Links and Notes - Thu, Feb 27, 2020

12:54 p.m.

Howling, growling wind gusts under a partly sunny to mostly cloudy sky.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 27, 2020 11:52 am EST
Weather : Overcast and Windy
Temperature : 28 F
Humidity : 55%
Wind Speed : W 26 mph
Wind Gust 33 mph
Barometer : 29.94 in
Dewpoint: 14 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 13 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 27, 2020 11:53 am EST
Weather : Overcast and Breezy
Temperature : 26 F
Humidity : 63%
Wind Speed : W 23 mph
Wind Gust 33 mph
Barometer : 29.95 in
Dewpoint: 15 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 11 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 27, 2020 12:35 pm EST
Weather : Mostly Cloudy
Temperature : 27 F
Humidity : 57%
Wind Speed : W 18 mph
Wind Gust 28 mph
Barometer : 29.93 in
Dewpoint: 14 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 14 F


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Feb 27, 2020 12:19 am

This Afternoon: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. West wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers between 10pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: A slight chance of snow showers after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. West wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 11 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

Sunday Night: A chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday: Rain likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: Rain. Low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

11:33 a.m.

The wind speed increased this morning. Now most of the snow has been knocked down from trees and shrubs.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 27, 2020 10:52 am EST
Weather : Mostly Cloudy
Temperature : 27 F
Humidity : 57%
Wind Speed : W 18 mph
Wind Gust 29 mph
Barometer : 29.94 in
Dewpoint: 14 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 14 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 27, 2020 10:53 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 27 F
Humidity : 57%
Wind Speed : W 20 mph
Wind Gust 31 mph
Barometer : 29.95 in
Dewpoint: 14 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 13 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 27, 2020 11:15 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 26 F
Humidity : 57%
Wind Speed : W 16 mph
Wind Gust 22 mph
Barometer : 29.93 in
Dewpoint: 13 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 14 F

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9:23 a.m.

Currently, the sky is partly cloudy. The sky has varied this morning from cloudy to mostly sunny. Temps were in the mid-20s around sunrise.

We received one-inch of snow accumulation after 6:00 p.m. yesterday. The snow ended before Midnight. I measured 4.5 inches on top of the Honda. I measured 4.5 inches on the back lawn. Total snow accumulation was between 4.5 and 5.0 inches.

This morning, all of the snow was fluffy. Yesterday from midday on, the snowflakes were very small, but I thought that the snow was still a little wet. Maybe the wet snow only fell before Noon. Maybe the below-freezing temps overnight changed the snowcover characteristics. Regardless, the snowcover is fluffy and fine-grain.

At 6:58 a.m. today, I saw a junco on the west spirea bed, digging through the snow, looking for millet. Barney and I went into the backyard at 6:59 a.m. I shoveled away snow on the west spirea bed. I shoveled a path through the back lawn from the driveway to the west spirea bed. I scattered milled and thistle on the west spirea flower bed.

Then I did some shoveling in the back driveway while Barney wandered about. Then Barney waited for me by hanging out in the back driveway near the garage. He waited for me to head back inside. But then Barney wandered back over to the west spirea bed, startling some juncos.

When I was ready to go inside, I stood near the backdoor steps while Barney stood on the west spirea bed and stared at me. I waited for him to come over to me, but Barney simply stood still and looked toward me. Then I started up the steps, and then Barney exploded into a full sprint, tearing through the snow.

I don't get to see Barney run at full speed much anymore. It was almost like Barney wanted to make a hard fast run through the backyard and through the snow. He did not run on a straight line from the west spirea bed to the backdoor steps. He ran east through the middle of the backyard to the driveway, closer to the garage than the house, and then he curved and ran through the driveway to the backdoor steps.

When Barney zipped through the backyard, he took long strides, and his body or legs displaced the fluffy snow, throwing snow up into the air. Barney has long hair right now, and his hair flowed back on his face when he tore through the yard. Funny. Good to see too. The old dog can still move when he wants.

In the past, Barney enjoyed running around in the snow. Sometimes, I took a small ball outside to throw around, but Barney enjoyed tearing around the yard for no reason other than because he wanted too and he enjoyed it. I would try to catch him or touch him when he blasted past me. That was years ago.

