Archive for February, 2019

#058: Big Time Wind

February 24, 2019

I just heard from the National weather Service office in Cleveland and they verified that their peak wind just was actually 67 MPH (it showed up as 66 MPH due to a rounding error on the initial climatological product Sunday evening). When was the last time we saw winds higher than that? We’ll take a […]

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#057: Beef Wellington

February 19, 2019

Okay, okay. So what does Beef Wellington have to do with weather or science? Not much. But every once in a while when something piques my interest or when I think something may pique yours, I’ll head in a wild direction. Why Beef Wellington? You’ll see. Also in Episode #057, a warm “welcome!” to a […]

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#056: Supermoon

February 18, 2019

While the term “supermoon” is not an official astronomical term, it’s something with which the public has been familiar since the term was introduced in the 1970s. Tonight’s full moon is (a little) bigger and brighter than the average full moon because the moon is at its closest to Earth in its 27.5 day cycle. […]

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#055: Romance Of Fog

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! What is the coziest kind of weather you can think of? Snow? Rain? Warm, dry breezes? Fog? FOG?!?!? Sure! Why not? After sitting on a couple of interviews about the “sentimental, romantic” nature of fog and foghorns, what better day to promote it than today. You can listen to the podcast […]

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#054: Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2019

As promised, here is a quick look around the country for any Valentine’s Day weather challenges and a look back at two years in our history on which snowstorms made for a very memorable Valentine’s Day. Click HERE to see the snowstorm story from The Boston Globe (from 1940).

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#053: GOES-17 Operational

February 12, 2019

Just a little over a year ago, a new east-coast weather satellite by the name of GOES-16 became fully operational. It sent back some pretty amazing images with an array of new equipment that could detect far more than just weather satellite images. Now it’s the west coast’s turn. GOES-17 became fully operational this week. […]

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#052: Snowless In Seattle… NOT!

February 11, 2019

The western United States has been reeling in a stormy pattern for a few weeks now. Usually that means a windy rain along the coast and snow in the interior mountains. Not this year. The people in Seattle are being bombarded by record snowfall this month! Since records began, NEVER has there been a February […]

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#051: Fast Ice

February 8, 2019

Not to be confused with “coastal fast ice,” there is a phenomenon that anyone can see in their own backyards under the right circumstances. It’s something I call “fast ice” or “flash ice” because it develops so quickly right under our own feet. In today’s episode, I go through then dynamics involved in this phenomenon. […]

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