Well-Timed Taste of March

Paul's Theory of Meteorological Relativity 10 months out of the year a predicted high of 20s would set off alarm bells and a hyperventilating public. People would be marching on the local National Weather Service office! But in 2018, after the coldest winter in 4 years, Minnesotans are downright thankful. Where else would that happen? Fargo? Fairbanks? Novosibirsk, Siberia? After 24 subzero nights (average for an entire winter is 23) we can be forgiven for celebrating a run of 20s and 30s. It's all relative, based on what we've been through. 20s in October would be shocking, but in mid-February it's the source of weary smiles. Valentine's Day will run 10-15F warmer than average, with highs near 40F in the MSP metro. Another surge of Pacific air boosts the mercury to 40F Sunday before a relapse of cool, Canadian air. Nothing polar or arctic is lurking on the northern horizon, but there will be more cold fronts; probably a few more nights below zero before birds begin to chirp again. A snowy mix is possible Monday, and the odds of slushy snow may increase as we sail into March - and the storm track shifts north again. Happy Valentine's Day! File photo credit: Star Tribune. Snowfall Potential by Saturday Morning. NOAA's 12km NAM model hints at an inch or two for parts of the Red River Valley; plowable 3"+ amounts over northern North Dakota looking out 84 hours. Map credit: pivotalweather.com. Consistent 30s. Believe it or not we are turning a corner in the weather department with highs the next 1-2 weeks mostly in the 30s - a few days in the 20s, but probably no subzero nighttime lows in the immediate metro area through the end of February. 24 for the winter (to date) is quite enough, thank you. Twin Cities ECMWF numbers: WeatherBell. Relatively Mild End to February. GFS forecast data is fairly consistent, showing a Pacific (zonal) flow overwhelming muchof the USA, meaning a mild bias as we end the month. We'll see more cold frontal passages (no kidding) but a higher Continue Reading

The List for Jan. 25-Feb. 2

Go to tucson.com/calendar for many more activities. Some events offer discounted tickets for students, seniors, military and others. Call venue for details. COMEDY Free Form Friday Fight Night — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Four improv teams compete. Ages 17 and up. 9:15 p.m. Jan. 26. Free. 289-8076. Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Interactive comedy. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27. $5. 289-8076. Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe Uncensored Shows — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Ages 17 and up. 9:30-11 p.m. Jan. 27. $5. 289-8076. A Night of Radio Classics — The Community Playhouse, 1881 N. Oracle Road. Journey back to a pre-television world, where the family gathered around the radio for their entertainment and thrills. 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 2. $10. 329-4987. CONCERTS Classical SASO Celebrates Chinese New Year with Tucson Sino Choir — Crowder Hall, University of Arizona, 1017. N. Olive Road. Soloists play ethereal selections on traditional instruments the guzheng, also known as the Chinese zither, and the erhu, a two-stringed Chinese violin. 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 25. Free. 308-6226. Mischlinge Exposé — Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Classical pianist Carolyn Enger. 2-3:15 p.m. Jan. 26. $10. 299-3000. Brad Richter Classical Guitar — Tubac Center for the Arts, 9 Plaza Road, Tubac. 5-7 p.m. Jan. 26. $35. 398-2371. Katelyn Emerson — Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway. Organist. 7-9 p.m. Jan. 26. $15. 327-4296. UA Presents Welcomes Bernstein Mass — Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. Celebration of the music of Leonard Bernstein. True Concord Voices and Orchestra featuring Jubilant Sykes and the UA Dance Ensemble. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 26; 3-5 p.m. Jan. 28. $20-$75. 621-3341. ”Voltaire’s Candide” with Pentimenti — Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Continue Reading

TRANSCRIPT: Bernie Sanders meets with the Daily News Editorial Board, April 1, 2016

The Daily News Editorial Board interviewed Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democratic candidate for President, on April 1 in the offices of the newspaper in downtown Manhattan. Daily News: We are very well aware of the broad themes of your campaign by now. So we'd like to hone in on some of the more particular issues to get a sense of how your presidency might evolve. You’ve said that the greed of Wall Street and corporate America is destroying the fabric of our nation. So if we can get particular: For example, in corporate America, Apple happens to be celebrating, today, its 40th birthday. It's a company that grew from nothing to 115,000 permanent employees. And I'm wondering, is Apple destroying the fabric of America? TRANSCRIPT: HILLARY CLINTON MEETS WITH NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD Bernie Sanders: No, Apple is not destroying the fabric of America. But I do wish they'd be manufacturing some of their devices, here, in the United States rather than in China. And I do wish that they would not be trying to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. Daily News: Okay. Well, would you name, say, three American corporate giants that are destroying the national fabric? Sanders: JPMorgan Chase, and virtually every other major bank in this country. Let me be very clear, all right? I believe that we can and should move to what Pope Francis calls a moral economy. Right now, there are still millions of people in this country who are suffering the results of the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street. And when you have companies like Goldman Sachs and many other major banks reaching settlements with the United States government, as you're aware, for many billions of dollars, this is an implicit admission that they have engaged in illegal activity. SANDERS: CLINTON NOT FULLY SYMPATHETIC TO MINIMUM WAGE ISSUE Daily News: I understand that. I wanted to draw a distinction, though. Because in your speech you mention the financial industry and you Continue Reading

Biggest and best upcoming events around Phoenix

You won't want to miss any of these concerts, festivals and other events in the weeks and months ahead in metro Phoenix. You can even start planning your summer - including where to go to have fun away from the heat! Want to check out even more events?MORE EVENTS: Best things to do in Phoenix this week | 111 fall festivals around Phoenix | Top events for kids this week | Latest concert announcementsKirkman, who is the author of the New York Times bestseller “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself” also stars in a Netflix original comedy special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine).” Kirkman is also a regular on numerous late night shows like “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and her weekly podcast “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman” is typically in the top 100 on iTunes.Details: September 1-3. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Stand Up Scottsdale, 5101 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. $10 and $15. 480-882-0730, standupscottsdale.com.Experience the cool indie vibe of downtown Phoenix at this popular monthly art walk. More than 70 galleries participate with special exhibits, bands, DJs and food and drinks. The bars and restaurants near the arts venues are packed, and many, including the intimate Lost Leaf Bar & Gallery, hip Carly’s Bistro and funky Third Space, display works by local artists and feature live music. Roosevelt Row is the general hot spot, and there is a free trolley that takes visitors around to the different neighborhoods including Grand Avenue and the major museums just north of downtown.Details: 6-10 p.m. the first Friday of the month; hours vary by location. Downtown Phoenix along Roosevelt Street and Grand Avenue. Five shuttle stops available at Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Oasis on Grand, CityScape and Arizona Center. Free. 602-256-7539, artlinkphoenix.com.The ninth annual Saboten Continue Reading