Links and Notes - Wed, Feb 12, 2020

11:17 p.m.

Steady, light snow began falling before 8:00 p.m. By now, the snow has accumulated at least a half-inch. I have not measured, but I don't think that one-inch has fallen. Maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of snow has fallen. That's guessing from the inside. The snow did not stick immediately, since temps were above freezing in the mid to upper 30s today.

I don't think that it's snowing now.

An absolutely horrible and hostile-designed website. Calling it garbage is giving it too much credit. This media org is a misplaced hype machine.

https://www.wtol.com/article/weather/winter-weather-advisory-to-go-into-affect-wednesday-evening/512-730ca4c9-c9dd-46bd-afea-e81c41c3656e

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Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 12, 2020 10:52 pm EST
Weather : Light Snow Fog/Mist
Temperature : 32 F
Humidity : 85%
Wind Speed : N 8 mph
Barometer : 29.80 in
Dewpoint: 28 F
Visibility : 1.50 statute miles
Wind Chill : 25 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 12, 2020 9:53 pm EST
Weather : Light Snow Fog/Mist
Temperature : 31 F
Humidity : 92%
Wind Speed : NNW 5 mph
Barometer : 29.86 in
Dewpoint: 29 F
Visibility : 1.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 26 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 12, 2020 10:55 pm EST
Weather : Light Snow
Temperature : 30 F
Humidity : 92%
Wind Speed : NNW 6 mph
Barometer : 29.80 in
Dewpoint: 28 F
Visibility : 2.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 24 F


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Feb 12, 2020 10:13 pm

Tonight: Snow. Low around 30. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow likely, mainly before noon, then a chance of snow showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Light northwest wind increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers between 8pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -2. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Washington's Birthday: A chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday Night: Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday: Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34.


urgent - winter weather message
national weather service cleveland oh
1005 pm est wed feb 12 2020

...wintry mixed precipitation through thursday morning...

.low pressure over the ohio valley region will move continue to
bring mixed precipitation to the area and will cause difficult
travel conditions through thursday morning.

ohz003-006>014-017>023-027>031-036-037-089-131200-
/o.con.kcle.ww.y.0009.000000t0000z-200213t1500z/
lucas-wood-ottawa-sandusky-erie-lorain-cuyahoga-lake-geauga-
ashtabula inland-hancock-seneca-huron-medina-summit-portage-
trumbull-wyandot-crawford-richland-ashland-wayne-marion-morrow-
ashtabula lakeshore-
including the cities of toledo, bowling green, port clinton,
fremont, sandusky, lorain, cleveland, mentor, chardon, jefferson,
findlay, tiffin, norwalk, medina, akron, ravenna, warren,
upper sandusky, bucyrus, mansfield, ashland, wooster, marion,
mount gilead, and ashtabula
1005 pm est wed feb 12 2020

...winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 am est
thursday...

precautionary/preparedness actions...

slow down and use caution while traveling.

the latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

6:30 p.m.

Today was partly sunny to overcast. We still have snow cover on our front and back yards, but most areas around Toledo have lost all of the few inches of snow that fell over the past week. We still have one to two inches of snow cover on our property.

We are forecast to receive snow tonight. The snowfall has not started yet over West Toledo.

Barney and I walked for 45 minutes this morning. The weather was great. Temps were in the upper 20s. The wind was light.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 12, 2020 7:52 am EST
Weather : Fair with Haze
Temperature : 25 F
Humidity : 81%
Wind Speed : S 3 mph
Barometer : 30.14 in
Dewpoint: 20 F
Visibility : 6.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 21 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 12, 2020 7:53 am EST
Weather : Fog/Mist
Temperature : 26 F
Humidity : 85%
Wind Speed : S 6 mph
Barometer : 30.15 in
Dewpoint: 22 F
Visibility : 6.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 19 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 12, 2020 8:35 am EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 27 F
Humidity : 85%
Wind Speed : S 3 mph
Barometer : 30.13 in
Dewpoint: 23 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 24 F


Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 12, 2020 5:52 pm EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 35 F
Humidity : 61%
Wind Speed : Calm
Barometer : 29.92 in
Dewpoint: 23 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 12, 2020 5:53 pm EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 34 F
Humidity : 66%
Wind Speed : SSE 8 mph
Barometer : 29.93 in
Dewpoint: 24 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 27 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 12, 2020 6:15 pm EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 34 F
Humidity : 69%
Wind Speed : S 5 mph
Barometer : 29.92 in
Dewpoint: 25 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 29 F


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Feb 12, 2020 4:25 pm

Tonight: Snow. Low around 30. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow likely, mainly before noon, then a chance of snow showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 34 by 11am, then falling to around 22 during the remainder of the day. Light northwest wind increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers between 8pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -6. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Washington's Birthday: A chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday Night: Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday: Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34.


urgent - winter weather message
national weather service cleveland oh
321 pm est wed feb 12 2020

...wintry mixed precipitation this evening through thursday
morning...

