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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 11-13-17An active pattern settles in over the next 10 days and will allow no more than 2 to 3 days of dry weather in-between weather systems. The map below shows cumulative rain totals from the next 3 systems over the coming 10 days. We outline these below.We have high pressure off to the west this morning, and are still dealing with some lingering rains in far eastern parts of the state. Those will move out and that high will slowly track into NW Ohio into this afternoon. This high will bring cooler air today, even with sunshine, but on the backside tomorrow, south winds should allow for some minor moderation. However, our thoughts from last week of temps potentially getting above normal are long gone, and a move back to normal will be about all we can do. Either way, sun the next two days will feel better than the dreary close to the weekend, or even the start to the day today in the east.Our next system arrives Wednesday afternoon and lingers through Wednesday overnight. It will bring some moisture with it, but not a huge amount. We are looking for that front to bring .05”-.3” over about 60% of the state. There can be some lingering light action past sunset Thursday morning in the east. But, this event looks to be losing its punch as it moves east. Our best precipitation develops near sunset Wednesday night over central Ohio.We should move back to some drier weather to finish Thursday and for the start of Friday. However, we have a much stronger frontal complex on the way to finish the week and start the weekend. Clouds will increase late Friday afternoon and light rains start by midnight Friday night. The rains intensify into Saturday morning and midday, with the potential for thunderstorms, particularly north and west Saturday afternoon. Rains will be the heaviest from mid-morning through sunset Saturday night over the state. All told, we like rains of .25”-.75” over 100% of the state, and we won’t rule out a push toward 1” in spots in far NW Ohio. Winds will become very gusty Saturday afternoon as well, likely averaging 15-30 mph, and those winds hold into Sunday.Weather condition go drier for Sunday and Monday, although Sunday we may be stuck with some lingering clouds over a large part of the state. Colder air comes in behind that system on the aforementioned strong northwest winds, and your coldest day will be Sunday.Clouds start to push back into the state next Tuesday ahead of another fast moving low coming up from the southwest. Rains may not start in earnest until midday Tuesday or even Tuesday afternoon, but will continue through the overnight and into Wednesday mid-morning. The rains are expected to total .05”-.5” over about 80% of the state. We do not expect enough drying for field work ahead of this event, and so these rains will just add to the delays as we move toward Thanksgiving. We should be dry for the balance of next Wednesday afternoon.For the extended period, we look to start it off dry for Thanksgiving Day itself. However the cause for this dryness on Thanksgiving Day will be a strong upper level, Canadian high diving into the eastern part of the US, which means we can see temps below normal with a cold shot for Thanksgiving Day. At this time, we are not going to talk this up as a massive cold shot, but will watch the evolution of the high and its track southeast. On the backside of the high we can see minor threat of precipitation for late on Black Friday (24th) into the 25th. Moisture totals do not look impressive, but we will keep an eye out for a few hundredths to a tenth or two over about 60% of the state.
If you ask the folks at the green-building certification program Living Building Challenge, there’s really nothing like occupying a building for a year and monitoring its performance if you want to learn how it operates and what might be improved.It’s likely that most homeowners and builders, green or otherwise, would agree with that concept. But for the Living Building Challenge, it has become the centerpiece of its certification process, which requires meeting 20 sets of criteria — LBC calls them “imperatives” — and a 12-month performance evaluation once construction is completed and the candidate building is fully occupied.GBA recently posted an item about the Greenest Home, a 2,000-sq.-ft. house being built on an infill lot in Peterborough, Ontario, by students and instructors at Endeavour Centre, a nonprofit building school in Peterborough. The Greenest Home is an LBC certification candidate and will be the core project of the center’s five-month Sustainable New Construction certificate program.Like many building projects that push the performance envelope, LBC projects seem destined to become enduring case studies.Envelope repairThat notion came into focus in a Daily Journal of Commerce commentary written by Amanda Sturgeon, certification director for LBC and its umbrella organization, the International Living Future Institute. Sturgeon reflected on the role of LBC’s 12-month monitoring requirement in addressing the performance of two recently certified projects: the Tyson Living Learning Center, a 3,000-sq.-ft. educational center near Eureka, Missouri, that is a satellite campus of Washington University in St. Louis; and the 5,902-sq.-ft. Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab in Kamuela, Hawaii.One LBC requirement is net-zero-energy operation, achieved through design and construction techniques aimed at increasing energy efficiency and through the use of renewable-energy systems. The Tyson Living Learning Center was equipped with a roof-mounted photovoltaic system. During the first few months of monitoring, however, the building’s energy demand routinely outpaced the energy generated by the PV system, highlighting a disparity between the building’s modeling predictions and its actual performance.The university had the building’s HVAC systems commissioned and audited construction details of the building envelope. Sections of the exterior walls and ceilings were missing insulation, Sturgeon wrote, and a blower-door test showed that and the shell was leaky. In addition, nearby trees were shading parts of the PV array. The school responded by upgrading the insulation levels and airtightness of the envelope and by adding two pole-mounted tracking PV arrays, bringing the capacity of the entire PV system to 23 kW.The upgrades worked as expected, the building performed at net zero energy for the next 12 months, and the process underscored for LBC the importance of its 12-month performance requirement. “The need to demonstrate net-zero energy over the 12-month period before being able to certify under the Living Building Challenge,” Sturgeon wrote, “caused a tracking and analysis effort around the building performance that may not have occurred otherwise.”Net positiveNotably different building performance issues arose during the monitoring of the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab, which also began monitoring in May 2009. Design modeling for the building focused on ventilation, daylighting, and energy use. Because the building is intended for use as a teaching tool, instructors and students monitor its energy use in great detail.Plug loads can be switched off when not in use, Sturgeon noted, and energy use can tracked according to time of day, helping the occupants accurately evaluate the building’s overall energy performance. The lab is equipped with a grid-tied PV system with a total capacity of 26 kW, although there are three arrays, each equipped with a different panel type. The building also features a solar thermal system and an experimental radiant cooling system, consisting of a radiant cooling array and a 25,000-gallon insulated storage tank.The monitoring teams found that the lab was producing considerably more energy than it used — the excess power is used by other buildings on the academy campus — and so they set out to discover why.Modeling of the building’s performance included both its ventilation system and, as backup, a cooling system. But the modeling was based on the tropical weather conditions in Hilo, on the eastern shoreline of the Big Island, because it was the only location at the time for which weather modeling data were available. The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab is on the north side of the island at a higher elevation. The weather is cooler there in the summer, and so the Energy Lab remains an energy producer for the academy campus. Based on usage data collected so far, the lab uses 19,090 kWh per year and generates 38,994 kWh of electricity per year.
