Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — December 21, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Only a couple more mild days before we turn markedly colder Today looks very nice, with temps above normal, winds slowly switching around to the west-southwest, and a decent amount of sunshine. However, tomorrow, even though we stay mild, we have clouds starting to push in and we have to keep the umbrellas handy, as scattered, light precipitation develops. We are looking at a few hundredths to no more than a tenth in spots, and coverage will be 50% or less, but still, it’s a change in the overall pattern.We continue to focus on Friday night as things start to get more active. We are tweaking the forecast some for the rains on Saturday, as they do not make it as far south, but still have the potential to be strong to the south, if thunderstorms can develop. Scattered showers pick up in intensity over southern Indiana and moisture spreads north. However, we see the best moisture staying farther south this morning, because the best thunderstorm threat looks to develop over eastern KY into WV. The heavy, 1.5” inch rains stay south of the Ohio River. Combined, we will lower the bottom end of the range to .1”  in NW Ohio and leave the top end up near 1.25” in far south central Ohio for now. The map above is a new look at combined potential action through Saturday.Sunday (Christmas Eve), much colder air is blasting into the state. The first half of the day is dry, but we see moisture arriving Sunday night, and it continues into Christmas Day on Monday. In the cold air, we are looking at all snow. Right now the snows look a little better. We are still about 12-24 hours removed from releasing our official totals, but we could see a few inches in there, enough for a white Christmas in many parts of the state. Some models are much more zealous than others on the snow, but we feel confident that at least 60% of the state sees snow accumulations from Sunday night into the first half of Monday. Christmas afternoon will be dry, and we may see some sunshine returning. Still, the bigger story is the cold air that arrives and stays then all through the week.We are dry and very cold for Tuesday through Thursday. Temps will be well below normal. Then a clipper system rotates through the state for Thursday night and Friday, bringing potential for several inches of snow. This will be ahead of a stronger system lifting out of the southern plains for the start of New Year’s weekend. Temperatures remain very cold right on through into the New Year.In the extended period, we have another clipper for late the 1st into the 2nd that brings snows out of the Great Lakes right across the region. WE follow that with a cold front for the 3rd into the 4th that can also trigger several inches of snow. The cold holds through at least the first third of January.last_img read more

AppExchange Win: FreshBooks Now Connects with Salesforce.com

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Tags:#enterprise steven walling Today, the Salesforce AppExchange has acquired one of the most-requested additions to the Salesforce.com CRM: integration with FreshBooks, the popular Web-based invoicing software. Built by cloud development agency FirmCloud in collaboration with FreshBooks, the FreshBooks Connector for Salesforce allows an enterprise to smoothly create an invoice for a contact or opportunity within their CRM.Before the integration was announced, hundreds of Salesforce CRM customers had requested that some bright AppExchange developer take advantage of the FreshBooks APIs. Despite the popularity of Salesforce.com, FreshBooks had first been connected to four other CRM systems.In terms of functionality, it looks like converting contacts and opportunities in Salesforce.com to invoices is fairly easy. In addition to simply moving data from one platform to the other, the Connector creates a tab within your CRM to monitor activities on your 20 most recent invoices. There’s a 15-day free trial for the app, but after that it’ll cost you $50/month per organization. Overall, this new app is a match made in heaven, for sales at least. If you’re seeking to try it out however, you’ll have to get it direct from FirmCloud, since it’s strangely hidden as a private feature in the AppExchange. center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

It helps to be thick-skinned in Bollywood, says Alia Bhatt

first_imgAll of 21, she’s young and versatile unlike others of her generation. Even in terms of dealing with criticism Highway star Alia Bhatt has a mature approach. She says being “thick-skinned” comes in handy.”Criticism and appreciation should be welcome at all times. But it helps to be thick-skinned in the industry,” Alia told IANS over phone from Mumbai when asked how she reacts and handles situations when the audience gives extreme reactions to her work.The actress is very active on social networking platform Twitter, where she interacts with her 1.8 million followers.Nonchalant about the feedback she receives, Alia took to online instant messaging and video chat platform Google Hangout on the evening of July 25 to interact with her fans from Mumbai and Delhi to talk about beauty trends for the season as part of her association with make-up brand Maybelline New York.She found the idea to be “fun”.”We go to different cities all the time to promote our films, but having a virtual interaction via Hangout is different. Technology has made it fun and easy to interact with the audience for feedback on any product – whether it’s a film or a product – as they’re the ones we work for,” Alia said.The actress is very active on social networking platform Twitter, where she interacts with her 1.8 million followers.She is not on Facebook, but when asked if she has a team to manage her Twitter account, she was quick to clarify: “I don’t have a team. I manage the account on my own.”advertisementAlia admits “digital is a massive space” to explore, but she says “it’s important to not get lost in it”.”I feel there has to be a line that you draw between your life and the virtual world,” said the actress, who is the youngest daughter of acclaimed filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.After making an impressive debut with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year, Alia has been surprising viewers and critics alike with wonderful performances movie after movie.If she played a brand-conscious, make-up laden and arrogant girl in her debut, Alia left a lasting impression with her powerful act in Highway as a city-slick girl who experiences a sense of freedom and gets a taste of reality only after being abducted.This was followed by her easy portrayal of the fun-loving, carefree and Tamilian girl-in-love with a Punjabi boy in 2 States. Alia has recently also amassed appreciation for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania in which she has essayed the role of a fearless girl, who fights to live life her way.From ultra-glamorous to deglam and desi – Alia has sported different looks in each of her films, but she says “it’s too soon” for her to set “fashion trends”.Her association with showbiz notwithstanding, she says “girls have a right on make-up”, but she personally does not like to preach any style or fashion mantra.last_img read more