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News and Weather Briefing for Monday, June 17, 2024

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Here is the news and weather briefing for Macon County.


GENERAL OUTLOOK

Strong high pressure will gradually build over the region through much of the week keeping temperatures above normal. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and again tomorrow afternoon, but drier conditions are expected to return Tuesday.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Wednesday Night

Franklin Area

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in

the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 64. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the southeast.

Juneteenth

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.



Highlands Plateau

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 58. East wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Juneteenth

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 70s.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Juneteenth

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.



Nantahala Area




Hazards

A few brief pop-up thunderstorms may develop into the early morning hours. Cloud to ground lightning is possible. Otherwise, no hazardous weather is expected this afternoon or tonight.
Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range (3.1 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (3.9 out of 12.0).


Record Weather Events for June 17th

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

Highest Temperature 93°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2015
Lowest Temperature 36°F in Highlands in 1917 (also a state record and the latest date for frost in Macon County since 1933
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.91 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1951 (also a state record)
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)






News Briefing
—STATE AND LOCAL—

• Takeaways from the campaigning to win over rural voters in swing-state North Carolina [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Voters have no right to fair elections, NC lawmakers say as they seek to dismiss gerrymandering suit [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Many voters in swing-state North Carolina are disengaged. Party activists hope to fire them up [AP News]

• Gov. Roy Cooper vetoes juvenile crime bill, saying it ‘begins to erode’ NC’s reforms [Raleigh News and Observer]

• U.S. Secretary of Agriculture visits Cherokee [Smoky Mountain News]

• After months of protest, Sylva ‘March’ group drops push for parade at Pride [BPR News]

• Biden-Harris choose Sylva as western field office [Sylva Herald and Ruralite]

—NATIONAL—

International News Headlines

Putin peace terms slammed at Ukraine summit | BBC News

Royal Family Attend Trooping the Colour 2024 | The Royal Family Channel

• Trooping the Colour: Princess of Wales returns to public life – as it happened [The Telegraph (UK) ]

• Israel’s army says it will pause daytime fighting along a route in southern Gaza to help flow of aid [AP News]

• Philippine ship, Chinese vessel collide in disputed South China Sea [France 24]

• Xi says US goading him into invading Taiwan [Taiwan News]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 843 [Al Jazeera]

• Pope Francis urges action to end bloodshed in the Democratic Republic of Congo [Africa News]

—PRO-RUSSIAN NEWS OUTLETS—

• NATO state leader calls for ‘decolonization’ of Russia [Russia Today]

• Ukraine’s new normal: Electricity two hours a day [Pravda]

• Nuclear powers continue to modernize their arsenals — report [TASS: Russian News Agency]

Global National: June 16, 2024 | Rapidly growing NWT wildfire threatens northern community

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Full Broadcast – June 16, 2024

“CBS Weekend News” Full Broadcast | June 16, 2024

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast – June 14, 2024

PBS NewsHour full episode, (June 16, 2024)

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Published at 5:00am on Monday, June 17, 2024
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/2024/06/wx20240617.html


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