Links and Notes - Sun, Feb 2, 2020

10:03 a.m.

YYYY MM DD = 2020 02 02

Today is Groundhogs Day. This used to be one of my favorite days of the year. A fun day. Multiples times in the aught years I attended the Groundhogs Day festivities, held on a farm in western Lucas County when the personal groundhog pet Holland Huck was the show.

But early in the afternoon of Feb 2, 2016, my Mom called to inform me that Dad had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. He died six months later.


This morning, Barney and I walked for over 45 minutes. The sky was sunny. This is the sunniest weather that we have experienced since two Wednesdays or Thursdays ago. We experienced at least 10 consecutive days of overcast weather, which is unusual for us at this time of the year. It's typical for November and December. But this has been a slightly unusual weather with temps a little above normal and snowfall well below normal.

Today is windy. Yesterday afternoon was breezy. We experienced little to no wind Monday through Friday of last week.

Regarding tonight's NFL championship game between KC and San Fran, I predict that the first quarter starts slowly, and then the offenses take over as the game wears on. I predict that both teams will score at least 30 points.

My prediction:

Mobile, scrambling QBs bother the SF defense as those type of QBs would with any defense.

KC's rushing defense will do a good enough job of slowing down SF's running game. That's why I expect the second half to be a scoring fest as SF switches to its effective passing game.

But KC's passing attack is better, and it will be enough to win.

That's my prediction as of 10:15 a.m.

Brad is on his way down with Gabbie. Deb and I will watch Gabbie for a while today, taking her somewhere, maybe to a Metropark to watch the birds at the feeders from inside.


Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 2, 2020 9:52 am EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 41 F
Humidity : 65%
Wind Speed : SW 15 mph
Wind Gust 24 mph
Barometer : 29.47 in
Dewpoint: 30 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 33 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 2, 2020 9:53 am EST
Weather : Fair and Breezy
Temperature : 40 F
Humidity : 73%
Wind Speed : SW 21 mph
Wind Gust 30 mph
Barometer : 29.47 in
Dewpoint: 32 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 30 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 2, 2020 9:56 am EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 41 F
Humidity : 70%
Wind Speed : SW 16 mph
Wind Gust 24 mph
Barometer : 29.44 in
Dewpoint: 32 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 33 F


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Feb 2, 2020 8:52 am

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind 13 to 18 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Monday Night: A chance of rain, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 39. East wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Rain likely, mainly after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Rain and snow likely before 9pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of snow before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday Night: Snow likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday: Snow likely before 3pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 3pm and 4pm, then a chance of snow after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday: A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.