US Citizen Jailed For Publically Reading Bill of Rights in Los Angeles; 2009 Preakness Stakes Weather


On This Date In History:  On this date in 1923, novelist and “muckraker” Upton Sinclair went to jail in Los Angeles, Cailifornia.  The charge against him?  He was charged by the LAPD of expressing ideas that were “calculated to cause hatred ann contempt” for the Federal government.   Sounds pretty bad.  What ideas did he express?  Why the dastardly skalawag Sinclair  spoke to a group of striking transportation workers and read the Bill of Rights!!! 

Young Rabblerouser Sinclair Guilty of Reading the Constitution! Such Sedition!  Too Bad He didn't read it to our current Government

Young Rabblerouser Sinclair Guilty of Reading the Constitution! Such Sedition! Too Bad He didn't read it to our current Government

That’s right….well…sorta….see, he never made it through all ten amendments.  He didn’t even make it through the first one.  He read part of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America which guarantees freedom of speech, of religion, of the press and when he got to the part about the right “of the people peaceably to assemble,” that’s when the men in blue swept in and hustled him off to the pokey.   Not only was  he in jail for 22 hours, it was 22 hours without being allowed to speak to anyone.  The police chief wanted to hold him even longer.  But, there was an insider.

An underling to the chief called Sinclair’s wife, who called a lawyer who subsequently gained Sinclair’s release.  As for the police chief, he got fired. Oh…not for violating Sinclair’s Constitutional rights or anything….at least officially.  Nope…the chief got fired  after he was found at night in a parked car with a  woman and bottle of whiskey!!!  Now that is criminal mischief if I’ve ever heard it before. He’s lucky they didn’t lock him up and throw the keys away.

Just another example of how the police in this country have gone beyond their duties or beyond the law…in this case violating a basis for our Republic and the country didn’t fall apart. The issue got dealt with and so did those involved and the world didn’t stop spinning, nor was Presidnet  Warren G. Harding called a liar or blamed.  It happens.  We are still trying to build a more perfect union but we have yet to have perfect people in every level of government.

NAM Midday Sat...Scat/Iso Stuff Over Baltimore

NAM Midday Sat...Scat/Iso Stuff Over Baltimore

 

 

2009 Preakness Favorite Rachel Alexandra

2009 Preakness Favorite Rachel Alexandra

2009 Preakness Infield Favorite

2009 Preakness Infield Favorite

Preakness Stakes Weather at Pimlico: 

It’s pretty humid in Baltimore on Friday and that will continue into Saturday. Look for a morning start on Preakness Day in the upper 50’s. Guess is that there will be a fairly heavy dew.  At first post time, it will be in the low 70’s at Pimlico.  Now, a frontal boundary will be approaching by Saturday afternoon. While the front itself won’t come through until after the Run for the Black Eyed Susans, there will be sufficient instability with afternoon heating into the low 80’s and fairly high dewpoints to trigger wandering afternoon showers and t’storms.  My guess is that if you do find yourself under a thundershower, there is a fair chance of it being  a fairly heavy downpour.  Handicappers are advised to hold their bets until as close to the race as possible to see if one of those storms has come to or is heading toward the track.  Don’t look for a lot of rain over a period of time like at the Derby, but a roaming t’storm could make a difference should it come and drop a decent little downpour right before the race.  I don’t know how Pimlico drains to suggest how the track will react.

SPC Severe Threat Fri AM to Sat AM

SPC Severe Threat Fri AM to Sat AM

Weather Bottom Line:  A cold front will move through around midday to early afternoon on Saturday.  Given the time of day and lack of dynamics, a wide spread severe event is not anticipated but heavy down pours and t’storms are a fair bet with maybe some gusty winds and small hail.  Rain chances should tail off by mid to late afternoon.  Cooler dryer air moves in for Sunday and we go through a dry stretch for the first half of next week with temperatures at or slightly below seasonal averages. 

