Today is going to be cloudy with showers!
There will be extensive cloudiness, light showers, and high humidity. There were a few patches of drizzle yesterday and today there will be isolated thunderstorms with a threat of heavy rainfall and flash flooding this afternoon. Then it will stop and more showers and thunderstorms might return late in the week until the weekend.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics began over the weekend, and after the first few days of competition, China is in the lead with the most medals, followed by the U.S. and Russia.
Here's the rundown:
China has 13 medals – six gold, two silver and five bronze.
The U.S. has 12 medals – five gold, three silver and four bronze.
Russia has seven medals – one gold, four silver and two bronze.
Our USA Men’s basketball game lost to France yesterday which ended a 25 Olympic Game winning streak! The last time we lost was at the Athens Games 17 years ago. But in some positive news, Poway resident Kelsey Plum led team USA in the Olympic women’s 3x3 basketball. She had a game high of 12 points. Meanwhile, the TV ratings for the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony were at a 33 year low with 16.7 million viewers, which is down 37 percent from the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, the streaming audience was up 72 percent from the Rio Olympics. Because of the pandemic, no fans are allowed at any Olympics events, so fewer than 1,000 attendees were in the stands for the opening ceremony, mostly dignitaries and other officials.
If you want your child to become a genius you should name your child John or Marie.
They analyzed over 900 names of people who are extremely intelligent, including Nobel Prize winners and notable scientists to determine the top 20 baby names most-likely to be associated with genius.
The top 9 baby girl names were (in order): 1) Marie, 2) Elizabeth, 3) Ellen, 4) Susan, 5) Ada, 6) Barbara, 7) Irene, 8) Jane, and 9) Nadia.
While the top 11 baby boy names were, in order: 1) John, 2) Robert, 3) William, 4) James, 5) Thomas, 6) George, 7) Richard, 8) Charles, 9) Carl, 10) Paul, 11) Michael.
Yesterday, Dr. Fauci said the CDC is considering reinstating masks, even for those who are fully vaccinated, due to the uptick in COVID cases.
Talks are in a "preliminary phase." He also said that booster shots may be suggested for vaccinated people. According to White House pandemic response coordinator Missouri, Texas and Florida are responsible for 40% of all new COVID cases in the U.S.
A Snow Leopard at the San Diego Zoo Tested Positive for COVID-19.
Ramil, a 9-year-old snow leopard had a runny nose and a cough, so that's why they had him tested. There is no word on how Ramil got infected. Ramil was in contact with 3 other cats, -- a female snow leopard and 2 Amur (uh-moor) leopards, so now all three big cats are in quarantine now. Several other animals have been vaccinated also.
Today is National Aunt and Uncle’s Day: Give some love to your aunts and uncles today.