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Because there is much more to weather than the weather itself! What Is It About The Weather is a podcast/vidcast series where we explore the various ways weather is intertwined into and impacts our lives. Weather itself is interesting and amazing, but what can be even more fascinating and intriguing is how much influence it actually has in our lives. In this journey we hope you will find yourself laughing, enjoying, and learning and from time to time even uttering "I did not know that". Weather geek by nature, atmospheric scientist by degree and meteorologist by trade, your host Mark T Jelinek loves talking about the weather. That love for weather actually drove him back to graduate school after a successful first career in the information services field. He looks forward to expanding your weather horizons and along the way is likely to be heard muttering "I did not know that".

Because there is much more to weather than the weather itself! What Is It About The Weather is a podcast/vidcast series where we explore the various ways weather is intertwined into and impacts our lives. Weather itself is interesting and amazing, but what can be even more fascinating and intriguing is how much influence it actually has in our lives. In this journey we hope you will find yourself laughing, enjoying, and learning and from time to time even uttering "I did not know that". Weather geek by nature, atmospheric scientist by degree and meteorologist by trade, your host Mark T Jelinek loves talking about the weather. That love for weather actually drove him back to graduate school after a successful first career in the information services field. He looks forward to expanding your weather horizons and along the way is likely to be heard muttering "I did not know that".
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Because there is much more to weather than the weather itself! What Is It About The Weather is a podcast/vidcast series where we explore the various ways weather is intertwined into and impacts our lives. Weather itself is interesting and amazing, but what can be even more fascinating and intriguing is how much influence it actually has in our lives. In this journey we hope you will find yourself laughing, enjoying, and learning and from time to time even uttering "I did not know that". Weather geek by nature, atmospheric scientist by degree and meteorologist by trade, your host Mark T Jelinek loves talking about the weather. That love for weather actually drove him back to graduate school after a successful first career in the information services field. He looks forward to expanding your weather horizons and along the way is likely to be heard muttering "I did not know that".

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English

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Episodes

Why Did I Get That Weather?

1/12/2018
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Many places on the earth tend to experience a specific range of weather types, but what about when the unusual happens? In the past we have explored these limits, but what about when things seek outside the norms? Here are some links from this episode: Us Fleet Preparations – Tornadoes & Waterspouts https://www.cnic.navy.mil/content/dam/cnic/cnrj/cfa_okinawa/pdfs/NEO/Tornados/Tornado%20Pamplet.pdf Hawaii Ski […]

Duration: 00:29:11


Do Meteorologists Confer Like Everyone Else?

1/5/2018
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So what exactly happens at a weather conference? Is it just a bunch of meteorologists giving weather forecasts one after the other? In this episode we explore the world of weather conferences and in particular the upcoming AMS Annual Meeting where our host will discuss the results of the recent survey many of you participated […]

Duration: 00:26:40


Where Does My Weather Forecast Come From? – The Delivery

12/29/2017
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We wrap up our series on where our weather forecasts come from. In this last phase of the process, the delivery, we explore the challenges and future changes to look for as your weather forecast source does its best to turn the fire hose of weather forecast inputs into a coherent and accurate forecast for […]

Duration: 00:32:39


Does Cold Weather Make Us More Charitable?

12/22/2017
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Does weather play a role in your charitable giving? In particular, does cold weather make you more likely to help others or give to a worthy cause? In this winter season, we explore the connection between weather and how likely we are to donate to charities in this episode. Here are some links for those […]

Duration: 00:25:12


Did Weather Give Us The Statue Of Liberty?

12/15/2017
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Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was a bit of a jab at Napoleon? Maybe you have heard that the march into Russia in 1812, was the start of Napoleon’s demise. You may have also heard about some brutal weather Napoleon’s forces faced as it traveled from Moscow back home. However, was weather […]

Duration: 00:29:19


Where Does My Forecast Come From? – The Corrections

12/8/2017
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Have you ever wondered where your weather forecast actually comes from? How about how much it changes from when the model spits it out and you actually receive it? Many forecasts that reach you will have undergone some sort of correction to improve its quality. Post processing is a common element of the forecasting routine. […]

Duration: 00:35:42


What Does Your Weather Equation Look Like?

12/1/2017
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Please take the survey – www.WhatIsItAboutTheWeather.com/survey. Do you ever think about your relationship with weather in terms of an equation? Maybe you should. From simple aspects of how weather makes you feel to the more complex evaluation of how you act when potentially dangerous weather is forecast. Understanding a logical course of behavior can be […]

Duration: 00:23:59


Did You Think About The Weather Before You Did That?

