Archive for January, 2021

A DC Bullseye

January 31, 2021

The DC snow drought appears to be ending!~ Heaviest will center between Philadelphia and New York. Ohio will be receiving just a glancing blow of the second arm of snowfall. The farther south one travels, the more snow will likely accumulate.

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Next Snow Potential

January 28, 2021

The lake effect snow showers Thursday night and early Friday will remain a nominal event compared to the potential developing for Sunday and Monday. Here is a progression of forecast maps that show the snowy periods developing sometime on Sunday. By later Tuesday, the snow will stop after enough snow to push around with a […]

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GREAT Filing System!

January 27, 2021

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Can The Dew Point Go Below Zero?

January 20, 2021

How often has anyone ever seen the dew point go below zero? Is it even possible? Let’s explore via latest episode of WeatherJazz®! Show notes: In 2020, Cleveland’s lowest dew point stayed above zero, but just barely: +1.0°F – February 14, 2020 In the summer, dew points above 70°F are somewhat common (very humid). In […]

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Clouds vs. Snow Pack

January 19, 2021

How can you tell the difference between cloud cover and snow pack on a visible satellite image? It can be very difficult UNTIL you assemble those images into a loop! Bottom line: Clouds move; Snow pack does not!

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Atmospheric Eddies

January 17, 2021

Satellite and radar loops are excellent resources when trying to find the center of even the smallest low pressure system. Take Sunday, for example. To locate the center of the low, look for the counter-clockwise spinning motion. In BOTH visible satellite and radar loops, you can see it spinning from near Moline, Illinois and moving […]

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Turning The Corner

January 15, 2021

January has been REALLY kind to us, that is thus far. Officially, only 0.2″ of snow has fallen. Add to that sunshine and highs in the 40s°F on Wednesday and Thursday and the only remaining wintry artifacts are a couple of tiny patches of snow where it initially piled up from our new snow blower. […]

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One More Day Of Grace

January 13, 2021

Highs on Thursday will mimic those of Wednesday (42-46°F) before a system moves in on Friday that will change our pattern from a quiet and mild one to a colder and snoiwier one. Note the changeover from rain showers to snow showers late Friday: Here is a 10-day animation of total snowfall projected. Note how […]

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Stunning Sunday Clouds

January 11, 2021

If you looked up anytime today, you may have noticed the very textured clouds. Thjy are known as “altocumulus” clouds and were forming between 20,000 and 30,000 feet high. There was just enough moisture aloft to allow these clouds as well as the formation of commercial jet aircraft condensation trails, better known as “contrails.” Note […]

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Duking It Out

January 8, 2021

The skies cleared out for a little while during the overnight period. Sally and I both saw the bright winter constellations out our windows in the wee hours of Friday. Sadly, when we woke, the clouds moved back in. However, watch the visible satellite sequence below. Not how much dry air and sunshine there is […]

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