Tornado Probability Fri AM to Sat AM

Tornado Probability Fri AM to Sat AM

DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK 
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0258 PM CDT FRI MAY 15 2009
  
   VALID 152000Z – 161200Z
  
   …THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS OVER PORTIONS OF W-CNTRL MO INTO
   ERN AND S-CNTRL KS…
  
   …THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS FROM W TX INTO THE PARTS OF THE
   OH VALLEY AND SRN GREAT LAKES…
  
   …THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS OVER THE UPPER MS VALLEY…
   
  

SPC Fri am to Sat am Hail Probability

SPC Fri am to Sat am Hail Probability

 …LOWER MO VALLEY INTO OH VALLEY/SRN GREAT LAKES THROUGH TONIGHT…
  
  
   LATEST MESOANALYSIS SUGGESTS THAT MCS CURRENTLY EVOLVING N OF MKC IS
   NEARLY COINCIDENT WITH SURFACE LOW SITUATED AT INTERSECTION OF WARM
   AND COLD FRONTAL BOUNDARIES.  MODIFICATION OF 18Z SGF SOUNDING FOR
   IMMEDIATE INFLOW AIR MASS SUGGESTS THAT ENVIRONMENT IS ALREADY
   MODERATELY UNSTABLE WITH MLCAPE OF 1000-2000 J/KG.  EWD MIGRATION OF
   40-45 KT LLJ ACROSS THE LOWER MO VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON WILL

SPC Fri am to Sat am severe wind probability

SPC Fri am to Sat am severe wind probability

MAINTAIN
   A ZONE OF ENHANCED MOISTURE FLUX INTO MCS WHICH SHOULD SERVE TO
   STRENGTHEN SYSTEM WITH AN INCREASING DAMAGING WIND…HAIL AND
   ISOLATED TORNADO THREAT DEVELOPING ESEWD TOWARD THE STL AREA.
  
   FARTHER E…ADDITIONAL MORE CELLULAR STORMS ARE ATTEMPTING TO BECOME
   SUSTAINED OVER NERN MO INTO W-CNTRL IL…NEAR SYNOPTIC WARM FRONT
   WHICH EXTENDS FROM NEAR MKC TO S OF UIN TO NEAR DEC AS OF 18Z.
   LATEST MODEL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS ENVIRONMENT FROM NERN MO INTO
   CNTRL/NRN IL WILL UNDERGO CONSIDERABLE MODIFICATION THROUGH THIS
   EVENING WITH NWD MOVEMENT OF SURFACE WARM FRONT AND DEVELOPMENT OF
   40-50 KT SWLY LLJ INTO REGION.  THIS WILL RESULT IN CONTINUED AIR
   MASS DESTABILIZATION IN ADDITION TO STRENGTHENING LOW-LEVEL SHEAR IN
   ADVANCE OF SURFACE LOW DEVELOPING NEWD TOWARD THE QUAD CITIES.  AS
   SUCH…ONGOING STORMS SHOULD CONTINUE TO INTENSIFY…POTENTIALLY
   EVOLVING INTO A SECONDARY BOWING SYSTEM AND/OR SUPERCELLS WITH THE
   THREAT FOR DAMAGING WINDS…HAIL AND PERHAPS A FEW TORNADOES.
  
   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP EWD/NEWD INTO
   PORTIONS OF NRN IND/SRN LOWER MI TONIGHT IN ADVANCE OF SURFACE LOW
   AND ALONG LLJ AXIS.
  
