Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Colder air remains over the state today. A frontal boundary passed yesterday, allowing this cold surge into the region. This is just leg one. Leg two (and I would suggest the stronger push of cold) comes early next week. more on that in a bit.We should see better sunshine today, as high pressure sits right over the top of the ECB. Once we move onto the backside of the high (tomorrow) we should start to see temps moderate We stay dry tomorrow, as well as Sunday, although clouds start to builds Sunday afternoon and at night. Sunday likely is the warmest day out of the next 10.Our next front arrives overnight Sunday night and then continues to sweep through Ohio on Monday. Cold air comes quickly, and precipitation will be happening in that cold air mass. Therefore, we are looking at snow showers developing through the day Monday, where we can end up with anywhere from a coating to a couple of inches, depending on location. There can be some lake interaction through Monday too, particularly Monday late afternoon and Monday night which will boost localized snow totals in north central and northeast Ohio. Snows can continue through the overnight in north and east locations. To be clear, the moisture availability is such that we are not talking about a lot of snow, but we clearly are not going to be talking about good drying for that 24-36 hour period. The map at right shows snow potential through Tuesday mid morning.Brutal cold air comes in behind the front for Tuesday through Thursday. Temps will be upwards of 25 degrees below normal with the worst on Tuesday. The map at right shows temps vs. normal Tuesday night…only the lake keeps a few areas on NE Ohio from bottoming out like the rest of us. We likely struggle to get out of the 20s at midweek next week, and some single digit lows will be working in on occasion. But, we are dry all the way through. Dryness continues next Friday and Saturday, but temps start to moderateMoving into the extended forecast period we stay dry for Sunday the 17th, then overnight Sunday night through Monday we have rain showers developing. These showers are not all that impressive, but we do have potential for a few hundredths to .3″. Most of that comes in the northern half to third of the state, say from US 30 northward. Southern Ohio likely ends up with nothing.A much bigger storm complex arrives for Wednesday the 20th. This will be all rain again, as temps stay mild. However, we see moderate to heavy rain, with rain totals of .5″-1.5″ over 100% of Ohio. This far out, we think there may even be a threat of thunderstorms! We finish out the extended period with sunny, dry weather, and temps stay mild.10 day cumulative liquid equivalent precipitation.So, while the next 7-10 days are nasty, we warm afterwards. But, the warmth likely triggers more moisture. So, the best harvest potential comes in the cold, but that will not help the natural dry-down of grain in field. Basically we try and choose the best looking pig in the pen.
The bigger why always wins.“I have to make calls today because people are counting me.” You have to take care of you and your family. Not making your calls puts that outcome in jeopardy. That’s a big “why,” isn’t it?“I’m going to browse the web because I want to read all the reviews of the big game/the big television show/the big political event because I have to know what happened.” That’s a small “why” that people sometimes make a bigger “why.”“I have to get up and exercise so I have the health, energy, and vitality I need.” Your health is a seriously big “why.” If you don’t take care of you, you can’t achieve all that you want to achieve and you can’t make the biggest contribution of which you are capable.“I’ll just hit the snooze button a few more times because I really need the rest.” From time to time this is true. But if it is every day, if you hit the snooze button every morning, you are making 9 minutes of comfort a bigger “why.”“I’ve got a serious issue with a client that I must deal with now because they are counting on me to help.” Engaging in serious challenges and issues because you have a duty and responsibility to your clients–even when you have to give them bad news–is a big “why.” It’s one of the ways you earn trusted advisor status.“I want to wait until my client cools down and this issue passes because . . . “ Because why? Problems don’t age well. It’s fear that drives the decision to avoid dealing with a bad situation of your making. You are making avoiding a conflict a bigger why, and that will make you a smaller you.In all cases the bigger “why” wins. But you are the one who decides which is the bigger “why.”QuestionsWhat are you avoiding?What are you making the bigger “why?”What should be your biggest “why?”
Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project Annual Spring Picnic took place on June 1st at the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion.From left to right: Martha Stewart, Bette MidlerCredit/Copyright: Mia McDonaldThe evening’s host comedian and actress Sandra Bernhard joined Martha Stewart and architect/designer David Rockwell to honor award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson, the restauranteur behind New York hotspots Red Rooster, Streetbird and Ginny’s Supper Club, and The Home Depot’s Richard Gess.Video: NYRP Spring PicnicThe Spring Picnic raised over $1 million to support NYRP’s mission to transform open space in under-resourced communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City. The evening’s attendees included: Bette Midler, Martha Stewart, Michael Kors, Sandra Bernhard, David Rockwell, Marcus Samuelsson, Richard Gess and more.
OSU’s Logan Stieber (right) wrestles with North Carolina State’s Kevin Jack in a 141-pound semifinal during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 20 in St. Louis.Credit: Courtesy of TNSOhio State wrestling coach Tom Ryan announced that Logan Stieber will be returning to the Steelwood Training Center after the Olympic Trials in April.Only this time, the most decorated wrestler in OSU history will be setting up residence as a member of the coaching staff.The addition of Stieber will now give a total of six national titles, seven NCAA finals appearances and 11 All-American honors to the coaching staff for the Buckeyes.Stieber earned four national championships, 119 victories and a Hodge Trophy as the nation’s most outstanding wrestler during his career with the Scarlet and Gray. All of those marks were firsts by an OSU wrestler.“I am very excited to be joining the Buckeye staff next year,” Stieber said in a press release. “I love Ohio State, so it’s a dream come true that I can start my coaching career here as well as pursue my Olympic dreams.”After enjoying incredible success while in high school at Monroeville High School, where he won four state titles, Stieber came to OSU and helped the Buckeyes earn their first team title in the team’s 94-year existence in the 2014-15 season.Ryan expressed his excitement for the return of Stieber to OSU and what the return means for the team.“Logan has been a tremendous example here as a student-athlete,” Ryan said in the release. “He completed one of the most illustrious careers in both Ohio high school history and NCAA history by winning four Big Ten and NCAA championships while leading the Buckeyes to our first team title.”Ryan said Stieber’s contributions to the Buckeyes have been more than anyone else in the program’s history, and he expects him to be a great influence to the wrestlers he will coach.“I am excited for the current and future student-athletes that will have the opportunity to learn from Logan,” Ryan said.Ryan also made a note of the importance of volunteer coach Ross Thatcher had on the victory, expressing how much of a powerhouse he believes his coaching staff is.“(Thatcher) had a tremendous influence on bringing our first NCAA team title to Ohio State as well as he mentored our upper weights, especially Nick Heflin and Kyle Snyder,” Ryan said.The Scarlet and Gray wrestling facility will now boast an Olympian (Tervel Dlagnev), a World champion (sophomore Kyle Snyder) and a four-time NCAA champion (Stieber).Those accolades just so happen to make the wrestling room for the Buckeyes the only one with these kind of credentials in the NCAA.After winning a national championship last year and getting off to a 6-2 start this year, it would appear the Buckeyes are looking to build a collegiate dynasty in wrestling with the addition of Stieber, along with the experience of other coaches.After finishing second in the 165-pound class at the U.S. Senior Nationals, Stieber will be attending the U.S. Olympic Team Trials from April 8 to 10 in the hopes of joining the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Stieber’s younger brother, Hunter, is also a member of the OSU team, but, as he is currently a redshirt senior, he will not be coached by his brother.
Justin Zwick Last week: 3-1 Overall: 6-1 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa Last week’s college football schedule was chock full of marquee matchups, from Ohio State-Miami to Oklahoma-Florida State to Michigan-Notre Dame to Alabama-Penn State. The height of competition was no challenge for James Laurinaitis, however, as the former Buckeye linebacker correctly predicted the winner for all four contests. Laurinaitis moved to within one game of leader Justin Zwick, who used a 3-1 week to push his first-place standing to 6-1 overall. Defending champion Quinn Pitcock, who celebrated his 27th birthday this week, is tied for second with Laurinaitis at 5-2. THIS WEEK’S GAMES: Ohio @ No. 2 Ohio State Notre Dame @ Michigan State No. 9 Iowa @ No. 24 Arizona Quinn Pitcock Last week: 2-2 Overall: 5-2 Picks: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Iowa Zack Meisel Last week: 2-2 Overall: 3-4 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa Dallas Lauderdale Last week: 3-1 Overall: 4-3 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa James Laurinaitis Last week: 4-0 Overall: 5-2 Picks: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Iowa