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Episode #126: Blue Sound

Posted by on October 20, 2020 at 2:26 pm

Over my recent long weekend, I visited with my cousin, Judy, and her husband Jeff. They recently moved from Pittsburgh to Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, less than a mile away from Topsail Beach along the Atlantic Ocean. We spend quite a bit of time walking the beach, enjoying the sounds and smells of the ocean. […]

Episode #121: Jacob Wycoff, WBZ-4, Boston

Posted by on August 31, 2020 at 1:49 pm

Congratulations to Jacob Wycoff on landing a dream job at one of Boston’s premiere television news outlets, WBZ-TV-4! Jacob is one of those young aspiring meteorology students that I watched as he earned his degree in meteorology, then slowly found himself in the right place at the right time. Many years ago, I had the […]

Episode #119: Rainbows

Posted by on August 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Why don’t we ever seem to see rainbows at high noon? There’s a great reason for that! Let’s explore the relationship between the sun angle and rainbows in today’s episode of WeatherJazz®. Here is the photo to which I made reference in the podcast: My new WeatherJazz® Audience Connect line is: 234-525-5888. Call anytime you […]

Episode #118: Your Favorite Season

Posted by on August 19, 2020 at 12:20 pm

I’ve been able to expand this podcast into a new chapter by setting up a WeatherJazz® Audience Connect line. In order to “test” it, I asked my audience to call in to tell me what their favorite season is and to explain why. The volume of calls was so amazing, that I had to pull […]

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 […]