#074 The Days Of Light

We are now approaching the longest day of the year, the summer solstice (June 21 at 11:54 AM Eastern Time). It’s the season of long daylight periods and short nights. Upon closer examination, the earliest sunrise period does NOT coincide with the latest sunset period. Why is that? Let’s explore, and talk about the summer weather pattern thus far in 2019 on Episode #074 of WeatherJazz®

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#073: Dayton Tornado Outbreak

Meteorologist Michael Joyce from FOX 45 in Dayton, Ohio is my special guest tonight to talk about the Monday tornado outbreak in the Dayton area.

I have a special bond with Michael because he was one of my summer interns at WJW-TV, FOX 8 in Cleveland about eight years ago when he was a meteorology major at Ohio State. He has been reporting from the scene, live, all week and has a new respect for the power of a tornado.

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#072: What’s Your Passion?

Yes, I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks. For those wondering what I’ve been up to, this is a catch-up episode to let you know what my wife and I were doing since the last episode. That leads me to asking every young student and important question as they navigate trying to figure out what profession to follow. I hope the advice I give will help.

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#071: Weather Modification

I received a great question on the WeatherJazz® Hotline from a listener in Medina, Ohio regarding weather modification and it’s potential usefulness in mitigating damage from tropical storms and hurricanes. In order to best understand weather modification efforts, it’s best to look back at attempts to do so in the last 50 years or so.

Here is the April rainfall departure chart that I mentioned in this episode:

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#070: Summer Outlook

The two seasons with the highest degree (did you get the pun, there?) of interest in terms of the long-range, seasonal outlook is winter and summer. It makes perfect sense since these are the two extremes of the year. With June, July, and August (the meteorological summer of 2019) right around the corner, it’s time to roll out the summer weather outlook. Specifically, our team looked at rainfall, severe weather episodes, and 90°F days specifically for Ohio.

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#069: Just a Way Of Life

Caribou, Maine continues to establish a new record with every new morning this April. The record? They have now experienced the longest continuous stretch of measuring at least one inch of snow. As of today (Good Friday), that stretch is 161 days.

See how I placed the peak snow depth of 45″ into perspective:

I asked Caribou snowmobile dealer Bob Plourde to join me to talk about how the long snow season has affected his business as well as how it impacted everyday life in northern Maine. You can visit his website HERE.

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#068: Maine’s New Record

Can you imagine 160 continuous days with at least one inch of snow covering the ground? No need to imagine anymore. Caribou Maine not only broke the old record, but SMASHED it… and they are still many days away before they officially kiss the snow cover goodbye. Let’s talk about that (and I’m working on securing a guest to talk about how that has impacted everyday life there).

The moon is waxing (approaching full). What is your best chance of seeing the moon over the next 5 days? We’ll look at the probabilities in tonight’s episode of WeatherJazz®.

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#067: Breathtaking Sunsets

What does the atmosphere have to do in order to create a stunning, jaw-dropping sunset with its array of rich colors? Let’s talk about that on tonight’s episode of WeatherJazz®. I made reference to my television forecast from tonight that we had the initial ingredients necessary for one of these sunsets. At first, it looked like the exiting cloud deck was going to be too thick. Then everything came together and the skies lit up.

Here are images I took from the back parking lot of FOX 8 in Cleveland between 8:03 p.m. and 8:08 p.m.

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