I have a couple Alexa devices in my home – if you are unfamiliar with these you can check them out at Amazon. You can play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more—instantly by talking to it (her). She (it) is a wealth of information and very entertaining and the voice is more human than Siri or Google. She (it) has been eerily accurate when giving pinpoint weather forecasts for Otsego. Upon investigation I found she (it) gets the forecasts from the NWS unless you have her trained to get them from Big Sky or Accuweather.
We are debating whether to get rid of our expensive cable TV. I just installed an Amazon Firestick to our big screen TV and am trying out different HD antennas to get the local channels. The Firestick offers a large variety of entertainment – you are going to need a high speed internet connection, we have 100Mbps which works great. The HD antenna has been giving us problems because we live in a valley surrounded by woods.
Isn’t technology great. We have come a long ways since rabbit ears and antennas hanging on to posts high in the air. I still have a 30 foot post on my house for my police scanner, aircraft, short wave and FM antennas – wish I could afford my own Doppler radar (ha, ha).
Some afternoon showers and thunderstorms are expected again today. Low pressure moving through the Ohio Valley could bring some rain on Tuesday and Tuesday night. Totals from the Tuesday system could bring between a quarter to half an inch of rain. We just missed the rain yesterday as the storm cells formed just a mile north of Otsego. These formed along a lake breeze which set up in the afternoon – today will be similar to yesterday. Rain chances are around 50% for today and tomorrow.
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