FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:BP has increased its stake in the British solar venture Lightsource BP, as it prepares to strike a deal to power its offices with renewable energy from next year. The companies announced plans to set up a 50:50 joint venture almost two years after BP made its return to the solar market by snapping up a 43% stake in Lightsource for £200m.BP will increase its stake in the company by buying new shares for an undisclosed price to help accelerate Lightsource BP’s solar power targets. It had hoped to grow its portfolio to 6GW of capacity by 2023 but plans to reach 10GW over the same timescale.BP has used the UK solar startup to re-establish a presence in the solar sector after it backed out of the market in 2011. It plans to use more solar power in its own offices too.Nick Boyle, the group chief executive of Lightsource BP, said: “Two years ago, we were in four countries and we’re now in 13. We had a global pipeline of 1.6GW and today it’s over 12GW. It’s that sort of additional momentum which has been facilitated [by BP].” [Jillian Ambrose]More: BP boosts stake in solar firm amid clean energy plan for its offices BP boosts stake in solar developer Lightsource
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Corn continues to trade in a 20-cent range. Weather conditions appear favorable for early planting, which makes above trend-line yields possible. While some in the market estimate there is enough weather premium in Dec futures at $3.75, many think above average yields will bring $3 corn or lower. Many farmers are hoping for a 50-cent weather driven rally to catch up on sales. Both sides are keeping corn “stranded” in a narrow trading range.Beans recovered nicely on Friday to stay in the current 60-cent trading range they had been in. Fundamentally the bean story isn’t bullish. There may be a $1+ per bushel weather premium factored in due to La Nina potential in August. Farmers will likely continue holding beans because many are underwater at these levels. Beans could continue to trade sideways temporarily.A longtime friend of this weekly newsletter sent me an article about a possible correlation of Great Lakes ice coverage and the national corn yield. While the story was interesting, I’ll just say…I wish it was only that easy. It seems I read something every day that counters a “weather prediction” from the previous day. Last year people in the eastern corn belt were trying to correlate why corn should be $5. When it hit $3.50 many farmers were devastated and unprepared.Bottom line — weather is impossible to predict. But on top of that, even when we compare similar “weather-type” years, there are too many variables affecting the market to use the information effectively. For instance, while the weather was maybe similar in 1983, 1988, 2010, 2011, or 2012, other market situations were still vastly different. Funds are more active now than in the 80s. Farmers debt to asset ratios are different as well as Government and Insurance protection programs. Even seed technology is completely different between 2016 and that of five years ago, let alone the 80s and 90s.I’m not suggesting we disregard weather predictions and historical trends, but it’s important to keep them in perspective. I read recently that using historical weather predictions tend to be correct two out of three times (or 66% of the time). Are you prepared to place a $50,000 bet on those odds? Let me give you an example. Say corn rallies to $4. If the average 100,000 bushel farmer waits, hoping for $4.50, but ultimately has to sell for $3.50, that farmer gambled away $50,000.There is substantial risk in these markets and there will continue to be until at least July. Take all the weather predictions with a grain of salt and try to develop a long term grain marketing strategy that takes into consideration multiple weather scenarios, rather than hoping it will rain and betting all your grain on it. If you make plans now with a flexible strategy, weather conditions will have less of an effect on your bottom line in the end.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With farm equipment on rural roads this fall, farmers should be sure their Slow Moving Vehicle and Speed Identification Symbol signs are properly displayed. Just as important, motorists should know what those signs mean. Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis talks with Joe Cornely about how these signs contribute to road safety.Listen to Legal with Leah, a podcast featuring Ohio Farm Bureau’s Policy Counsel Leah Curtis discussing topics impacting farmers and landowners.TranscriptJoe Cornely: One of the most iconic signs driving down a back road of Ohio is coming up on the back of a piece of equipment in that bright orange multicolored actually triangle that’s on the back — the slow moving vehicle sign. There’s some other signs… SIS signs. That’s what we’re talking about today with Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis. Let’s just first of all start with a very basic description: The purpose of the SMV and the SIS sign.Leah Curtis: So the SMV — the slow moving vehicle sign — is designed to alert a motorist that you are on a piece of machinery that is designed to operate at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. So it’s a way to let motorists know that as they’re coming up onto the back of that equipment and that they need to slow down and take caution. The SIS sign is to allow tractors that can go faster than 25 miles per hour, that they can go up to 45 miles per hour and that SIS sign is a circle with a black line around it and then it has what the maximum speed is. So the motorist behind you will be able to see that maybe you’re on a 55 mile per hour road but your tractor can only go 35 and so they know to adjust their speed accordingly.Joe Cornely: Let’s just run over a few of the basic rules on using each one, Leah.Leah Curtis: So an SMV sign again should be on any tractor or machinery. It has to be visible from at least 500 feet behind the tractor. And if you have a towed implement (a planter or something behind), it cannot obstruct that SMV sign. And if the SMV sign is not going to be visible from 500 feet of the towed implement, then you need to have one on the implement. It’s really a good idea to always have one on the implement too. Just make sure that people see it and it’s visible to everybody behind you. With the SIS sign it’s a little more complicated. It has to go again on any tractor that’s going to go above 25 miles per hour. It has to show what that max speed is. And when you’re on a roadway, whoever’s driving that tractor needs have a driver’s license and they need to have documentation of the speed for that tractor. So usually in your manual or your guide that came with your tractor it will say what it’s rated for. If you’re pulling other equipment, in that case it does have to have the SIS sign on the equipment as well. So again it’s a good idea to have the SMV sign on the towed implement. With the SIS sign, you have to have it on your towed implements.Joe Cornely: So they’re for a very specific purpose which you’ve described. But it’s not a good idea to use them to mark the lane on the back roadLeah Curtis: Yes. So you can use your SMV on any animal driven vehicle, on any farm machinery. Certain construction equipment that’s on the roadway should use it. But we see a lot of people use them on driveways or other places just to show caution. But that actually is a minor misdemeanor to use it improperly. Now we’ve never seen anybody get ticketed. Nobody’s ever told us that they’ve been ticketed, but we want to make sure that we kind of retain that meaning, that we don’t dilute the usefulness of the sign by putting it in places that it shouldn’t be.Joe Cornely: So I know you’re a lawyer not a historian but if I’m remembering right. The SMV sign 40-50 years old… The SIS sign 20 years give or take.Leah Curtis: Yeah. Probably the SIS sign is probably even a little newer than that. I think we were one of the first states to even have it probably in the early 2000s. But you know we are seeing other states use it now and incorporate it into their law and they’re looking to us as an example as to how to use it properly.Joe Cornely: So if you put one on the original equipment and you’ve had that equipment around for a while or the sign for a while maybe consider making sure that it’s still visible, maybe even replacing it.Leah Curtis: Yes. Usually you get one with the tractor when you buy it but if you bought that tractor 20 years ago it’s probably time to get a new SMV sign. Once those signs fade they can lose up to 75% of their visibility. And that means you’ve lost 75% of your visibility to the motorists around you. We want everybody to stay safe and this is one of the easiest ways for people to see you, to know that you know they need to slow down, they need to take caution. So if you do see them fading, if they’re not that bright color that they were when you bought them or they look a little different than the ones you see in TSC, get a new one, wire it on, make sure it’s on there so people can see you and we can keep everybody safe.Joe Cornely: Keep your gear well marked. It’ll make you much safer. Leah Curtis, policy counsel for Ohio Farm Bureau.
