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Sunday, May 14, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, May 14, 2023



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COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Daily thunderstorms chances will remain through the weekend in advance of a backdoor cold front sweeping into the area by Monday. A brief period of dry weather returns mid week as an unsettled pattern and rain chances return through the end of the week.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Sunday Night





Franklin Area

Today

A slight chance of showers between 10am and noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a slight chance of showers between 2am and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.
Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog between midnight and 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph shifting to come out of the southeast after midnight. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the south after midnight. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 70. Chance of rain is 40%.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the west around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a slight chance of showers between 2am and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.


Nantahala Area

Today

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the west around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs near 70. Light and variable winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Hazardous weather is not expected today.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather

Earth in Solar Storm Crosshairs | Live Informal Briefing 09 May 2023




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





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Almanac









PM2.5 AQI is 53 (MODERATE/CODE YELLOW) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 53 (MODERATE/CODE YELLOW)


Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range (7.7 out of 12) today with Birch, Hickory, and Maple being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (6.3 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for May 14th

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

Highest Temperature 90°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2018
Lowest Temperature 28°F in Highlands in 1910
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.99 inches in Highlands in 1976
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 14th in North Carolina

rdrd Highest Temperature 99°F in Jackson Springs, Montgomery County in 2018
Lowest Temperature 21°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2020
Greatest Rainfall 5.37 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County in 1972
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey in 1996
(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
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)

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



• After 14 student deaths, North Carolina State confronts a national crisis [ABC News]

• North Carolina governor vetoes abortion limits, launches override showdown [AP News]

• How they voted: NC congressional votes for the week ending May 11 [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• NC Republicans push back after Gov. Cooper calls them out for voting for abortion bill [Charlotte Observer]

• Protesters for and against abortion stake out opposite positions, opposite locations [Raleigh News and Observer]



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

Humanitarian crisis grows at U.S. southern border | NBC News



• Migrants Wait Along Southern Border as New Rules Go Into Effect [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• The early heat wave gripping the Northwest is rare — and worrying [Washington Post]

• Biggest-ever Colombian narco sub intercepted [France 24]

• Old lumber port preps for new life as California offshore wind hub [Courthouse News Service]

• Ron — not Don — and an act of God descend on Iowa [Politico]

• Kenya cult death toll rises to 200; more than 600 reported missing [CBS News]



Inside the U.S. Strategy to Counter China’s Booming Network of Ports | U.S. vs China | WSJ



Washington Today (5-11-23): House passes immigration bill on party lines as Title 42 expires | C-SPAN



Global National: May 13, 2023 | Heat dome expected to fuel Alberta wildfires



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - May 13


PBS NewsHour full episode, (May 13, 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:



Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Macon County Public Health will stop publishing weekly COVID updates but will continue to monitor local case levels and trends. In the event that case counts increase significantly, MCPH will notify the public and resume weekly COVID updates.




• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 103,343,569 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,125,209 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 5 May 2023, a total of 668,168,096 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 765,903,278 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,927,378 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 9 May 2023, a total of 13,350,312,122 vaccine doses have been administered.


• A Proclamation on Revoking the Air Travel COVID-⁠19 Vaccination Requirement [ The White House ]

• Statement on the fifteenth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic [ World Health Organization ]

• The Covid–19 Crisis Is Officially Over. Everything Changed. [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• COVID no longer a global health emergency, World Health Organization says [ Sky News ]

• Masks Work. Distorting Science to Dispute the Evidence Doesn’t [ Scientific American ]

• CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is stepping down from agency [ NBC News ]

Ep 130 Osterholm Update: A Better Place | Osterholm Update



• 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: Enjoy Venus and Mars in the evenings [Astronomy Magazine]

• Half of parents think children’s mental health worse due to social media, survey finds [The Hill (via Yahoo! News)]

• Why the video game industry is making a big mistake by ignoring older adults [Tech Xplore]

• 3 Companies to Pay $615,000 in NY Attorney General Investigation Over Faked Net Neutrality Comments [US News and World Report]

• Robocall company Xcast Labs Inc behind 'billions' of illegal calls sued by FTC [Reuters]

• Pakistan shut down the internet - but that didn't stop the protests [BBC News]

• 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

The Level1 Show May 12 2023: A Tale of Two Siris | Level1 Techs



Linda Yaccarino, The Xpert - DTNS 4519 | Daily Tech News Show



When Matter Goes Horribly Wrong | John Michael Godier



How Black Holes Look Bigger Than They Are - Ask a Spaceman! | Paul M. Sutter



Google's Web Takeover Attempt | TWiT TV



Interview with Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical and Ubuntu | Destination Linux 322



Let's Play Doctor | Office Hours 29 | Jupiter Broadcasting



Civilization: Is the West History? | Episode 2: Science | BBC Select





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



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 13 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for May 13th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 443 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 444: Ukraine, US Officials: Counteroffensive yet to start [Euromaiden Press]


• Germany pledges almost $3bn in new military aid to Ukraine [Al Jazeera]

• Ukrainian forces use mobile rocket system against Russian frontline [TVP World]

• Ukraine's Zelenskyy arrives in Berlin [DW News]

• Liveblog: Zelensky says he thanked pope for support over Ukraine 'tragedy' [France 24]

• Ukraine Eurovision act's city Ternopil attacked before performance [BBC News]

• How spies took down Putin’s most insidious weapon against the West [The Telegraph (via Yahoo! News)]

