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News and Weather Briefing for Friday, June 23, 2023

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Weather
Hazards and Tropical Weather
GENERAL OUTLOOK

The persistent low pressure that brought the recent rain will move northeast of the area today, and a more typical June pattern will set up by this weekend with much warmer temperatures expected. Another front will arrive from the northwest early next week, bringing with it another increased chance of storms.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Sunday Night

Franklin Area

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 78. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Calm winds.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s.



`Highlands Plateau

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds in morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers between 7pm and 10pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Saturday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to coming out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Light winds out of the north.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 80. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.



Nantahala Area

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. 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 of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers between 7pm and 10pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 20%.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 80.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.



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Hazards and Tropical Weather

A Flood Watch will be in effect through Thursday afternoon. Please usa caution on area rodways, and if you live in a flood-prone area, keep an eye out for rising water.

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
14 AM EDT Thu Jun 22 2023

Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather

A Filament Launch To Side-Swipe Earth | Solar Storm Forecast 07 June 2023





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Almanac

PM2.5 AQI is 30 (GOOD/CODE GREEN) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 30 (GOOD/CODE GREEN)

Fire and Smoke Map
Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (1.2 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (2.9 out of 12).


Record Weather Events for June 23rd

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

Highest Temperature 94°F in Franklin in 1948
Lowest Temperature 41°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1947
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.54 inches in Highlands in 1941
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of June Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 101°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded during June in Macon County)

(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Gladys)

–> Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of June Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 107°F in Carthage, Moore County on 06-23-1981
Lowest Temperature 23°F in Jefferson, Ashe County on 06-17-1917
Greatest Rainfall 12.41 inches in Belhaven, Beaufort County on 06-30-1962
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded during June in the state)

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Global National: June 22, 2023 | All 5 aboard Titan submersible dead after “catastrophic implosion”

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast – June 22

PBS NewsHour full episode, (June 22, 2023)




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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:

Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Macon County Public Health will stop publishing weekly COVID updates but will continue to monitor local case levels and trends. In the event that case counts increase significantly, MCPH will notify the public and resume weekly COVID updates.



Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Space, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

Facebook, Instagram to end news availability for Canadian users | CBC News

The Euclid Space Telescope: tackling dark matter and dark energy mysteries | Dr Becky

The Level1 Show June 23 2023: ChatGPT Is My Co-pilot | Level1 Techs

Google’s Golden Egg Laying Days Behind Them? – DTNS 4546 | Daily Tech News Show

Life in 2323 A.D. | Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur

Reddit CEO Goes Ape | TWiT TV

Is the weak nuclear force really a force? | Fermilab

When Your Reservoir Evaporates | Asianometry

A Cold Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope, MIRI, and the Cryocooler (Live Public Talk) | Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series Presented by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Trade in the Early Bronze Age: Ancient Mesopotamia and the East (Harappan Civilization, Oxus & Elam) | History with Cy

Life under UBI: Work, hobbies, and wellbeing without work | David Shapiro ~ AI

Civilization: Is the West History? | Episode 2: Science | BBC Select



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Published at 5:00am on Friday, June 23, 2023
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. 


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