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Monday, May 1, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, May 01, 2023

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Science and Technology
On This Day
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A deep area of low pressure will persist over the Great Lakes, keeping drier and breezy conditions across the region today through Wednesday. High pressure builds in from the west on Thursday, resulting in lighter winds and slightly warmer temperatures. Rain chances increase again Friday and into the weekend with temperatures returning to normal for this time of year.


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night

Franklin Area


Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Light winds out of the northwest early in the morning increasing to come out of the west 10 to 20 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.


Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the west 10 to 20 mph early in the morning increasing to 20 to 30 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Windy.

Wednesday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.
Highlands Plateau


Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the west 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.


Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the west 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Windy.

Wednesday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Windy.
Otto and South Central Macon County


Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


Sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the west 15 to 20 mph early in the morning increasing to 20 to 30 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


Sunny, with highs near 60. Windy.

Wednesday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.

Nantahala Area


Scattered showers before 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with highs near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amountsMostly sunny, with highs near 54. Winds out of the west 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.


Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the west 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the west 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Windy.

Wednesday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.

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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Windy conditions will develop across the region on Monday. Winds may gust to 30 to 40 mph at times. Isolated limbs or trees may be downed and a few power outages could occur.

Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather "Severe" G4 level Solar Storm Impact | Live Briefing 23 April 2023

Back to Top Hurricane Season 2023: What to Watch For As We Keep Tabs on El Nino | hurricanetrack

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PM2.5 AQI is 35 (GOOD/CODE YELLOW) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 35 (GOOD/CODE YELLOW)

Fire and Smoke Map

Local Air Monitor


Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range (9.0 out of 12) today with Maple, Birch, and Oak being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (9.2 out of 12).

Record Weather Events for May 1st

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2007
Lowest Temperature 28°F in Highlands in 1996
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.15 inches in Highlands in 2016
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

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

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992

Record Weather Events for May 1st in North Carolina

rdrd Highest Temperature 96°F in Carthage, Moore County in 1981
Lowest Temperature 19°F in Banner Elk, Avery County in 1935
Greatest Rainfall 3.40 inches in Mount Holly, Gaston County in 1909
Greatest Snowfall 0.5 inches in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2015
(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Gladys)

--> Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of May Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 107°F in Aurora, Beaufort Countyy on 05-26-2011
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-09-2020
Greatest Rainfall 8.51 inches in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County on 05-20-1942
Greatest Snowfall 15.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-07-1992

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Macon Calendar
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Angel Medical Center to Host Blood Drive From 11am to 4pm

Blood Connection will host a blood drive at Angel Medical Center on Friday, May 5, from 11 am to 4 pm. Blood Connection’s blood mobile will be set up in the parking lot at 124 One Center Drive, Franklin. Each blood donation can save up to 3 lives. Donors need to be at least 16 years old (16-year-olds will need a permission slip which will be available at the blood drive), weigh at least 110 pounds, have an ID, and be in general good health.

To schedule an appointment, visit:

Walk-ins are welcome but appointments will be honored first. A donor card or photo ID is required. All donors will receive $30 in eGift card rewards.


Friends of the Greenway Spring Arts and Crafts Event (FROG FAIR) From 10am to 4pm

Friends of the Greenway announce their Spring arts and crafts event. FROG FAIR will be held May 6, 2023 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 ( for registration forms or stop by FROG Quarters. Volunteers needed too. Make sure to mark your calendar--arts and crafts, food, and music will make it a special day. For more information, email


Mainspring Walk at the Library 5.30pm

Find a sense of place with Mainspring and the Macon County Public Library. On the first Thursday of each month, we will take a casual 1 mile stroll through the trails behind the library, noticing how the forest, meadow, and river changes with the seasons. Each month we will pick an aspect of nature to explore during our walk, and spend a brief moment learning about the evening’s theme before heading out on the trails to discover the world around us. This event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required to attend. We will meet in the Meeting Room at the Macon County Public Library (149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin, NC 28734) at 5:30PM, where participants will be introduced to the day’s theme through a quick lesson. The walk will take about an hour and is on a variety of trails, from narrow and sloped to wide and flat. There is one moderate hill during this walk. For questions, please email Skye at This event is weather-dependent.


