Episodes

#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 […]

#045: Just “Plains” COLD!

Posted by on January 29, 2019 at 8:37 pm

As NEOhio sees the arctic air taking hold, it already has a firm grip on eastern Iowa. Jeff Kennedy was once my competition at my first television job in Iowa, but here we are, decades later knowing each other as close friends. I asked Jeff to chat about the cold he was experiencing as well […]

#044: Tracking The Deep Cold

Posted by on January 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm

On this Monday, the coldest air in decades will start to take over news and weather headlines as we head into this potentially historically cold mid-week period. How does it compare to 1994 when Cleveland saw 56 continuous hours of below zero temperatures and an all-time record low of -20°F? We’ll also explore how long […]

#043: Two Questions

Posted by on January 25, 2019 at 8:35 pm

As the eastern two-thirds of the USA braces for the coldest arctic outbreak in at least four years, my mind started thinking of my favorite warm beverages. It got me to wondering what YOURS were? That is the first of two questions I asked WeatherJazz® listeners during a Facebook Live segment earlier today. The results […]