The WeatherJazz® Podcast
Summary: A podcast focusing on meteorology, the earth sciences, general science, and occasionally open, unrelated topics of interest hosted by Cleveland television meteorologist Andre Bernier of WJW-TV, FOX 8.
After two mornings of record cold for a huge chunk of the USA, along with a snowy whack of snow the likes of which we've not seen in NEOhio for serval decades, I invited Scott Sabol back to talk about our record cold as well as what we were both doing during the record lake effect snowstorm of 1996 on this date.
Last week, the FOX 8 Weather Team revealed our official winter weather outlook for December, January, and February. As promised, here is the WeatherJazz episode that expands far beyond for forecast itself to all of the intricate "whys." Weekday morning meteorologist Scott Sabol and I had a conversation to discuss everything that went into this season's forecast.
Wow... what an exit from October and into November! Only hours after hitting 65°F at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, the season's first snowflakes started to fly. Surely, this kind of severe contrast must be rare, right? Let's find out in today's episode of WeatherJazz, along with an update of how this year's Christmas In Pilaf production is going.
NASA recently announced that it has discovered 20 new moons orbiting the planet Saturn. That brings the Saturn moon count to 82... which now means that Saturn (and not Jupiter) has the most known moons orbiting the planet. Would you like to help name the new moons? I'll share the rules and the procedure on Episode #087!
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!
In about 4 hours, we will usher in the colorful month of October. On average, the normal high for Cleveland is 68°F, but highs will launch far above that. Is that unusual, or is it downright rare? What else can we empirically derive from the record October warmth in the eastern USA? Let's explore!
Is the amount of light and dark equal on the autumnal equinox? If not, why? Let's find out!
My wife and I were curiously watching an unusual mass of something on NEXRAD Doppler radar this morning edging in from the southwest. Whatever it was seemed to be moving with the gentle southwest winds that brought us our 15th 90°F day of the year in Cleveland, Ohio. Then I received an even more curious call from a young lady in Euclid who witness thousands and thousands of dragonflies throughout the air. I called a friend who works at the National Weather Service to let him know that what we were seeing on radar today may have been, at least in part, dragonflies! It may have been warm today, but the fall foliage is starting to show a hint of what's coming next month. Check out the photos I posted on WeatherJazz.com for this episode.
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 love. But this year, it's for a compounded reason. Find out why in Episode #082.
We had some wonderful evening passes of the International Space Station recently, but we are now entering a block of time when the ISS cannot be seen in Ohio. When will we the next set of passes? Let's talk about that along with some interesting stats about the ISS. I'll also brief you on this weekend's Perseid meteor shower peak this weekend and talk about the details found in two recently photographed Hubble Space Telescope objects (go to weatherjazz.com to see the images) in today's episode of WeatherJazz.
I was preparing to start my college career in northeastern Vermont when NASA launched both the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 deep space probes over 40 years ago. Amazingly, those space probes (which are outside of our solar system) continue to communicate to Earth. The signal from each probe takes almost 24 hours to reach NASA's antennas! Here's an update on the two probes that have been speeding away from Earth for over 40 years.
With the heatwave now expanding eastward, I noticed heat index and dew point numbers that raised my eyebrows. How is it that some of the dew point reports were reaching the unfathomable mid 80s? There's a good reason and I'll elaborate in tonight's edition of WeatherJazz.
The heat dome, which started building in Texas a few weeks ago, has grown and is now poised to bully its way into much of the country east of the Rockies on Friday and Saturday. For the first time in seven years, an Excessive Heat Warning will go into effect in Ohio beginning at noon on Friday. What constitutes an Excessive Heat Warning? How will Friday and Saturday's heat compare to what is normally experienced in a typical summer? These are a few of the aspects of the heat I talk about in this episode.
In today's release of WeatherJazz, I'd like to share a delightful new season I have entered. It's a season with a new role with some amazing advantages. One of them is more frequent episodes of WeatherJazz!
So far, Cleveland has only witnessed ONE 90-degree day thus far. That was on May 25th when we hit 92°F. After that, a chilly and very rainy pattern developed leaving the masses asking if summer would ever "get going?" The atmosphere gave us some hope this week that the cool and rainy pattern has shifted, at least for now. I thought this would be a fun time to look at a lot of interesting statistics that deal with 90-degree days up to this date (June 26th), and also for the entire summer period.