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Longtime Colleagues

July 20, 2021

I had the privilege of having a wonderful conversation via Zoom with my longtime friend and colleague, Bryan Busby. He is the “Dick Goddard” of Kansas City at KMBC-TV and has been there for thirty-five years. BTW, Bryan will be MY guest on WeatherJazz® THIS Friday on Episode #219.

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All Caught Up

July 19, 2021

The notable, accrued rainfall deficit for Cleveland was essentially wiped out in just 12 days. Too much, too quick? YES. The result was quite a bit of local flooding over the weekend.

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Catching Up Quickly

July 13, 2021

One week ago, Cleveland’s rainfall deficit was approaching 6″ for 2021 (since January 1). However, our recent bout of thundery days has quickly erased that deficit down to 2″! That essentially means we’ve seen much above normal rainfall since June 1st. The summer has, indeed, been a bit soggy for many. For anyone looking for […]

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Unique Perspective

July 8, 2021

Check out the approach of Wednesday afternoon’s severe thunderstorms from Victoria (@Victoria_Noel22 via Twitter):

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What A Show!

July 7, 2021

Wednesday afternnoon’s round of severe thunderstorms put on quite a show in the downtown Cleveland area just after 4 o’clock. I captured this lightning bolt just beyond the Quay-55 building near thge East 55th Street exit on I-90 as seen from the station’s outdoor weather set. No more than 30 seconds after this lightning bolt, […]

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Dramatic Finish

July 1, 2021

Last night’s long line of severe thunderstorms from Boston to Washington DC made for a rather dramatic end to the month of June. While there were no reported tornado touchdowns, there was a rather LONG list (263) of places reporting some kind of wind damage. Here is a photo that longtime friend Neil Manausa snapped […]

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90°F Day #2

June 29, 2021

Today’s (Tuesday’s) high of 92°F (Cleveland and Akron-Canton) makes it the second consecutive day of maximum temperatures of 90°F or higher. Chances are we will not see a third consecutive day (official definition of a heatwave for NEOhio) because of increased cloud cover and shower and thunderstorm coverage. A few local backyards picked up 3-5″ […]

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First 90°F Of 2021

June 28, 2021

At 2 p.m., Cleveland officially nibbled at the 90°F mark for the first time since late August in 2020 (there were no 90s°F in September!. Additionally, it was hot enough to trigger random thunderstorms from 3 p.m. forward, but these should die down after the sun sets tonight.

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Iceland Volcano News

June 24, 2021



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Crepuscular Rays

June 23, 2021



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