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News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, June 20, 2024

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Here is the news and weather briefing for Macon County.


GENERAL OUTLOOK

High pressure atop the region will suppress any storms from developing this week until moisture returns on Saturday. A heat wave gets underway on Friday and remains hot through the start of next week. A weak cold front approaches from the north early next week but is expected to stall out then dissipate.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night

Franklin Area

Today

Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Light winds out of the east.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Friday

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Calm winds.

Friday Night

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

Saturday

A slight chance of showers between noon and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Sunny, with highs near 90. Chance of rain is 20%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.



Highlands Plateau

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows around 60. Winds out of the east 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Light and variable winds.

Saturday

A slight chance of showers before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a slight chance of showers after 3pm. Sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 20%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly 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.

Tonight

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

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds.

Friday Night

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

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Sunny, with highs in the upper 80s.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s.



Nantahala Area




Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.
Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range (4.0 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (4.2 out of 12.0).


Record Weather Events for June 20th

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

Highest Temperature 95°F in Highlands in 1933
Lowest Temperature 42°F in Highlands in 2022
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.93 inches in Highlands in 1955
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)

Record Weather Events for June 20th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 104°F in Monroe, Union County in 1933
Lowest Temperature 39°F in Celo, Yancey County in 1965
Greatest One-Day Rain 8.55 inches in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County in 1967
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872)

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)






News Briefing

—NATIONAL—

International News Headlines

Climate protesters arrested for spraying orange paint on Stonehenge | NBC News

Russia’s Glide Bombs: Cheap, Deadly and Almost Unstoppable | WSJ Equipped

What we know about the mutual defense pledge between Russia and North Korea | DW News

• China is the true power in Putin and Kim’s budding friendship [BBC News]

• Hezbollah chief Nasrallah says Israel should be ‘scared’ of all-out war [Al Jazeera]

• IDF troops arrest senior Hamas official Aziz Dweik in Hebron [Jerusalem Post]

• President says Taiwan must rely on military strength to avoid war with China [Taiwan News]

• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 19, 2024 [Institute for the Study of War]

• Ukraine repatriates 600 of at least 20,000 children abducted by Russia [Euromaidan Press]

—PRO-RUSSIAN NEWS OUTLETS—

• Putin’s state visit to North Korea: Warm welcome, bilateral agreements and a new comprehensive partnership treaty [Russia Today]

Global National: June 19, 2024 | Poilievre criticizes timing of Ottawa’s IRGC terrorist designation

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Full Broadcast – June 19, 2024

“CBS Evening News” Full Broadcast | June 19, 2024

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast – June 19, 2024

PBS NewsHour full episode, (June 18, 2024)

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Published at 5:00am on Thursday, June 20, 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/wx20240620.html


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