Contra Dance in the Macon County Public Library Living Room 6:30—9:00 p.m.

Join the fun of contra dancing, with beginners’ lessons at 6:30. Suggested donation, $10 per person helps to pay the musicians and callers for their travel and expertise. Hosted by the Arts Council of Macon County. SATURDAY, MAY 27th

Clarks Chapel Fire-Rescue Annual BBQ Fundraiser From 2pm until sold out Plates are $10 each

Clarks Chapel Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annul BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, May 27. It will feature Barbeque, Music, Raffles, Silent Auction, and plenty of family fun. The fire department is located at 270 Fulcher Road in Franklin.

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

• First-ever Youth Mental Health Rally held in Franklin, spearheaded by 10-year-old girl [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• How they voted: NC congressional votes for the week ending April 27 [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Formerly incarcerated North Carolinians can’t vote while serving felony sentences [Raleigh News and Observer]

• An ounce of comfort: A.T. hikers share the extras they take on trail [Smoky Mountain News]

Macon Media is still experiencing transportation issues and was unable to get to the courthouse to cover this months meeting. Here is the county-sponsored video of the meeting:

Macon County Commissioners Meeting 3-14-23

• HB259 NC House Bill Budget Substitute [PDF Download (640 pages)]

Proposed State Budget for 2023-2025 [Download PDF]

• Macon County Board of Commissioners March 2023 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

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National and World News Roundup

Coronation of Charles III (Scheduled for Saturday, May 6th) | UsefulCharts

• The suspect in a Texas mass shooting vanishes, and authorities have 'zero leads,' FBI says [NBC News]

• Swarms of quakes shake Salton Sea region in Southern California, seismologists say [Sacemento Bee]

Hypersonic Weapons: Overhyped or Superweapons? - threats, challenges and has the USA fallen behind? | Perun

• More people are getting away with murder. Unsolved killings reach a record high [NPR]

• Epstein’s Private Calendar Reveals Prominent Names, Including CIA Chief, Goldman’s Top Lawyer [Wall Street Journal]

• Suspected Islamic State chief Qurayshi killed in Syria, Turkey says [SBBC News]

Mass exodus from Sudan as deadly fighting enters third week | FRANCE 24 English

• National Guard explains their role in fighting San Francisco's fentanyl crisis [KGO-TV (San Fransisco, CA)]

White House 2023 Correspondents’ Dinner Minisection

2023 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner | C-SPAN

Biden's 2023 White House correspondents’ dinner speech | Washington Post

Roy Wood, Jr. COMPLETE REMARKS at 2023 White House Correspondents' Dinner | C-SPAN

• Biden Calls for Release of Jailed Journalist Evan Gershkovich, Other Detainees [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• A light evening with Dark Brandon [Washington Post]

• Biden Gets a Chance to Mock Fox News, and Gleefully Takes It [New York Times]

• ‘Journalism is not a crime': Biden salutes press, stresses freedoms at WHCD [Politico]

Washington Today (4-28-23): House votes to reinstate solar panel import tariffs | C-SPAN

Global National: April 29, 2023 | Worsening situation making it harder for Canadians to leave Sudan

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - April 29

PBS NewsHour full episode, (April 29, 2023)

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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 11:04am CEST, 19 April 2023, there have been 102,977,396 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,120,529 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 7 April 2023, a total of 666,541,020 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 11:04am CEST, 19 April 2023, there have been 763,740,140 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,908,554 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 24 April 2023, a total of 13,325,228,015 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Arcturus, a more infectious COVID subvariant, grows in L.A. County, seen in sewage [ Los Angeles Times ]