   …CNTRL/SRN PLAINS THROUGH TONIGHT…
  
   AS OF 18Z…COLD FRONT TRAILING SURFACE LOW NEAR MKC EXTENDED SWWD
   THROUGH CNTRL KS INTO THE NRN TX PNHDL WITH VISIBLE SATELLITE AND
   RADAR IMAGERY INDICATING A STEADY SWD MOVEMENT OF BOUNDARY.  18Z
   SUPPLEMENTAL SOUNDINGS FROM OUN…AMA AND S-CNTRL KS INDICATE THE
   PRESENCE OF NEARLY DRY ADIABATIC LAPSE RATES IN THE
   MIDLEVELS…WHICH WHEN COUPLED WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE MID/UPPER 60S
   IS RESULTING IN A MODERATE TO STRONGLY UNSTABLE AIR MASS WITH MLCAPE
   OF 2000-3500 J/KG.  ENVIRONMENT REMAINS CAPPED…BUT COMBINATION OF
   FRONTAL CONVERGENCE AND DAYTIME HEATING SHOULD EVENTUALLY SUPPORT
   THE DEVELOPMENT OF TSTMS ALONG FRONT BY LATE AFTERNOON.
  
   PLAN VIEW VWP/PROFILER DATA INDICATE A NARROW CORRIDOR OF MODESTLY
   STRONG /I.E. 30-40 KT/ MID AND HIGH-LEVEL FLOW ACROSS CNTRL/SRN KS
   INTO FAR NRN OK WITH A NOTABLE DECREASE WITH SWD EXTENT.  GIVEN THE
   STRONG INSTABILITY IN PLACE…IT APPEARS THAT THE POTENTIAL WILL
   EXIST FOR A FEW SUPERCELLS WITH THE INITIAL STORM DEVELOPMENT WITHIN
   THIS ZONE OF HIGHER MOMENTUM FLOW.  WHILE VERY LARGE HAIL WILL BE
   THE PRIMARY SEVERE HAZARD…THE THREAT WILL EXIST FOR A BRIEF
   TORNADO OR TWO IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING WINDS.  WITH TIME STORMS MAY
   ATTEMPT TO GROW UPSCALE INTO CLUSTERS OR AN MCS ACROSS OK WITH THE
   WIND/HAIL THREAT CONTINUING OVERNIGHT.
  
   FOR ADDITIONAL NEAR TERM GUIDANCE…SEE MCD 835.
  
   FARTHER S…ISOLATED STORMS NOW DEVELOPING ALONG DRYLINE IN WRN TX
   SHOULD INCREASE IN COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON WITHIN STEEP LAPSE RATE
   AND MODERATELY UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT.  WIND FIELDS WILL REMAIN QUITE
   WEAK…LEADING TO OUTFLOW-DOMINANT STORMS WHICH WILL BE CAPABLE OF
   DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL THROUGH THIS EVENING.
  
   FOR ADDITIONAL NEAR TERM GUIDANCE…SEE MCD 834.
  
   …UPPER MS VALLEY THROUGH THIS EVENING…
  
   1630Z DISCUSSION FOR THIS REGION REMAINS VALID WITH ONLY SLIGHT
   MODIFICATIONS MADE TO WRN EDGE OF SLIGHT RISK.
  
   ..MEAD.. 05/15/2009
  
   .PREV DISCUSSION… /ISSUED 1130 AM CDT FRI MAY 15 2009/
  
   …LOWER MO ACROSS THE MID MS RIVER VALLEYS…
   SURFACE WARM FRONT IS BECOMING BETTER DEFINED FROM NERN KS INTO NRN
   MO AND SRN/CENTRAL IL AT MID MORNING.  MODEST SWLY LLJ AT 12Z OVER
   THE CENTRAL PLAINS IS FORECAST TO SHIFT/DEVELOP NEWD ACROSS THE
   LOWER MO RIVER VALLEY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND VEER TO A MORE WSWLY
   DIRECTION.  THIS IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD ONGOING CLUSTER OF
   STRONG/SEVERE STORMS…ELEVATED NORTH OF THE WARM FRONT THROUGH
   16Z…ENEWD AS WELL.  TRAILING CLUSTER OF STORMS REMAINS MORE ROBUST
   NEAR THE MO/NE/KS TRI-STATE REGION WHICH MAY BECOME MORE SURFACE
   BASED INTO NRN MO INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.  SHOULD THIS
   OCCUR…TRANSITION TO A WIND/ISOLATED TORNADO THREAT MAY EVOLVE WITH
   00Z HIGH-RES WRF SOLUTIONS SUGGESTING A BOW ECHO/HP-SUPERCELL
   EVOLUTION NEAR THE WARM FRONT ACROSS NRN MO BY THE MID AFTERNOON.
   OVERALL SEVERE THREAT SHOULD EXPAND INTO MORE OF IL AND THE SRN
   GREAT LAKES REGION INTO THE EVENING AS LLJ AND SURFACE WARM FRONT
   LIFT NEWD.  INCREASED ASCENT AHEAD OF MAIN MID/UPPER TROUGH
   DEVELOPING ACROSS THE NRN PLAINS WILL OVERSPREAD MODEST INSTABILITY
   AND SUPPORT A THREAT OF DAMAGING WINDS/ISOLATED LARGE HAIL INTO
   TONIGHT OVER THIS REGION.
  
