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News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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GENERAL OUTLOOK

A hot subtropical ridge of high pressure will remain over the region through the week, while a frontal boundary remains stalled to our north. Seasonably hot and muggy conditions will continue along with above-normal thunderstorm chances each day, and torrential downpours at times. The best chances for rain will be over the mountains. Somewhat cooler temperatures but more widespread rainfall are expected this weekend with the arrival of the front.


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night

Franklin Area

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. 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. 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 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 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.

Wednesday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly 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. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Chance of rain is 40%.



Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the west 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the west.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Sunny, with highs near 80. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 40%.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. 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. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. 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. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Chance of rain is 40%.



Nantahala Area

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 80. 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.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 70. Light winds out of the southwest. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds.

Thursday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain is 40%.




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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Thunderstorms are expected to develop again this afternoon and evening. Cloud-to-ground lightning, gusty winds, and heavy downpours will be possible with any thunderstorm that develops. A few storms could become severe leading to damaging microburst wind gusts. Storms will be slow moving leading to a heavy rainfall threat. So, localized flash flooding remains possible, especially for areas that saw heavy rainfall earlier today.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Jul 26 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 25, 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 1.7 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plantain, and Nettle being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (3.4 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for July 26th

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])



• Macon County Board of Education – July 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

• Judge blocks campaign law enforcement in AG campaign probe [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Grant helps businesses relocating for NC 107 expansion [Smoky Mountain News]

• NC attorney general urges against granting Mission certificate of need for additional beds [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Another list: Asheville in top 20 for best place to live; local experts disagree [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


• Russia says attacks on Ukraine will continue, calls for regime change [DW News]

• Russia Strikes School, Civilian Buildings as It Presses Ukraine Bombardment [Wall Street Journal]

• Today’s D Brief: HIMARS damage continues vs. Russia; Moscow hates Zelenskyy; Milley, on China; Ellen Lord’s next move; And a bit more. [Defense One (07-25-2022)]

• Russian Foreign Minister: Our goal in Ukraine is to topple Zelenskyy [Israel National News]

• Russia’s Gazprom to tighten squeeze on gas flow to Europe [Al Jazeera]

• Refugees in the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia region manage to re-gain Ukrainian territories [France 24]

• Ukraine News: Kyiv Poised for Major Offensive Against Russian Forces [New York Times]


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]

• Poland’s PT-91 tanks will bring nothing but big problems to Ukraine [Pravda ]

• Defense Ministry proposes to amend navigation rules in Northern Sea Route — report [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 25, 2022 | Indigenous people react to Pope’s apology on residential schools

Nightly News Full Broadcast – July 25

PBS NewsHour Full Episode July 25th, 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:

• Dozens of States Are Jumping on the Social Media Censorship Bandwagon [Gizmodo]

• Anti-vax dating site that let people advertise ‘mRNA FREE’ semen left all its user data exposed [Daily Dot]

• Ancient DNA links an East Asian Homo sapiens woman to early Americans [ScienceNews]

• DARPA Wants to Create Subatomic Particles That Can Peer Through Concrete [Newsweek]

• Drone lifeguard saves boy, 14, from drowning in sea in Valencia in Spain [Sky News]

• Seagate announces 30TB HDDs coming in mid-2023, bigger 50TB+ in 2026 [TweakTown]

• Global shortage of fiber-optic cable threatens digital growth [ARS TECHNICA]

• New leap in understanding nickel oxide superconductors [PHYS.ORG]

• 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 26th is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 158 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events

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Published at 5:00am on Tuesday, July 26, 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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