WASHINGTON — Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes — or how long.Even 18 innings.On and on and on the Giants and Nationals played Oct. 4th, from afternoon until just past midnight, when Belt’s homer off Tanner Roark leading off the 18th lifted San Francisco to its 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 for a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series.“That’s how we do it. On paper, it might not be the flashiest thing, compared to a lot of teams. But I like this group against anybody in baseball,” said Tim Hudson, who started for the Giants and went 7 1-3 innings, leaving hours before the game ended.“Who’d have thought we’d have came here and won the first two? Everybody in America probably didn’t think we had a shot. But everybody in this locker room knew that we did.”The teams tied the mark for most innings in a postseason game and set a time record at 6 hours, 23 minutes. They combined to use 17 pitchers and 24 position players.“After a while,” Giants rookie Joe Panik said, “every inning just kind of ran into the next.”Said Craig Stammen, one of eight relievers used by the Nationals after starter Jordan Zimmerman was yanked while ahead 1-0 with two outs in the ninth after walking Panik: “The two worst things in baseball are boredom and frustration, and we were battling both of those tonight.”Somehow, Washington was shut out for 15 innings after Anthony Rendon’s RBI single in the third.The Giants can close out the best-of-five NLDS at home Oct. 6 in Game 3, with Madison Bumgarner — who tossed a shutout against Pittsburgh in the wild-card game — facing Doug Fister.“I’m sure it’s going to be a quiet flight,” said Zimmermann, who threw a no-hitter in the regular-season finale, then allowed only three singles Saturday.Could be quite a sudden end to 2014 for the Nationals, who won the NL East and led the league with 96 wins. But after a pair of one-run losses, they’re looking as if they’re the latest team that can’t figure out how to get past San Francisco.Down to their final out, the Giants tied it in the ninth on Pablo Sandoval’s RBI double off Drew Storen — the closer who blew a two-out ninth-inning lead in Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS against St. Louis.Petit entered in the 12th and threw six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out seven, to earn the win. “I was trying to get as much as I could out of him,” Manager Bruce Bochy said.Hunter Strickland got the save with a scoreless 18th. By then, the temperature was in the low 50s; the Nationals used a hot-air blower in their dugout.Roark came on in the 17th. An inning later, he threw a 94 mph fastball on a full count to Belt, who missed 96 games this season because of a broken thumb and concussion and was 0-for-6 until that at-bat.When he drove the ball into the second deck beyond right field, Belt dropped his bat and admired the shot as the Nationals Park crowd fell silent. When Belt got to the dugout, teammates slapped him on his head.“I just wanted to get on base for the guys behind me — ‘Get ’em on, get ’em over and get ’em in.’ Fortunately, I put a good enough swing on it,” Belt said.Only one other postseason game in baseball history lasted 18 innings — when the Astros beat the Braves in a 2005 NLDS game that Hudson started for Atlanta. That one held the previous record for most time, at 5:50.Bochy’s Giants, who won the 2010 and 2012 World Series, were built to win this sort of marathon. “They are relentless. They don’t quit,” Bochy said. “We had our hands full tonight.”In sum, San Francisco stays calm and collected. More than could be said for Washington, which had three of its best hitters — Denard Span, Adam LaRoche and Bryce Harper — go a combined 0-for-21, and had manager Matt Williams and second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera ejected in the 10th after arguing a called third strike.Cabrera slammed his bat and helmet to the ground, then began yelling at home umpire Vic Carapazza, getting right in his face. That got Cabrera tossed. Williams pushed his player out of the way and also got kicked out. Fans began booing ball-and-strike calls; they cheered when a foul ball ricocheted off the screen behind the plate and hit Carapazza in the 18th.Williams was asked afterward about the decision to lift Zimmermann, who retired 20 batters in a row until walking Panik — after the rookie launched a deep fly that barely sailed foul.“Why did we decide to take him out? Because if he got in trouble in the ninth or got a baserunner, we were going to bring our closer in,” Williams said. “That is what we have done all year.”Storen gave up a single to 2012 NL MVP Buster Posey, then the double to Sandoval that made it 1-all. Posey tried to score on the play, but shortstop Ian Desmond’s one-hop relay was in time for catcher Wilson Ramos to tag Posey. After a 2 1/2-minute delay when Bochy asked for a replay review, Posey was ruled out.(HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
The Penrith Panthers shot to the top of the table at their home ground in the Men’s Premier League. Penrith performed solidly to dispose of the highly fancied Hornsby Lions outfit. The Sharkies were too strong for the Manly Sea Eagles and now find themselves in the top four. Wests finally got into the winners circle with a win over Easts and Canterbury defeated Parramatta. In the Women’s Premier League, Wests remain top of the table with a low-scoring win over the Easts Roosters. Wollongong secured their second win of the tournament while Canterbury won 4 – 2 over Manly.Penrith was a happy hunting ground for Wests, who won in all three divisions over Easts. Penrith defeated the Menai Bulls and Central Coast won against Parramatta in a very tight Mixed round. Men’s Premier League ResultsPenrith Panthers – 6 defeated Hornsby Lions – 3Cronulla Sharks – 6 defeated Manly Sea Eagles – 1Canterbury Bulldogs – 5 defeated Parramatta Eels – 2Wests Magpies – 6 defeated Easts Roosters – 4Women’s Premier League ResultsWests Magpies – 2 defeated Easts Roosters – 1Wollongong Devils – 3 defeated Cronulla Sharks – 1Canterbury Bulldogs – 4 defeated Manly Sea Eagles – 2Mixed Premier League ResultsWests Magpies – 5 defeated Easts Roosters – 4Penrith Panthers – 6 defeated Menai Bulls – 5Central Coast Dolphins – 5 defeated Parramatta Eels – 4 For more details, visit the NSWTA Vawdon Cup website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-714-0-45019-0
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante suffers injury setbackby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante suffered an injury in the warm-up before France edged a Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Iceland.Kante reportedly picked up a muscle injury and was replaced in the starting line-up by Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko.Blues team-mate Olivier Giroud scored his 37th international goal for the world champions from the penalty spot in the second half.France stay second in Group H, but are six points ahead of Iceland in third.