.low pressure over the mid-mississippi valley region will move
quickly northeast towards the upper ohio river valley region
tonight. the storm system will bring mixed precipitation to the
area and will cause difficult travel conditions lated wednesday
evening through thursday morning.

ohz003-006>014-017>023-027>031-036-037-089-130430-
/o.con.kcle.ww.y.0009.200212t2100z-200213t1500z/
lucas-wood-ottawa-sandusky-erie-lorain-cuyahoga-lake-geauga-
ashtabula inland-hancock-seneca-huron-medina-summit-portage-
trumbull-wyandot-crawford-richland-ashland-wayne-marion-morrow-
ashtabula lakeshore-
including the cities of toledo, bowling green, port clinton,
fremont, sandusky, lorain, cleveland, mentor, chardon, jefferson,
findlay, tiffin, norwalk, medina, akron, ravenna, warren,
upper sandusky, bucyrus, mansfield, ashland, wooster, marion,
mount gilead, and ashtabula
321 pm est wed feb 12 2020

...winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 am est
thursday...

precautionary/preparedness actions...

slow down and use caution while traveling.

the latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


area forecast discussion...corrected
national weather service cleveland oh
459 pm est wed feb 12 2020

.synopsis...
low pressure currently over the mid-mississippi river valley
will accelerate towards the upper ohio valley tonight, and be
located over central pennsylvania by thursday morning. a trough
will linger across the eastern great lakes on thursday through
friday morning with arctic high pressure building in from the
northern plains and across the ohio valley and southern great
lakes on friday and saturday. another storm system will impact
the area early next week with a storm track possibly further
north across the region which will bring milder temperatures and
rain chances.

&&

.near term /through thursday night/...
regional radars show a widespread shield of precipitation
quickly moving northward across the ohio valley in response to
the low pressure system currently over the the mid-mississippi
valley this afternoon. the surface low will quick track to
southern ohio by midnight tonight and be located near central
pennyslvania by sunrise thursday morning as the precipitation
spreads northward across northern ohio and northwest
pennsylvania this evening, it will start out as snow but will
likely change to a light wintry mix for several hours across
central ohio to up to northwest pennsylvania very late tonight.
the light wintry mix will then change back to all snow by
thursday morning as the system pulls away from the area and
colder air wrap in on the back side.

there are no significant changes to the overall forecast, timing
and amounts with this forecast update. we continue to expect a
general and widespread 2 to 4 inches of snowfall for everyone
and possible a light glaze of ice for central ohio up to
northwest pennsylvania during the change over to a light wintry
mix late tonight. there could be slightly higher snowfall
amounts 3 to 5 inches for northwest pennyslvania as this area
will be less of a change over to the light wintry mix. the
current winter weather advisory looks good and no changes are
needed at this time.

as the low pressure system moves away from the region late
thursday morning, an arctic front will advance down through the
region early afternoon. temperatures will actually hold steady
or fall during the area with cold air advection on brisk
northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. there is a small potential of a
snow squall or two along the arctic front. some of the high
resolution models indicate this small potential thursday
afternoon. arctic air will spill over the great lakes thursday
afternoon and thursday night which will quickly develop lake
effect snow showers and possible squalls. the snow ratio will be
much higher due to the arctic airmass. several more inches of
lake effect snow will be likely in the primary snowbelt,
possible reaching down into the secondary snowbelt. the lake
effect snow showers will start to decrease by early friday
morning.

&&

.short term /friday through saturday night/...
mid- to upper-level flow shifts from westerly to northwesterly over
our cwa as a longwave trough axis moves from the eastern great lakes
to new england and the mid-atlantic region, and a longwave high
pressure ridge builds from the west. at the surface, an arctic high
pressure ridge settles over our cwa from the west. fair weather
should affect most of northern oh, while lingering bands of lake
effect snow impact the snowbelt of northeast oh and northwest pa as
a northwesterly low-level flow of very cold air backs to west-
northwesterly. these lake snows will likely be light as a lowering
subsidence inversion and decreasing low-level moisture cause lake-
induced cape to wane. fresh snow accumulations should be a coating
to an inch or two. friday afternoon high temperatures should only
reach about 15 to 20 degrees. these readings are about 15 to 20
degrees below-normal.

