#076: 90-Degree Days

So far, Cleveland has only witnessed ONE 90-degree day thus far. That was on May 25th when we hit 92°F. After that, a chilly and very rainy pattern developed leaving the masses asking if summer would ever “get going?” The atmosphere gave us some hope this week that the cool and rainy pattern has shifted, at least for now. I thought this would be a fun time to look at a lot of interesting statistics that deal with 90-degree days up to this date (June 26th), and also for the entire summer period.

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#075: Summer Solstice

Happy (astronomical) summer, everyone! What makes this the “astronomical” start of summer versus “meteorological summer” (June 1 – August 31)? Let review the difference as we wait for the air to warm up and dry out. Plus: I tackle a great question from WeatherJazz podcast listener Mark McNelis about the differences between tornadoes and waterspouts.

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#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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