Episode #143: Can The Dew Point Go Below Zero?

Posted by on January 20, 2021 at 12:45 pm

How often has anyone ever seen the dew point go below zero? Is it even possible? Let’s explore! Show notes: In 2020, Cleveland’s lowest dew point stayed above zero, but just barely: +1.0°F – February 14, 2020 In the summer, dew points above 70°F are somewhat common (very humid). In 2020, Cleveland’s highest dew point […]

Episode #142: Atmospheric Eddies

Posted by on January 18, 2021 at 3:03 pm

Despite any long-term pattern, in this case a normal winter cooldown, there are smallter atmospheric “eddies” within the overall synoptic flow. Case-in-point Sunday. Take a look at these loops. Both the satellite and radar loops show a mesoscale low-pressure system crossing through Illinois. It’s this feature that brought enough snow to drape 1-3″ of new […]

Episode #140: Lake Erie Ice

Posted by on January 13, 2021 at 12:20 pm

Thus far this winter, Lake Erie ice cover is well below normal. However, does that mean we won’t see ice develop this winter? Let’s explore this using a recent science blog post by FOX 8 morning meteorologist Scott Sabol. Here are some of the graphs we talked about on this program: Click HERE to read […]

Episode #138: The Best Of 2020

Posted by on December 31, 2020 at 3:57 pm

Aside from the obvious global challenges of 2020, it was a good year for this podcast. After re-examining every episode, I came up with MY top 7 WeatherJazz® podcast episodes. I go through the what and whys of each in Episode #138, then below that episode, and for your convenience and enjoyment, all seven podcasts […]

Episode #136: Notable Conjunction

Posted by on December 20, 2020 at 11:59 am

The two planets, Jupiter and Saturn, have been heralding our attention in the evening (southern) sky for much of the summer and autumn. Now the pair is commanding our attention even more since they will visually pass very close to each other on December 21st. Some are calling this the “Christmas star.” It’s worth investigating […]

Episode #135: Snowstorm!

Posted by on December 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Let’s talk SNOW! Where was the impact the greatest? Let’s “dig in!” Snow reports continue to come in. More than a dozen places in PA/NY with 3 ft+ but here are the highest numbers — Brittany Boyer (@Brittany_Boyer) December 17, 2020 Our midnight observation of 9.3 inches is the 5th highest calendar-day December snowfall […]

Episode #133: The December 1 Snow Blitz

Posted by on December 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm

December 2020 will surely be remembered as the month that arrived with a snowy atmospheric welcome! Let’s look at some of the stats that makes it such a memorable snowstorm. Special thanks to meteorologist Scott Sabol for all of the great research! My new WeatherJazz® Audience Connect line is: 234-525-5888. Call anytime you have a […]

Episode #132: Get Ready

Posted by on November 27, 2020 at 4:47 pm

Our Thanksgiving period was largely quiet and near normal temperature-wise, but the weather rumors we’ve been spinning are pointing to a significant pattern change. But here’s the question: Is this cold punch coming in going to set the pace for December or is this just a quick shot of cold air and snow? FOX 8 […]