This morning, if I had thought that he would have sprinted from the west spirea bed to the back steps, instead of trotting back, I would have video taped him.

Barney and I were back inside by 7:14 a.m.

Then Barney and I left the house at 7:57 a.m. for the groomers. We walked to Clip N Dales. We arrived at the groomers at 7:19 a.m. For some reason, Barney was a little reluctant to walk back into the grooming area with the owner. Normally, he's excited and he heads back into the grooming area gleefully. This morning, he looked at me, and he tried to come to me. I felt bad. I'm unsure what that was about. I've never seen him do that before.

On our walk as we approached the groomers, Barney did not start pulling hard with excitement, like has done normally for the past many years. Typically, he recognizes that we are walking on the street toward the groomers and he gets wound up with excitement before we make the turn toward the groomers parking lot. Not this morning.

I left the groomers at 8:21 a.m. for home. I wandered around a little bit on the walk home, enjoying the weather, the snow, and the scenery. Only one side street was mostly clear and wet. Bowen had been scraped, but it was still mainly ice covered. The majority of the side streets had a small amount of snow cover. Nearly all sidewalks were snow covered with a small amount of snow.

The 4 to 5 inches of snow cover did not accumulate on the concrete and asphalt because the snow did not stick on those warmer surfaces until later in the day yesterday.

I arrived home at 8:48 a.m. The sun popped out near the end of my walk home, lighting up the landscape. The trees and shrubs still have a fair amount of snow hanging on them. The east spirea bushes are smashed down pretty good from the snow.

Straggler lake effect snow is reaching Monroe County, mainly over the northern half of the county. We might see some straggler lake effect snow flurries or even a snow squall today, but I'm guessing that we will mostly see lake effect clouds of varying amounts. We have variable cloudiness with occasional sunshine.

Anyway, this was our biggest snowfall event of the season. The landscape looked great yesterday evening and again this morning. Temps are forecast to remain below freezing through Saturday, which is good. Then the spring warm-up and melt begins on Sunday.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 27, 2020 8:52 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 25 F
Humidity : 68%
Wind Speed : W 14 mph
Barometer : 29.95 in
Dewpoint: 16 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 13 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 27, 2020 8:53 am EST
Weather : Mostly Cloudy
Temperature : 24 F
Humidity : 74%
Wind Speed : W 20 mph
Wind Gust 28 mph
Barometer : 29.95 in
Dewpoint: 17 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 9 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 27, 2020 8:55 am EST
Weather : Light Snow
Temperature : 25 F
Humidity : 68%
Wind Speed : WNW 10 mph
Wind Gust 21 mph
Barometer : 29.94 in
Dewpoint: 16 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 15 F


Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 27, 2020 5:52 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 24 F
Humidity : 62%
Wind Speed : WNW 12 mph
Barometer : 29.93 in
Dewpoint: 13 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 13 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 27, 2020 5:53 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 23 F
Humidity : 68%
Wind Speed : W 12 mph
Barometer : 29.92 in
Dewpoint: 14 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 11 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 27, 2020 6:36 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 23 F
Humidity : 71%
Wind Speed : W 7 mph
Barometer : 29.92 in
Dewpoint: 15 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 15 F


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Feb 27, 2020 5:53 am

Today: A chance of snow showers, mainly after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 27. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 11 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday: A slight chance of snow showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 26. West wind 14 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind 9 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 11 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

Sunday Night: A chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday: Rain likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: Rain. Low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


area forecast discussion
national weather service cleveland oh
629 am est thu feb 27 2020

.synopsis...
low pressure will move from lake ontario north to quebec today.
a series of surface troughs will rotate southeast across the
local area today through friday night. high pressure ridge will
build east across the area saturday and sunday. a warm front
will move northeast across the area sunday night while a cold
front slides southeast to lake erie and stalls monday night. low
pressure will track northeast along the stationary front monday
night into tuesday.

