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News and Weather Briefing for Saturday, August 6, 2022

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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Typical summertime pattern continues as the subtropical ridge in the western Atlantic persists this weekend into early next week. Daily chances for diurnal showers and thunderstorms will continue the best chance for activity across the mountains. A cold front will approach the area from the northwest on Wednesday, tracking across the Carolinas on Thursday into Friday. This front will keep shower and thunderstorm chances around through late next week.

General Forecast Through Monday Night

Franklin Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Widespread dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph 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

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 11pm, then a slight chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.



Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph 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 Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 1am, then a slight chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday

A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Widespread dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph 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

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5am, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs near 80. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and midnight, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Monday Night

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



Nantahala Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs near 80. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 11pm, then a slight chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.




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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected to develop across the mountains this afternoon and evening. Main potential impacts are cloud-to-ground lightning, gusty winds, and heavy downpours leading to a localized flash flood risk. An isolated severe storm cannot be ruled out. Any storm that becomes severe would have a microburst threat leading to the potential for damaging wind gusts.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Aug 6 2022

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

1. Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa later this weekend. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for some gradual development of this system while it moves westward across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic during the early to middle part of next week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.

What’s Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth – August 5, 2022: Watching the MDR Next Week




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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 upper range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map
Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range 3.7 out of 12) today with Grasses, Nettle, and Chenopods being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (5.1 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for August 6th

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

Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1980
Lowest Temperature 43°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1948
Greatest Rainfall 2.60 inches in Nantahala in 1975
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 August
Data available from 1873 to 2022

Highest Temperature 99°F in Franklin on 08-09-1980
Lowest Temperature 40°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 08-29-1968
Greatest Rainfall 9.68 inches in Highlands on 08-13-1940
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

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 79.7°F Wilmington, New Hanover County
Coldest Weather Station 59.6°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 7.74 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 3.12 in Lexington, Davidson County




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



• Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Operational at Town Hall [Macon Media]

• Town recognizes employee accomplishments [The Macon County News and Shopping Guide]

• Skate park is a step closer toward being a reality here [The Sylva HErald and Ruralite]

• Beefing up security: Madison County to put AR-15s in schools [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Missing college student found dead in remote area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• State budget could cost some NC principals thousands of dollars in pay this year [Raleigh News and Observer]



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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 148-158)


• US readies $1bn weapons package for Ukraine: Report [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine updates: Kyiv, Moscow trade blame over nuclear plant shelling [DW News]

• Russia ups the pressure on Ukraine’s northern Sumy region [France 24]

• Russia Bars Exxon and Other Western Investors From Selling Shares in Strategic Businesses [Wall Street Journal (click listen to article to hear it read to you)]

• Blasts Reported at Nuclear Plant Seized by Russia [New York Times]


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

• US neighbor calls for five-year global truce [Russia Today]

• What if China recognises Crimea? Beijing unwilling to talk to Ukraine [Pravda ]

• Bank of Russia considers feasible to convert state companies’ funds from dollars and euro [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: Aug. 5, 2022 | More voices in Canadian health care cry out for help

Nightly News Full Broadcast – August 05

PBS NewsHour Full Episode August 5th, 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:

• FCC votes to boost manufacturing in space [Engadget]

• Top scientist admits ‘space telescope image’ was actually a slice of chorizo [CNN]

• Amazon to acquire Roomba robot vacuum maker iRobot for $1.7 billion [The Verge]

• San Diego joins other cities in restricting cops’ use of surveillance technology [Engadget]

• U.S. appeals court says artificial intelligence can’t be patent inventor [Reuters]

• Tesla’s Cybertruck is going to be more expensive than originally planned [The Verge]

• California DMV accuses Tesla of falsely advertising Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features [Los Angeles Times]

• SpaceX launches Korean moon probe [Yahoo! News]

• Victory! Federal Court Upholds First Amendment Protections for Student’s Off-Campus Social Media Post [SOURCE]

• 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

August 6th is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 147 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events

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Published at 5:00am on Saturday, August 06, 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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