Links and Notes - Sun, Feb 9, 2020

4:32 p.m.

The sky clouded over with a high stratus cloud layer by 11:00 a.m.

Around 3:40 p.m., steady light snow started falling over West Toledo. About 15 minutes ago, the snow intensity was probably light-to-moderate with a fine-grain snow, and visibility reduced to about 1/4-mile. And now it's not snowing.

The snowfall should resume soon. The streets and sidewalks are wet. The fluffy snow from last evening melted by late this morning. Temps were a little above freezing today.

We might receive an inch or so accumulation on colder surfaces.


special weather statement
national weather service cleveland oh
333 pm est sun feb 9 2020

ohz003-006>008-017-018-027>029-036-037-047-092300-
lucas-wood-ottawa-sandusky-hancock-seneca-wyandot-crawford-
richland-marion-morrow-knox-
including the cities of toledo, bowling green, port clinton,
fremont, findlay, tiffin, upper sandusky, bucyrus, mansfield,
marion, mount gilead, and mount vernon
333 pm est sun feb 9 2020

...snow will reduce visibility and bring light accumulations
early this evening...

moderate snow will occur along the i-75 corridor between toledo
and findlay and along the us 23 corridor from findlay to marion
between 4 pm and 7 pm and spread east. in heavier bursts of snow,
visibility will be reduced under one mile. accumulations on
untreated surfaces will be between 1 and 2 inches. after 7 pm a
transition to rain will begin to occur with all rain expected by
late evening. use caution when traveling this evening. reduce
speeds and be alert to rapidly changing conditions.


Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 9, 2020 3:52 pm EST
Weather : Light Snow
Temperature : 32 F
Humidity : 78%
Wind Speed : SSE 8 mph
Wind Gust 21 mph
Barometer : 30.14 in
Dewpoint: 26 F
Visibility : 0.75 statute miles
Wind Chill : 25 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 9, 2020 3:53 pm EST
Weather : Light Snow
Temperature : 33 F
Humidity : 75%
Wind Speed : SSE 17 mph
Barometer : 30.16 in
Dewpoint: 26 F
Visibility : 1.50 statute miles
Wind Chill : 22 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 9, 2020 4:15 pm EST
Weather : Light Snow
Temperature : 32 F
Humidity : 85%
Wind Speed : SE 9 mph
Barometer : 30.13 in
Dewpoint: 28 F
Visibility : 1.50 statute miles
Wind Chill : 24 F


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Feb 9, 2020 3:54 pm

This Afternoon: Snow. High near 34. South wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Rain and snow before midnight, then a chance of rain between midnight and 4am. Low around 34. South wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 36. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. West wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Wednesday: A chance of snow showers after 1pm, mixing with rain after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night: Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday: A chance of snow showers before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 20.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday: A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

10:46 a.m.

Winter Weather Advisories exist for our neighboring counties that are covered by the other two NWS offices.

Monroe County:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
316 AM EST Sun Feb 9 2020

MIZ075-076-082-083-100300-
/O.NEW.KDTX.WW.Y.0006.200209T1900Z-200210T0300Z/
Washtenaw-Wayne-Lenawee-Monroe-
Including the cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Adrian, and Monroe
316 AM EST Sun Feb 9 2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
314 AM EST Sun Feb 9 2020

