Episode #090: Record Chill

After two mornings of record cold for a huge chunk of the USA, along with a snowy whack of snow the likes of which we’ve not seen in NEOhio for serval decades, I invited Scott Sabol back to talk about our record cold as well as what we were both doing during the record lake effect snowstorm of 1996 on this date.

Here is a progression of the record lows between Tuesday and Wednesday:

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Episode #089: Winter Forecast

Last week, the FOX 8 Weather Team revealed our official winter weather outlook for December, January, and February. As promised, here is the WeatherJazz episode that expands far beyond for forecast itself to all of the intricate “whys.” Weekday morning meteorologist Scott Sabol and I had a conversation to discuss everything that went into this season’s forecast.

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Episode #088: The Big Drop

Wow… what an exit from October and into November! Only hours after hitting 65°F at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, the season’s first snowflakes started to fly. Surely, this kind of severe contrast must be rare, right? Let’s find out in today’s episode of WeatherJazz®, along with an update of how this year’s Christmas In Pilaf production is going.

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Episode #087: Saturn’s New Moons

NASA recently announced that it has discovered 20 new moons orbiting the planet Saturn. That brings the Saturn moon count to 82… which now means that Saturn (and not Jupiter) has the most known moons orbiting the planet. Would you like to help name the new moons? I’ll share the rules and the procedure on Episode #087! CLICK HERE to see how YOU can name the moons!

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Episode #086: Noctilucent Clouds

Basically, cloud types are grouped in three classifications: low, mid, and high. Recently, something far higher than the 5-mile-high cirrus clouds has been making the news. They are noctilucent clouds, a cloud type that neither my wife or I have ever seen in person…. until last Saturday night!

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Episode #085: October Heat

In about 4 hours, we will usher in the colorful month of October. On average, the normal high for Cleveland is 68°F, but highs will launch far above that. Is that unusual, or is it downright rare? What else can we empirically derive from the record October warmth in the eastern USA? Let’s explore!

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Episode #084: Equinox vs. Equilux

Is the amount of light and dark equal on the autumnal equinox? If not, why? Let’s find out!

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Episode #083: Dragonflies On Radar?

My wife and I were curiously watching an unusual mass of something on NEXRAD Doppler radar this morning edging in from the southwest. Whatever it was seemed to be moving with the gentle southwest winds that brought us our 15th 90°F day of the year in Cleveland, Ohio. Then I received an even more curious call from a young lady in Euclid who witness thousands and thousands of dragonflies throughout the air. I called a friend who works at the National Weather Service to let him know that what we were seeing on radar today may have been, at least in part, dragonflies!

It may have been warm today, but the fall foliage is starting to show a hint of what’s coming next month. Check out the photos I posted on WeatherJazz.com for this episode.

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