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#076: 90-Degree Days

June 26, 2019

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, […]

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#075: Summer Solstice

June 21, 2019

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

June 12, 2019

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 […]

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#073: Dayton Tornado Outbreak

May 30, 2019

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 […]

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#072: What’s Your Passion?

May 23, 2019

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 […]

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#071: Weather Modification

May 1, 2019

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. […]

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#070: Summer Outlook

April 26, 2019

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 […]

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#069: Just a Way Of Life

April 19, 2019

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 […]

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