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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.

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 Episode #042: Lunar Meteoroid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 593

First, I'd like to thank everyone for the HUGE response to Episode #041 on the phenomenon of a violently shaking car after a big snowstorm. If you've yet to sample it, I highly suggest doing so. It will save you a trip to the mechanic the next time it happens. During this weekend's lunar eclipse (visible here in Ohio and where weather permitted), something very subtle but important happened. It was caught on a single video frame as a tiny blip. As it turns out, it was actually a meteoroid striking the darkened lunar surface. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #041: My Car Is Shaking! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 787

My drive home from the television station on Saturday night was bad enough! It took me nearly triple the normal time in the 6-12" of heavy, wet snow. But what happened the following day after the deep, arctic freeze was even more alarming. My car was shaking so violently on Sunday that I thought there was something seriously wrong. What was it? Let's explore on today's episode of WeatherJazz®! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #040: Here We Go | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 695

With the snowstorm now less than 12 hours from starting here in NEOhio, what kinds of tweaks, if any, did I make to the snowfall totals projection? The map I drew earlier this afternoon is still valid (and is visible on WeatherJazz.com under this episode post). Storms like this are so complex that forecasting them accurately can be difficult, but this one appears to be sending strong atmospheric clues to how it will "act" as it moves across the Ohio Valley on Saturday. Watch for at least two weekend updates right here on WeatherJazz®. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #039: Weekend Snow Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 589

As we draw closer to the projected weekend snowstorm, our resolution and accuracy becomes clearer. For the first time, we can comfortably post numbers to the projected snowfall by Sunday morning (not counting any lake effect that may set in well after the storm system itself departs on Sunday morning. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #038: Weekend Storm Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 866

There is a definitive shift of thought with regards to winter weather systems the further south you live. My wife and I recently returned from Lynchburg, Virginia where we dropped our son off for his final semester of college at Liberty University. We had to adjust our plans around a mid-Atlantic snow and ice storm, but it's what happened well after the storm ended that surprised us. I also begin to tackle our own well-advertised upcoming weekend snowstorm. While putting actual numbers on the accumulation is a bit premature, it's evident that this snowfall will be the heaviest one of the season thus far for most of NEOhio. I also talk about daylight perspective. As dark as it may seem in the winter, there is always some other place that is not as bright as NEOhio, even in January. I'll take you to one suck place tonight. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #037: The Nuances Of Lake Effect Snow | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1172

FOX 8 morning meteorologist Scott Sabol joins me in this episode to talk about the modest nuances in the atmosphere that can toss a small monkey wrench into a lake effect snowfall forecast. Are there any computer models that can accurately assist in seeing these nuances? What elements would improve lake effect snowfall forecasts? What made today's lake effect distribution unique and were there any meteorological clues that pointed to it? Join in on the fun! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #036: The January Cortland Tornado | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 988

Ohio has officially reported tornadoes in every single month, but obviously tornadoes in winter are much more uncommon. So imagine the surprise of waking up to severe thunderstorm warnings this morning, and two hours later, that same cluster spawns the first January tornado in almost 30 years! In today's episode, I'll go over the official stats of today's Cortland tornado, as well as winter tornadoes in general in Ohio. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #035: Sun Dogs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 726

In this special weekend edition, let's talk about that unusual sight in this afternoon's sky: the sun dog (or "mock sun"). Sun dogs are not all that unusual, that is until they become as bright and as colorful as today's! I include some images that you can view on the podcast web site, WeatherJazz.com. Also, we are approaching the calendar dates on which we see the coldest air, climatologically. I give you the dates along with significant markers on our way up to the warmest July days of summer. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #034: New Year Stats | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 843

We have one month of winter (meteorologically speaking) under our belts. Here's how we are shaping up thus far and where we may be headed. Plus, our first voice podcast audience voice message via the Anchor.fm app! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #033: Fashion Trends & Weather | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1238

Local Cleveland fashion entrepreneur, Raffael Reese, has to keep a close eye on the weather patterns and the trends since it affects his fashion business quite a bit. As the owner and creator of the fashion line called Christia Bella, he's constantly trying to stay several steps ahead of saeasonal changes. Raffael explains how in this final episode of 2018. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #032: Christmas Trivia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 659

Are you a Christmas trivia aficionado? This episode is for you, especially if you love talking about snow of Christmas Day. The first thing I settle is the "official" National Weather Service definition of a "White Christmas." Then we dig into the details together. I pray this episode will be the perfect way to cap your Christmas Eve routine. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #031: Is Coffee Good For Your Brain? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1013

My brother, Denié, sent me a link to a new study that is getting close to pinpointing the compounds that may be good for your brain! As someone who enjoys a few cups of coffee in the morning, this is a great find (see the link on WeatherJazz.com that goes along with this episode). I asked for your participation tonight via the FOX 8 Weather Facebook Page, asking what kind of coffee you like.  Also, as we approach Christmas, I was curious how many of you preferred snow to no-snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #030: Looking For Comet Wirtanen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 601

I gave it my best effort, but I didn't have a whole lot of luck spotting Comet Wirtanen near the Pleiades Cluster tonight. I may have had better luck with my digital SLR, but I'll need to download them and take a closer look. Stay tuned. And we are still losing daylight hours until Friday, but don't let that concern you. Check out this episode and I'll tell you why! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #029: Preview To Upcoming Episodes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 841

After a special word of caution for travelers heading south on Interstate 75 or 77 this weekend, I look into three special episodes that are coming in the next few months on WeatherJazz®. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

 Episode #028: Of Presidents And Comets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 742

Before I dig into the astronomical topic of the day, I feel the need to reflect on the somber nature of a day when we had to say goodbye to our 41st President, along with a personal anecdote about this kind and classy man. Then I'll tell you about a short-period comet that may give us quite a showing in the coming few weeks. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andrebernier/message

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