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News and Weather Briefing for Monday, June 24, 2024

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Here is the news and weather briefing for Macon County.


GENERAL OUTLOOK

A cold front will cross the area early this morning leading to scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, mainly across the mountains. Drier and less humid conditions return behind the front this afternoon into Tuesday. Humidity returns again on Wednesday and lingers through the weekend. Another cold front will track across the area Wednesday night into Thursday bringing better shower and thunderstorm chances. Showers and thunderstorm chances may Friday into the weekend.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Wednesday Night

Franklin Area

Today

Sunny, with highs near 90. Light winds out of the northwest early in the morning increasing to 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 90s. Calm winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday Night

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



Highlands Plateau

Today

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near 80. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows around 60. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 82. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 83. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday Night

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



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows around 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the early evening decreasing to calm before midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near 90. Calm winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 90. Chance of rain is 30%.

Wednesday Night

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



Nantahala Area




Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.
Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range (4.4 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (4.0 out of 12.0).


Record Weather Events for June 24th

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

Highest Temperature 96°F in Franklin in 1988
Lowest Temperature 38°F in Franklin in 1972
Greatest One-Day Rain 3.00 inches in Highlands in 1884
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)



Macon Calendar
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News Briefing

—NATIONAL—

International News Headlines

Is Beirut Airport being used by Hezbollah to store explosives and missiles? | FRANCE 24 English

Mutiny was most serious challenge to Putin’s rule | DW News

• More than 1,300 people died during Hajj, many of them after walking in the scorching heat [AP News]

• Deadly attacks on Dagestan synagogues and churches [BBC News]

• Buildings burned, police attacked amid renewed unrest in New Caledonia [France 24]

• Xi eyes military supremacy as he reorganises China’s armed forces [Al Jazeera]

• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 23, 2024 [Institute for the Study of War]

• Israel-Hamas Liveblog: Netanyahu says Hezbollah battle to come, IDF raid Hamas offices [Jerusalem Post]

—PRO-RUSSIAN NEWS OUTLETS—

• Terrorist attacks in southern Russia: What we know so far [Russia Today]

Global National: June 23, 2024 | Tens of millions facing dangerous heat, humidity in US

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Full Broadcast – June 23, 2024

“CBS Weekend News” Full Broadcast | June 23, 2024

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast – June 22, 2024

PBS NewsHour full episode, (June 23, 2024)

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Published at 5:00am on Monday, June 24, 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/wx20240624.html


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