Alive Again

After nine days of being totally silent, and just when geologists thought the Icelandic volcano (Fagradalsfjall) may be done erupting, it came to life today (Saturday, September 11th).

Here’s a screen capture from Saturday evening:

And here is the LIVE feed for those interested:

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Let’s Talk About Ida

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More Humid Than Florida

If it feels like we live in Florida today, you’d have some data ammo to back that up!

Since 9 a.m. Thursday, Cleveland’s dew point (a direct measurement of the amount of water vapor in the air) has been HIGHER than Tampa, Florida!

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Humid But Stable

It may be humid, but the atmosphere is largely stable. You can clearly see that on the visible satellite image as of 2 p.m. Tuesday:

It’s quite humid no matter where you look on this plot (1 p.m. today):

Compare that to the dew point plot from mid-February!

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Divine By Design

Meet Bob Gilmore and his wife, Susanne.

More than 40 years ago, we adopted each other as a friend who “sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24). Our life intersection was designed by God. The story will have you nodding your head in agreement. To understand why I know that our paths were Divenly designed to intersect, join me as I read a short chapter about Bob from my 2011 book, The Extra Mile (available on Amazon and Kindle).

Bob’s talents are amazing. He’s a broadcast engineer who also does amazing wood work. After months of frustration looking for the right desk for my new WeatherJazz® studio, Bob offered to build a custom sized desk that would fit perfectly in the space I had.

In addition to being a workstation for my WeatherJazz® podcast, it’s also the spot I start my weather briefings for my daily television weather segments on WJW-TV, FOX 8 (Cleveland, Ohio) along with my radio weather segments for WKJA-FM, Heartfelt Radio… AND best of all, a really quiet place to begin my day with my daily Bible study with former TV news anchor, Bill Martin, now retired in Florida.

I had Bob inscribe the desk on the underside as a permanent reminder of our lifelong friendship.

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Fred Passes By

The leftovers from tropical system Fred edged into the eastern counties of Ohio on Wednesday.

Showers will fade from our weather picture by-in-large through Saturday!

Evenings will be a wonderful time to listen for the late summer chorus of bugs trying to “get noticed,” especially the Katydids! If you don’t know what they sound like, check pout my latest episode of WeatherJazz® which you can listen to on the player below.

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Back To Unsettled

After a glorious weekend (which we needed), it’s back to unsettled beginning Monday.

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Gravity Waves

Notice the ripple effect in the visible satellite image from Monday?

That is evidence of “gravity waves” rippling through the mid-level cloud deck!

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Sermons From Iceland

Looking for a GREAT podcast to start your workweek? If you use a podcast APP, do a search for “Sermons From Iceland.” My friend, Icelandic Pastor Gunnar Gunnarsson, is a great preacher of God’s Word… don’t worry, he preaches in English at the church he pastors (Loftstofan, which means “Upper Room Baptist Church” in Icelandic). Here is Sunday’s message. I have produced them for their podcast for more than a year now. You’ll hear me introduce and close each week’s message.

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Longtime Colleagues

I had the privilege of having a wonderful conversation via Zoom with my longtime friend and colleague, Bryan Busby. He is the “Dick Goddard” of Kansas City at KMBC-TV and has been there for thirty-five years.

BTW, Bryan will be MY guest on WeatherJazz® THIS Friday on Episode #219.

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