While we welcome (astronomical) winter, Antarctica is welcoming summer!

A former college classmate of mine is doing some research in Antarctica right now. He sent me a photo of a waddle of penguins (20 of them) that were curious about what they were doing.

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Með þér

It has been some time since I last posted. Time has a way to zip by with too many “urgent things” to take care for too much of the time.

I pray your Thanksgiving was memorable and special in every way.

Last night (Friday) while waiting for the (very snowy) PAC12 football game to conclude, I “tuned in” to Icelandic radio. I heard this song (below) and was immediately enamored with the flavor of it. “Með þér” means “With You.”

Apparently, I’m not alone. Með þér is #1 on the Icelandic music chart right now. The artist is Jon Jonsson, an Icelander who studied music at Boston University. Until last year, he was also an international soccer star! I hope you enjoyed “Með þér.” Perhaps you’ll even search it out and download it. I did.

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Catching Air

Yesterday (Thursday), John Tryon was able to photograph KLM Flight #662 enroute from Houston to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with his super-zoom lens.

If you are on Twitter, follow @scannerjt1 to see more of his work.

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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.

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Foliage Comparison

Yes, we are running about a week behind the usual fall foliage color timeline. The current cooler pattern will speed us toward peak foliage this weekend.

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Last Warm Day

Enjoying this warm stretch? Get out there and take in this last warm day! We will go from much warmer than normal to much cooler than normal

On top of that, it looks like we will see the first official overnight low in the 30s by Saturday morning. That’s close to the average date for the first 30s of the year of October 12. Her’s more information on the cool-down on today’s release of Episode #010 of WeatherJazz®:

Fall foliage colors should accelerate this weekend, too. Note that the chlorophyl factories are still open for business right now, encouraged by the warm, sunny days.

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My most recent podcast release from today (September 26) features Steve Asman, CEO of Gust Buster umbrellas on the history of umbrellas, his unique design, and more. You can listen top that episode below. For more episodes, SUBSCRIBE to WeatherJazz® on your favorite podcast app, or visit WeatherJazz®.com.

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WeatherJazz® News

My world-audience podcast, WeatherJazz®, has a fresh, new wind bringing some exciting changes.

Using a new podcast platform, WeatherJazz® will be available not only on iTunes, but virtually every podcast platform out there by the end of September. Episodes will be MUCH more frequent, more free-flowing (like my Facebook LIVE posts on the FOX 8 Weather Facebook page every weeknight at 9 PM), and more timely. The highly produced podcasts will still be in the mix as well.

Go to to listen in, or watch for WeatherJazz® on your favorite podcast platform.

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Good News

So what is your go-to, feel-good song on your iPhone or MP3 player right now? I thought I’d share a few of my top songs on my “CCM” list in the next few weeks.

My #1 foot-stomping, praise song is one by Mandisa, a singer that rose to prominence thanks to Season 5 of American Idol (Jan-May 2006). While she did not win the competition, she made it into the top ten, launching her career as a Gospel and Christian contemporary artist.

Here is the story behind my favorite song, “Good News.”

Now, here is that song. If my guess is right, your foot will be tapping, if not stomping on the floor! Enjoy.

What is YOUR #1 go-to song? Leave me a comment below during the open comment period.

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East vs. West USA

In the vast majority of cases, when it heats up in the eastern United States, it cools off in the western United States. Note the 10-day temperature forecast for the first ten days of August in Cleveland:

I selected an arbitrary city in the western United States (in this case, Spokane, WA) and did a comparison:

The atmosphere is a giant balancing act between heat and cold. More often than not, this balancing act can be seen within the 3,000 east-to-west miles in the United States.

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