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.
Today's episode begins with a discussion of early sunsets as we approach the winter solstice, along with late sunrises that will put things into perspective. Then, we travel to the South Pole where the sun has been shining continuously since September 23rd and won't go down until March of next year. What time zone are they in?
During the morning hours of Wednesday, November 28 (2018), several repeating rows of clouds appeared at the trailing edge of the cloud deck over the Ohio Valley. They were clearly seen on the visible GOES-16 satellite images and loops. These are known as "gravity wave" clouds or "mountain wave" clouds. In Episode #026, we talk about how these clouds form. There are photos below the podcast audio file on WeatherJazz.com under the post called "Ripple" Clouds.
We are only a week away from Thanksgiving now. Having just weathered the first statewide winter storm this morning, I'll look ahead to see what the cards hold for our upcoming holiday. Plus, I go "unplugged" tonight by taking my portable audio recorder around the FOX 8 newsroom to ask some of my colleagues to share their all-time favorite Thanksgiving memory. I'd also like to hear from you! What is your fondest Thanksgiving memory? Use the Anchor.fm app to send me an audio message, or send me an email (email@example.com) or leave a comment on the WeatherJazz.com episode entry (comments).
November is taking us deeper and deeper into the cold when you compare the numbers to what we should be seeing, but you might be surprised with one of the "winter stats" thus far. Join me as we dig into the numbers for the first 13 days of November. I'll also tell you about a newly discovered comet heading toward our sun. It was not discovered by a professional astronomer, but three amateur backyard astronomers. What should we expect? Drop in and find out on tonight's episode of WeatherJazz®!
Here's a special weekend edition dealing with the first bonafide lake effect snowfall of the season, complete with NWS warning updates as of noon Saturday. It's appropriate, then, to talk about Christmas music! I'll open up the comments feature on WeatherJazz.com so that you can chime in on this fun topic.
Before we talk about record November cold stretches, something we are on the precipice of seeing, we'll revisit our bi-annual time change practice. There are two additional states considering banning Daylight Saving Time. I'll also review some of your comments left on WeatherJazz.com
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.
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!
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®.
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.
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.
I've had a ton of inquiries in regards to the late and not-so-impressive 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.
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!
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.
The aromas of autumn can transport all of us to special times and places. What is that for you? I recorded this episode on our station's Facebook Weather Page LIVE, sharing many of the comments as they came in.