Rainbow At 1 PM?

How can that happen? Easy, if there are enough raindrops in front of the camera. This rainbow was visible with only five feet of heavy raindrops as the sun was coming out behind this thunderstorm as it pulled away from us this afternoon.


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First Amendment Reminder

LorettAToday, five Republican Senators have sent a letter to Lynch reminding her that in America, we don’t have thought police and the Justice Department doesn’t have the power or authority to punish an entire industry because the people in it they think differently than the progressives in charge of the government.

“We write today to demand that the Department of Justice immediately cease its ongoing use of law enforcement resources to stifle private debate on one of the most controversial public issues of our time  — climate change,” the letter states. “As you well know, initiating criminal prosecution for a private entity’s opinions on climate change is a blatant violation of the First Amendment and an abuse of power that rises to the level of prosecutorial misconduct.”

CLICK HERE to read the full story.

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Amazing Lightning

Check out this amazing lightning video, recorded on an ultra-high speed camera at a frame rate of 7,000 frames per second. This lightning strike, in real time, occurred in 0.005 seconds. The video is courtesy Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida.

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Silencing Realists

If looking at the science is not able to persuade people that catastrophic, man-induced global warming is real, then silence your opposition with every possible means… including banning books that raise healthy abnd intelligent skepticism. That’s what this Portland, Maine school board has effectively done.


The Federalist writer, Robert Tracinski, caps his article with this sentence:

“That’s the dead giveaway that this (action) isn’t (based on) science but is instead one of those other fields Sagan mentioned: religion or politics or an unholy fusion of the two.”

Click here to read the entire story.

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Texas Chase

As advertised in our summer weather outlook, most of the severe weather focus (at least early in the summer) would be in the southern and central plains due to the upper level dynamics. Monday’s severe weather was no exception with a handful of tornadoes in west Texas.


Storm chaser from my alma mater, Lyndon State College, Garrett Gwiazda, captured these funnels against the backdrop of post-sunset lightning.



You can see his full post on his web site here.

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Early Sunrises

Beginning Wednesday, the sun rises at 6:00 a.m. or earlier until July 4th. Grab that first cup of coffee and head out to your porch or deck to watch the sunrise.


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Psalms 146-150

Here is the message that I brought to Chesterland Baptist Church on Sunday on Psalm 146-150. The audio runs about 37 minutes.

Psalms 146 – 150

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Looking For Skyline

Does anyone personally know of a place that would host a web camera with a great view of the Cleveland skyline for use in weather segments on FOX 8? Preferably, it would be on an upper floor from one of our taller downtown Cleveland buildings. Please drop me an email at andre.bernier@fox8.com if you know of someone that would be open to hosting a camera.


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May So Far


One of the biggest and most memorable highlights would be the huge temperature drop from our warmest day thus far on May 12th, to accumulating snow three days later!

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Warm Stats

Let’s look ahead to the warmer days of summer since the normal highs are now at 70°F


70°F+ = 37% of the year.

80°F+ = 20% of the year.

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