30 Years Of AM News

Here are the highlights from the 8 AM hour of the 30-year reunion of the morning newscast on WJW-TV

Now, for comparison, here is the actual hourlong debut of “Newscenter 8 This Morning.”

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Milder Weekend

After two more shots of snow on Wednesday and Friday, look for the air to moderate to pre-March levels.

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Are Climate Models “Good?”

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Snowflake Photos

Join me on my latest podcast with NEOhio local, Wayne Griffith, who started photographing extreme close-ups of snowflakes this winter!


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Lunar Eclipse Photos

Here are some of the beautiful images showing up on social media today as I read Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God.”

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How Often?

I meditated and focused on Ephesians 6:18 (NLT) this morning while I enjoyed my breakfast.

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”

In Moody’s Today In The Word, it mentions a Barna Survey done in 2017 about prayer, asking residents of every city and town if they prayed to God in the last week. They determined that the most prayerful city in America was Columbus, GA (nearly eveyone prayed!). The least prayerful was Springfield/Holyoke, MA with only half the residents praying in the last week. Yet God’s Word tells us we should be praying constantly in “on every occasion.”

I’d like to ask YOU how often you pray? The question is open ended and I’d love to hear from you today. Click on COMMENTS below to offer your thoughts and answers.

By the way, as I’m typing this post, I’m praying for YOU right now!

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Is Winter “Over?”


The warm, blocking Alaska ridge returns at the end of next week, directing the cold air from the north pole back south into the continental USA.

While not as insanely and brutally cold as early January, the jet stream looks like it will position itself to give us an active storm track. Much of that will fall as snow for the first few weeks of February. Stay tuned.

Maps courtesy WeatherBell.com

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Second Coldest

Cleveland’s second coldest day on record occurred on this date (January 24, 1963) when the temperature fell to -19°F. Here are the archived weather maps from that day. You can click ON the image to see the map in full resolution.

Winds Aloft Chart (500 MB):

Surface Map:

Highs/Lows Chart:

Full Archived View January 24, 1963:

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Goodnight John Coleman

I write about my former boss and friend, John Coleman, in my first book, The Extra Mile (available HERE on Amazon). When I first saw John doing weather segments for the brand new national morning program, Good Morning America, I thought John was the best thing that came along since sliced bread. His brand of making the science of meteorology fun and interesting was something that caught this teenager’s eye. There are few of his weather segments I would miss. Here is one from the summer of 1978 after my freshman year in college:

I pray that my friend embraced the Lord before his appointment at the door of eternity. We’ve had the chance to talk about such things and in the last few months. He seemed more open to the ideas of faith in a Rescuer, named Jesus, so it gives me hope that I will see my boyhood weather hero, turned boss, turned friend, someday in the Lord’s presence.

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With the milder breezes overnight, we woke to some “sastrugi-like” pillars on our deck railing this morning.

For those interested in learning more about sastrugi, CLICK HERE.

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