Episode #173: A Crazy April So Far

WeatherJazz® is a podcast in constant motion forward! I’m always trying to take it to the next level. Enter “MRC.fm” from near London. Mike and Isabella Russell have a fabulous weekly LIVE YouTube show called Free Jingle Friday. Last Friday, I jumped into their sphere of influence by hiring them to make me a “Meteorological Monday” audio stinger. Watching them make my jingle was so much fun! This is the stinger you will hear now on Monday episodes of WeatherJazz®. Take a look!

Alaska has experienced several days of record-setting snows for April 3rd and 4th!

Fairbanks saw a record-setting 7″ of snow on Saturday, eclipsing the old record of 2.3″ only 5 years ago (2016).

In the meantime after a  big April 1st snowfall, look how DRY the CONUS was on Friday of last week. Only four places in the USA recorded measurable precipitation! This is the lowest daily total since records of this nature began in 2000!

Behind that big snowfall, a polar air mass moved in allowing many record lows to be set or tied for Easter Sunday morning.

So what’s ahead in the medium-range trend?

While the first few days of April featured cool east and warm west, a more progressive pattern is likely to emerge in the next few weeks allowing temperatures to bounce from normal to above normal at times.

The parameters that we look at that help us with weather trends point to a warm up this week for the Ohio Valley, but many other medium-range parameters are pretty “flat.”

This weekend marks the 47th anniversary of the USA’s biggest tornado outbreak in our history. Nearly 150 tornadoes touched down in 24 hours…including an amazing 30 F4 & 5s!!!

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Episode #172: Little Free Libraries – Part 1

In 2009, the first “Little Free Library” was born in rural Wisconsin. That was only twelve years ago. Since then, the number of LFLs has increased to over 100,000 with 108 countries represented! Let’s get to know Cathy Stang, the caretaker of one of northeast Ohio’s LFL’s located near a Cleveland-area elementary school.

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Episode #171: Goodbye Chatham!

Today is a historic science day for Chatham, Massachusetts. At 8:00 AM EDT, a weather balloon was launched for the last time at that location. The reason, however, is NOT because we no longer need the data. Let’s explore the reason behind Chatham’s decommissioning in today’s episode of WeatherJazz®.

LINK to NOAA’s Observation Systems HERE.

Here is video of the launch from Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. EDT courtesy of the NWS Boston:

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Episode #170: The Up And Down Month

March is likely the strangest month in NEOhio. It can be very warm at times. It can be cold and snowy at times. It can be thundery. It can be delightfully quiet, too. The next 17 days is no exception, as we will see. Plus, a trip to the highest summit of Vermont reveals a definitive trend for the winter of 2020-2021.

Here is the snow pack measurement at the summit of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont. Current year is in burnt orange. Average is in black.

Way to go, John Tryon (Twitter @scannerjt1) who captured this private jet’s signature in front of the full moon on Saturday night!

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Episode #169: Palm Sunday

Here is a personal Palm Sunday reflection that has little to do with weather or science, but rather things that are far more important in the grand scheme of things.

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Episode #168: Refining Weather Terms

My topics today include a new way of disseminating severe thunderstorm warnings from the National Weather Service as well as a great resource link for anyone interested in the new volcano eruption in Iceland called The Reykjavik Grapevine, and English news agency designed to share news from Iceland.

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Episode #167: Out-Of-This-World

Calling Earth-to-space, can you read me?

Imagine having the chance to “interview” someone actually in space? That is what happened to my colleague, Jacob Wycoff (someone who has been a special guest on WeatherJazz back in August of 2020!).

With his blessings, I share the conversation he had with the crew of the International Space Station on Thursday morning.

Here are the two ISS tracking links to which I made reference ion the episode:

TRACKING LINK 1

TRACKING LINK 2

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Episode #166: STEVE

First, a severe weather update from the southeast USA where over a dozen tornadoes have been reported as of 6 PM Wednesday:

Let’s address a great question about this morning’s dense fog in parts of NEOhio that a listener left on my WeatherJazz® Podcast Audience Connect Line (see below). Then we will tackle something newly named “STEVE.” (CLICK HERE for the Wikipedia article on STEVE.) No, it’s not the aurora borealis, but it is something that the sun’s high speed energy particles create.

Here’s the video of the northern lights as it appeared last night in Alaska:

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