Episode #116: What Is An “Invest?”

You may have seen something novel during recent tropical seasons. Systems that are called “invests.” Is this something new? What is an invest and how does it differ from a tropical depression, tropical storm, or hurricane? Let’s have a look in today’s episode of WeatherJazz®.

Also, there’s a new Mars rover preparing to launch. I’ll tell you the meteorological instruments that are on board and when to check out NASA’s web site to watch the launch.

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Episode #115: Good Old Fashion Summer

Much of the U.S.A. has experienced prolonged summery heat, including Ohio. FOX 8 morning meteorologist Scott Sabol joins me to discuss the dynamics behind this year’s summery pattern and what we might expect in August and September.

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Episode #114: Comet NEOWise

How did Comet NEOWise get its name? And how can you best view it in the coming week? That’s my topic on Episode #114.

Here are two of the images I snapped along the Lake Erie shoreline last night. Feel free to click on each image for a bigger and more detailed view.

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Episode #113: 90 Degree Days

From the way things look, we will see a 5-day stretch of 90°F days this week. Let’s talk about 90 degree days in Cleveland along with some supporting lists below the audio player.

(Since 2000) List of longest 90°F stretches (in days):

2000 0
2001 3 (Twice)
2002 4 (Twice)
2003 2
2004 1
2005 5
2006 4
2007 3
2008 3
2009 2
2010 5
2011 4
2012 5
2013 3
2014 1
2015 1
2016 5 (Twice)
2017 6
2018 4 (Twice)
2019 3
2020 2 (As Of July 6)



Next Full Moons on July 4th:
2031, 2050, 2069.

Next Full Moons On Christmas Day:
2034, 2053, 2072, 2091
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Episode #112: Summer In Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø is Norway’s 4th largest city and it is well inside of Earth’s Arctic Circle at almost 70° North latitude. That means Tromsø experiences perpetual sunshine during the summertime. In addition to being home to a research university, there is quite an influx of tourists since Tromsø is so accessible by auto, ship, or aircraft. What is life like in Tromsø in the summer? Let’s ask someone who lives there in today’s episode of WeatherJazz®.

 

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Here’s a LIVE look at Tromsø courtesy of the University of Norway’s webcam:

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Episode #111: The Next Generation

Just as I have been encouraged by my television weather heroes in the 1970s, now I get to identify and encourage students who have that certain “sparkle in their eye” for meteorology. During season one of WeatherJazz, I introduced you to several of my understudies who have since gone on to start their careers in media meteorology. Today, I’ll introduce you to a high school graduate who begins his college atmospheric science degree pursuit at “the” Ohio State University this autumn. His name is Jordan Scheufler. He is pictured here with his girlfriend, Julia.

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Episode #110: Alaska Roadways

With such seasonal weather extremes in our 49th state, Alaska, the task of designing and building roads has a few more challenges than the same task in Ohio (or any other U.S. state!). That’s why I invited a Materials Engineer from the Alaska Department Of Transportation to be my special guest to talk about those challenges.

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Episode #109: Why Is The Sky So Blue?

If you, like us, turned off your heat for the summer period, you stirred from your slumber searching for a fuzzy hoodie to don. The coffee tasted extra delicious after witnessing the sight of your backyard or window thermometer touting temperatures somewhere in the 40s! While there were no record lows in Ohio this Sunday morning, there was one nearby. Plus, why is the sky so blue on days like this? Let’s explore!

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