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#061: Severe Thunderstorm Criteria

March 14, 2019

Is there an official definition of a “severe thunderstorm?” If the answer is “yes,” what are the parameters and thresholds of a severe thunderstorm that need to be crossed before a severe thunderstorm warning is officially issued by the National Weather Service? Our weather was VERY active today, not only in Ohio, but in much […]

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#060: Crazy USA Weather

March 13, 2019

With a projected high of 67°F or warmer on Thursday, how can I (with a straight face) call this a “cold pattern?” That’s easy. Join me for a look at this seeming contradiction as we explore some interesting weather records that continue to be set in the USA .

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#059: USA Snow Pack Record

March 8, 2019

After a brief vacation break followed by what seemed to be the flu bug, I’m back to share a sound that my wife and I found most unusual for February… but it would have been beyond unusual if we had heard this sound in Ohio in the concluding days of February. I’ll let you sample […]

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#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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