friday night, high pressure at the surface and aloft crests over our
cwa and begins to move farther east. lingering and very light lake
snows across the snowbelt should eventually retreat over lake erie
as the low-level flow of cold air backs from west-northwesterly
toward southwesterly by midnight. any additional snowfall should be
less than one inch. otherwise, fair weather graces our region and
the high pressure ridge will allow partial clearing. this partial
clearing will combine with fresh snow cover and light breezes to
promote efficient radiational cooling. low temperatures are forecast
to reach the 7 to 13 degree range across northern oh and primarily
the 5 to 10 degree range across northwest pa, with the warmest
readings along the lake erie shore. however, lows may flirt with 0
degrees in interior portions of northwest pa. if greater clearing
and/or weaker winds occur than the current forecast, low
temperatures could be even colder. this potential will be watched
closely.

saturday will feature fair weather and milder temperatures as the
high pressure ridge continues exiting to the east and a shortwave
trough approaches from the west. a southerly to southwesterly return
flow veering to west-southwesterly with height will result in warm
air advection. afternoon highs should reach the lower to mid 30`s.

the shortwave trough and associated surface trough begin
overspreading our cwa from the west saturday night. the resulting
large-scale ascent generates mainly snow showers as low temperatures
reach the mid 20s to lower 30s. any snow accumulations should be
less than one inch.

&&

.long term /sunday through wednesday/...
on sunday, the shortwave trough and associated surface trough
traverse our region from west to east. additional, isolated snow
and/or rain showers are possible, especially east of i-71. highs
should reach the upper 30s to lower 40s. fair weather is
expected sunday night into monday morning as zonal flow aloft and
high pressure ridging at/near the surface follow the trough
departing to the east. low temperatures should reach the 20s to
near 30 degrees sunday night. monday afternoon, zonal mid- to
upper-level flow persists as southwesterly low-level flow aloft
taps into gulf of mexico moisture and undergoes isentropic lift
over our cwa. this should occur ahead of a developing surface low
over the south- central u.s. accordingly, rain and/or wet snow
showers return monday afternoon as high temperatures reach the
upper 30
s to mid 40`s.

monday night through wednesday, the aforementioned surface low
may trek from the south-central u.s. to the canadian maritimes and
drag a cold front generally eastward across our cwa on tuesday.
aloft, zonal flow and embedded shortwave disturbances should
affect our cwa as a longwave trough axis approaches from central
canada and the upper midwest. periods of rain and/or snow are
expected during this period. lows in the 30s monday night may be
followed by highs reaching the mid 40
s to lower 50s prior to the
cold frontal passage on tuesday. low temperatures in the 20
s
tuesday night may be followed by highs in the 30`s on wednesday.

&&

.aviation /18z wednesday through monday/...
the main aviation concern for the next 24 to 30 hours will be
the winter weather this evening through the end of the taf
period. the next few hours through 21z will be quiet. but,
widespread light to moderate snow is moving up from the ohio
river valley this afternoon and will spread from south to north
between 21z and 00z. when the snow arrives, we expect ceilings
and visibilities to lower drastically to ifr by early evening
and remain solid ifr through the night into thursday morning.
there will be a few taf locations that will go down to lifr like
mfd, cak, yng, and eri with ceilings dropping to 300 to 400
feet. all locations will see visibility down to at least 1 sm to
2 sm with some likely going lower to 1/2sm to 3/4sm. we have
tempo groups to cover this impact. there will be a light wintry
mix potential of fzra and snow for cak, mfd, and yng between 03z
and 09z overnight. this light wintry mix will only last for a
few hours and change back to all snow by early thursday morning.
the storm system will pull away from the region late thursday
morning and lake effect snow showers and snow squalls will
develop towards the end of the taf period. winds will be
shifting direction as the area of low pressure moves up through
the upper ohio river valley towards new england through the
next 24 hours. we will have southerly winds 5 to 10 knots this
afternoon shifting to an easterly or northeasterly direction
through the night and ending the taf period as a norther to
northwesterly by late thursday morning.

.outlook...non-vfr will continue through friday. snow squalls
possible thursday afternoon. lake effect snow possible thursday
night through friday. non-vfr possible saturday night with
snow.

&&

.marine...
winds and waves should remain below small craft advisory criteria
the rest of today through thursday morning. southerly winds are
expected into this evening before abruptly shifting to northerly
around midnight tonight as a deepening low moves northeastward along
the ohio valley and toward new england. as the low moves farther
northeastward and deepens further on thursday, a trailing arctic
front crosses lake erie thursday afternoon. westerly to
northwesterly winds ahead of the front will be followed by sustained
northwesterly winds of about 15 to 20 knots behind the front,
allowing waves to build to 3 to 5 feet. a small craft advisory will
likely be needed, especially from roughly avon point to ripley. on
friday, high pressure builds over lake erie from the west. this will
allow northwesterly winds to ease and back gradually to
southwesterly. any lingering 4 to 5 foot waves early friday morning
should subside to 3 feet or less by daybreak.

on saturday, high pressure begins exiting the lake from the east as
a trough approaches from the west. the interaction between these two
pressure systems will allow southwesterly winds to strengthen to
about 15 to 22 knots on saturday, with the strongest winds expected
over the open waters. the trough slides east across lake erie by
sunday and will be followed by high pressure sunday evening,
allowing southwesterly winds to veer to westerly and ease to about
10 knots by the end of sunday. at this time, the nearshore forecast
does not warrant a small craft advisory for saturday into sunday,
but this period will continue to be monitored. on monday, the high
pressure ridge should exit to the east while a trough overspreads
lake erie. this trough should extend from a developing low over the
south-central u.s. marine conditions should be relatively-quiet as
westerly winds shift to easterly on monday.