11/24/2017
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Do you always pay attention to the weather? How about when it looks like clear skies are likely? Some seem to and clearly some others should, especially if they are in the demolition or nuclear waste industries! In this episode, we take a look at how seemingly benign high pressure systems can actually cause lots […]

Duration: 00:32:09


Who Do You Trust?

11/17/2017
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Trust factors influences many aspects of our decision making process, and it is no different with weather. Who do you trust to educate you about weather? Who do you trust to prepare you for weather? Who do you trust to protect you from weather? Who do you trust to save you during weather? Who do […]

Duration: 00:33:27


Where Does My Weather Forecast Come From? – The Models

11/10/2017
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Have you ever wondered where your weather forecast actually comes from? The ways in which we receive our weather forecasts has changed quite a bit over the last two decades, from the delivery, to the creators, to even the sources of weather information. So how does it really happen, from the first measurement of temperatures […]

Duration: 00:35:50


Who’s Too Sensitive

11/3/2017
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We certainly live in a time of increased sensitivity to issues as well as one that is more provocative. This disruptive time creates an interesting environment in particular for high profile weather forecasted events as well as strong criticism of when the forecasts fail to live up to expectations of the recipient. Are the criticisms […]

Duration: 00:33:12


Spooky or Scary? Weather That Is

10/27/2017
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What weather do you find spooky? How about scary? Is there a difference between the two? Does it matter? We explore the idea of weather that may put you on edge or just scare the beejeebers out of you! Some useful links from this episode: On the nature of creepiness http://scottbarrykaufman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/McAndrew-Koehnke-2016.pdf 10 of the spookiest […]

Duration: 00:35:01


Where Does My Weather Forecast Come From? – The Data

10/20/2017
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Have you ever wondered where your weather forecast actually comes from? The ways in which we receive our weather forecasts has changed quite a bit over the last two decades, from the delivery, to the creators, to even the sources of weather information. So how does it really happen, from the first measurement of temperatures […]

Duration: 00:36:06


What Do You Do When Weather Comes After You?

10/13/2017
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When dangerous weather is headed toward you, how prepared are you? What will you do if you find yourself stuck in dangerous weather situation or trying to deal with an event you were impacted by? We dive into the idea of what you might want to think about when planning for weather events that might […]

Duration: 00:25:22


What’s Weather Got To Do With My Insurance?

10/6/2017
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We often thinks about car wrecks or burglars breaking into our homes when we think about our insurance needs. However, have you ever really thought about what causes the bulk of insurance claims? (Hint – it might have something to do with the weather). In this episode we explore the many ways that weather influences […]

Duration: 00:31:04


Was Aristotle Bad For Weather?

9/29/2017
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Who was the father of meteorology? While maybe not the first to document weather or have weather theories, Aristotle would become the defacto source of weather theory for nearly 2000 years. Imagine the earth being surrounded by water then air and then fire. Well, those beliefs lasted a long time and served as a baseline […]

Duration: 00:34:17


Why Is Weather Essential To Advancing Technology?

9/22/2017
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Numerical weather prediction was born before computers and to this day leverages every technology advance we have seen. Why is it that weather forecasting is arguably the most effective discipline for maximizing the benefits of technology? Here a few useful links from this episode: The quiet revolution of numerical weather prediction http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7567/abs/nature14956.html The weather social […]

Duration: 00:37:46


Should Meteorologists Go Dark?

9/15/2017
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The way weather information is communicated has evolved significantly since the rise of television as have the skill sets of most meteorologists who engage with the public. Even as things have improved, is there enough emphasis on the communication element of the job? Have expectations become too high given the skills needed to not only […]

Duration: 00:34:32


Did History Change Weather?

9/8/2017
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We have explored many cases of when weather changed history, but is it possible that history changed weather? We explore a well known event in the world’s history, the sailing of the HMS Beagle and its well known passenger … Charles Darwin. So what does this have to do with the weather? We explore this […]

Duration: 00:32:02


Why Are You Politicizing The Weather?

9/1/2017
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On the heels of some very tragic weather related events, we ask why does weather get politicized? Is this a bad thing? Can it serve a positive purpose? Join the the conversation in the latest episode! Pick an option and support the Harvey (and Mumbai) victims Where to Donate to Harvey Victims (and How to […]

Duration: 00:31:45

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