Archive for February, 2021

The Weather On Mars

February 24, 2021

What is the weather like on Mars? What are the similarities and differences between earth and Mars? With the recent successful landing of the NASA Martian rover, Perseverance, many people have asked these questions and more. Let’s explore as well as listen to NASA’s Mission Control audio as Perseverance made it’s landing attempt. The actual […]

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Praiseworthy

February 24, 2021

God sure is creative! This was the scene just outside the doors of the Fairbanks, Alaska National Weather Service on Monday morning. The sun has been active and I’ve heard from our friends in Iceland that their nighttime skies have been very colorful, too. In the meantime, the new Mars rover has been beaming back […]

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The Big Recede

February 23, 2021

One week ago, we set a USA snowpack record (Lower 48 States) at 73.2%… today, that snowpack has receded to 36% thanks to a quick warmup in the Southern Plains.

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BIG Cracks!

February 21, 2021

Check out the big cracks in the ice as seen from the MODIS low-orbiting satellite on Sunday morning. This image should frighten anyone into NEVER venturing on the ice! There’s a saying around here which rings true: NO ice is safe ice. In the meantime, watch this infrared loop showing Sicily’s Mt. Etna erupting for […]

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Tubby, The Iowa Supercat

February 19, 2021

It’s Open Line Friday! I have a listener question about the conditions that precede the development of windshield frost on vehicles in the morning. I’ll also continue my conversation with meteorologist Jeff Kennedy, formerly from KWWL-7, Waterloo, Iowa, about his cat Tubby (photo below) along with Jeff’s fascinating faith journey that parallel’s mine in so […]

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Your Questions On WeatherJazz®

February 19, 2021

From Meteorologist André Bernier: If you have any question for Open Line Friday for The WeatherJazz® Podcast, call me and leave me your weather, science, or even personal question at: (234)-525-5888

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Lingering Snow Showers

February 18, 2021

The lingering snow showers we see through Saturday will be the kind we will easily deal with. In most cases, the minimal accumulations (1-2″ where snow showers are a bit more stubborn) will be very fluffy and light, easy to push around with a shovel or brush. Happy Frrrrriday, all! Be sure to download or […]

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Evolution Of The Cold

February 17, 2021

In this 7-day animation, watch as the record cold reports (blue and black dots) spread from the northern plains and spread south to the deep south:

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Extreme Cold

February 16, 2021

Record-setting deep arctic cold is sprawling into the nation’s breadbasket and will curl into Ohio behind last night’s snow and sleet. Temperatures overnight will average near zero, but go well below inland away from the lakeshore: A second storm will keep the cold air in place through the weekend. Initial storm track will mean that […]

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Houston Snowfall

February 15, 2021

When daylight returned to the Houston area Monday morning, residents were shocked to see so much snow! No one living today in the Houston area has ever seen snow cover the ground AND the sandy beaches like this. In the meantime, Dallas’ previous  record low of 15°F was SMASHED when their morning temperature fell to […]

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