INZ003>009-012>018-020-022>027-032>034-MIZ077>081-OHZ001-002-004-
005-015-016-024-025-091615-
/O.NEW.KIWX.WW.Y.0007.200209T1600Z-200210T0000Z/
La Porte-St. Joseph IN-Elkhart-Lagrange-Steuben-Noble-De Kalb-
Starke-Pulaski-Marshall-Fulton IN-Kosciusko-Whitley-Allen IN-
White-Cass IN-Miami-Wabash-Huntington-Wells-Adams-Grant-Blackford-
Jay-Berrien-Cass MI-St. Joseph MI-Branch-Hillsdale-Williams-
Fulton OH-Defiance-Henry-Paulding-Putnam-Van Wert-Allen OH-
Including the cities of Michigan City, La Porte, South Bend,
Mishawaka, New Carlisle, Walkerton, Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee,
Lagrange, Topeka, Shipshewana, Angola, Fremont, Kendallville,
Ligonier, Albion, Auburn, Garrett, Knox, North Judson, Bass Lake,
Winamac, Francesville, Medaryville, Plymouth, Bremen, Culver,
Rochester, Akron, Warsaw, Winona Lake, Syracuse, Mentone,
Columbia City, Tri-Lakes, South Whitley, Fort Wayne, New Haven,
Monticello, Monon, Brookston, Logansport, Royal Center, Peru,
Grissom AFB, Mexico, Wabash, North Manchester, Huntington,
Roanoke, Bluffton, Ossian, Decatur, Berne, Marion, Gas City,
Upland, Hartford City, Montpelier, Portland, Dunkirk, Niles,
Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Fair Plain, Benton Heights, Buchanan,
Paw Paw Lake, Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Marcellus, Sturgis,
Three Rivers, White Pigeon, Mendon, Coldwater, Bronson,
Hillsdale, Jonesville, Litchfield, Bryan, Edgerton, Wauseon,
Archbold, Swanton, Delta, Defiance, Sherwood, Hicksville,
Napoleon, Deshler, Liberty Center, Paulding, Antwerp, Payne,
Ottawa, Leipsic, Columbus Grove, Continental, Pandora, Van Wert,
Ohio City, Lima, and Spencerville
314 AM EST Sun Feb 9 2020 /214 AM CST Sun Feb 9 2020/

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EST /10 AM CST/
THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ THIS EVENING...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

10:04 a.m.

It's a sunny morning. Sky is more than 50 percent clear. Thin high cloudiness exist too, but it's not enough to stop the sunshine.

Barney and I walked the neighborhood in all compass directions from 8:34 to 9:38 a.m. We took a 60-minute walk on Friday and now this long walk. We're enjoying the winter scene.

We received about an inch of fluffy snow late yesterday afternoon and early in the evening. It was about 7:00 p.m. when I cleared the snow off our car. At 6:50 p.m., I heard an Eastern Screech Owl call or sing from the north.

Kim, Deb, and I went to Backyard BBQ for dinner. The place held a karaoke competition. A friend of Kim's co-worker participated, and he did well. A lot of people sang well. I drank Oban single malt Scotch. It has a nice smoky peat taste.

We left Backyard BBQ around 11:00 p.m. It's close enough to our homes that we could have walked, especially if the weather was nicer. The weather was not bad for me. The footing, however, has been tricky in some areas, and the fresh snow hides the slippery spot, especially in the dark.

We drove by the Orchard Inn, and it looked crowded. We drove to Pat & Dandy's, located near Secor and Laskey. It was only my second time as this place. We need to return more. They have Ernest Brew Works Crunchy Hippie on tap. That's one of my favorite local beers. It's a brown ale. I ordered it.

At Pat & Dandy's, we listened to a fine local band play called the Amelia Airharts. The first song that we heard them sing was "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals, and they did a great job with that song.

We left Pat & Dandy's after 12:30 a.m. for home. It was a fun evening.

While we were inside Backyard BBQ, more light snow fell. The landscape looked nice this morning for our walk. The snow sparkled in the sunshine. The neighborhood streets ranged from clear to snow covered. Only a think layer of snow covered some of the roads. The sidewalks were covered with at least one inch of fluffy snow. It was quiet. Sunday mornings are always quiet. The wind was calm.

During our walk, the main sounds came from birds. I heard singing: NOCA, ETTI, CAWR and WBNU. I also heard bird sounds from RBWO, HOFI, and Blue Jay.

I did not hear a BCCH sing around our home this morning. During the three previous mornings, a BCCH has sang a lot around our home during parts of the hour between approx 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The Black-capped Chickadee repeatedly sang the "CHEESE-burger" song.


hazardous weather outlook
national weather service cleveland oh
516 am est sun feb 9 2020

ohz003-006-101030-
lucas-wood-
516 am est sun feb 9 2020

this hazardous weather outlook is for northwest ohio.