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Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indians: INF Yandy Diaz has missed three games since spraining the middle finger in his right hand against the Los Angeles Angels.UP NEXTKluber enters Sunday 5-0 with a 1.15 ERA in his last five games and has not allowed a run in 22 innings. He is 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA in three career starts against Seattle. RHP Mike Leake (3-0 for Seattle and 10-2 overall, is 2-1 with a 3.69 ERA in six starts against the Indians. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad “I’m disappointed. … We just didn’t respond today,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “It was about catching the baseball and doing things right fundamentally. We haven’t done that. We’ve struggled with that. That’s one area we need to address here as we go forward.”Nelson Cruz hit his 37th home run for Seattle, his fourth in four games. 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The Indians (97-58) lead Houston (95-59) for AL home-field advantage in the playoffs.Lindor, a 23-year-old shortstop, homered on the eighth pitch from Andrew Moore (1-5) and surpassed the 32 home runs hit by second baseman Joe Gordon in 1948, the last year Cleveland won the World Series. Lindor began the year without power expectations.“I envisioned myself driving the ball,” he said. “Going 30 times, 33, 34 or 20 times, doesn’t matter to me, as long as I’m helping my team win.”He has 18 home runs in 55 games hitting leadoff and 15 in 93 times in the No. 2 hole.“I like leading off,” Lindor said. “I get to see what the pitcher is going to bring that day. I like getting things going.”Seattle, which won 3-1 Friday, committed five errors and lost for the seventh time in eight games. 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Tottenham ace Alli: Why Chelsea striker Morata a nice guyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham ace Dele Alli admits Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata shocked him last year.He was surprised he was approached by the Spaniard after the Blues beat Spurs 2-1 at Wembley in August 2017.Morata had only just joined the Blues and clearly wanted a keepsake from the win.Dele told BT Sport: “I always get surprised by a player who you think is a very good player and then after the game they came up to you and ask can I have your shirt.”It is always a bit of shock. I think that can change your perspective of that person – it shows you how humble they are.”I think the biggest one that surprised me was Alvaro Morata from Chelsea because of the rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea.”I think he even posted it on his Instagram after so it just shows what a nice guy he is.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal buoyed as release clause halves for RB Leipzig defender Upamecanoby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are hoping to go back in for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.The centre-back is their main defensive target for the next two transfer windows.German reports suggest that his club want a fee close to what Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire.But according toL’Equipe, he will have a buyout clause in his contract of £53 million that becomes active next summer.It would allow the Gunners to get him for a similar fee they are believed to have offered Leipzig in the past summer window.Upamecano has been recovering from a knee injury this season, which has limited his game time. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool boss Klopp hails matchwinner Milner: Incredibly importantby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed matchwinner James Milner after victory over Leicester City.Milner’s 94th-minute penalty settled Saturday’s match and ensures the Reds go into the international break having won all eight of their top-flight fixtures so far in 2019-20.Milner had earlier registered a fine assist as Sadio Mane’s 50th top-flight goal for the club put the home team ahead, but James Maddison’s 80th-minute leveller appeared to have claimed a point for Brendan Rodgers’ visitors.However, Marc Albrighton’s foul on Mane in the area gave Milner the chance to win the game from the spot in the 94th minute – and the No.7 did just that, sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way with an ice-cool penalty.Klopp said, “I’m really not sure if I’ve said all the positive things about James Milner, no problem to do it again. Not only today, in general, how incredibly important he is. Today it was a super game but not even Millie can play 12 games in a row or whatever, it’s just too demanding and all that stuff. But yeah, very good performance, the pass for the first [goal] is just smart. “Unfortunately you need to have a few games in your legs probably to know about the situation, but we had a lot of these situations. We played a few smart passes for the boys. We obviously changed formation a little bit, we brought Mo in the centre, Sadio and Bobby more in the position 10 [against] the opponent who could train a full week to prepare for us – [that’s] what we cannot do.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say