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Episode #116: What Is An “Invest?”

Posted by on July 29, 2020 at 12:24 pm

You may have seen something novel during recent tropical seasons. Systems that are called “invests.” Is this something new? What is an invest and how does it differ from a tropical depression, tropical storm, or hurricane? Let’s have a look in today’s episode of WeatherJazz®. Also, there’s a new Mars rover preparing to launch. I’ll […]

Episode #114: Comet NEOWise

Posted by on July 14, 2020 at 2:02 pm

How did Comet NEOWise get its name? And how can you best view it in the coming week? That’s my topic on Episode #114. Here are two of the images I snapped along the Lake Erie shoreline last night. Feel free to click on each image for a bigger and more detailed view.

Episode #113: 90 Degree Days

Posted by on July 6, 2020 at 12:16 pm

From the way things look, we will see a 5-day stretch of 90°F days this week. Let’s talk about 90 degree days in Cleveland along with some supporting lists below the audio player. (Since 2000) List of longest 90°F stretches (in days): 2000 0 2001 3 (Twice) 2002 4 (Twice) 2003 2 2004 1 2005 […]

Episode #110: Alaska Roadways

Posted by on June 22, 2020 at 12:14 pm

With such seasonal weather extremes in our 49th state, Alaska, the task of designing and building roads has a few more challenges than the same task in Ohio (or any other U.S. state!). That’s why I invited a Materials Engineer from the Alaska Department Of Transportation to be my special guest to talk about those […]

Episode #106: 1816 – The Year Without A Summer

Posted by on May 7, 2020 at 12:58 pm

OK, so we’re forecasting a little wet snow this May weekend. Unusual? Yes. Rare? Not really. But what about seeing more snow in JUNE than in January or February? It happened… they year was 1816. It was the “Year Without A Summer.” But there’s an even more fascinating story to tell about one farmer in […]

Episode #105: Wind And Sky

Posted by on April 13, 2020 at 6:37 pm

I received a wonderful question from a listener regarding the seasonal difference in the sound of the wind. It’s an appropriate subject on this windy Monday with notable gusts generally between 30-40 m.p.h. Tomorrow (April 14) is also another notable day. It’s “Look Up At The Sky Day!” I will be sharing some of my […]

Episode #086: Noctilucent Clouds

Posted by on October 8, 2019 at 8:53 pm

Basically, cloud types are grouped in three classifications: low, mid, and high. Recently, something far higher than the 5-mile-high cirrus clouds has been making the news. They are noctilucent clouds, a cloud type that neither my wife or I have ever seen in person…. until last Saturday night! Click ON the image above to see […]

Episode #082: Feeling Melancholy

Posted by on August 22, 2019 at 7:32 pm

I always start feeling this way as we approach September. I so loved my college experience that I often spend a little time reflecting on the excitement of September 3, 1977, the day my parents, aunt, and younger brother drove me to Lyndonville, Vermont, surrounded by beautiful mountains that I would come to know and […]