.day one...today and tonight.

snow will begin this afternoon with a heavy burst of snow possible
between 4 pm and 7 pm. snowfall rates of an inch per hour may occur
during this time period before mixing with or changing to rain. storm
total snow of 2 to 3 inches.

.days two through seven...monday through saturday.

no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Feb 9, 2020 9:31 am

Today: A chance of snow, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. South wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tonight: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 10pm. Low around 33. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 37. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Light northwest wind becoming west 6 to 11 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Wednesday: A chance of snow after 2pm, mixing with rain after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday: A chance of snow before 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 23.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.


area forecast discussion
national weather service cleveland oh
927 am est sun feb 9 2020

.synopsis...
low pressure over the central plains will move to the central
great lakes by this evening. a cold front will cross the region
early monday morning. high pressure will then influence the
region tuesday into early wednesday.

&&

.near term /through monday/...
evaporative cooling has begun in parts of the western portions
of the cwa. hourly temperatures were nudged down in the west to
account for this cooling. this is expected to continue to move
eastward and impact locations across the cwa. magnitude of
impact on temperatures from evaporative cooling is still
uncertain, but will continue to be monitored. high temperature
for the day were kept the same and will occur near the evening
hours as temperatures warm into the overnight hours.

previous discussion...
the region should be dry sunday morning as the next area of low
pressure moves toward the central great lakes from the plains.
as it arrives we will see an area of snow move from west to
east, starting around 19z west. the snow reaches central areas
around 21z and the east by 23z. there could be a heavier burst
that moves across the region during the evening with at least an
inch likely for all locations. we will need to monitor a couple
areas for slightly higher amounts. nw oh and nw pa could see
some higher snow amounts. amounts in these areas currently look
to be in the 1 to 3 inch range across nw oh and 2 to 4 inches
across nw pa. nw pa may need to be watched closely for a
possible headline if temperatures do not warm fast enough.
temperatures continue to warm into the overnight with the snow
transitioning to rain. we will definitely melt some of the snow
tonight into monday but qpf amounts may be light enough to allow
the current snow on the ground to absorb it which would mean
less runoff. so at this point we believe there will minimal
impact on area creeks and rivers with only minor rises.

there will be linger rain across the east on monday morning but
then high pressure will ridge into the area from the west by
the afternoon.

temperatures today should warm into the mid 30s. overnight we
may see temperatures warm to the lower 40s before dropping back
to the 30s in the wake of the front. highs on monday will range
from the mid 30s to lower 40s.

&&

.short term /monday night through wednesday/...
our forecast period begins with low pressure developing over the
deep south and then moving northeast to the mid-atlantic by tuesday
afternoon. most of the precipitation will skirt just southeast of
our forecast area. at most, this system will keep it cloudy over the
area during this time period while also keeping temperatures fairly
similar to the prior couple of days (lows in upper 20s, highs in
upper 30s). an upper-level trough swings down tuesday night across
the southern great lakes region, though very little moisture
expected to accompany this trough. as a result only very light lake
effect snow showers will be possible across the snowbelt tuesday
afternoon and tuesday night. otherwise, expect continued cloudy
skies on tuesday. after the passage of the trough tuesday evening,
expect clearing skies overnight tuesday as high pressure builds east
across the ohio valley tuesday night and wednesday. if you`re
desperate for some sun, your best chance to see the sun this week
will be early wednesday.

