Episode  #0032 - "Effective Communication & Preparedness"

Episode #0032 - "Effective Communication & Preparedness"

On this week's show, Jimmy is on a work trip, but Becky and Joel are joined by Mihn Phan and Castle Williams from the WeatherHype podcast.

Episode #0031 - "You Dropped A Bomb On Me"

Episode #0031 - "You Dropped A Bomb On Me"

Episode #0030 - "You're Cold As Ice"

Episode #0030 - "You're Cold As Ice"

On this week's episode, Becky's husband Dan DePodwin joins us to discuss historical cold snaps like the one we just experienced. 

Show Notes!

Devastation of the FL Citrus Crop in 1894/1895


December 29 1984 (18 Orlando; 24 West Palm)

1899 Cold Snap


Official Monthly Weather Review from the Weather Bureauhttps://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/Monthly-Weather-Review-February-1899.pdf

  • February 13th

  • TLH -2F w/snow + capitol snowball fights

  • MIA sub 30 (29) - only recorded a lower temperature twice

  • Lexington, VA 70”; only a few hours drive away :)

  • Port of NO completely frozen causing significant economical challenges

  • Partially responsible for recession in June to 1901

  • Virginia (6th coldest February on record)

  • -3 Richmond

  • -12 Alexandria

  • Frost in Cuba

1936 Cold and Heat

February 1936 - Coldest Feb on record, narrowingly beating 1899.

The average temperature in Devils Lake for a five-week period ending Feb. 21, 1936 was -21. McIntosh, S.D., hit -58, Jordan, Mont. -60 and Sceptre, Sask., -63.

The Minot Daily News reported on Feb. 17, 1936, that “the cold spell that has brought sub-zero weather for 46 days will hold sway” for a few more days. According to the NWS Minot averaged 32 degrees below normal throughout February 1936. Relief came in the form of temperatures ranging from -10 to -20, or 50 to 60 degrees less than what the Minot area has been experiencing this winter.

121 degree record experienced in ND on July 6 (Steele, ND). - http://www.minotdailynews.com/news/local-news/2016/02/1936-coldest-winter-ever/

Followed by one of the most extreme summers on record.

  • 5000 deaths

  • Some low temps above 90

  • 100 degrees on 8 consecutive days at Midway



1985 Cold Wave


Coldest morning (-18) in Pittsburgh since 1899.


1986 Challenger Disaster


Cold Wave: - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_wave

 Episode #0029 - "The Tornados of 2018"

Episode #0029 - "The Tornados of 2018"

On this week's show we discuss tornados throughout the year in 2018. Ian Livingston and Katie Wheatley join Becky, Jimmy, and Joel to review the overall muted tornado season. 

 Episode #0028 - "Winter 2018 - 2019 Predictions"

Episode #0028 - "Winter 2018 - 2019 Predictions"

Its the beginning of Season Two! On this week's show we discuss last winter vs this winter snow total predictions as well as talk about another El Nino, the "polar vortex", the Arctic Oscillation (AO) and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO).


Show Notes!

Winter 2018 - 2019

Last winter's prediction results.

The North Atlantic Oscillation

Global Patterns: Arctic & North Atlantic Oscillations

FiveThirtyEight Forecasts The National Dog Show

This year's snow predictions:

  • Jimmy @ Richmond Airport: 37 inches

  • Becky @ Penn State U: 42 inches

  • Joel @ Dulles Airport: 46 inches

Current Arctic Oscillation Status

Current North Atlantic Oscillation Status