Holiday Weekend

The upcoming Memorial Day weekend is beginning to come into clearer focus. No single day will be a washout, but there will be ample thunderstorms rolling about the radar screen to stay on your toes both Saturday, and especially Sunday if you have outdoor plans. Memorial Day Monday is currently looking like the best day of the three.

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As Clear As Fog

The fog has been a persistent feature in the last 12 hours or so. As I made my usual stop at the post office on my way home from work on Friday night, I had a strong deja vu moment that made me stop in my tracks, look around, and take it all in.

Growing up on the coast of New England, fog was a somewhat common meteorological staple. Even as a youngster growing up, I liked fog. It was as if we were getting a cozy hug from the atmosphere. I thought I knew what fog was until I moved to my college campus home in Lyndonville, Vermont on September 3, 1977.

One of my last duties for my hometown radio station, WBSM-AM, was to fill in for John Parisi, who took Labor Day week off. That meant I had to wake at 5 a.m. that week, make my way to the “met lab,” and call in a weather forecast for the morning listeners. What did I wake to every single morning? Fog. It was so thick that pea soup would have been considered broth. The fog was so thick, it was downright spooky. I was expecting a zombie to reach out and grab me as I made my way to the student center. I quickly learned that nocturnal fog develops nearly every night in Vermont and New Hampshire in September and early October… and it’s THICK, yes, thicker than the coastal fog I grew up seeing often.

Tonight’s fog wasn’t as thick as the fog I experienced every autumn for four years, but the student center is where the student mailboxes were… and I was at the post office… thus the fun trip back to a special time in my life.

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Pollen Count

If you have a Twitter account, you can now receive the daily pollen count from the Clevelnd Acadermy of Medicine by LIKING @AMCNOTABLES

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Alaska Storm

A snowstorm in late April? Easy if it’s in Alaska. There is a Winter Storm Warning for Fairbanks for Tuesday. Some spots will see 3-9″ of snow with winds gusting over 50 m.p.h.

Here is the popular 30-minute Alaska TV weather program that goes into great depth on almost every aspect of Alaska life. It’s from Easter Sunday:

Here is a live feed from a camera in Fairbanks (hit REFRESH to see latest image). It will be interesting to see the snowfall once it begins.

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Elevated Leftovers

So what do you do when you have a ton of leftover chicken from a rotisserie chicken purchased at your local grocery store? Do what my brother Denié does: elevate it! Here’s his latest video from his cooking web site,

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Tax Day Snowpack

As Sunday’s system retreats off the east coast, we can easily see who has snow on the ground and who doesn’t!

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Wave Train

We are entering into a periodically wet weather pattern. Note how a significant rainy area moves by every few days in this 8-day animation:

In the meantime, Colorado went from nearly 80°F yesterday to blizzard warnings this morning.

Courtesy former Weather Channel colleague, Vince Miller.

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TuneIn Addition!

Good news for Tesla owners (and anyone else who can get TuneIn streaming in their car)! My podcast, WeatherJazz®, has been added to the TuneIn podcast line up so you can listen on the go.

Just do a search for “weatherjazz” (one word) and hit the favorite star to keep it in your line up.

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Cherry Blossoms

You know that spring weather is starting to visit the eastern USA when the famed cherry blossoms are showing off in Washington, DC.

A few interesting facts: while the small the fruit on the Japanese cherry trees are edible, they are not very palatable and are not used for human consumption.

The largest collection of cherry blossom trees is not in Washington, DC. It is in New Jersey at the USA’s oldest park, Branch Brook Park, where you will find 5,000 Japanese cherry trees (as opposed to 3,000 in Washington, DC).

There are 200 cherry blossom trees at the Ohio University (Athens), a gift from Chubu University in Japan.

Here are the cherry blossom trees in bloom in Japan right now:

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After a very cold last day of March on Sunday (that may also come with a coating of snow when you wake on Sunday morning), we may finally see a bretter sustained “breakout” of springlike temperatures into the latter portion of next week and beyond.

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