&&

.near term /through friday/...
winds are quickly shifting from a northerly component late last
night to a more westerly direction at this time. this is setting
up the lake effect snow band that will develop and extend into
northeast ohio and northwest pennsylvania later this afternoon
and tonight. a connection off lake michigan is pushing toward
lake erie and a band is trying to develop just north of the
lakeshore. the trend will continue through the morning hours
into this afternoon and evening. some clearing pushed into the
western and central portions of the area but cloud cover off
lake michigan is pushing east into the area to close up those
gaps in the overcast. still expecting some very light snow to
fall across western and southern portions of the area as a
result of the lake michigan connection. otherwise, further
north along the lakeshore, i-90 will be under the gun this
afternoon into tonight. made some minor changes to weather and
sky grids to account for breaks in the overcast for now.

previous discussion...

the long awaited major weather change that has been advertised
for the last week has now come to fruition. a deep digging upper
level trough affecting nearly all of the lower 48 states is
currently over the eastern half of the country. this upper level
feature has become slightly negatively tilted and continues to
cause surface low pressure system over lake ontario to rapidly
intensify. this storm system will eject out to the northeast
today toward quebec and will keep a cyclonic flow over the local
area through this forecast period. the synoptic snow associated
with the low pressure system is now beginning to wrap up across
the area as we begin to transition into a lake effect snow
event. snow continues to taper off in the western and southern
portions of the forecast area and even some clearing skies
pushed toward northwest ohio earlier this evening. however,
latest satellite and radar indicate the lake effect snow bands
are rapidly developing off lake michigan and will head toward
the western portions of the forecast area. we can expect to see
some light snow accumulations from these bands but nothing more.

the kcle radar and short term model guidance is now showing the
flow is beginning to shift around to a more westerly direction
and become well aligned and therefore, the lake effect snow will
begin. at this time, the best corridor for the heaviest snow
will take place along interstate 90 from eastern cuyahoga county
to erie county in pennsylvania. a prolonged period of moderate
to heavy snow is expected. model soundings indicate the best
conditions will take place this afternoon into tonight as
inversion lifts to around 7k feet, depth of moisture persists,
dendritic ice growth potential descends into the upward vertical
motion fields, and moderate instability is present. gusty winds
will also be an issue not only in the heavy snow squalls but in
the the synoptic flow as the low pressure intensifies today.
strongest winds pushing 45 knots are expected along the lake
erie shoreline. so, this will cause blowing and drifting of the
snow. travel along the interstate 90 corridor could become
difficult; especially during the afternoon/evening commute.

the lake effect is expected to continue into friday and there is
the potential for significant accumulations along the main band
if it persists through the night tonight in the same place. some
drop in the inversion will take place but flow should remain
well aligned into friday.

the cold air advection will keep temperatures in the middle and
upper 20s today and friday with lows tonight dropping into the
teens. wind chills tonight will drop into the single digits with
day time wind chills in the teens.

&&

.short term /friday night through sunday night/...
the short term begins with lake effect snow ongoing across northeast
ohio and nwrn pa. have increased pops across all of the oh snowbelt
friday night and then tapered through saturday into saturday night.
models friday night show deep enough moisture with moisture and lift
through the dendritic growth zone with weak cold advection and flow
off the lake as show on forecast soundings. will have snow in the 2-
5 inch range for the overnight. going into saturday however, drier
air and high pressure begin moving in from the west. still however,
with favorable temperature and moisture profiles at erie, expect
snow to continue into the morning from far northeast ohio into nwrn
pa saturday night will have just chance pops for nwrn pa as dry air
begins to overwhelm any lake forcing. outside of the lake effect
areas expect increasing sun on saturday with building high pressure.
sunday a weak trough moving through the central plains with a
surface low from ks to mn. the entire midwest and ohio valley will
be under warm advection and flow between the low and high pressure
across the southeast will be about 50 knots at 850mb out of the
glfmx into the ohio valley. expect increasing clouds through sunday
into sunday night with chance pops overnight sunday night increasing
from the southwest. expect a quick warming trend with highs saturday
in the upper 29s to near 30 increasing to the mid 40s most areas for
sunday.