Russian broadcast group CTC Media is revamping its target demographics for two of its main channels as it looks to stem falling ratings. The broadcaster is launching new demographic targets for its main CTC Network and Peretz Network at the start of 2013. CTC Network, which used to target an audience of 6 to 54 year-olds, will now target an audience of 10 to 45 year-olds. Meanwhile, Peretz Network, which previously targeted an audience of 25 to 59 year-olds has lowered its target to 25 to 49 year-olds.This move comes after the channel saw its average daily share of Russian viewers over 18 fall to 5.2%.It follows the appointment of Boris Podolsky as chief executive in June and comes after the company announced its latest financial results. ”We have also made the important strategic decision to adjust the target demographics for the CTC and Peretz Networks to ‘all 10-45’ and ‘all 25-49’, respectively. The change will take place from the beginning of 2013 and reflects the Company’s overall positioning strategy for Domashny and Peretz and the channels’ high affinity levels in these commercially attractive audience groups. The transition is therefore expected to have a positive impact on both audience shares and inventory levels moving forward,” said Podolsky.
* European leaders don’t have an answer… * Spanish bailout… * Empire manufacturing fell again… * Brazil intervenes…And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts!Taking a breather…Good day.and welcome to another Tuesday morning. I didn’t realize that I had written so much yesterday until I got my email copy, but I guess that’s what happens when I have all weekend to think about stuff. Well, the two day party in the currency market got busted up yesterday morning. It wasn’t anything major, but investors were left wandering the streets again looking for something to do. As I mentioned in passing, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the European story and fallout from QE3 go back and forth into the foreseeable future, so yesterday was a perfect example.The market action of the past several days reminded me of driving in stop and go traffic on the highway, where things are moving along without a hitch and then as you come over a hill, you see nothing but brake lights. So, last week was smooth sailing in the fast lane but Monday morning brought about a traffic jam that left us wondering what’s causing the slowdown. Renewed concern surrounding Europe was the culprit this time, so let’s take a look and see what caused of the rubber necking.It looks as though disappointment surrounding the European finance ministers meeting acted as the stalled car in the middle of the road. An agreement on bank regulation, which included discussions on more banking sector unification, along with terms and conditions of future bailout requests wasn’t attained, so this disjunction really caught the attention of the various financial markets. While the ECB did come up with the plan to buy bonds, many were hoping to see more definition as to their role going forward. At this point, I think the ECB is just doing what it can to keep bond yields from going through the roof.Yields on the Spanish 10 year bond did rise to as high as 6.01% and the similar Italian yield did rise to 5.11% at one point, both of which aren’t in red line territory, but any sharp intraday increases do get investors anxious. As I mentioned yesterday, there is growing public backlash over additional austerity measures, which includes raising the retirement age and changing some of the tax structure. As our debt levels continue to mount, I can’t help but to think how long it’s going to take before US citizens will be in this position.We also had one of the ECB members, Luc Coene, stir the pot a little bit by explaining any additional increase in Spanish yields would force the nation into a bailout, thus making it mandatory to accept the applicable terms which is obviously more austerity. He went on to say if the markets see that Spain isn’t preparing for a bailout, then it won’t be long before spreads will rise again and essentially force their hand. He then went on to say that not all members were on board with the bond purchase program, since he feels it doesn’t fix the basis of the problem, which is spending beyond means. Spanish yields soared to a record 7.75% toward the end of July, which triggered Draghi to take the do whatever it takes stance Coene was referring to.To top it all off, the results of euro area exports fell 2% in July and is just another sign we could see a recession if third quarter growth yields another negative reading, which is coming off of a decent first half for the export sector. The early estimates from some economists are calling for the