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.
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.
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!