&&

.long term /monday through wednesday/...
monday through wednesday the warming trend that started sunday will
continue with highs reaching the 50s most places for the period.
persistent moisture moving into the area from the glfmx and waves of
low pressure moving into the area from the southern plains will make
for a fairly wet long term period. will have likely to categorical
pops for rain monday and tuesday. will have chance pops for
wednesday but that may need to be boosted to likely with an upper
trough shown by the ecmwf digging into the central plains.

&&

.aviation /12z thursday through monday/...
ceilings and visibilities are improving to vfr at times in the
west but lake michigan lake effect snow continues to kick in at
this time. this snow will begin to spread east into the western
portions of the forecast area and affect toledo and findlay.
will keep lower ceilings and visibilities at cleveland until the
bands shift more toward the lakeshore in the westerly flow.
areas to the southeast will also experience some light snowfall
through this forecast period. erie should see the worst of the
snow with several inches of snow accumulation expected over the
next 24 hours in the lake effect. visibilities will be reduced
to a 1/4sm or less at times in snow and blowing snow.

.outlook...non-vfr mainly in northeast oh and northwest pa, due
to lake effect snow through saturday. non-vfr returns sunday
night into monday with rain showers.

&&

.marine...
will adjust headlines to drop the small craft advisory and just go
with the gale warning and low water at the start of the forecast.
winds already around 30 knots and should increase into the mid 30s
for the day today. surface low over new england this morning with
high pressure centered over tx driving strong wnw winds on the lake.
strong wnw flow across lake erie will persist through tonight as the
low moves slowly north. northwest flow will diminish friday night to
around 20 knots ending the gale on the east half as the low moves to
the maritimes and weakens. with northwest flow to 20 to 25 knots
however waves will remain 6 to 10 feet so expect small craft
headlines to continue until saturday night and sunday when winds
diminish to 10 knots or less and back to the ssw. southwest flow
will increase to around 15 knots again on monday as a cold front
approaches the lake from the west.

&&

.cle watches/warnings/advisories...
oh...lake effect snow warning until 6 pm est saturday for
ohz011>014-089.
pa...lake effect snow warning until 6 pm est saturday for
paz001>003.
marine...low water advisory until midnight est tonight for lez142>144-
162>164.
gale warning until midnight est tonight for lez142>145-162>165.
gale warning until 7 am est friday for lez146>149-166>169.

&&

$$
synopsis...lombardy
near term...lombardy
short term...tk
long term...tk
aviation...lombardy
marine...tk


From late last night:

urgent - winter weather message
national weather service cleveland oh
1022 pm est wed feb 26 2020

...snow will transition to lake effect overnight...

.low pressure over pennsylvania will move north into quebec by
thursday morning. synoptic snow will become enhanced by flow off
of lake huron and erie tonight. colder air arrives with a wind
shift to the west-northwest tonight with lake effect snow
becoming the main concern for northeast ohio into northwest
pennsylvania thursday into the weekend.

ohz003-006>009-017-018-027-270900-
/o.con.kcle.ww.y.0012.000000t0000z-200227t0900z/
lucas-wood-ottawa-sandusky-erie-hancock-seneca-wyandot-
including the cities of toledo, bowling green, port clinton,
fremont, sandusky, findlay, tiffin, and upper sandusky
1022 pm est wed feb 26 2020

...winter weather advisory remains in effect until 4 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.

&&

$$

for more information from the national weather service visit
http://www.weather.gov/cle


Early this morning:

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 27, 2020 12:52 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 26 F
Humidity : 68%
Wind Speed : NW 15 mph
Wind Gust 21 mph
Barometer : 29.89 in
Dewpoint: 17 F
Visibility : 9.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 14 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 27, 2020 12:53 am EST
Weather : Light Snow
Temperature : 24 F
Humidity : 77%
Wind Speed : NW 20 mph
Wind Gust 31 mph
Barometer : 29.90 in
Dewpoint: 18 F
Visibility : 5.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 9 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 27, 2020 12:55 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 24 F
Humidity : 65%
Wind Speed : NW 7 mph
Barometer : 29.89 in
Dewpoint: 14 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 16 F


Lake Effect snow storm off of Ontario.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
309 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

NYZ006>008-271615-
/O.CON.KBUF.BZ.W.0001.200227T1200Z-200228T2100Z/
Oswego-Jefferson-Lewis-
Including the cities of Oswego, Watertown, and Lowville
309 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO
4 PM EST FRIDAY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Strong winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow,
frequently reducing visibilities to zero. Travel is strongly
discouraged.