eurozone economy to match the second quarter by contracting 0.2%, which puts them into recession. The hub of European manufacturing, Germany, experienced a 4.2% fall in exports for July.With not much in the way of economic news globally, the markets took a breather and decided to stare at Europe for most of the day, so that’s why I had to spend so much time across the pond today. If we gave Monday a label, it would be considered a risk off day and the only report here in the US didn’t help matters. At one point yesterday morning, I looked out the window and it felt like I was sitting in a window seat on a plane that was flying through a cloud. It was just gloomy, rainy, and I couldn’t see any of the usual landmarks since the clouds were very thick and low, so not exactly a pleasant Monday.The lone ranger yesterday, Empire Manufacturing, was more than disappointing as it fell five times more than expected and was nearly twice as bad as the August result. Manufacturing in the New York area fell to its lowest level since April 2009 as the index came in at a paltry -10.41, which was considerably lower than the estimate of -2 and the previous month’s reading of -5.85. The headline figure is more of a sentiment gauge, but nonetheless, it does reinforce the recent theme of continuing weakness.If we dig deeper in this report, several of the key components continued to fall. The gauge of new orders, which fell to its lowest level since November 2010, along with measures of shipping and employment all came in lower than the August reading. The fiscal cliff and uncertainties about the tax situation are to blame for a good part of this, but a general slowdown globally acts as the kicker. The surprising aspect of the report came from higher optimism about the future, which doesn’t make much sense to me especially since orders are almost at a two year low.Is it just me, or are we seeing more and more reports reverting back to the lows that we haven’t seen since 2009, or at least on a multiyear basis. Anyway, it’s going to be interesting to see the results of the national ISM manufacturing report on October 1. If these regional reports continue to show rot on the vine, we could very well see it fall even further and show contraction for a fourth straight month. If we go back to the emergence from recession, it was manufacturing leading the way so what do we have that can pick up the slack.As it stands now, housing is nowhere near ready to fill the void and consumer spending isn’t reliable enough with 8% unemployment, so where do we go from here. We’ll see a light sprinkling of data today with the current account balance, TIC flows, and a general housing index. Unfortunately, the first two I mentioned have fallen numb to the markets and nobody really cares about these reports anymore. As far as the current account balance, we’ll see the results of the TIC flows data from July, which measures foreign investment in US securities.If we look back to July, the crisis in Europe was nearing a boiling point so there was a lot of money flowing into Treasuries seeking so called havens. As a result, I would expect to see a significant rise from the rather meager June report. Other than that, we’ll see a housing report that is expected to show a slight gain. If we look ahead to tomorrow, it’s going to be a total domination from housing as we see August housing starts, building permits, and existing home sales. All in all, the experts are calling for more evidence in the way of improvement.As I was scouring the news sources, I came across an interview with Richmond Fed president Jeffrey Lacker that I found interesting and coincides with our sentiments exactly. He explained that QE3 probably won’t do much to address the labor market and that while it’s tough to gauge, it looks to have a greater effect on inflation than anything. In fact, he hasn’t agreed with any of the Fed decisions made so far this year and was the only one against additional stimulus in the way of bond purchases.I also came across a Fed Reserve study that basically concluded unemployment would be around 7% if it weren’t for the lack of consumer confidence. I don’t know if I’ll go as far as calling this the Mr. Obvious report of the week, but it went a little more in depth as far as explaining a fundamental difference between past recessions and the current situation. The big difference comes down to the fact that the Fed has never painted themselves into this type of corner when it comes to interest rate policy. In other words, the Fed is out of bullets, but we already knew that.Moving on to the currency market, the dollar started the day with a slight strengthening bias and became stronger as the day progressed. It wasn’t an all out rout, but the high