Links and Notes - Sat, May 23, 2020

7:10 p.m.

It's cooler near the lakeshore, due to the light east wind off Lake Erie.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
May 23, 2020 6:52 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 73 F
Humidity : 64%
Wind Speed : ENE 10 mph
Barometer : 30.00 in
Dewpoint: 60 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
May 23, 2020 6:53 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 68 F
Humidity : 73%
Wind Speed : ENE 9 mph
Barometer : 30.00 in
Dewpoint: 59 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
May 23, 2020 6:55 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 67 F
Humidity : 73%
Wind Speed : E 6 mph
Barometer : 30.00 in
Dewpoint: 58 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


nearshore marine forecast
national weather service cleveland oh
343 pm edt sat may 23 2020

for waters within five nautical miles of shore

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

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lake erie nearshore waters from maumee bay to reno beach oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from reno beach to the islands oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from the islands to vermilion oh-
343 pm edt sat may 23 2020

.tonight...east winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. a chance of
showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
waves 1 foot or less.
.sunday...south winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. a chance
of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning,
then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. waves 1 foot or less.
.sunday night...southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. partly cloudy.
waves 1 foot or less.
.monday...southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. a
chance of showers in the afternoon. waves 1 foot or less.

winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for tuesday through thursday.

the water temperature off toledo is 56 degrees, off cleveland 53
degrees, and off erie 49 degrees.

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lake erie nearshore waters from vermilion to avon point oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from avon point to willowick oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from willowick to geneva-on-
the lake oh-
343 pm edt sat may 23 2020

.tonight...east winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. a chance
of showers late. waves 1 foot or less.
.sunday...south winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. a chance
of showers in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon. waves 1 foot or less.
.sunday night...southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. a
chance of showers in the evening. waves 1 foot or less.
.monday...south winds 5 to 10 knots. mostly sunny. waves 1 foot
or less.

winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for tuesday through thursday.

the water temperature off toledo is 56 degrees, off cleveland 53
degrees, and off erie 49 degrees.

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lake erie nearshore waters from geneva-on-the-lake to conneaut oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from conneaut oh to ripley ny-
343 pm edt sat may 23 2020

.tonight...northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
mostly cloudy this evening, then becoming partly cloudy. waves
1 foot or less.
.sunday...south winds 5 to 10 knots. a slight chance of showers
in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the afternoon. waves 1 foot or less.
.sunday night...south winds 5 to 10 knots. a chance of showers
and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers
overnight. waves 1 foot or less.
.monday...south winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. mostly
sunny. waves 1 foot or less.

winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for tuesday through thursday.

the water temperature off toledo is 56 degrees, off cleveland 53
degrees, and off erie 49 degrees.


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: May 23, 2020 3:36 pm

Tonight: A slight chance of showers between 11pm and midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Memorial Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday: A chance of showers before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 74.

8:01 a.m.

It's an overcast and even foggy morning in the city. It's rare to see this much fog in West Toledo. Visibility is low.

A very light east wind is forecast for today and tonight. Today would mark the 8th consecutive day of east winds, although the wind has been light over the previous two days.

Tomorrow begins the warm-up.

TOL reported 55 degrees at 8:00 a.m. For some reason, detailed station data does not exist for the three airports.

Dark Sky data:

Date and Time: 08:00 AM, Sat, May 23, 2020
Summary: Mostly Cloudy
Air Temp: 55 F
Dew Point: 55 F
Humidity: 98 %
Wind Direction: Northwest
Wind Speed: 2 mph
Wind Gust: 2 mph
Apparent Air Temp: F
Pressure: 30.06 inches
UV Index: Low : 1.0
Cloud Cover: 72 % : Mostly Cloudy
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 9.658 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 88 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: Northeast


special weather statement
national weather service cleveland oh
355 am edt sat may 23 2020

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lucas-wood-ottawa-sandusky-erie-lorain-cuyahoga-lake-geauga-
ashtabula inland-hancock-seneca-huron-medina-summit-portage-
trumbull-wyandot-crawford-richland-ashland-wayne-stark-mahoning-
marion-morrow-holmes-knox-ashtabula lakeshore-northern erie-
southern erie-
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, canton,
youngstown, marion, mount gilead, millersburg, mount vernon,
ashtabula, erie, edinboro, and meadville
355 am edt sat may 23 2020

...patchy dense fog continues...

fog continues across a large portion of the area with visibilites
under half a mile. some of the fog has become locally dense with
visibilites under a quarter of a mile. conditions should improve
quickly after sunrise.

motorists should be prepared for these rapid changes in visibility.
be prepared to slow down and use low beam headlights.