&&

.long term /wednesday night through saturday/...
by wednesday night the surface high pressure has moved off of the
atlantic coast. our next precipitation-producing system comes in the
form of an upper-level trough meandering across the the southwest us
on monday/tuesday, across the lower great plains on wednesday and
then becoming more of a less defined shortwave as it accelerates
towards the great lakes and ohio valley wednesday night. at the
surface, this will result in a surface low pressure developing over
the lower mississippi valley and progressing northeast towards the
ohio valley and lower great lakes wednesday night. the 00 utc sunday
suite of model guidance have finally come into much better agreement
this time around, with the ecmwf and gfs taking the low northeast
across ohio around 06 utc thursday. the gefs have a similar track
but are a bit slower. the cmc is the big outlier with the low much
weaker and less defined, while tracking along the appalachian
mountains and towards the mid-atlantic region. because of the mild
airmass that will be in place, the precipitation type will be very
sensitive to the track of the low. if the low pressure takes a
favorable track (virginia to southeast ohio to central
pennsylvania), there could be accumulating snowfall across our
entire forecast area wednesday night and thursday. a track farther
to the northwest (e.g. across northwest ohio or lower michigan)
would likely result in very little snowfall across our forecast
area. in other words, this system will have the potential to have
widespread impacts from snowfall and it will be worth keeping up to
date on the forecast for wednesday night and thursday.

by 12 utc thursday, most models have the low pressure and cold front
to our east with subsequent cold air being advected into the region.
regardless of the low track, lake effect snow will quickly follow on
thursday as the large positively-tilted upper-level trough works it
way east across the eastern conus. this will act to provide
favorable conditions for lake effect snow on thursday, thursday
night, and possibly into friday as well, resulting in at least 24
hours of accumulating lake effect snow. strong arctic high pressure
is also ushered in thursday night through saturday with a very
strong signal in model guidance of very cold temperatures thursday
night and friday night, which is when low temperatures could get
down into the single digits. as high pressure moves off to the east,
temperatures rise back to near normal temperatures on saturday and
saturday night.

&&

.aviation /12z sunday through thursday/...
mvfr and patchy ifr conditions were located across the region
this morning. expect all locations to improve for a few hours
with vfr conditions anticipated by late morning/early afternoon.
ceilings and visibilites then lower from west to east through
the afternoon as an area of snow arrives. all locations should
at least touch ifr for 2-5 hours as the snow drops visibilities
to around a mile. there could be a heavier burst around sunset,
to maybe 02z east, with a quick inch or so possible. the snow
should gradually transitions from snow to rain as the region
warms aloft.

winds will be light through mid morning but should increase
from the south by evening. south to southwest winds increase at
10 to 15 knots with gusts around 25 knots likely tonight. may be
a brief period of low level wind shear ahead of the cold front
between 03z and 09z across the east half of the region.

.outlook...non-vfr conditions expected through monday. non-vfr
conditions possible again mid-week.

&&

.marine...
southerly winds develop and strengthen this afternoon in response to
low pressure approaching from the west. the strongest winds are
expected to occur between 00 and 09 utc monday where 15 to 20 knot
winds may occur in the nearshore zones east of the islands. opted
not to issue a small craft advisory and will let the day shift
decide if it`s needed or not given the low confidence still at this
point if small craft advisory winds will be reached. this low
pressure moves east across lower michigan and southern ontario
tonight and monday morning, bringing a cold front east across lake
erie late tonight and early monday morning. this will shift winds to
out of the west while also diminishing through the day wednesday.
winds expected to be light through at least tuesday morning. high
pressure builds east across the ohio valley on tuesday and to the
mid-atlantic region by wednesday afternoon. winds may be strong
enough to produce marginal small craft advisory conditions tuesday
night, though this depends on the track of the high pressure and
subsequent pressure gradient over lake erie. low pressure moves
northeast across the ohio valley and lower great lakes region on
wednesday night and thursday. strong winds may develop over lake
erie during this time period depending on the track and strength of
the low pressure.

&&

.cle watches/warnings/advisories...
oh...none.
pa...none.
marine...none.

