Episode #087: Saturn’s New Moons

Posted by on October 9, 2019 at 8:41 pm

NASA recently announced that it has discovered 20 new moons orbiting the planet Saturn. That brings the Saturn moon count to 82… which now means that Saturn (and not Jupiter) has the most known moons orbiting the planet. Would you like to help name the new moons? I’ll share the rules and the procedure on […]

Episode #085: October Heat

Posted by on September 30, 2019 at 7:57 pm

In about 4 hours, we will usher in the colorful month of October. On average, the normal high for Cleveland is 68°F, but highs will launch far above that. Is that unusual, or is it downright rare? What else can we empirically derive from the record October warmth in the eastern USA? Let’s explore!

Episode #084: Equinox vs. Equilux

Posted by on September 23, 2019 at 5:59 pm

Is the amount of light and dark equal on the autumnal equinox? If not, why? Let’s find out!

Episode #083: Dragonflies On Radar?

Posted by on September 10, 2019 at 6:33 pm

My wife and I were curiously watching an unusual mass of something on NEXRAD Doppler radar this morning edging in from the southwest. Whatever it was seemed to be moving with the gentle southwest winds that brought us our 15th 90°F day of the year in Cleveland, Ohio. Then I received an even more curious call […]

Episode #080: Voyager 1 & 2

Posted by on July 26, 2019 at 6:06 pm

I was preparing to start my college career in northeastern Vermont when NASA launched both the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 deep space probes over 40 years ago. Amazingly, those space probes (which are outside of our solar system) continue to communicate to Earth. The signal from each probe takes almost 24 hours to reach […]

Episode #079: Beyond Tropical

Posted by on July 19, 2019 at 6:14 pm

With the heatwave now expanding eastward, I noticed some heat index and dew point numbers that raised my eyebrows. How is it that some of the dew point reports were reaching the unfathomable mid 80s? There’s a good reason and I’ll elaborate in tonight’s edition of WeatherJazz.

Episode #078: Here Comes The Heat

Posted by on July 18, 2019 at 6:17 pm

The heat dome, which started building in Texas a few weeks ago, has grown and is now poised to bully its way into much of the country east of the Rockies on Friday and Saturday. For the first time in seven years, an Excessive Heat Warning will go into effect in Ohio beginning at noon […]

#077: A New Season

Posted by on July 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm

In today’s release of WeatherJazz®, I’d like to share a delightful new season I have entered. It’s a season with a new role with some amazing advantages. One of them is more frequent episodes of WeatherJazz®!