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: May 23, 2020 6:17 am

Today: Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Memorial Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Links

It's interesting how the media gets to move the goal posts, regarding facts and speaking "truth to power" whatever that means.

A federal judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit against MSNBC and Rachel Maddow from One America News Network; OANN's owner says the network will appeal

https://timesofsandiego.com/business/2020/05/22/oan-to-appeal-judges-ruling-to-toss-rachel-maddow-defamation-suit/

Last summer, the liberal host told her viewers that the Trump-friendly conservative network “really literally is paid Russian propaganda.”

Paid Russian propaganda? That's a significant claim. Did Maddow offer proof?

The media need fact-checked. The media need their lies exposed. Maddow's claim was obviously a lie because her claim was intentional and based upon false information.

U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant dismissed Herring Networks’ suit with prejudice, ruling “there is no set of facts that could support a claim for defamation based on Maddow’s statement,” made during a July 22, 2019, segment of her show.

What were the facts that Maddow used to support her claim?

Twitter and cable TV's so-called "news" programs could possibly be two of the biggest problems with politics and society today in the U.S. Thankfully, I'm not exposed to either, since I use neither.

In my opinion, positive intellectual evolution occurs when people do not use Twitter AND do not watch cable TV news shows.

In my opinion, people who are obsessed with using Twitter to obtain "news" AND obsessed with watching cable TV news shows exemplify intellectual devolving, going backwards.

More from the story:

Three days after hearing oral arguments in the case, Bashant said in her dismissal order that the contested statement can’t serve as the basis for a defamation claim.

“Plaintiff has not shown a probability of succeeding on its defamation claims, thus the Court grants defendants’ special motion to strike,” she wrote.

In the July segment, Maddow cited a Daily Beast article stating that an OAN on-air reporter was “on the payroll for the Kremlin.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/oan-trumps-new-favorite-channel-employs-kremlin-paid-journalist

Herring Networks’ court papers say the reporter, Kristian Rouz, is originally from the Ukraine and started his journalism career by writing articles for Sputnik News, which is affiliated with the Russian government. According to Herring Networks, Rouz was merely a freelancer for Sputnik who selected his own article topics for submission, and his work there had no significance toward his work for OAN.

Herring Networks alleged in the lawsuit filed last fall that Maddow made “utterly and completely false” statements because OAN “is wholly financed by the Herrings, an American family” and “has never been paid or received a penny from Russia or the Russian government.”

Bashant ruled that Maddow’s statement “is an opinion that cannot serve as the basis for a defamation claim,” and thus is protected under the First Amendment.

Bashant said Maddow’s show is different from a typical news segment where anchors inform viewers about the daily news.

“The point of Maddow’s show is for her to provide the news but also to offer her opinions as to that news,” the judge said. “Therefore, the Court finds that the medium of the alleged defamatory statement makes it more likely that a reasonable viewer would not conclude that the contested statement implies an assertion of objective fact.”

In a motion to dismiss the case, Maddow’s attorneys allege Herring Networks was not objecting to anything from the Daily Beast article, and conceded that Rouz worked for an organization affiliated with the Russian government.

Maddow’s attorneys maintained that her comments during the segment were opinions based entirely on the Daily Beast story, and “she nowhere indicates that she has separate knowledge about Mr. Rouz or the funding of OAN other than from that article.”

Bashant agreed, writing that viewers would “follow the facts of the Daily Beast article; that OAN and Sputnik share a reporter and both pay this reporter to write articles. Anything beyond this is Maddow’s opinion or her exaggeration of the facts.”

So why do media hacks get upset at Sean Hannity's "opinions?" Hannity is another cable TV "news" or infotainment actor.


This seems like shady journalism.

"Study estimates 24 states still have uncontrolled coronavirus spread"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/study-estimates-24-states-still-have-uncontrolled-coronavirus-spread/2020/05/22/d3032470-9c43-11ea-ac72-3841fcc9b35f_story.html

The coronavirus may still be spreading at epidemic rates in 24 states ...

... researchers developed an estimate of viral spread as of May 17.

The model, which has not been peer reviewed, shows that in the majority of states, a second wave looms if people abandon efforts to mitigate the viral spread.

The model shows potentially ominous scenarios if people move around as they did previously and do so without taking precautions.

To this point, I don't think that a single model has proven to be accurate in its forecast.