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News and Weather Briefing for Monday, July 25, 2022

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On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Seasonably hot and muggy conditions will continue under a hot high pressure ridge the next few days. This will fuel a good chance for mainly afternoon and evening storms through the week. A weak front enters the region from the northwest late in the week.


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Wednesday Night

Franklin Area

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog between 1am and 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s.



Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph by noon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers before midmorning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms until midafternoon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the west. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Areas of fog before midmorning. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds. 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 before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s.



Nantahala Area

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s.




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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Scattered thunderstorms are possible each afternoon and evening in the area this weekend into next week. Some storms each day could become strong to severe capable of producing gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rainfall, however no widespread severe threat is anticipated.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Jul 25 2022

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

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

What’s Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth – July 24, 2022




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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

Air quality is in theupper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the middle range of yellow.

Fire and Smoke Map
Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range 3.1 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plantain, and Nettle being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (1.8 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for July 25th

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

Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1987
Lowest Temperature 39°F in Highlands in 1911
Greatest Rainfall 3.06 inches in Highlands in 1943
Greatest Snowfall (no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of July
Data available from 1873 to 2022

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on 07-29-1952
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands on 07-27-1911
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on 07-29-1879
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

All-time record weather events for Macon County

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on Jul 29, 1952
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on Jan 21, 1985
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on Jul 29, 1879
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Mar 13, 1993




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Macon Calendar
(send your event to [email protected])



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• WakeMed expert predicts NC could see an increase in COVID hospitalizations [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• NC’s new state budget funds pregnancy centers that steer clients away from abortion [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Charlotte Douglas International Airport set to debut latest piece of expansion [WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC)]

• Entire police force in one North Carolina town resigns over work environment [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]


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)

JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (Day 124-148)

Jomini is back after having had COVID. –editor


• Russia-Ukraine updates: ‘Even Russians expect defeat,’ says Zelenskyy [DW News]

• Russia says attack on Ukrainian port only hit military targets [Al Jazeera]

• Five months of war in Ukraine: Moscow says missiles destroyed warship in Odesa [France 24]

• Putin’s Unexpected Challenge: Snubs From His Central Asian Allies [Wall Street Journal]

• Ukraine News: Russia Seeks to Rally Support From African Allies [New York Times]

• Ukraine war: Russia denies causing global food crisis [BBC News]


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

• Spies tried to force me to take anti-Russia stance – Serbian minister [Russia Today]

• Military expert: ‘Now, It is calm before the storm in Ukraine’ [Pravda ]

• Russian investigators identify over 220 people involved in shelling of Donbass [TASS Russian News Agency]

The causes and consequences of the Ukraine war A lecture by John J. Mearsheimer

The Ukraine War From Russia’s Perspective


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National and World News Roundup

Global National: July 24, 2022 | Pope’s visit prompts ambivalence among residential school survivors

Nightly News Full Broadcast – July 24

PBS NewsHour Full Episode July 24th, 2022


• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]



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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:

• Chinese nuclear-powered torpedoes could be fired in ‘swarm’ over thousands of miles [Interesting Engineering]

• Supercharged biotech rice yields 40% more grain [Science.org]

• Second module docks at China’s space station, large rocket stage tracked in orbit [Space News]

• Chess robot grabs and breaks finger of seven-year-old opponent [The Guardian]

• AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 Specs, Release Date Window, Benchmarks, and More [Tom's Hardware]

• A new dark matter experiment quashed earlier hints of new particles [Science News]

• Navy ship utilizes 3D printing out at sea [Navy Times]

• Have researchers found the best semiconductor of them all? [Tech Xplore]

• Why Big Tech Is Making a Big Play for Live Sports [New York Times]

• Wild 3D-printed space habitat prototype designed to fit inside SpaceX Starship lands in Switzerland [Space.com]

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



Podcasts and Long Form Videos
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics


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On This Day

July 25th is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 159 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events

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Published at 5:00am on Monday, July 25, 2022
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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