• A ferritin-based COVID-19 nanoparticle vaccine that elicits robust, durable, broad-spectrum neutralizing antisera in non-human primates [ Nature ]

• New Covid variant warning as expert urges people to wear masks again [ Leeds Live (UK) ]

TWiV 1003: Going clinically viral | Microbe TV

• TWiV 1002: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 1003: Going clinically viral [Microbe TV]

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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The Sky This Week: A Full Flower Moon [Astronomy Magazine]

• WeatherBrains 901: Pucker Factor Storm [WeatherBrains (audio podcast)]

• Jack Dorsey Criticizes Sale of Twitter to Elon Musk [Wall Street Journal]

• Twitter to soon allow publishers, media companies to charge users per click on articles [The Hill]

• The ‘no mow’ movement could transform our lawns[Washington Post]

• Engineers develop water filtration system that permanently removes 'forever chemicals'[NBC News]

• The wave of lawsuits that could kill social networks [El Pais]

• Z-Library returns, aims to avoid seizures by giving each user a secret URL [ARS TECHNICA]

Evergreen Links

• Red Dead Online player bids farewell to Google Stadia save by releasing horse they named after their departed daughter [Games Radar]

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History 69 - Twilight of the Æsir

Hardcore History: AddendumEP24 Manifesting the Muse with Rick | Dan Carlin

• 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]

How Do We Know What We Know? Philosophy of Science | Fraser Cain

• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Cinetimes]

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

Elon Reports on Launch Site Damage After Starship Launch - Starbase Weekly Update #60 | LabPadre

The Level1 Show April 28 2023: Starship Bloopers | Level1 Techs

Voltage Irregularities - DTNS 4508 | Daily Tech News Show

WeatherBrains 901 | WeatherBrains

Coronation of Charles III | UsefulCharts

The Startling Reason Entropy and Time Only Go One Way! | Arvin Ash

Robert Playter: Boston Dynamics CEO on Humanoid and Legged Robotics | Lex Fridman Podcast #374

Woods of Terror - Halfway to Halloween! Greensboro, NC | The Carpetbagger

The Coming Chinese EV Export Boom | Asianometry

Falcon Heavy launches ViaSat-3 Americas | SciNews

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

• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, April 30 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for April 29th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 432 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 431: Ukraine launches drone attacks on occupied Crimea and (possibly) Kursk [Euromaiden Press]

• Russian forces suffer radiation sickness after digging trenches and fishing in Chernobyl [The Independement (UK)]

• Ukraine war: Did Putin learn from Bush’s Iraq horrors? [Al Jazeera]

• Counteroffensive to start despite no Western aircraft: Zelenskyy [TVP World]

• Ukraine updates: Air defenses fend off attack near Kyiv [DW News]

• 🔴 Liveblog: Ukrainian air defence systems repel Russian missile attacks [France 24]

Hypersonic Weapons: Overhyped or Superweapons? - threats, challenges and has the USA fallen behind? | Perun

15 Events that Defined the War in Ukraine - Modern Era | Kings and Generals

Is Ukraine ready to launch a counteroffensive? | World Today - TVP World

Russian mines make Ukrainian fields unfarmable | Focus on Europe

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

Russia and China together could defeat us right now | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor

• Russian defenses spark skepticism over Ukrainian counteroffensive [Russia Today]

**Pravda has no updated stories about the war today**
• Talking Tucker Carlson – Rumors, Theories and What Really Happened [Pravda]

• Russian forces hit depots in Pavlograd, prepared for counteroffensive — politician [TASS Russian News Agency]

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On This Day

May 1 is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 244 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)

