Episode #132: Get Ready

Our Thanksgiving period was largely quiet and near normal temperature-wise, but the weather rumors we’ve been spinning are pointing to a significant pattern change. But here’s the question: Is this cold punch coming in going to set the pace for December or is this just a quick shot of cold air and snow? FOX 8 weekday morning meteorologist Scott Sabol and I discussed the pattern shift on this episode.

If you prefer watching Scott and I discuss this, you can WATCH our discussion below!

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Episode #131: Two Great Questions

I had two great audience questions submitted on my WeatherJazz® Audience Connect Line (234-525-5888) in the past few weeks. I asked FOX 8 morning meteorologist Scott Sabol to join me in addressing both questions.

The first one came from Sarah who was at a Cleveland Browns game with her father (photo below) recently and wondered why it was so windy and what causes wind to blow in the first place.

The second question came from my very first WeatherJazz® supporter in Medina County, Ohio, Christine Barnes. She asked about any correlation between this year’s record-setting stretch of 70s°F and the year of the big blizzard during the winter of 1977-1978.

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Episode #130: Jón Jónsson

This episode has been almost two years in the making and will likely be one of my very favorite for years to come. About two winters ago, I heard a song on FM95.7 in Reykjavik, Iceland, that piqued my attention. I instantly loved it and scrambled fast to “Shazam” it. The song was by popular Icelandic music artist, Jón Jónsson, called Með þér:

Jón (pronounced “yon” in Icelandic) and I connected soon after, looking for a moment when we could both find a window of time when we could record an episode of WeatherJazz®. Jón earned a degree in economics from Boston University in 2009 and I was curious about his impressions of our east coast, maritime climate compared to Iceland. However, we spent much of our time talking about his successful music career. It’s my prediction that by the end of this episode, you too will be a Jón Jónsson fan!

Here is some additional material, including a video of the impromptu song Jón Jónsson sang for us from his home in Iceland (via Zoom):

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For Jón Jónsson’s Instagram page, CLICK HERE.

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Episode #129: I Hate Cracked Hands!

I may be talking about record warmth and a record stretch of November warmth today, but let’s face it. It’s November, not September. Inevitably, winter winds will arrive with greater frequency and definition. For me personally, that means having to make a more conscious effort to preventing my hands from drying out and cracking. A few years ago, I came across something that helped more than any other product out there. Because I have so much empathy for others who experience painful skin splits, I want to share my story to help others.

My story is an unsolicited highlight of something that brought me relief. If you suffer from skin splits in the winter, and this helps you, please let me know by email (weatherjazz@yahoo.com) or by leaving me a message on the WeatherJazz Audience Connect Line at 234-525-5888.

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Episode #128: Winter Outlook 2020-2021

Join WeatherJazz® host André Bernier and colleague Scott Sabol go in depth about the drivers of this year’s winter weather outlook!

Scott’s World Of Weather Blog HERE.

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Episode #127: Cedar Rapids

From Wikipedia: “The August 2020 Midwest derecho was a severe weather event which took place from August 10–11, 2020 across the Midwestern United States and portions of southwestern Ontario. The derecho caused notably widespread high winds and spawned an outbreak of weak tornadoes. In addition, certain areas reported torrential rain and large hail.”

The worst of the damage was in eastern Iowa. Once the derecho was gone, we stopped hearing about the damage left behind. Was it cleaned up that quickly? Not at all! Here is the conversation I had with my colleague, Lou Maglio, whose wife is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Episode #126: Blue Sound

Over my recent long weekend, I visited with my cousin, Judy, and her husband Jeff. They recently moved from Pittsburgh to Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, less than a mile away from Topsail Beach along the Atlantic Ocean. We spend quite a bit of time walking the beach, enjoying the sounds and smells of the ocean. These rhythmic sounds of the water lapping up the sandy shoreline is known as “blue sound.” There have been many studies to try to pin down why that environment seems to be so therapeutic. I asked my younger brother, Denié, to try to enlighten the WeatherJazz® podcast audience about why it is the ocean has so much appeal to so many people.

This is how I recorded the surf sound for Episode #126, for those interested:

Denié’s cooking website is:

DenieBernier.com

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Episode #125: Lunar-Martian Dance

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