Science

Can The Dew Point Go Below Zero?

Posted by on January 20, 2021 at 5:58 pm

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 […]

Stunning Sunday Clouds

Posted by on January 11, 2021 at 12:07 am

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 […]

Stratospheric Clouds

Posted by on December 29, 2020 at 6:33 pm

I’ve seen a number of posts over the last few days of “stratospheric clouds” that are illuminated by a very low-angle sun in some of the arctic areas of the northern hemisphere. Here is a good example posted by Arnibjörn of Twitter earlier today:

The Iceland Project

Posted by on December 7, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Host André Bernier speaks to Gunnar Ingi Gunnarsson, pastor of Loftstofan Baptistakirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland to talk about the dark winter days, the northern lights, and about Gunnar’s faith story and how he became the pastor of a church in Iceland. This episode is also a complete VIDEO episode which you can watch on the […]

Laura’s Effects

Posted by on August 27, 2020 at 6:48 pm

Hurricane Laura slammed into Cameron, Louisiana a little after midnight today as a Category 4 hurricane. The peak wind (before the power and connections went out) at Lake Charles Municipal Airport just after 2 a.m. was clocked at 137 m.p.h. The National Weather Service Office there evacuated all employees earlier. It’s a good thing. Look […]

Rainbows!

Posted by on August 24, 2020 at 6:13 pm

Why don’t we ever seem to see rainbows at high noon? There’s a great reason for that! Let’s explore the relationship between the sun angle and rainbows in today’s episode of WeatherJazz®. Here is the photo to which I made reference in the podcast: My new WeatherJazz® Audience Connect line is: 234-525-5888. Call anytime you […]

Production Frequency?

Posted by on August 11, 2020 at 5:44 pm

Be sure to VOTE! How often would you like to see WeatherJazz® episodes released? — Andre Bernier (@AndreBernier) August 10, 2020

Tropical Stats

Posted by on July 29, 2020 at 5:22 pm

Statistically, there are more Wednesday tropical system landfalls in the USA than any other day since 1851: Also, why are tropical systems now called “invests?” Find out more on Episode #116 of my world-audience podcast, WeatherJazz®:

Soil Monitor July 23

Posted by on July 23, 2020 at 5:28 pm

Only the northeast corner of Ohio is seeing normal soil moisture conditions as of today. The remainder is either “abnormally dry” or in “moderate drought” conditions. q

Tromsø

Posted by on June 24, 2020 at 3:23 pm

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. […]