yielders sold off as risk aversion was in control. The only currency that finished in positive territory was the pound sterling. It looks as though prospects of higher inflation had traders looking for a break in the UK stimulus program. We’ll see the minutes of the September policy meeting and some are also anticipating some type of hint that November will bring about a pause for the cause in terms of the bond buying program.On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Brazilian real lost about 1% on the day as government officials were at it again. The central bank took action in the currency market by selling reverse currency swaps, which means they intervened and sold the real to artificially induce depreciation. The finance minister also piled on with some jawboning of his own by saying they aren’t going to let the real appreciate and they hope the currency continues moving in that direction. I wouldn’t anticipate officials from stepping away from this stance, especially with QE3 in place.I had a conversation with one of our long time account holders yesterday about the prospects of this currency, and while there is still a decent interest rate differential, the Brazilian government just doesn’t want to see any type of appreciation from these current levels. The question marks are just too prominent at this point for me to feel comfortable not only with the currency, but also any additional policy action.We also saw Citigroup cut China’s economic growth forecast to 7.6% from the previous estimate of 8%, so that was another feather in the cap of the risk aversion crowd. If we also take into account last week’s fall in imports and industrial production, the prospects of global growth have taken a hit since China has been the growth engine for quite some time. The Chinese government has indicated more willingness to focus on price stability, which in turn, reduces prospects of more accommodative policies.As I came in this morning, the dollar has added to most of its gains from yesterday on the same premise at play, which is the renewed concern over Spain. They’re trying to prolong assistance measures as long as possible since austerity will need to be stepped up as a condition for the funds. The market is becoming more convinced as each day passes that Spain will need to come knocking on the ECB’s door for help at some point.Then there was this.The abrupt $3 drop in the price of oil has triggered a CFTC inquiry. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is trying to determine the reason oil prices dropped more than $3 a barrel in a matter of minutes yesterday, Commissioner Scott O’Malia said. Traders said a malfunctioning computer-trading program might have caused the drop, but O’Malia said it wasn’t clear whether high-frequency trading was involved.To recap.investors stopped in the middle of the highway to get a better look of what’s going on in Europe. A meeting of European finance ministers over the weekend didn’t yield any tangible results, so traders shifted focus back to the peripheral debt problems. As a result, bond yields in Spain and Italy were on the rise, but renewed speculation that Spain may need a bailout was the talk of the day. Manufacturing took another hit as the Empire manufacturing index fell to a 2009 low. We’ll see which way the current account deficit moved in the second quarter and we should see a rise in foreign investment with the TIC flows data. Brazil intervened in the currency market again and thoughts of more moderation to the Chinese economy added to risk aversion.Currencies today 9/18/12. American Style: A$ $1.0420, kiwi .8257, C$ $1.0249, euro 1.3063, sterling 1.6247, Swiss $1.0783. European Style: rand 8.2508, krone 5.7132, SEK 6.5605, forint 217.43, zloty 3.1511, koruna 18.9275, RUB 30.9810, yen 78.62, sing 1.2267, HKD 7.7524, INR 54.0450, China 6.3185, pesos 12.8269, BRL 2.0320, Dollar Index 79.13, Oil $96.17, 10-year 1.80%, Silver $34.10, Gold $1,756.45, and Platinum $1,661.60That’s it for today.Mondays are usually busy, but it was busier than usual for some reason yesterday. There were some rumbles of thunder last night as I was trying to fall asleep, so I’m a bit tired this morning. I threw some grass seed down on the front lawn over the weekend, so it’s nice to see the rain. It usually doesn’t work like that for me. It seems like the only time it rains is right after I wash the car. Getting to work early when it’s still dark is just a reminder that fall is right around the corner as its dark both on the way to work and on the way home at night. With that said, it’s supposed to be a nice sunny day so on that note.Have a Great Day!Mike Meyer Assistant Vice President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 1-314-647-3837