Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Evan Horowitz Globe Staff October 07, 2018 Massachusetts still hasn’t set aside enough money for the next recession, despite nine years of steady economic growth.Independent analyses from Moody’s Analytics and S&P Global recently reached the same conclusion: Without additional savings, Massachusetts will struggle to fill the budgetary hole that even a moderate recession would create, leaving us vulnerable to a change in the economic winds.The state government did make a real leap forward in 2018, adding roughly $475 million to the rainy day fund after five years during which the account stayed relatively flat or even shrank. That brings the total savings to $1.8 billion, or enough to fund state government for about two weeks. Advertisement But two weeks’ worth of ready money probably isn’t enough. Moody’s estimates that to sail … [Read more...] about Rain, rain go away . . . Mass. doesn’t have enough money in its rainy day fund
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Tom Groeschen Cincinnati Enquirer Published 10:53 p.m. UTC Aug 15, 2018 MASON – It was not quite the deluge of 2016, when 6.64 inches of rain soaked the Western & Southern Open in one week. Still, local tennis fans doubtless were recalling that soggy year as rain delayed the 2018 W&S event here Wednesday afternoon. Most morning matches and some afternoon play had been completed when, at about 4 p.m., torrential rain swept over the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Across the freeway, the Kings Island amusement park's Eiffel Tower and some of the venue's taller rides were barely visible amid the downpour. The rain slackened after about two hours, but the courts were still soaked as the tournament's scheduled night session (7 p.m) approached. Tournament workers and volunteers worked feverishly to dry the courts, while spectators began to emerge from cover. The food courts, naturally, were doing even brisker business than usual. Play resumed around … [Read more...] about Rain, go away: A look at Western & Southern Open ticket policies on weather delays
The thickest batch of May gray so far this year is not likely to go away all day Thursday, at least at the coast and perhaps inland, too. Friday and Saturday don’t look much different.“As we head into this afternoon, I think the clouds will hang in there,” National Weather Service forecaster Matthew Moreland said. “And there’s not really going to be much change over the next couple of days.”Heavy drizzle and light rain slickened roads around much of San Diego County Thursday morning. The wettest spots were mostly in North County, with Vista recording 0.06 of an inch. Oceanside and Lake Wohlford near Escondido each had 0.04.Many locations had 0.02 or 0.01 of an inch, but some did not record measurable rain. San Diego International Airport, site of the city’s official weather station, had a trace.A low-pressure system off the coast of Central California has helped beef up the marine layer, which was more than 3,000 feet thick Thursday morning. … [Read more...] about Gray is not going away anytime soon
The drought is over, and the precipitation continues.St. Louisans may want to keep the old April adage in mind as the first weeks of the month bring rain and cold temperatures with it. Those hoping for drier weather will get a brief respite Wednesday and early Thursday, but forecasters expect rain in the days before and after.The forecasted showers continue a recent trend that made March the eighth wettest in recorded history, according to the National Weather Service. The record for March was set in 2008, when the region had 8.39 total inches of rainfall amid major floods. Before that, the last March to see nearly as much rainfall was in 1978.The rainfall came late in March this year but brought the month’s total accumulation to at least 7.12 inches. That provided much-needed relief to a region beset by severe drought after it saw little precipitation since summer.Those dry conditions had troubled farmers and their livestock and brought rivers and streams to near-record lows, … [Read more...] about Rain, rain made the drought go away, and there’s more showers in the forecast for St. Louis
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Detroit Tigers' Opening Day: Rain expected; could game go to Friday? Widespread rain and increasing wind speeds are expected to hit Detroit for Opening Day as the Tigers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press Published 12:19 p.m. ET March 28, 2018 | Updated 12:51 p.m. ET March 28, 2018 CLOSE The beginning of the Major League Baseball season brings a new round of predictions. The Detroit Free Press' Anthony Fenech and George Sipple give their prognostications for the 2018 season. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Rain, … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day: Rain expected; could game go to Friday?