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News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Here is the news and weather briefing for Macon County.


GENERAL OUTLOOK

A stationary front remains across the Gulf Coast to the Georgia coast through mid week with dry conditions under weak high pressure. Isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected by next weekend as a weak cold front approaches from the north. Temperatures are expected to be well above normal at end of the week.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night

Franklin Area

Today

Sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows around 52. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Thursday Night

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



Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph early in the morning decreasing to calm winds by midmorning.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly 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.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Light and variable winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 60s.



Nantahala Area




Hazards

Isolated thunderstorms are possible today. Additional isolated thunderstorms may develop on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. The threat for widespread severe weather appears low through Saturday.
Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range (5.2 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plantain, and Walnut being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (4.5 out of 12.0).


Record Weather Events for June 11th

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

Highest Temperature 96°F in Franklin in 1956
Lowest Temperature 35°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1988
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.60 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1988
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 99°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)






News Briefing
—STATE AND LOCAL—

• Press Release: Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise in Macon County [Macon Media]

Lawmakers expected to vote on mask bill, banning wearing masks in public | Queen City News (Charlotte, NC)

omestic Violence Rally: Verbal Purple Event | WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)

• Mountain childcare centers face closures as funding deadline looms [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• How they voted: NC congressional votes for the week ending June 6 [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• NC DMV says driver’s license backlog has eased. Exactly what caused it remains unclear [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Eastern Band of Cherokee Tribal Council approves recreational marijuana sale [BPR News]

• Word from the Smokies: Iconic arch returns to downtown Waynesville [Smoky Mountain News]

• The hills are packed with useful mica [Sylva Herald and Ruralite]

—NATIONAL—

International News Headlines

UK Election 2024: The headlines | BBC News

Pro-Russian bots seek to influence EU elections | FRANCE 24 English

• Hamas, Palestinian authority welcome UN Security Council resolution for Gaza ceasefire [Reuters]

• Belarus and Russia to conduct joint nuclear drills [Politico]

• Chiquita Found Liable for Colombia Paramilitary Killings [National Security Archive]

• N. Korean soldiers briefly cross inter-Korean border, return after warning shots [Yonhap News Agency]

• These candidates who won seats in the European Parliament this week aren’t who you might expect [AP News]

• BSW: Germany’s new populists challenge the far-right AfD [DW News]

—PRO-RUSSIAN NEWS OUTLETS—

• BRICS developing platform for transactions in national currencies – Lavrov [Russia Today]

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

• Second stage of tactical nuclear drills kicks off in Russia — top brass [TASS: Russian News Agency]

Global National: June 10, 2024 | Liberals table motion to increase capital gains tax

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Full Broadcast – June 10, 2024

“CBS Evening News” Full Broadcast | June 10, 2024

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast – June 10, 2024

PBS NewsHour full episode, (June 10, 2024)

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Published at 5:00am on Tuesday, June 11, 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/wx20240611.html


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