Fireflies Or Lightning Bugs?

What do YOU call them? Use the COMMENTS section below and let me know! Here is a GREAT 2-hour exposure from “Bill” in Medina showing the firefly trails with the two-hour star trail exposure (looking north). Click ON the image to see a larger version.

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90 Degree Days

From the way things look, we will see a 5-day stretch of 90°F days this week. Let’s talk about 90 degree days in Cleveland along with some supporting lists below the audio player that highlights WeatherJazz® Episode #113.

(Since 2000) List of longest 90°F stretches (in days):

2000 0
2001 3 (Twice)
2002 4 (Twice)
2003 2
2004 1
2005 5
2006 4
2007 3
2008 3
2009 2
2010 5
2011 4
2012 5
2013 3
2014 1
2015 1
2016 5 (Twice)
2017 6
2018 4 (Twice)
2019 3
2020 2 (As Of July 6)



Next Full Moons on July 4th:
2031, 2050, 2069.

Next Full Moons On Christmas Day:
2034, 2053, 2072, 2091
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Tromsø

Tromsø is Norway’s 4th largest city and it is well inside of Earth’s Arctic Circle at almost 70° North latitude. That means Tromsø experiences perpetual sunshine during the summertime. In addition to being home to a research university, there is quite an influx of tourists since Tromsø is so accessible by auto, ship, or aircraft. What is life like in Tromsø in the summer? Let’s ask someone who lives there in today’s episode of WeatherJazz®.

Here’s a LIVE look at Tromsø courtesy of the University of Norway’s webcam:

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Alaska Roadways

Check out my latest WeatherJazz® podcast episode on how weather affects the challenges of building and sustaining Alaska’s roadway system!

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Sky Drama

Wednesday’s squall line certainly gave us a number of dramatic moments from the shelf cloud ahead of the rain, to some sunset mammatus clouds, lightning, and double-rainbows.

This image was from the near west side of Cleveland taken by one of my former weather interns, Lauren Hilko.

Most of the lightning in the Cleveland area occurred on the back side of the storm, occasionally framed by a double-rainbow.

We almost escaped the night without a tornado warning until 9:30 p.m. when this circulating “TVS” (tornado vortex signature) popped up in Columbiana County.

Needless to say, Wednesday was an unusually long work day… which made the leisure Thursday morning coffee and quiet, sunny weather seem extra relaxing.

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Moderate Risk

Our risk for severe weather this afternoon is quite high:

Stay alert as this powerful line comes through. The animation below is 4 PM through 11 PM:

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First 90°F Day

We reached 92°F today, giving us our first 90°F day of the year. It’s not a record, though. We missed it by 1°F. We’re not far off from the normal “first 90°F date” of June 10th, only 1 day earlier than normal.

The heat will come to a quick end with the arrival of a cold front on Wednesday which may trigger severe thunderstorms inb the evening:

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NightLapse June 7-8

Here’s a nighttime time lapse of the waning gibbous moon, 3 nights past full, zipping through the sky on Sunday-Monday. You’ll see Sagittarius immediately to the right of the moon and two bright objects immediately left of the moon. Those two objects are Jupiter and Saturn.

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Strawberry Moon

The moon is full tonight. Hope you can catch a glimpse of it tonight. Here’s what it looked like in Graceville, MN last night!

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Flight Lesson

Join FAA DE Tony Hurst (Zone Aviation, Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio) in his one-hour flight lesson with our son, Noah, who was a very young teen at the time of this lesson. This video was featured in a number of national aviation magazines as being one of the best behind-the-scenes videos of what a one-hour flight lesson is like and was viewed on my previous YouTube Channel over 300,000 times! I moved this video over to my new YouTube Channel. You can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

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