Monthly Archives: September 2015

Historical Perspective On El Niño In Cincinnati

El Niño is the warm phase of an atmospheric and oceanic oscillation called ENSO, or the El Niño Southern Oscillation. The word “oscillation” implies that El Niño comes and goes on a semi-regular schedule (every couple to few years). El … Continue reading

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How My Father Still Inspires Me 19 Years After His Death

Everyone has dates that cannot be scrubbed from their mind. September 17, 1996 is at the top of my list. It is the day that my father suddenly died. Long before his death, my father lived his dream. He was … Continue reading

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Perspective On 90°+ Heat In September 2015

Today marks the 7th straight day in Cincinnati where the temperature hit or went above 90°. It is not unusual for the temperature to reach 90° during September in Cincinnati, but a week-long stretch of 90°+ heat is uncommon. Including … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Revisit Weather Safety And Personal Responsibility

Weather has the power to be inconvenient and – unfortunately – can be a threat to life and property. The danger that weather presents depends on the situation; lightning may not be a significant threat to you in your home, … Continue reading

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Was Summer 2015 In Cincinnati More Humid Than Average?

Answering the question “How humid was it this summer?” requires an understanding of the dewpoint. The dewpoint is a temperature that indicates an absolute measure of how much moisture there is in the air. Knowing the dewpoint is helpful for … Continue reading

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A Lack Of Heat In Summer, August 2015

Meteorological summer 2015 has come to an end, and it was 34th coolest, 112th warmest, and 17th wettest on record in Cincinnati. This summer finished 3.78″ below average for rainfall and about 0.74° below average for temperature. Based on the … Continue reading

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