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LIVE – Volcano Eruption Watch

March 4, 2021

From Keilir Mountain near Grindivík, Iceland:  Click to read more about it HERE.

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Little Free Libraries

March 3, 2021

Question for Open Line Friday on #WeatherJazz®: Have you ever visited/used a “Little Free Library?” Which one? Did you take a book o0r leave a book? Which one(s)?   Call the WeatherJazz® Audience Connect Line at (234)-525-5888 to tell me about your experience in 90 seconds or less (by Thursday afternoon, March 4).

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What Is A “Planet?”

March 3, 2021

The official astronomical definition of a “planet” changed in 2006. When it did, the planet we all knew as Pluto lost its classification! So what is the definition of a planet? It hinges on three criteria, the last of which caught Pluto on the short end of the stick. Let’s expand on this topic as […]

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March 1, 2021

Be encouraged! While March can be a fickle month, it will invariably bring increasing hints of warmer days. Let’s review February and see if we can detect any patterns setting up for the merry month of March.

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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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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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