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News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, July 28, 2022

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GENERAL OUTLOOK

A hot subtropical ridge of high pressure will break down a bit going into the weekend as a front drifts down and lingers across our area for Saturday and Sunday. Until then, seasonably hot and muggy conditions will continue along with good chances for afternoon showers and thunderstorms Thursday and Friday, causing torrential downpours at times. The best chances for rain will be over the mountains. Expect somewhat cooler temperatures this weekend but more widespread rainfall with the arrival of the front.


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General Forecast Through Saturday Night

Franklin Area

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. 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 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 5am. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 10 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.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Highs near 80. Chance of rain is 80%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.



Highlands Plateau

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. 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 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 1am. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 5am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 3pm and 4pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 4pm. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 50%.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph by midmorning. 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 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 11pm. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 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.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Highs near 80. Chance of rain is 80%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.



Nantahala Area

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. 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 2am. 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.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 8am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Chance of rain is 50%.




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Hazards and Tropical Weather

A localized risk of flash flooding will accompany any thunderstorms that develop over the next several days. This threat could gradually increase in scope as soils in more and more places become saturated by multiple rounds of heavy rain, and creeks and stream levels rise in response to continued runoff.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Jul 28 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 27, 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 upper range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map
Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range 4.1 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plantain, and Nettle being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (4.2 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for July 28th

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

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin in 1952
Lowest Temperature 36°F in Highlands in 1911
Greatest Rainfall 1.90 inches in Franklin in 1997
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])



The Macon County Board of Commissioners and the Macon County Board of education held a joint session to address the funding and planning of a new Franklin High School. Both board voted unanimously to proceed with the planning. The meeting was streamed live on Macon Media’s Facebook page and edited videos will be published in the coming days. Part One of the livestream is embedded below.

• Macon commissioners unanimously vote to move forward with building new FHS facility on current campus [The Southern Scoop]

• Hendersonville Chick-fil-A faces backlash after asking for volunteers to work drive-thru [Blue Ridge Now Times-News]

• Thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Fired Raleigh detective accused of framing men in fake heroin deals is indicted [Raleigh News and Observer]

• ‘A call to action’ New report delves into state of early childhood education in Western NC [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• New HCA lawsuit filings: Attorneys clash on monopoly, antitrust law [Asheville Citizen-Times]



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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


• Five facts on grain and the war in Ukraine [DW News]

• Ukraine’s Allies Seek to Bolster Its Air Defenses With Jet Fighters and Training [Wall Street Journal]

• Is the INSTC Russia’s new economic escape route? [Al Jazeera]

• A retired Russian general forced to fight in Ukraine? The fake news story shared by tabloids [France 24]

• How Ukrainian farmers captured a Russian squad [Yahoo! News]

• Russia Says It Will Quit the International Space Station After 2024 [New York Times]


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

• US offers prisoner swap to Russia [Russia Today]

• Dmitry Medvedev shows the future map of Ukraine [Pravda ]

• DPR may hold referendum on accession to Russia in mid-September — civic chamber head [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 27, 2022 | Pope Francis continues Canada trip of “penance” in Quebec City

Nightly News Full Broadcast – July 27

PBS NewsHour Full Episode July 27th, 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:

• Fact check: Scientists at CERN are not opening a ‘portal to hell’ [USA TODAY]

• 12 places for thrifty bookworms to download the best free e-books [Mashable]

• Should artificial intelligence be regulated? | The Stream [Al Jazeerra (video)]

• How to make jet fuel from sunlight, air and water vapor [Science News]

• Meta reports Q2 operating loss of $2.8B for its metaverse division [Venture Beat]

• Tesla’s ‘unlimited’ connectivity plan, including navigation, now expires after eight years [The Verge]

• Senate passes $280B bill to boost U.S. computer chip production [Auto Blog]

• Quantum cryptography: Making hacking futile [PHYS.ORG]

• Fibre-optic cables could be used to spy on people a kilometre away [New Scientist]

• 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 28th is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 156 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events

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Published at 5:00am on Thursday, July 28, 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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