Episode #144: Open Line Friday For January 22

I have a ton of great audience questions that I’ll address today from stopping lake effect snow to birds hitching a ride on the jet stream. Plus, I have an update from two of my recent guests, both from Iceland. Let’s get going in this Open Line edition of WeatherJazz®.

Congratulations to Pastor Gunnar Gunnarsson on the recent birth of his fourth child, welcome Viktoria!

Here is the full Jón Jónsson duet with Eurovision sensation, GDRN:

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Episode #143: Can The Dew Point Go Below Zero?

How often has anyone ever seen the dew point go below zero? Is it even possible? Let’s explore!

Show notes:

In 2020, Cleveland’s lowest dew point stayed above zero, but just barely:

+1.0°F – February 14, 2020

In the summer, dew points above 70°F are somewhat common (very humid). In 2020, Cleveland’s highest dew point was pretty stuffy!

+77°F – July 3, 2020

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Episode #142: Atmospheric Eddies

Despite any long-term pattern, in this case a normal winter cooldown, there are smallter atmospheric “eddies” within the overall synoptic flow. Case-in-point Sunday. Take a look at these loops. Both the satellite and radar loops show a mesoscale low-pressure system crossing through Illinois. It’s this feature that brought enough snow to drape 1-3″ of new snow on grassy surfaces and rooftops this Monday morning.

Sure enough, you can see the low analyzed 6 hours before near Iowa City at around 25,000 feet (300 MB):

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Episode #141: Open Line Friday

I had two great questions for the debut of “Open Line Friday,” one from Ohio on “snow rollers” and the other from Wisconsin on storm chasing via the WeatherJazz® Podcast Audience Connect Line (234)-525-5888.

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Episode #140: Lake Erie Ice

Thus far this winter, Lake Erie ice cover is well below normal. However, does that mean we won’t see ice develop this winter? Let’s explore this using a recent science blog post by FOX 8 morning meteorologist Scott Sabol.

Here are some of the graphs we talked about on this program:

Click HERE to read Scott’s post on Lake Erie Ice.

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Episode #139: Altocumulus Clouds

It’s Monday, so today, we’ll discuss the upcoming short and long term weather pattern for the Ohio Valley… then we’ll talk about thge amazing clouds we saw in NEOhio on Sunday. Let’s talk about what it takes for the atmosphere to host these amazing clouds as well.

Here’s the view from GOES-16:

Here are the “Skew-Ts” that I talked about on the program. This one is from the weather balloon released in Detroit Sunday morning:

This one is from Wilmington (southern), Ohio:

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Episode #138: The Best Of 2020

Aside from the obvious global challenges of 2020, it was a good year for this podcast. After re-examining every episode, I came up with MY top 7 WeatherJazz® podcast episodes. I go through the what and whys of each in Episode #138, then below that episode, and for your convenience and enjoyment, all seven podcasts in their entirety. You can listen to the episodes that intrigue you, or all seven of them in an episode-binging period!

My #1 favorite:

Here is some additional material, including a video of the impromptu song Jón Jónsson sang for us from his home in Iceland (via Zoom):

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My #2 favorite:

This episode is also a complete VIDEO episode which you can watch on the video player below:

My #3 favorite:

My #4 favorite:

My #5 favorite:


My #6 favorite:

My #7 favorite:

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Episode #137: Podcasts I Like

In this next-to-final podcast of 2020, I reveal some of the podcasts that I listen to, and why. I will share the basic criteria that guides me in my choices, since they are so voluminous in the podcast realm.

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