Off Lake Erie:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
309 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

NYZ012-019>021-085-271615-
/O.CON.KBUF.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-200228T2100Z/
Wyoming-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-Allegany-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Warsaw, Jamestown, Olean, Wellsville,
Orchard Park, and Springville
309 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST FRIDAY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Strong winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow,
frequently reducing visibilities to zero. Travel is strongly
discouraged.


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
309 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

NYZ012-019>021-085-271615-
/O.CON.KBUF.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-200228T2100Z/
Wyoming-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-Allegany-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Warsaw, Jamestown, Olean, Wellsville,
Orchard Park, and Springville
309 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST FRIDAY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Strong winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow,
frequently reducing visibilities to zero. Travel is strongly
discouraged.


Northeast Ohio:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
344 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

...Lake Effect Snow Will Impact the Primary Snowbelt...

.Low pressure over Lake Ontario will move north into Quebec this
morning. Colder air will continue to move into the area today
through Saturday causing lake effect snow to affect the primary
snowbelt areas of northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.

OHZ011>014-089-271645-
/O.CON.KCLE.LE.W.0002.000000T0000Z-200229T2300Z/
Cuyahoga-Lake-Geauga-Ashtabula Inland-Ashtabula Lakeshore-
Including the cities of Cleveland, Mentor, Chardon, Jefferson,
and Ashtabula
344 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST
SATURDAY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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

&&

Experimental content below...do not use operationally
Please see below links for more information on this experiment
http://www.weather.gov/buf/polygon_pdd
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/
pns15lake_effect_snowaaa.htm
To view the experimental polygons please see:
http://www.weather.gov/buf/lespolygon
COORD...4191 7959 4199 7977 4219 7980 4195 8033
4181 8103 4158 8156 4148 8158 4146 8134 4156 8098
4170 8025
TIME Y20M02D28T0000Z-Y20M02D29T2300Z


NW PA:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
344 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

...Lake Effect Snow Will Impact the Primary Snowbelt...

.Low pressure over Lake Ontario will move north into Quebec this
morning. Colder air will continue to move into the area today
through Saturday causing lake effect snow to affect the primary
snowbelt areas of northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.

PAZ001>003-271645-
/O.CON.KCLE.LE.W.0002.000000T0000Z-200229T2300Z/
Northern Erie-Southern Erie-Crawford-
Including the cities of Erie, Edinboro, and Meadville
344 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST
SATURDAY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania
Turnpike Commission strongly encourage motorists to heed all
travel restrictions and delay unnecessary travel. Visit
www.511pa.com for the latest travel, roadway, and traffic
conditions.

&&

Experimental content below...do not use operationally
Please see below links for more information on this experiment
http://www.weather.gov/buf/polygon_pdd
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/
pns15lake_effect_snowaaa.htm
To view the experimental polygons please see:
http://www.weather.gov/buf/lespolygon
COORD...4191 7959 4199 7977 4219 7980 4195 8033
4181 8103 4158 8156 4148 8158 4146 8134 4156 8098
4170 8025
TIME Y20M02D28T0000Z-Y20M02D29T2300Z

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
http://www.weather.gov/cle


Recent message for area one county east of Erie, PA:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
907 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

NYZ012-019>021-085-272215-
/O.CON.KBUF.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-200228T2100Z/
Wyoming-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-Allegany-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Warsaw, Jamestown, Olean, Wellsville,
Orchard Park, and Springville
907 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST FRIDAY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Strong winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow,
frequently reducing visibilities to zero. Travel is strongly
discouraged.


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
822 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

NYZ012-019>021-085-271530-
Wyoming-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-Allegany-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Warsaw, Jamestown, Olean, Wellsville,
Orchard Park, and Springville
822 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DEVELOPING THIS MORNING...

