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#030: Looking For A Comet

December 18, 2018

I gave it my best effort, but I didn’t have a whole lot of luck spotting Comet Wirtanen near the Pleiades Cluster tonight. I may have had better luck with my digital SLR, but I’ll need to download them and take a closer look. Stay tuned. And we are still losing daylight hours until Friday, […]

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#029: Upcoming Episodes

December 7, 2018

After a special word of caution for travelers heading south on Interstate 75 or 77 this weekend, I look into three special episodes that are coming in the next few months on WeatherJazz®.

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#028: Of Presidents And Comets

December 5, 2018

The two have nothing in common, really. But before I dig into the astronomical topic of the day, I feel the need to reflect on the somber nature of a day when we had to say goodbye to our 41st President, along with a personal anecdote about this kind and classy man. Then I’ll tell […]

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#027: South Pole Time

December 4, 2018

Today’s episode begins with a discussion of early sunsets as we approach the winter solstice, along with late sunrises that will put things into perspective. Then, we travel to the South Pole where the sun has been shining continuously since September 23rd and won’t go down until March of next year. What time zone are […]

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#026: “Ripple” Clouds

November 28, 2018

During the morning hours of Wednesday, November 28 (2018), several repeating rows of clouds appeared at the trailing edge of the cloud deck over the Ohio Valley: These are known as “gravity wave” clouds or “mountain wave” clouds. Listen to Episode #026 below as we talk about how these clouds form. The photos below the […]

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#025: Thanksgiving Memories

November 15, 2018

We are only a week away from Thanksgiving now. Having just weathered the first statewide winter storm this morning, I’ll look ahead to see what the cards hold for our upcoming holiday. Plus, I go “unplugged” tonight by taking my portable audio recorder around the FOX 8 newsroom to ask some of my colleagues to […]

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#024: A New Comet

November 13, 2018

November is taking us deeper and deeper into the cold when you compare the numbers to what we should be seeing, but you might be surprised with one of the “winter stats” thus far. Join me as we dig into the numbers for the first 13 days of November. I’ll also tell you about a […]

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#023: Lake Effect Update

November 10, 2018

Here’s a special weekend edition dealing with the first bonafide lake effect snowfall of the season, complete with NWS warning updates as of noon Saturday. It’s appropriate, then, to talk about Christmas music! I’ll open up the comments feature on so that you can chime in on this fun topic!

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