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News and Weather Briefing for Friday, April 05, 2024

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Here is the news and weather briefing for Macon County.


GENERAL OUTLOOK

Northwest flow snow showers along the mountain ridges will gradually decrease today. Dry high pressure is expected to build into the region over the weekend then will slide to the east, allowing warmer temperatures to return by the start of next week. Moisture and clouds increase during the first half of the week as a slow moving front is expected to approach from the west.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Sunday Night

Franklin Area

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 70s.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s.



Highlands Plateau

Today

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 60s.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the north 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 70.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s.



Nantahala Area

Areas of frost will be possible over the next two or three nights. Sensitive plants left outside could be damaged.


Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the high range (10.5 out of 12) today with Oak, Juniper, and Birch being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the high range (10.2 out of 10.6).


Record Weather Events for April 5th

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

Highest Temperature 88°F in Highlands in 1942
Lowest Temperature 15°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest One-Day Rain 3.31 inches in Highlands in 1911
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 4.5 inches in Franklin in 1987

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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895 (also a state record)
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987






News Briefing
—STATE AND LOCAL—

2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast from Colorado State University | WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)

Caught on camera: Diabetic man’s arrest sparks controversy, questions | WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)

• Look up! Where to watch the solar eclipse in Western North Carolina [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Presidential candidate RFK Jr. gets enough signatures for ballot access in NC, campaign says [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• New HCA independent monitor selected amid mounting safety complaints at Mission Hospital [BPR]

• ‘Busting at the seams’: JCPS reconsiders partnership with Catamount School [Smoky Mountain News]

• AdventHealth announces hospital location in Weaverville [Mountain Xpress]

• Mental health system failing the homeless [Sylva Herald and Ruralite]

—NATIONAL—

International News Headlines

Videos show aftermath of Taiwan earthquake as search and rescue efforts continue | CBS News

Israel must change Gaza war tactics or face consequences, US says | The Times and Sunday Times

• Denmark shuts shipping strait over missile failure [BBC News]

• Ecuador declares Mexico ambassador persona non grata [DW News]

• Africa File, April 4, 2024: Mali and Russia Explore Mali’s Mineral Wealth; Niger Plays the Field; the Kremlin’s Red Sea Ambitions in Eritrea [Institute for the Study of War]

• S. Korea, China, Japan in talks to set date for trilateral summit next month [Yonhap News Agency]

• Israeli embassies around the world put on high alert amid Iranian threats [Jerusalem Post]

• How dubious YouTube ‘news’ channels are shaping India’s election [Al Jazeera]

• NATO allies agree to send more air defense systems to Ukraine [TVP World]

• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, April 4, 2024 [Institute for the Study of War]

International Conflicts

Global Arms Exports – Winners, losers & trends in the race to rearm | Perun

Day 753: Ukraïnian Map | Ukraine News TV

Ukraine Conflict (20240318): Full Frontline Update | ATP Geopolitics

Escalating regional conflict worsens food shortage in South Sudan | Switch TV News

• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, March 21, 2024 [Institute for the Study of War]

• Russo-Ukrainian war, day 756: Ukrainian air defense intercepts all 31 Russian missiles targeting Kyiv [Euromaidan Press]

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Global National: April 4, 2024 | WCK member Flickinger “died as a hero” in Gaza, family says

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Full Broadcast – April 04, 2024

“CBS Weekend News” Full Broadcast | April 04, 2024

The moon is literally about to steal the spotlight! | Nightly News: Kids Edition

PBS NewsHour full episode, (April 04, 2024)




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On This Day

April 5 is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 270 days remain until the end of the year.

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Published at 5:00am on Friday, April 05, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins

Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to rthe 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. 



Source: http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2024/04/wx20240405.html


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