Heavy snow continues to fall across the higher terrain inland from
Lake Erie, from the Boston Hills and Wyoming County southward
through the western Southern Tier. The heavy snow will continue
and winds will increase this morning, resulting in severe blowing
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Links

A writer recalls her time at Gawker in 2007, including Nick Denton's shaming of her online, and how public shaming and online mockery leave lasting marks

https://www.thecut.com/2020/02/emily-gould-gawker-shame.html

https://mediagazer.com/200226/p12#a200226p12

Discussion:
Rebecca Colesworthy / @rcolesworthy: “No one was on Twitter yet, & Facebook was just becoming a thing outside college campuses, so people wasting time at desk jobs in NY were basically forced to read Gawker.” Oof see also grad students in 07. Great piece on shame & especially women's stories. https://www.thecut.com/...
Otegha K. Uwagba / @oteghauwagba: The other stuff that happened - her boss publishing compromising stories about her - is obviously unconscionable, but I just can't conjure up sympathy for a slightly hacky journalist wandering onto primetime TV without doing any research, and getting taken to task for their work.
Otegha K. Uwagba / @oteghauwagba: Read this earlier and struggling to find the sympathy for this writer I think I'm supposed to feel. If you're a 25 year old doing slightly dubious journalism to make a living, you're definitely open to being held accountable? https://www.thecut.com/...
Doree Shafrir / @doree: I love ⁦@EmilyGould⁩'s essay so much and I hope people who think Gawker was this righteous speaking truth to power utopia read it and realize what a deeply misogynistic place it was https://www.thecut.com/...
@megsokay: This is beautiful and - awfully - reminding me of moments in my own life, not as public as what @EmilyGould is writing about, that shook me in the same way. https://www.thecut.com/...
Maddy Myers / @midimyers: this essay is good although “good” clearly isn't the word. i don't know how to describe how it felt to read https://www.thecut.com/...
Saeed Jones / @theferocity: “I didn't understand yet that amoral people are not silenced by shame. Quite the opposite: The shame often rebounds off them and back onto the people whom they have victimized.” https://www.thecut.com/...
Emily Gould / @emilygould: Time for some ... shame theory https://www.thecut.com/...
Jason Pontin / @jason_pontin: I published @EmilyGould on a couple of occasions @techreview, and think she never gets sufficient credit for her prose style. In a very elegantly written piece, she returns to her Gawker-era humiliation here, which she says never goes away. https://www.thecut.com/...
@thecut: “Being hated quickly became something that I took for granted as the price of doing business, and I leaned in to it; I would humiliate myself willingly, as if to show that I was in on the joke,” @EmilyGould writes https://www.thecut.com/...
Marina Franco / @marina_ef: A difficult, maddening read, only because it hits the nail on the head in very many ways. “How to explain why...when first person art by women is more culturally ascendent and embraced...the most rapacious, damning forms of sexism are also on the rise?”. https://www.thecut.com/...
Joanne Lipman / @joannelipman: I was a frequent Gawker target back in the day, yet I totally relate to this piece, especially Emily's observation that “In 2008, I didn't know how to contextualize what I was experiencing.” Superb piece, ⁦@EmilyGould⁩ https://www.thecut.com/...
Sarah MacDonald / @sarahsmacdonald: “I have lost hope that hearing women's stories will ever make even one man realize that what seemed like an ordinary night of his life was a life-changing horror story from the perspective of the woman involved.” https://www.thecut.com/...
Caitlin Tremblay / @ctrembz: 2. A beautiful essay on shame, trauma and the underlying misogyny of almost everything by @EmilyGould https://www.thecut.com/...
Kristin Salaky / @kristinsalaky: Let me be another person to recommend this incredible @EmilyGould essay to you. Cannot stop thinking about this passage. https://www.thecut.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Aneya Fernando / @aneyafernando: “If this is the patriarchy's last gasp, it's a long one that shows no sign of ending.” Jesus. What a gut punch. https://www.thecut.com/...
Caitlin Dewey Rainwater / @caitlindewey: This is exactly as good and sad and infuriating as everybody says https://www.thecut.com/...
@aaronpcalvin: Really excellent essay from @EmilyGould on what it's like to live with the trauma of public shame in the internet age. https://www.thecut.com/...
@rachelsklar: “We all wanted the same thing, which was to feel known and admired. We were all going about it wrong, but in 2007, it wasn't clear how consequential Americans' deep ambivalence about fame and its shadow twin shame would soon become.” https://www.thecut.com/... Reading @emilygould


Bloomberg meddles with the election.

