Alaska Roadways

Posted by on June 22, 2020 at 4:27 pm

Check out my latest WeatherJazz® podcast episode on how weather affects the challenges of building and sustaining Alaska’s roadway system! 

Sky Drama

Posted by on June 11, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Wednesday’s squall line certainly gave us a number of dramatic moments from the shelf cloud ahead of the rain, to some sunset mammatus clouds, lightning, and double-rainbows.  This image was from the near west side of Cleveland taken by one of my former weather interns, Lauren Hilko. Most of the lightning in the Cleveland […]

Moderate Risk

Posted by on June 10, 2020 at 3:59 pm

Our risk for severe weather this afternoon is quite high: Stay alert as this powerful line comes through. The animation below is 4 PM through 11 PM:

First 90°F Day

Posted by on June 9, 2020 at 8:55 pm

We reached 92°F today, giving us our first 90°F day of the year. It’s not a record, though. We missed it by 1°F. We’re not far off from the normal “first 90°F date” of June 10th, only 1 day earlier than normal. The heat will come to a quick end with the arrival of a […]

Arthur Arrives

Posted by on May 17, 2020 at 4:34 pm

The season’s first tropical storm, Arthur, has arrived on the scene. Note how in the 6-day precipitation forecast sequence, Arthur brushes past the Outer Banks: The upper-level “cut-off” low will clip Ohio for the first few days of the work week. It’s looking like it will be just out of range of affecting our weather […]

Non-Rotating Wall Cloud

Posted by on May 14, 2020 at 11:21 pm

We captured a non-rotating #wallcloud just right of the #Cleveland Airport tower moments ago. This is where the updraft is of the thunderstorm moving over the #CLE metro area as of 6:20 pm. #OHwx #ThisIsCLE #NWS #Cleveland #Ohio #Storm #Weather #Ready — NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) May 14, 2020

Stubborn Cut-Off?

Posted by on May 14, 2020 at 5:47 pm

The atmosphere may toss a monkey wrench into the winds aloft flow next week: Cut-off cool pools often form in the spring as a last gasp of sorts. The dry and warm period may be delayed until late next week. Stay tuned.

Warmth Coming

Posted by on May 13, 2020 at 10:50 pm

The warmth on Thursday and Friday will come at a showery, unstable price, but watch how a strong ridge of warmth pushes into Ohio at the end of next week. That’s when the warmth will be accomopanied by plenty of sunshine. Note that highs at 80°F or higher may arrive late next week! q  


Posted by on May 13, 2020 at 2:27 pm

Year Without A Summer

Posted by on May 8, 2020 at 12:03 am

The year was 1816. Nearly everyone’s summer food crop failed…. …all except Nathaniel Foster’s. Find out why in Episode #106 of my world-audience podcast, WeatherJazz®!