Links

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2020/amber-warning-issued-for-storm-ciara


CBS News president called threats against Gayle King “reprehensible” after King was criticized for asking about Kobe Bryant's rape charge in an interview

https://mediagazer.com/200208/p3#a200208p3

https://apnews.com/1b8a3ad60aa2728fa721fb69e4af4b63

Discussion:
Charles Trepany / USA Today: Gayle King ‘very angry,’ calls out CBS over clip of her asking about Kobe Bryant's rape charge
@ap: The chief of CBS news calls threats to journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” as backlash grows against rapper Snoop Dogg and others critical of King for an interview where she asked about a sexual assault charge against the late Kobe Bryant. https://apnews.com/...
Minyvonne Burke / NBC News: Snoop Dogg told by Susan Rice to ‘back off’ Gayle King over Kobe Bryant question
Brian Steinberg / Variety: CBS News Chief Defends Morning Anchor Gayle King After Threats
@slpng_giants: As someone who has had relentless, ongoing death threats to my life and my family's lives, there needs to be a better solution to this persistent problem, especially online. Reporting facts, asking questions or even having an opinion should not mean never feeling safe again https://twitter.com/...
Brian Flood / Fox News: Gayle King noticeably absent from ‘CBS This Morning’ after trashing network over interview clip
Anita Bennett / Deadline: CBS News Chief Calls Threats Against Gayle King “Reprehensible” As Snoop Dogg Walks Back Comments
Nancy Armour / @nrarmour: It's absolutely appropriate to discuss where the rape charge fits with Kobe's legacy. And, frankly, not enough in the media have. https://twitter.com/...
Karu F. Daniels / The Root: Former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice Has Fighting Words For Snoop Dogg Over Gayle King's Kobe Bryant Controversy
Tony Dokoupil / @tonydokoupil: The threats against @gayleking for asking a legitimate question in a long, sweeping interview were disgusting when they surfaced and they're disgusting now. Journalists ask questions and Gayle is first class at it. Glad to see so many people agree. https://twitter.com/...
Jarvis DeBerry / Plain Dealer: Kobe Bryant's legacy is complicated, and interviews about him should reflect that
Margaret Brennan / @margbrennan: “We fully support Gayle King and her integrity as a journalist,” CBS News President Susan Zirinsky told the Associated Press. “We find the threats against her or any journalist doing their job reprehensible.” https://twitter.com/...
Tracy Connor / The Daily Beast: Susan Rice Defends Gayle King to Snoop Dogg: ‘Back the * Off’
Neal Colgrass / Newser: This Gayle King Battle Is Now Full-Blown War
Daniel Politi / Slate: Susan Rice Tells Snoop Dogg to “Back the
Off” Attack on Gayle King for Kobe Bryant Question
Joe Concha / The Hill: Susan Rice warns Snoop Dogg to ‘back the
* off’ attacks on CBS's Gayle King for Kobe Bryant interview
Kenya Evelyn / The Guardian: Gayle King hits back after clip of Kobe Bryant question leads to hypocrisy charge
Associated Press: No sign of engine failure in Kobe Bryant helicopter accident, investigators say

The deranged social media mob on display. I wonder how much of the abuse has come from the journalists' favorite toy: Twitter.

She has not been the only journalist attacked for mentioning FACTS about Kobe Bryant. This is the real war on the media in the U.S.

This decade, we could see U.S. news reporting governed or controlled by fear of the deranged social media mob.

This is the confusing part of the story:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/02/05/kobe-bryant-gayle-king-sparks-outrage-questions-rape-charge/4672566002/

King got mad at her own network for airing a clip of the interview that King conducted. WTF?

@slpng_giants: As someone who has had relentless, ongoing death threats to my life and my family's lives, there needs to be a better solution to this persistent problem, especially online. Reporting facts, asking questions or even having an opinion should not mean never feeling safe again https://twitter.com/...

From someone using Twitter, the cesspool of the internet.

Twitter and Instagram make it easy for the Mob to attack in PUBLIC. Make the mob use email.

https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2020/02/kobe-bryants-legacy-is-complicated-and-interviews-about-him-should-reflect-that.html

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/feb/07/gayle-king-lisa-leslie-interview-kobe-bryant


https://www.memeorandum.com/200209/p30#a200209p30

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