A Crazy April So Far

WeatherJazz® is a podcast in constant motion forward! I’m always trying to take it to the next level. Enter “MRC.fm” from near London. Mike and Isabella Russell have a fabulous weekly LIVE YouTube show called Free Jingle Friday. Last Friday, I jumped into their sphere of influence by hiring them to make me a “Meteorological Monday” audio stinger. Watching them make my jingle was so much fun! This is the stinger you will hear now on Monday episodes of WeatherJazz®. Take a look!

Alaska has experienced several days of record-setting snows for April 3rd and 4th!

Fairbanks saw a record-setting 7″ of snow on Saturday, eclipsing the old record of 2.3″ only 5 years ago (2016).

In the meantime after a  big April 1st snowfall, look how DRY the CONUS was on Friday of last week. Only four places in the USA recorded measurable precipitation! This is the lowest daily total since records of this nature began in 2000!

Behind that big snowfall, a polar air mass moved in allowing many record lows to be set or tied for Easter Sunday morning.

So what’s ahead in the medium-range trend?

While the first few days of April featured cool east and warm west, a more progressive pattern is likely to emerge in the next few weeks allowing temperatures to bounce from normal to above normal at times.

The parameters that we look at that help us with weather trends point to a warm up this week for the Ohio Valley, but many other medium-range parameters are pretty “flat.”

This weekend marks the 47th anniversary of the USA’s biggest tornado outbreak in our history. Nearly 150 tornadoes touched down in 24 hours…including an amazing 30 F4 & 5s!!!

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Bye, Bye Chatham!

Today is a historic science day for Chatham, Massachusetts. At 8:00 AM EDT, a weather balloon was launched for the last time at that location. The reason, however, is NOT because we no longer need the data. Let’s explore the reason behind Chatham’s decommissioning in today’s episode of WeatherJazz®.

LINK to NOAA’s Observation Systems HERE.

Here is video of the launch from Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. EDT courtesy of the NWS Boston:

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Eclectic Temperature Ride

March is THE most eclectic month of the year with the greatest number of days in which a temperature rise or fall of more than 20°F occurred from the day previous!

Here is one of the model forecasts fore the next 17 days:

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A Palm Sunday Reflection

Here is a personal Palm Sunday reflection that has little to do with weather or science, but rather things that are far more important in the grand scheme of things.

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Best Show On TV

Why tune in to traditional network programming when you have a live HD stream of the Fagradalsjfall Volcano? We were all mesmerized by the constantly changing lava flows and spills. It was better than any lava lamp we ever had (and we loved those when they were popular!).

If you’d like to watch the live feed for yourself, here is the embedded feed:

And here is the most recent episode of The Grapevine (English speaking Icelandic News service):

Here’s one more amazing video. This drone owner, knowing full well the drone would meet its melted end, recorded the video feed as he slowly lowered his drone closer and closer to the volcano’s main crater. WOW!

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Hiking To Fagradalsfjall

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How Do You Say…?


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Sunday Lava Flow

Here is a time lapse of the nighttime lava flow on Sunday morning from 2:30 AM to just before 6:00 AM (when the weather closed down with dense fog) of the Fagradalsfjall Volcano Fissure not for from the famous Blue Lagoon.

Here’s another great video of the trek to see the edge of the lava flow:

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Eruption has Begun

The first shot taken from the Coastguard helicopter flying over the Reykjanes peninsula right now.

Posted by RÚV English on Friday, March 19, 2021

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The Luck Of The …French???

Hoping everyone’s St. Patrick’s Day was joyful and GREEN!

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