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.
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.
What kinds of good childhood memories come to mind when the air cools off and when the scents of autumn leaves swirl about you? I'd love to know! Join the conversation via several avenues. Also, how is it that I could see two sunrises and two sunsets within 24 hours... with one of the sunrises occurring on the WESTERN horizon? It actually happened to me in 1987. I explain how that came to be.
You can slice and dice weather data in a multitude of ways. As Tropical Storm Michael gets ready to exit the USA, there are already a number of interesting ways to rank Michael against all of the other hurricanes that made landfall. Let's look at a few of them before we turn our attention to the new, cooler weather pattern for the eastern USA.
We've enjoyed a LONG stretch of record-setting warmth for the first ten days of October, but that's about to change. At some point, you knew that had to happen. Join me as I talk about one of the long-range indicators we use to predict when temperature flips will occur.
Have you noticed all the "stink bugs" trying to gain access to the inside of your house or apartment on Monday? What are these little critters? You may be shocked to learn how they are a recent phenomenon! Plus, I talk a little bit about the late fall foliage now that we are in October.
In this weekend's edition, I tackle a viewer question about why sunsets look so different in the fall compared to other times of the year.
Host André Bernier is joined by the CEO of Gust Buster Umbrellas, Steve Asman, who introduced a revolutionary umbrella that defies wind and won't turn inside-out, or collapse even with winds near hurricane force. They talk about umbrellas, their design, their flaws, as well as a personal plea from Steve about paying attention to your health because of a recent event that almost took his life.
Severe thunderstorms are possible late today, with an elevated risk for tornadoes, especially in NW Ohio. I have the latest from the Storm Prediction Center. Also, have you noticed all the spider webs and spiders out there this week? Could there be a connection to the cloudy and humid weather? André also introduces us (via Instagram) to a college classmate who went the extra mile to bridge a gap between the meteorology freshmen and and seniors.
I'm joined by his WJW-TV colleague Scott Sabol. We discuss some of the long-range parameters that we take cues from when we "see" the potential for cool-downs like the one we are about to see going into the end of September and beginning of October.
Released Monday, September 17, 2018 - A quick update on the remnants of Florence, then I talk about my brother's experience auditioning for Master Chef last Saturday in Boston. Plus, I have an idea for a new podcast related to my Christmas book series, "Christmas In Pilaf."
André Bernier looks at NEOhio rainfall departures for the year so far and opens a discussion of pondering a safer way to have live feeds from locations where the weather is dangerous (in light of Hurricane Florence's recent landfall).
Released on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Topics include tracking Category 2 Hurricane Florence; hurricane tracking charts; fun with "normal highs and lows" for Cleveland, Ohio; big news from Andre's brother who is auditioning for a major reality television program!