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.
It will be a very active week in Ohio with the first half of the week staying above freezing, but the back half turns much colder with some snow. While the details are still several days away from getting sharp, I focus on the most likely period that will give NEOhio the greatest chance for accumulating snow. PLUS, I'll have the latest on astronomer's watch to see if Betelgeuse, the red giant in Orion, will go "supernova."
One of the romantic icons of the world is the full moon. This year's full moon was 5 days before Valentine's Day. So what IS the 2020 full moon calendar? Are there any "blue moons" or "supermoons?" Let's blast off and explore this topic on this episode of WeatherJazz®!
FOX 8 Cleveland Meteorologists Andre Bernier and Scott Sabol discuss the drivers that dictate seasonal outlooks along with what went right and what went wrong so far this winter. How has the outlook changed as we head into the latter half of this winter season? Tune in to this very popular topic on this epic episode (#100!).
This weekend marks the 42nd anniversary of the Big Blizzard of 1978 for Ohio. Two years ago, local blogger and writer Rose Moore wrote a great piece on what that blizzard was like. Rose, a big fan of WeatherJazz, gave me permission to read most of her story for this episode.
Anyone who understands how lake effect snow is generated by the atmosphere might be tempted to say that a relatively small or skinny lake could not be the source of lake effect snow. However, if the conditions are just right (like they were this morning), it can happen!
How is it that we never seem to see pine tree branches break off under the pressure of very heavy snow while other trees are easily damaged or even killed when the weight of snow takes out huge branches? Let's take a closer look at the amazing pine tree of the northern U.S. states.
Get ready for a wild weather weekend in much of the USA. We'll take a look at the two strong storms affecting the lower 48 states. Specifically for Ohio, it means high winds and record highs possible for Saturday. Check out some of the maps I posted on WeatherJazz.com under this episode for more details.
So far this winter, there hasn't been a whole lot of snow (....yet). Let's take a look at the seasonal snow totals for Ohio thus far and look around the northeast quarter of the USA for where the snow IS falling!
Here is Part 2 of my 2012 conversation with Jack Borden, creator of "For Spacious Skies."
During my weathercast prep time today, I saw the difference between the normal high and normal low here in Cleveland, Ohio was 12°F. That got me thinking: Is that number stable or is there a seasonal difference? Let's explore that aspect of northeast Ohio weather in this episode. I'll also share details of how you can listen to Book 4 in my Christmas In Pilaf holiday novel series... all for free!
While the North American pattern becomes very active, I thought it would be the perfect time to run a vintage episode from Season 1 of WeatherJazz since there is so much happening in our sky. In 2012, I interviewed former WBZ-TV reporter, Jack Borden, who started a non-profit foundation dedicated to awakening the awareness of how beautiful the sky is... if only we take the time to look up and notice. This is Part 1 of a two-part vintage rerun. Enjoy!
Two rather bright planets will be dancing around each other for the next week or so. I'll tell you when they are the closest to each other and we'll look to see if the atmosphere will cooperate on this Friday's edition of WeatherJazz. I'll also talk about news anchor Bill Martin's final day on TV here in Cleveland along with where you can find my latest Christmas book FREE!
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.