farringdon, marking the beginning of the London Underground.

1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.

1901 – The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.

1901 – New York: Automobile Club of America installs signs on major highways.

1916 – World War I: In the Erzurum Offensive, Russia defeats the Ottoman Empire.

1920 – The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.

1920 – League of Nations Covenant enters into force. On January 16 the organization holds its first council meeting, in Paris.

1927 – Fritz Lang's futuristic film Metropolis is released in Germany.

1941 – World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.

1946 – The first General Assembly of the United Nations assembles in the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Fifty-one nations are represented.

1946 – The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals.[19]

1954 – BOAC Flight 781, a de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1, explodes and falls into the Tyrrhenian Sea, killing 35 people.

1962 – Apollo program: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle, which became known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.

1966 – Tashkent Declaration, a peace agreement between India and Pakistan signed that resolved the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

1972 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.

1981 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments

1984 – Holy See–United States relations: The United States and Holy See (Vatican City) re-establish full diplomatic relations after almost 117 years, overturning the United States Congress's 1867 ban on public funding for such a diplomatic envoy.

1985 – Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.

1990 – Time Warner is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.

2000 – Crossair Flight 498, a Saab 340 aircraft, crashes in Niederhasli, Switzerland, after taking off from Zurich Airport, killing 13 people.

2007 – A general strike begins in Guinea in an attempt to get President Lansana Conté to resign.

2012 – A bombing at Jamrud in Pakistan, kills at least 30 people and injures 78 others.

2013 – More than 100 people are killed and 270 injured in several bomb blasts in the Quetta area of Pakistan.

2015 – A traffic accident between an oil tanker truck and passenger coach en route to Shikarpur from Karachi on the Pakistan National Highway Link Road near Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Karachi, killing at least 62 people.

2019 – A 13-year-old American girl, Jayme Closs, is found alive in Gordon, Wisconsin, having been kidnapped 88 days earlier from her parents' home whilst they were murdered.

2021 - PGA of America pulls 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National GC at Bedminster, NJ, days after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the US Capitol




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Published at 5:00am on Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to the following websites or books: MaconMedia.com, youtube.com, weather.gov, airnow.gov, wikipedia.com, onthisday.com, ncdcr.gov, ncsu.edu, utah.edu, https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/, wolfram.com, biorxiv.org, aps.org, nejm.org, plos.org, cell.com, researchsquare.com, cureus.com, spc.noaa.gov, nhc.noaa.gov, ncdenr.org, medrxiv.org, archive.org, ncpedia.org, nasa.gov, https://ww2days.com, nih.gov, carolinapublicpress.org, microbe.tv, smokymountainnews.com, psypost.org, blogspot.com, pollen.com, franklinnc.com, maconnc.org, spaceweather.com, solarham.com, loc.gov, ncleg.net, senate.gov, house.gov, whitehouse.gov, drudgereport.com, politico.com, realclearpolitics.com, ushmm.org, This Day in North Carolina History, World War II Day By Day, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, The Timetables of History, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The World History and Book of Facts (multiple years), On This Day In History: Over 4,000 facts, The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space, This Day in North Carolina History, The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future, Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity, The Story of Civilization (11 volumes), The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, American History, Volume 1: 1492-1877, American History, Volume 2: 1877 - Present, A Complete Chronolgy of the Second World War. Weather and Almanac data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited): heavens-above.com, Ian Webster's Github, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, The National Weather Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Weather Prediction Center. Back to Top

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