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#075: Summer Solstice

Posted by on June 21, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Happy (astronomical) summer, everyone! What makes this the “astronomical” start of summer versus “meteorological summer” (June 1 – August 31)? Let review the difference as we wait for the air to warm up and dry out. Plus: I tackle a great question from WeatherJazz podcast listener Mark McNelis about the differences between tornadoes and waterspouts.

#063: Spring Sunlight

Posted by on March 19, 2019 at 8:22 pm

Astronomical spring (the vernal equinox) arrives on Wednesday at 5:58 p.m. (EDT). Meteorologically, there isn’t much significance to March 20th, but there are certainly some interesting things that happen from an astronomical standpoint. Let’s explore them in tonight’s episode of WeatherJazz┬«.

#058: Big Time Wind

Posted by on February 24, 2019 at 8:34 pm

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 […]

#056: Supermoon

Posted by on February 18, 2019 at 8:40 pm

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. […]

#055: Romance Of Fog

Posted by on February 14, 2019 at 8:07 pm

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 […]

#047: Big Bam Boom

Posted by on January 31, 2019 at 7:56 pm

For those who grew up remembering the music from the 1970s and 1980s, Big Bam Boom was the last wildly successful studio album from the popular duo, (Daryl) Hall & (John) Oates. But that’s NOT what this podcast is about. The polar vortex invasion of the last few days has resulted in many unusual occurrences. […]

#038: Storm Coming

Posted by on January 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm

There is a definitive shift of thought with regards to winter weather systems the further south you live. My wife and I recently returned from Lynchburg, Virginia where we dropped our son off for his final semester of college at Liberty University. We had to adjust our plans around a mid-Atlantic snow and ice storm, […]

#033: Fashion Trends & Weather

Posted by on December 31, 2018 at 12:01 am

Local Cleveland fashion entrepreneur, Raffael Reese, has to keep a close eye on the weather patterns and the trends since it affects his fashion business quite a bit. As the owner and creator of the fashion line called Christia Bella, he’s constantly trying to stay several steps ahead of saeasonal changes. Raffael explains how in […]