&&

.cle watches/warnings/advisories...
oh...winter weather advisory until 10 am est thursday for ohz003-
006>014-017>023-027>031-036-037-089.
pa...winter weather advisory until 10 am est thursday for
paz001>003.
marine...none.

&&

$$
synopsis...griffin
near term...griffin
short term...jaszka
long term...jaszka
aviation...griffin
marine...jaszka

Links

https://www.vollebak.com/product/planet-earth-hoodie-granite/?utm_source=monocle&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=peh120220

i'm re-watching the Netflix documentary called "The Family."

https://daleloflin.com/doug-coe/

https://www.axios.com/bloomberg-growth-biden-crash-new-hampshire-c582d6e9-0832-462d-899e-0b92edad9e2b.html

Sources: CIA secretly owned Crypto AG, the leading supplier of encryption systems globally, and could read allies' and adversaries' communications for decades
https://www.techmeme.com/#a200211p5
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/national-security/cia-crypto-encryption-machines-espionage/

https://www.memeorandum.com/200211/p35#a200211p35
Bloomberg heard in 2015 audio clip defending ‘stop and frisk,’ throwing minority kids against wall: report
https://nypost.com/2020/02/11/leaked-bloomberg-audio-shows-him-defending-throw-them-up-against-the-walls-stop-and-frisk/

‘Fear and chaos’: Andrew Yang staffers are furious over sudden layoffs and a campaign near collapse
https://www.memeorandum.com/200211/p44#a200211p44

Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera will challenge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in House Democratic primary
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/11/michelle-caruso-cabrera-will-challenge-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-in-house-race.html
https://www.memeorandum.com/200211/p47#a200211p47

Native burial sites blown up for US border wall
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51449739

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/11/opinions/bloomberg-recording-racism-stop-and-frisk-filipovic/

https://www.mikebloomberg.com/news/statement-from-mike-bloomberg

https://www.axios.com/sanders-co-chair-bloomberg-stop-frisk-f9c513ff-8bf5-47b7-94e3-b5f92a98ac54.html

Let's Encrypt: an automated certificate authority to encrypt the entire web (acolyer.org)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22306366

Stage is a minimalistic 2D, cross-platform HTML5 game engine (piqnt.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22301047

All about Birds (allaboutbirds.org)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22289706

Firefox 73 (hacks.mozilla.org)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22299445

Ask HN: What are some books where the reader learns by building projects?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22299180



Essential shutting down after failing to launch ‘GEM’ smartphone
https://9to5google.com/2020/02/12/essential-shutting-down/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22311126

HN comment:

I wasn’t following the Gem but I sure wonder what the appeal of a skinny phone was supposed to be.

Reply:

Speak for yourself. It drives me absolutely insane that I simply cannot buy a recent phone today which is smaller than the largest phablets sold in 2014. This is bonkers.

Another reply:

I was holding my old iPhone 4 not too long ago and I think it’s my favorite one so far. I’m still stuck with my iPhone 7 because everything has just gotten too huge.

That's why I still use my iPhone 5C that I acquired in the summer of 2014. Apple introduced the 5C in the fall of 2013. In the summer of 2014, my iPhone came with iOS v6 or v7. I'm using v8-something. I mainly use my iPhone for web browsing with Safari, text messaging with default messaging app, and phone calls.

When I got my phone in June 2014, I also bought immediately a Lifeproof case for the phone. It's a bulky case because it's suppose to be waterproof.

If I removed the case, I would probably be shocked at how small my iPhone 5C really is. But even with the bulky case, I can still easily operate the phone with one hand and carry it comfortably in the front pocket of my jeans and shorts. With the case, my phone is significantly smaller than the new, large phones.

My wife's iPhone is a bit dated, but it's still large. Too large for me to use easily. I don't get the attraction.

I would prefer an old Blackberry with the physical keyboard, the small screen, the wheel mouse, and the Opera Mini web browser.

From that HN thread, this looks interesting FOR ME.

https://palm.com/pages/product

Love this hack, if it's true.
http://justine-haupt.com/rotarycellphone/

another small phone
https://www.unihertz.com/jelly-pro

???
https://www.unihertz.com/
https://www.unihertz.com/atom

https://xkvcr.com/check-mark/