Several high-profile Instagram accounts switch to private to avoid scrutiny when posting sponsored content for Bloomberg's campaign

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/style/bloomberg-memes-instagram.html

https://mediagazer.com/200226/p19#a200226p19

Discussion:
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian: Mike Bloomberg's campaign is polluting the internet
Hamza Shaban / @hshaban: Facebook's latest response to the Bloomberg campaign's aggressive and unorthodox use of social media, which skirts transparency rules and exploits loopholes, is to say: we don't exactly know what's going on and Washington should tell us what to do: https://www.nytimes.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Taylor Lorenz / @taylorlorenz: The Bloomberg campaign is releasing sponcon that flagrantly violate FB's branded content policies on private accounts with little to no oversight. A rare collab with @sheeraf! https://www.nytimes.com/...
@mrbrown: Now you know why some of your favourite meme accounts go private and public, on and off. To hide the ads. https://www.nytimes.com/...
Emily Bell / @emilybell: A priceless story from ⁦@TaylorLorenz⁩ and ⁦@sheeraf⁩ ...you could not make this stuff up. It bears out a theory I've had for a while, that not enough execs in platform companies live very online lives - they don't know their own product https://www.nytimes.com/...
Megh Wright / @megh_wright: I've been saying this forever now but if you're running ads on Instagram you should not have the ability to flip your account to private, this doesn't need to be complicated https://www.nytimes.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Hamza Shaban / @hshaban: Bloomberg is paying massively popular Instagram accounts to run memes, but the accounts aren't using the official tool for ad disclosures. Also, many accounts are “private” so journalists and others can't scrutinize the ads. Via @TaylorLorenz & @sheeraf https://www.nytimes.com/...
more at Techmeme »


The upcoming third-party cookie ban in market-leading Chrome will mean changes in adtech, more site-specific direct user tracking, and more power for Google

https://mediagazer.com/200226/p15#a200226p15

Discussion:
Siva Vaidhyanathan / @sivavaid: This could yield the demise of intrusive #AdTech surveillance. OTOH it strengthens Google, MS, and FB. Dismantling the power of those monsters will take more. https://www.ft.com/...
Andrus Ansip / @ansip_eu: Some ad executives and analysts see cookie elimination strengthening Google's market power, making Chrome an almost indispensable intermediary for advertisers that need data to target adverts accurately and track their effectiveness... https://twitter.com/...
Robert Hackett / Fortune: Google's crown is Chrome


A writer recalls her time at Gawker in 2007, including Nick Denton's shaming of her online, and how public shaming and online mockery leave lasting marks