   …CENTRAL/SRN PLAINS…
   OVERALL FORECAST/12Z MODEL GUIDANCE REMAINS SIMILAR TO PREVIOUS
   OUTLOOKS ACROSS THIS REGION.  MODEST CAPPING IS EXPECTED TO BREAK
   NEAR SEWD MOVING SURFACE TROUGH/COLD FRONT FROM NWRN MO/NERN KS INTO
   CENTRAL KS BY 21Z…WITH DEVELOPMENT NEARER DRY LINE OVER WRN TX
   INTO SWRN KS LIKELY BETWEEN 21-00Z.  AIR MASS WILL BE EXTREMELY
   UNSTABLE ACROSS OK/SRN KS AND LIKELY SUPPORT RAPID SEVERE
   THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT ONCE CAP BREAKS.  WITH WEAK SURFACE WAVE
   EXPECTED TO DEVELOP INTO NERN KS LATER TODAY ALONG INFLECTION OF E-W
   WARM FRONT AND SEWD MOVING COLD FRONT…A MORE PERSISTENT SUPERCELL
   THREAT WITH POSSIBLE TORNADOES MAY EVOLVE INTO CENTRAL/ERN KS AND
   WRN MO THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING.  ALTHOUGH GRADUAL VEERING OF LOW
   LEVEL WINDS SHOULD AID IN TRANSITION TO OUTFLOW DOMINATED
   STORMS/SMALL BOW STRUCTURES THIS EVENING. THERE REMAINS LESS
   CONFIDENCE ATTM IN PERSISTENCE OF INITIAL SUPERCELLS ELSEWHERE INTO
   SWRN KS AND SWD INTO WRN TX GIVEN THE WEAKER OVERALL DEEP LAYER
   SHEAR…WITH GENERAL EVOLUTION INTO CLUSTERS OR LINES.
   REGARDLESS…VERY LARGE HAIL SHOULD ACCOMPANY THESE STORMS…WITH
   GRADUAL EVOLUTION INTO A LARGER LINEAR MCS THROUGH THE EVENING WHICH
   WILL PROGRESS ESEWD ACROSS MUCH OF OK OVERNIGHT. 
  
   …UPPER MS RIVER VALLEY…
   VERY STRONG DEEP ASCENT COINCIDENT WITH N-S ORIENTED SURFACE COLD
   FRONT WILL PUSH EWD ACROSS MN THROUGH THE DAY.  SHEAR WILL BE QUITE
   STRONG ACROSS THIS REGION…ALTHOUGH INSTABILITY WILL REMAIN
   MARGINAL WITHIN 45-50F SURFACE DEW POINTS.  EXPECT STORMS WILL
   INCREASE IN BOTH COVERAGE AND STRENGTH THROUGH THE AFTERNOON OVER
   THIS REGION…WITH ISOLATED SEVERE HAIL/WIND LIKELY WITH THE
   STRONGER STORMS.  OVERALL THREAT SHOULD WANE THROUGH THE EVENING
   INTO THE WRN GREAT LAKES.
  
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