Episodes

#054: Valentine’s Day

Posted by on February 13, 2019 at 8:54 pm

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).

#053: GOES-17 Operational

Posted by on February 12, 2019 at 8:22 pm

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. […]

#052: Snowless In Seattle… NOT!

Posted by on February 11, 2019 at 8:31 pm

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 […]

#051: Fast Ice

Posted by on February 8, 2019 at 8:44 pm

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. […]

#050: Dense Fog!

Posted by on February 6, 2019 at 8:04 pm

Wow! Where did all that fog come from so quickly? The weather pattern’s nuances come into play today when fog suddenly reduced visibility from excellent to near zero at times. We explore how that fog develop and point to another pending episode of WeatherJazz┬« during which I’ll go into greater depth about fog and the […]

#049: End Of Winter Outlook

Posted by on February 4, 2019 at 8:12 pm

On Friday, I shared our “End Of The Winter” outlook on FOX 8. Because of our most recent circumpolar vortex visit, the first since 2014, we made a quick shift in our thinking to include this powerful winter artifact in the projection ahead to February, with a sneak peek at March and April. You can […]

#048: January Stats & The Superbowl

Posted by on February 1, 2019 at 9:11 pm

Okay. January is in the books. How will meteorological history treat the first month of this new year? I’ll go through all the stats. But wait. There’s more! Since my job is to forecast, how about a Super Bowl forecast? And did you see Tom Brady’s response to a young fan’s question about the “Tom […]

#046: Is Breathing Super-Cold Air Dangerous?

Posted by on January 30, 2019 at 8:53 pm

Today, I share a personal anecdote about what it was like breathing in air that was -42┬░F in northern Vermont when I was a meteorology student at the University of Northern Vermont in Lyndonville. Let’s put it this way: I REMEMBER it very, very well. Is breathing air that cold dangerous? I’ll look at the […]