Upcoming Episodes

After a special word of caution for travelers heading south on Interstate 75 or 77 this weekend, I look into three special episodes that are coming in the next few months on WeatherJazz®.

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Of Presidents And Comets

The two have nothing in common, really. But before I dig into the astronomical topic of the day, I feel the need to reflect on the somber nature of a day when we had to say goodbye to our 41st President, along with a personal anecdote about this kind and classy man. Then I’ll tell you about a short-period comet that may give us quite a showing in the coming few weeks.

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South Pole Time

Today’s episode begins with a discussion of early sunsets as we approach the winter solstice, along with late sunrises that will put things into perspective. Then, we travel to the South Pole where the sun has been shining continuously since September 23rd and won’t go down until March of next year. What time zone are they in?

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“Ripple” Clouds

During the morning hours of Wednesday, November 28 (2018), several repeating rows of clouds appeared at the trailing edge of the cloud deck over the Ohio Valley:

These are known as “gravity wave” clouds or “mountain wave” clouds. Listen to Episode #026 below as we talk about how these clouds form. The photos below the podcast audio file go along with the audio.

I also talked about some interesting visual clues that can tell us a weather story about weather events that have just happened:

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Thanksgiving Memories

We are only a week away from Thanksgiving now. Having just weathered the first statewide winter storm this morning, I’ll look ahead to see what the cards hold for our upcoming holiday. Plus, I go “unplugged” tonight by taking my portable audio recorder around the FOX 8 newsroom to ask some of my colleagues to share their all-time favorite Thanksgiving memory.

I’d also like to hear from you! What is your fondest Thanksgiving memory? Use the Anchor.fm app to send me an audio message, or send me an email (weatherjazz@yahoo.com) or leave a comment on the WeatherJazz.com episode entry (comments).

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A New Comet

November is taking us deeper and deeper into the cold when you compare the numbers to what we should be seeing, but you might be surprised with one of the “winter stats” thus far. Join me as we dig into the numbers for the first 13 days of November. I’ll also tell you about a newly discovered comet heading toward our sun. It was not discovered by a professional astronomer, but three amateur backyard astronomers. What should we expect? Drop in and find out on tonight’s episode of WeatherJazz┬«!

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Lake Effect Update

Here’s a special weekend edition dealing with the first bonafide lake effect snowfall of the season, complete with NWS warning updates as of noon Saturday. It’s appropriate, then, to talk about Christmas music! I’ll open up the comments feature on WeatherJazz.com so that you can chime in on this fun topic!

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Cold November Stats

Before we talk about record November cold stretches, something we are on the precipice of seeing, we’ll revisit our bi-annual time change practice. There are two additional states considering banning Daylight Saving Time. I’ll also review some of your comments left right here on WeatherJazz.com

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