https://www.thecut.com/2020/02/emily-gould-gawker-shame.html

Discussion:
Rebecca Colesworthy / @rcolesworthy: “No one was on Twitter yet, & Facebook was just becoming a thing outside college campuses, so people wasting time at desk jobs in NY were basically forced to read Gawker.” Oof see also grad students in 07. Great piece on shame & especially women's stories. https://www.thecut.com/...
Otegha K. Uwagba / @oteghauwagba: The other stuff that happened - her boss publishing compromising stories about her - is obviously unconscionable, but I just can't conjure up sympathy for a slightly hacky journalist wandering onto primetime TV without doing any research, and getting taken to task for their work.
Otegha K. Uwagba / @oteghauwagba: Read this earlier and struggling to find the sympathy for this writer I think I'm supposed to feel. If you're a 25 year old doing slightly dubious journalism to make a living, you're definitely open to being held accountable? https://www.thecut.com/...
Doree Shafrir / @doree: I love ⁦@EmilyGould⁩'s essay so much and I hope people who think Gawker was this righteous speaking truth to power utopia read it and realize what a deeply misogynistic place it was https://www.thecut.com/...
@megsokay: This is beautiful and - awfully - reminding me of moments in my own life, not as public as what @EmilyGould is writing about, that shook me in the same way. https://www.thecut.com/...
Maddy Myers / @midimyers: this essay is good although “good” clearly isn't the word. i don't know how to describe how it felt to read https://www.thecut.com/...
Saeed Jones / @theferocity: “I didn't understand yet that amoral people are not silenced by shame. Quite the opposite: The shame often rebounds off them and back onto the people whom they have victimized.” https://www.thecut.com/...
Emily Gould / @emilygould: Time for some ... shame theory https://www.thecut.com/...
Jason Pontin / @jason_pontin: I published @EmilyGould on a couple of occasions @techreview, and think she never gets sufficient credit for her prose style. In a very elegantly written piece, she returns to her Gawker-era humiliation here, which she says never goes away. https://www.thecut.com/...
@thecut: “Being hated quickly became something that I took for granted as the price of doing business, and I leaned in to it; I would humiliate myself willingly, as if to show that I was in on the joke,” @EmilyGould writes https://www.thecut.com/...
Marina Franco / @marina_ef: A difficult, maddening read, only because it hits the nail on the head in very many ways. “How to explain why...when first person art by women is more culturally ascendent and embraced...the most rapacious, damning forms of sexism are also on the rise?”. https://www.thecut.com/...
Joanne Lipman / @joannelipman: I was a frequent Gawker target back in the day, yet I totally relate to this piece, especially Emily's observation that “In 2008, I didn't know how to contextualize what I was experiencing.” Superb piece, ⁦@EmilyGould⁩ https://www.thecut.com/...
Sarah MacDonald / @sarahsmacdonald: “I have lost hope that hearing women's stories will ever make even one man realize that what seemed like an ordinary night of his life was a life-changing horror story from the perspective of the woman involved.” https://www.thecut.com/...
Caitlin Tremblay / @ctrembz: 2. A beautiful essay on shame, trauma and the underlying misogyny of almost everything by @EmilyGould https://www.thecut.com/...
Kristin Salaky / @kristinsalaky: Let me be another person to recommend this incredible @EmilyGould essay to you. Cannot stop thinking about this passage. https://www.thecut.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Aneya Fernando / @aneyafernando: “If this is the patriarchy's last gasp, it's a long one that shows no sign of ending.” Jesus. What a gut punch. https://www.thecut.com/...
Caitlin Dewey Rainwater / @caitlindewey: This is exactly as good and sad and infuriating as everybody says https://www.thecut.com/...
@aaronpcalvin: Really excellent essay from @EmilyGould on what it's like to live with the trauma of public shame in the internet age. https://www.thecut.com/...
@rachelsklar: “We all wanted the same thing, which was to feel known and admired. We were all going about it wrong, but in 2007, it wasn't clear how consequential Americans' deep ambivalence about fame and its shadow twin shame would soon become.” https://www.thecut.com/... Reading @emilygould


If true, this is far worst than the fictional narratives that the media have contrived over the past four years, regarding Trump.

Democratic Leaders Willing to Risk Party Damage to Stop Bernie Sanders

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/us/politics/democratic-superdelegates.html

What about what the voters desire? What about making every vote count? What about the democratic process?

ALL national political media should slam the hell out of the so-called democrat leaders for subverting democracy AGAIN. This is proof that voting is a scam.

Democratic megadonor urges Pelosi and Schumer to pick a candidate in a bid to stop Bernie Sanders

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/26/megadonor-urges-pelosi-schumer-to-pick-candidate-to-stop-bernie-sanders.html

Wow. And "they" believe that Trump is bad for the country. If the media does not constantly slam this sham politics, then the media proves that it's a tool for oligarchs.

Latest poll: Joe Biden surging, Mike Bloomberg fading in Florida primary

https://floridapolitics.com/archives/320832-latest-poll-joe-biden-surging-mike-bloomberg-fading-in-florida-primary

Bloomberg tumbles heading into Super Tuesday

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/27/bloomberg-super-tuesday-polls-117796


https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/26/strattic-raises-6-5m-to-bring-static-wordpress-to-the-masses/

https://www.strattic.com/