Reports of 4 Russian military aircraft downed near Ukraine border | Al Jazeera



Russia's silent protest against war | Focus on Europe



Ukraine used British missiles to attack Luhansk: Moscow | Latest News | WION



New documentary shows Ukrainians’ fight for survival, devastation of war | PBS NewsHour



The Defenders of Donbas: Ukraine war frontline report | BBC News



🔴 (NSFW) - Ukraine Advances in Bakhmut, Storm Shadow Strikes? | Funker530 LIVE Recap




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

Either you attack the Russians now or you might as well surrender | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• Zelensky plotted attacks deep inside Russia – WaPo [Russia Today]

• Two Mi-8 helicopters, Su-34 and Su-35 aircraft crash in Bryansk region in one day [Pravda]

• G7, EU plan to ban restart of some Russian pipeline gas supplies — FT [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 231 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)





1027 – Robert II of France names his son Henry I as junior King of the Franks.
1097 – The Siege of Nicaea begins during the First Crusade.
1264 – Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the effective ruler of England.
1509 – Battle of Agnadello: In northern Italy, French forces defeat the Republic of Venice.
1607 – English colonists establish "James Fort," which would become Jamestown, Virginia, the earliest permanent English settlement in the Americas.
1608 – The Protestant Union, a coalition of Protestant German states, is founded to defend the rights, land and safety of each member against the Catholic Church and Catholic German states.
1610 – Henry IV of France is assassinated by Catholic zealot François Ravaillac, and Louis XIII ascends the throne.
1643 – Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
1747 – War of the Austrian Succession: A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre.
1796 – Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox inoculation.
1800 – The 6th United States Congress recesses, and the process of moving the Federal government of the United States from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., begins the following day.
1804 – William Clark and 42 men depart from Camp Dubois to join Meriwether Lewis at St Charles, Missouri, marking the beginning of the Lewis & Clark Expedition's historic journey up the Missouri River.
1811 – Paraguay: Pedro Juan Caballero, Fulgencio Yegros and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia start actions to depose the Spanish governor.
1836 – The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas.
1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.
1868 – Boshin War: The Battle of Utsunomiya Castle ends as former Tokugawa shogunate forces withdraw northward.
1870 – The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.
1878 – The last witchcraft trial held in the United States begins in Salem, Massachusetts, after Lucretia Brown, an adherent of Christian Science, accused Daniel Spofford of attempting to harm her through his mental powers.
1879 – The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.
1900 – Opening of World Amateur championship at the Paris Exposition Universelle, also known as Olympic Games.
1913 – Governor of New York William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.
1915 – The May 14 Revolt takes place in Lisbon, Portugal.
1918 – Cape Town Mayor, Sir Harry Hands, inaugurates the Two-minute silence.
1931 – Five unarmed civilians are killed in the Ådalen shootings, as the Swedish military is called in to deal with protesting workers.
1935 – The Constitution of the Philippines is ratified by a popular vote.
1939 – Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
1940 – World War II: Rotterdam, Netherlands is bombed by the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany despite a ceasefire, killing about 900 people and destroying the historic city center.
1943 – World War II: A Japanese submarine sinks AHS Centaur off the coast of Queensland.
1948 – Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
1951 – Trains run on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales for the first time since preservation, making it the first railway in the world to be operated by volunteers.
1953 – Approximately 7,100 brewery workers in Milwaukee perform a walkout, marking the start of the 1953 Milwaukee brewery strike.
1955 – Cold War: Eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
1961 – Civil rights movement: A white mob twice attacks a Freedom Riders bus near Anniston, Alabama, before fire-bombing the bus and attacking the civil rights protesters who flee the burning vehicle.
1970 – Andreas Baader is freed from custody by Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin and others, a pivotal moment in the formation of the Red Army Faction.
1973 – Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched.
1977 – A Dan-Air Boeing 707 leased to IAS Cargo Airlines crashes on approach to Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia, killing six people.
1980 – Salvadoran Civil War: the Sumpul River massacre occurs in Chalatenango, El Salvador.
1988 – Carrollton bus collision: A drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. Twenty-seven die in the crash and ensuing fire.
2004 – The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.
2004 – Rico Linhas Aéreas Flight 4815 crashes into the Amazon rainforest during approach to Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus, Brazil, killing 33 people.
2008 – Battle of Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre between Zenit supporters and Rangers supporters and the Greater Manchester Police, 39 policemen injured, one police-dog injured and 39 arrested.
2010 – Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on the STS-132 mission to deliver the first shuttle-launched Russian ISS component — Rassvet. This was originally slated to be the final launch of Atlantis, before Congress approved STS-135.
2012 – Agni Air Flight CHT crashes in Nepal after a failed go-around, killing 15 people.





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Published at 5:00am on Sunday, May 14, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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Macon County Board of Elections 03-11-2014 The Macon County Board of Elections holds a special meeting to hear a challenge brought by Charles "Scoon" Nichols to the candidacy of Macon County Commissioner Ron Haven regarding his eligibility to file as a candidate in the District II County Commissioner race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9lNBy-faAA ********************* Jair Bolsonaro leaves Brazil for the US ahead of Lula’s inauguration https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/30/americas/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-us-lula-inauguration-intl-latam Dang. He pulled a Trump and snuck out of town and can't be civil during the transfer of power. What a toddler move. ******************** Fierce Kitty, Glorious Kitty, Little Ball of Fur. Honourable Kitty, Warrior Kitty, Qapla' Qapla' Qapla' -->
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