Archive for January, 2021

Episode #144: Open Line Friday For January 22

January 22, 2021

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 […]

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

January 20, 2021

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 […]

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Episode #142: Atmospheric Eddies

January 18, 2021

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 […]

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Episode #141: Open Line Friday

January 15, 2021

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. My new WeatherJazz® Audience Connect line is: 234-525-5888. Call anytime you have a comment or topic suggestion! There’s a new way […]

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Episode #140: Lake Erie Ice

January 13, 2021

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 […]

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Episode #139: Altocumulus Clouds

January 11, 2021

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 […]

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