#038: Storm Coming

There is a definitive shift of thought with regards to winter weather systems the further south you live. My wife and I recently returned from Lynchburg, Virginia where we dropped our son off for his final semester of college at Liberty University. We had to adjust our plans around a mid-Atlantic snow and ice storm, but it’s what happened well after the storm ended that surprised us. I also begin to tackle our own well-advertised upcoming weekend snowstorm. While putting actual numbers on the accumulation is a bit premature, it’s evident that this snowfall will be the heaviest one of the season thus far for most of NEOhio.

I also talk about daylight perspective. As dark as it may seem in the winter, there is always some other place that is not as bright as NEOhio, even in January. I’ll take you to one suck place tonight.


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#037: The Nuances Of Lake Effect Snow

FOX 8 morning meteorologist Scott Sabol joins me in this episode to talk about the modest nuances in the atmosphere that can toss a small monkey wrench into a lake effect snowfall forecast. Are there any computer models that can accurately assist in seeing these nuances? What elements would improve lake effect snowfall forecasts? What made today’s lake effect distribution unique and were there any meteorological clues that pointed to it? Join in on the fun!

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#036: Tornadoes In January

Ohio has officially reported tornadoes in every single month, but obviously tornadoes in winter are much more uncommon. So imagine the surprise of waking up to severe thunderstorm warnings this morning, and two hours later, that same cluster spawns the first January tornado in almost 30 years! Here’s a photo courtesy of the Bazette Township Road Dept. taken around 10:30 a.m.

In today’s episode, I’ll go over the official stats of today’s Cortland tornado, as well as winter tornadoes in general in Ohio.

Here are a few of the graphics I referenced in Episode #036

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#035: Sun Dogs

In this special weekend edition, let’s talk about that unusual sight in this afternoon’s sky: the sun dog (or “mock sun”). Sun dogs are not all that unusual, that is until they become as bright and as colorful as today’s! I include some images that you can view on the podcast web site, WeatherJazz.com. Also, we are approaching the calendar dates on which we see the coldest air, climatologically. I give you the dates along with significant markers on our way up to the warmest July days of summer.

Here are the photos about which I spoke on Episode #035 (taken in Mayfield Heights near Hillcrest Hospital).

Upcoming “normal” high temperature markers:

40°F = February 24
50°F = March 24
60°F = April 17
70°F = May 16
80°F = June 18

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#034: New Year Stats

We have one month of winter (meteorologically speaking) under our belts. Here’s how we are shaping up thus far and where we may be headed. Plus, our first voice podcast audience voice message via the Anchor.fm app!

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#033: Fashion Trends & Weather

Local Cleveland fashion entrepreneur, Raffael Reese, has to keep a close eye on the weather patterns and the trends since it affects his fashion business quite a bit. As the owner and creator of the fashion line called Christia Bella, he’s constantly trying to stay several steps ahead of saeasonal changes. Raffael explains how in this final episode of 2018.

Here are the great socks I purchased and that I mentioned in today’s episode:

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#032: Christmas Trivia

Are you a Christmas trivia aficionado? This episode is for you, especially if you love talking about snow of Christmas Day. The first thing I settle is the “official” National Weather Service definition of a “White Christmas.” Then we dig into the details together. I pray this episode will be the perfect way to cap your Christmas Eve routine.

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#031: Coffee News & Christmas Snow

My brother, Denié, sent me a link to a new study that is getting close to pinpointing the compounds that may be good for your brain! As someone who enjoys a few cups of coffee in the morning, this is a great find (see the link on WeatherJazz.com that goes along with this episode). I asked for your participation tonight via the FOX 8 Weather Facebook Page, asking what kind of coffee you like. Also, as we approach Christmas, I was curious how many of you preferred snow to no-snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Article: Coffee May Protect Against Dementia

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