305 – Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman emperor.
880 – The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
1169 – Norman mercenaries land at Bannow Bay in Leinster, marking the beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland.
1328 – Wars of Scottish Independence end: By the Treaty of Edinburgh–Northampton, England recognises Scotland as an independent state.
1486 – Christopher Columbus presents his plans discovering a western route to the Indies to the Spanish Queen Isabella I of Castile.
1707 – The Act of Union joining England and Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain takes effect.
1753 – Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
1807 – The Slave Trade Act 1807 takes effect, abolishing the slave trade within the British Empire.
1820 – Execution of the Cato Street Conspirators, who plotted to kill the British Cabinet and Prime Minister Lord Liverpool.
1840 – The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
1844 – Hong Kong Police Force, the world's second modern police force and Asia's first, is established.
1846 – The few remaining Mormons left in Nauvoo, Illinois, formally dedicate the Nauvoo Temple.
1851 – Queen Victoria opens The Great Exhibition at The Crystal Palace in London.
1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville begins.
1865 – The Empire of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay sign the Treaty of the Triple Alliance.
1866 – The Memphis Race Riots begin. In three days time, 46 blacks and two whites were killed. Reports of the atrocities influenced passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1885 – The original Chicago Board of Trade Building opens for business.
1886 – Rallies are held throughout the United States demanding the eight-hour work day, culminating in the Haymarket affair in Chicago, in commemoration of which May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day in many countries.
1894 – Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C.
1898 – Spanish–American War: Battle of Manila Bay: The Asiatic Squadron of the United States Navy destroys the Pacific Squadron of the Spanish Navy after a seven-hour battle. Spain loses all seven of its ships, and 381 Spanish sailors die. There are no American vessel losses or combat deaths.
1900 – The Scofield Mine disaster kills over 200 men in Scofield, Utah in what is to date the fifth-worst mining accident in United States history.
1915 – The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her 202nd, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives.
1919 – German troops enter Munich to suppress the Bavarian Soviet Republic.
1925 – The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members.
1929 – The 7.2 Mw  Kopet Dag earthquake shakes the Iran–Turkmenistan border region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing up to 3,800 and injuring 1,121.
1930 – "Pluto" is officially proposed for the name of the newly discovered dwarf planet Pluto by Vesto Slipher in the Lowell Observatory Observation Circular. The name quickly catches on.
1931 – The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
1945 – World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany". The Soviet flag is raised over the Reich Chancellery, by order of Stalin.
1945 – World War II: Up to 2,500 people die in a mass suicide in Demmin following the advance of the Red Army.
1946 – Start of three-year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
1947 – Portella della Ginestra massacre against May Day celebrations in Sicily by the bandit and separatist leader Salvatore Giuliano where 11 persons are killed and 33 wounded.
1956 – The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.
1957 – A Vickers VC.1 Viking crashes while attempting to return to Blackbushe Airport in Yateley, killing 34.
1960 – Cold War: U-2 incident: Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, is shot down over the Sverdlovsk Oblast, Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.
1961 – The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.
1970 – Vietnam War: Protests erupt following the announcement by Richard Nixon that the U.S. and South Vietnamese forces would attack Vietnamese communists in a Cambodian Campaign.
1971 – Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) takes over operation of U.S. passenger rail service.
1975 – The Särkänniemi Amusement Park opens in Tampere, Finland.
1978 – Japan's Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
1982 – Operation Black Buck: The Royal Air Force attacks the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
1994 – Three-time Formula One champion Ayrton Senna dies from an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix.
1999 – The body of British climber George Mallory is found on Mount Everest, 75 years after his disappearance in 1924.
2003 – Invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln (off the coast of California), U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended".
2004 – Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
2009 – Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
2011 – Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
2018 – Syrian civil war: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumes the Deir ez-Zor campaign in order to clear the remnants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the Iraq–Syria border.
2019 – Naxalite attack in Gadchiroli district of India: Sixteen army soldiers, including a driver, killed in an IED blast. Naxals targeted an anti-Naxal operations team.
2019 – Naruhito ascends to the throne of Japan succeeding his father Akihito, beginning the Reiwa period.

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Published at 6:00am on Sunday, April 30, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins

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