Links and Notes - Thu, Apr 4, 2019

5:54 p.m.

A few minutes ago, at least 20 SCJU were in our backyard. I was surprised at the number, considering that it's April 4. I suppose that it could be a mix of local SCJUs that have hung around for weeks and some migrating ones. Usually, the most juncos that I see at one time this week have been around 10.

The Fox Sparrow was still around about an hour ago.

3:05 p.m.

One FOSP and at least 10 SCJU foraged on our backyard. This morning, a FOSP sang near the west side of our house. The Fox Sparrow has a fantastic song.

I don't think that it has rained at all today in Toledo. The rain area has remained barely south of us. The sky has been overcast/cloudy all day. Breezy and chilly, but no biggie. It's a mild January day. It's a cold day to play and watch baseball. It's a fine day for football.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Apr 4, 2019 2:52 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 42 F
Humidity : 51%
Wind Speed : ENE 18 mph
Barometer : 30.44 in
Dewpoint: 25 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 34 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Apr 4, 2019 2:53 pm EDT
Weather : Mostly Cloudy
Temperature : 40 F
Humidity : 52%
Wind Speed : ENE 14 mph
Wind Gust 22 mph
Barometer : 30.46 in
Dewpoint: 24 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 32 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Apr 4, 2019 2:55 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 39 F
Humidity : 59%
Wind Speed : E 9 mph
Wind Gust 22 mph
Barometer : 30.46 in
Dewpoint: 26 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 33 F

Date and Time: 03:00 PM, Thu, Apr 04, 2019
Summary: Mostly Cloudy
Air Temp: 40 F
Dew Point: 27 F
Humidity: 59 %
Wind Direction: East
Wind Speed: 11 mph
Wind Gust: 15 mph
Apparent Air Temp: 33 F
Pressure: 30.47 inches
UV Index: Moderate : 4.0
Cloud Cover: 75 % : Mostly Cloudy
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 6.91 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 2 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: East

8:42 a.m.

It's opening day for the Toledo Mud Hens in Toledo. This is a major downtown party that starts this morning and runs well into the night. I'm sure happenings have already begun.

The game starts around 4:00 p.m. The game is secondary. Most people go downtown for everything else, such as the live music, food, beverages, and other activities.

Since the Warehouse District is designated by the state as an outdoor entertainment area or something like that, people an walk around outside with their alcoholic beverages.

The weather won't be as nice as yesterday, which was sunny and windy with temps in the 50s. Here is today's forecast:

Today: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 48. East wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

That's not bad. Very little rainfall is expected. We can still have snow at this time of the year. It could also be in the 70s on April 4.

If the game got rained out, most opening day partiers would not mind. Radar shows light rain over southwestern Lucas County. Downtown Toledo will experience light rain and drizzle throughout the morning and afternoon, but I don't think that it will be too annoying, although it might impact the outdoor musical acts some.


Toledo Express Airport (KTOL) Apr 4, 2019 7:52 am EDT Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 43 F
Humidity : 53%
Wind Speed : ENE 13 mph Barometer : 30.41 in
Dewpoint: 27 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 36 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ) Apr 4, 2019 7:53 am EDT Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 40 F
Humidity : 62%
Wind Speed : ENE 10 mph Barometer : 30.43 in
Dewpoint: 28 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 34 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH) Apr 4, 2019 8:36 am EDT Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 39 F
Humidity : 67%
Wind Speed : E 3 mph Barometer : 30.45 in
Dewpoint: 29 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 37 F

East to northeast winds means the air will come off Lake Erie for Toledo. The lake is still chilly, and it will remain chilly until June.

Lake Erie water temp is 41 degrees off Toledo. The relatively shallow western basin will warm faster than the deeper waters off Cleveland and Erie, PA.


nearshore marine forecast
national weather service cleveland oh
349 am edt thu apr 4 2019

for waters within five nautical miles of shore

waves are the significant wave height - the average of the highest
1/3 of the wave spectrum. occasional wave height is the average of
the highest 1/10 of the wave spectrum.

lez142>144-041430-
lake erie nearshore waters from maumee bay to reno beach oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from reno beach to the islands oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from the islands to vermilion oh-
349 am edt thu apr 4 2019

.today...north winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15 to
20 knots. a slight chance of rain early, then a chance of rain
from late morning on. waves 1 foot or less building to 2 to
4 feet.
.tonight...east winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. a chance of rain in the evening, then rain overnight.
waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.friday...east winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. rain
likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon.
waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.friday night...southwest winds less than 10 knots. mostly
cloudy. waves 1 foot or less.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for saturday through monday.

the water temperature off toledo is 41 degrees, off cleveland 39
degrees and off erie 38 degrees.


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Apr 4, 2019 5:53 am

Today: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 48. East wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain. Low around 37. East wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: Rain likely, mainly before 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 57. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Light west wind.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Sunday: Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

Links

"Facebook is paying the UK's The Daily Telegraph for dozens of sponsored stories, produced by the newspaper's sponsored content unit, on topics like hate speech"

https://mediagazer.com/190403/p34#a190403p34

http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-daily-telegraph-positive-sponsored-news-stories-2019-4?op=1

What's the malfunction here? Journalists have been clamoring for Facebook to pay media orgs. Well, here's one option.

From the BI article:

The series — called "Being human in the information age" — has published 26 stories over the last month, to run in print and online, and is produced by Telegraph Spark, the newspaper's sponsored content unit.

It's sponsored content. Many different types of media orgs offer sponsored content services as revenue generating streams for the media orgs.

I don't understand what the problem is here. Facebook paid for sponsored content. Maybe the criticism should be directed at all media orgs that sell sponsored content services because that's not journalism. That's marketing.

The media orgs that offer sponsored content should choose a sector. Either they are marketing firms, or they are journalistic firms. They cannot be both.

I'm leery of ANY media org that offers sponsored content services.

I don't know why Facebook is concerned about the media's piling-on journalism toward Facebook, since Facebook's user base continues to grow.

https://newsroom.fb.com/company-info/#statistics

2.32 billion monthly active users on Facebook as of December 31, 2018


"A look at The Marshall Project's News Inside, a low-frills, no charge print publication for jails and prisons that is curated to omit inflammatory material"

http://www.poynter.org/tech-tools/2019/the-marshall-projects-new-publication-for-jails-and-prisons-is-revolutionary-in-its-simplicity/

Looks good. More importantly, the goal of the publication is important.

https://dw9zmd5y2p1va.cloudfront.net/NewsInside-Issue1.pdf

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2019/03/28/introducing-news-inside