Read the Beforeitsnews.com story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
Story Views
Now:
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:
Total:

News and Weather Briefing for Sunday, January 30, 2022

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.


Here is an index to assist you in moving from section to section within the article.

Back to Top
Weather
Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
OUTLOOK

A dry airmass will persist over the region through Tuesday night, and temperatures will moderate back to seasonal normals to start the work week. A frontal system will encroach on the area at midweek, bringing still warmer temperatures, and rainfall by early Thursday.

—END SPONSOR SEGMENT——



Back to Top

Local Weather

General Forecast Through Wednesday Night

Franklin Area

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Light and variable winds.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 20s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 30.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s.

Wednesday Night

Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the west 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph in the morning becoming calm in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 20s. Calm winds early in the evening increasing to come out of the northeast around 5 mph before midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 30.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 40s.

Wednesday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 9pm. Cloudy, with lows around 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 40s. Light winds out of the west early in the morning increasing to 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50.

Wednesday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Nantahala Area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the low-to mid 40s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the west around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Calm winds.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing.




Back to Top

Hazards and Tropical Weather

Patchy black ice will pose a danger to drivers through this morning. Temperatures will struggle to rise above freezing, but should make it during the middle part of the day across the mountains at elevations below 5000 feet. The ridge tops may well remain below freezing today.





Back to Top

Almanac

Air quality is in the middle range of yellow 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 range (1.3 out of 12) today with Juniper and Elmbeing the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (2.3 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for January 30th

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

Highest Temperature 76°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2002
Lowest Temperature -14°F in Highlands in 1966
Greatest Rainfall 4.20 inches in Franklin in 1875
Greatest Snowfall 3.5 inches in Highlands in 1981

Record weather events for January in Macon County

Highest Temperature 78°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Jan 28, 1999
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on Jan 21, 1985
Greatest Rainfall 4.30 inches in Nantahala on Jan 23, 1971
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 14.0 inches in Franklin on Jan 21, 1877

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




Back to Top

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


THIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK


Back to Top

Local and State News

• Macon County Board of Commissioners – January 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

Franklin Town Council – January 2022 Regular Meeting

Asheville Citizen-Times COVID-19 Tracker [Asheville Citizen-Times]

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast – January 29th, 2021

PBS NewsHour Full Episode January 29th, 2021


Since it looks like we may be in for a new wave of infections, here is a section on COVID-19. It will include local, regional, state, national, and global items.

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 18, 2021]


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

Globally, as of 5:55pm CET, 21 January 2022, there have been 340,543,962 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 5,570,163 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 19 January 2022, a total of 9,571,502,663 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:55pm CET, 21 January 2022, there have been 68,199,861 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 852,334 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 14 January 2022, a total of 511,548,471 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Myocarditis Risk 17 Times Higher for Unvaccinated Patients Ages 12-30 Who Get COVID-19 Than COVID-Vaccinated Patients [Epic Research]

Dr John Campbell: Study confirms omicron reinfections

• https://www.science.org/content/article/after-omicron-some-scientists-foresee-period-quiet [Science]

• Thousands protest Covid mandates and restrictions in Ottawa [Courthouse News Service]

• Taiwan invents chip able to identify asymptomatic COVID cases rapidly [Focus Taiwan]

• ‘Pandemic vs endemic’ sets up two conflicting Covid endgames [Financial Times]

• Lynnwood bar advertised ‘catch the virus’ show [KOMO-TV (Seattle, WA)]

• Monitoring COVID-19

[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

[Outbreak.info]

• CDC Releases Emergency Guidance for Healthcare Facilities to Prepare for Potential Omicron Surge [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

• COVID-19 case rates by county in 2021 [AXIOS]


Back to Top

Science and Technology News Roundup



Podcasts and Long Form Videos
Level1 News January 26 2022: Nobody Expects The Microsoft Acquisition!

How Does Gravity Escape A Black Hole?

• Addendum – EP18 Iranian Interconnections [Hardcore History]

Hardcore History: EP18 Iranian Interconnections

Deep Space Radiation, Black Holes And Other Questions – Episode 14

How one British laboratory protects the world’s chocolate

5 cool things you can do with your router’s USB port!

Bill Gates’s Heroes in the Field: Kakenya Ntaiya

Brian Keating and Lee Cronin on Life in the Universe, Assembly Theory, and the Meaning of Time

NEWS: MSFT up $10B, Neil Young vs. Rogan (Spotify: Platform or Publisher), Case Study: Scratchpad

Elon Musk… and Asperger’s Syndrome.


Back to Top

On This Day

January 30th is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 335 days remain until the end of the year (336 in leap years).

If you receive value from what Macon Media provides to the community, please consider becoming a supporter and contribute at least a dollar a month. Those who support Macon Media with at least a dollar a month receive early access to video of some events and meetings before they are made public on the website. Videos and news involving public safety are not subject to early access.

Become a Patron!

Or, if you prefer Pay Pal, try PayPal.me/MaconMedia

Published at 5:00am on Sunday, January 30, 2021
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




Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!


Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomics.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST


Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Report abuse

    Comments

    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    MOST RECENT
    Load more ...

    SignUp

    Login

    Newsletter

    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.