Is Daylight Saving Time Dead?

Our bi-annual exercise of jerking around our body clocks in the spring and fall just occurred. At least in November, we “gain” an hour of sleep, right? Question: Has Daylight Saving Time outlived its usefulness? You may be surprised in learning that the EU just voted to do away with Daylight Saving Time. Arizona and Hawaii don’t observe it. Idaho recently voted on it. In this episode, I explore the practice of moving our clocks twice a year.

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Trick Or Treat!

Here’s a quick update for trick or treaters, plus I go off topic tonight. It’s a sweet topic: candy! We look at the top ten candy bars of the contemporary era. What is your favorite?n Is it on the list? Find out!

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The Q&A Episode

You gave me your questions on the FOX 8 Weather Facebook Page last night, and I took the best eight to answer them on tonight’s episode of WeatherJazz┬«.

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Sunsets & Volcanoes

Surely you’ve noticed the sun setting earlier and earlier. That’s about to accelerate thanks to Daylight Saving Time coming to an end soon. Plus, did you know that the USA is a country with many active volcanoes? It’s more than you think! Let’s explore together along with your weekend weather update.

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Winter Outlook 2018-2019

We just unveiled our 2018-2019 Winter Outlook for December-January-February for NEOhio. Since I only have 3 minutes to explain the forecast on television, I take a little more breathing room here to explain how we go about the process of crafting a seasonal forecast, particularly the winter forecast.

Here was our television reveal:

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Venus Transitioning

I’ve had a ton of inquiries in regards to the late and not-so-impressive, underwhelming autumn foliage season this year. I have an update and highlight some of the reasons behind our lackluster foliage season. Then, let’s talk about the “evening star,” Venus (really a planet!). Have you seen it in recent weeks? Is it hiding? The answer is “yes” as it prepares to transition to the morning sky for a while.

Only with special equipment (like at a professional planetarium) will Venus be visible since it’s too close to the sun right now. Here is one such image only a few days away from inferior conjunction.

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First Snowfall?

If you have a family with small children, and you live near the snowbelt of NEOhio, your collective level of adrenalin will soar as your kids see the first few snowflakes of the season when they wake up on Sunday morning. I’ll go over what to expect this weekend, daypart-by-daypart, to help you plan. Plus, I’ll point you to some really stunning photos taken by a local man with a telescope during the day!

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There was some excitement near the Lake Erie shoreline this morning when waterspouts formed within a band of “lake effect showers” between 9 AM and 11 AM.

Why are waterspouts so common in the autumn months in NEOhio? Let’s explore! I’ll also tell you about a fun astronomical conjunction visible everywhere in the world where skies are clear tonight or Thursday night.

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