News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Knight Foundation

Greater Akron Chamber

For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )

Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us

Winds aloft are part of the reason for our stormy skies
A national pattern is creating some rough weather times for us

Tim Rudell
Ominous clouds gather over Canton as they have over much of Northeast Ohio.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Lately, if you live in northeast Ohio, and especially in Medina, Summit and Stark counties, you may think you’re at the end of some kind of conveyor belt of bad weather. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports: It’s not your imagination.

LISTEN: Disturbing weather patterns

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:58)

Great currents -- like in the sea but in the air -- are main drivers of our weather. John Chandik, former member of the Board of Governors of the American Meteorological Society and a forty-year veteran of forecasting weather in the Great Lakes region says part of the Jet stream is basically stalled over the Middle of the country.

"If you can think of a big swath, from two miles to five miles above the ground, all the way from, say, the Dakotas, down into the central Appalachians, and then back up the east coast, that would be the main position of this Jet Stream steering winds, spreading the conditions every two to five days or so for showers and thunderstorms to have showers or thunderstorm develop over your area.”

Chandik says the rapid storm cycle of recent weeks has filled local lakes and streams and saturated the ground. That’s why we’re seeing an unusual number of flood watches and warnings…and why we need to really pay attention to those. 

Listener Comments:

Wondering if you remember a person in your past that worked data for you at UWM-Milwaukee in correlating radar images to storms/rainfall?
Would like to hear from you.

Posted by: Donald Dettmann (Houston, Texas) on August 4, 2014 5:08AM
Add Your Comment


E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

New options in Ohio for secular wedding ceremonies
Hello Mike, I support this action. I was not previously aware of the difficulty couples may encounter in locating officials to serve in their non-religious mar...

Northeast Ohio prepares for the next refugees -- whoever they may be
What a better place to place refugees than in the Midwest cities that have a steady population decline. These refugees will bring much to the culture and the ec...

Charter reform bill includes controversial change for some teachers
I work for a former White Hat charter school; it was sold to another (for-profit) company this past summer and we were told that they would not pay into STRS/PE...

Bhutanese resettlement has had a big economic impact
Informative especially for nonmembers of North Hill. I appreciate the fact that you mention that the younger generation has an easier time than the elders but t...

Ottawa County Commissioner sworn in as new house member
Congratulations on your new appointment to the Ohio House. I'm certain you will do an outstanding job in your new role representing our district. When you have...

Holden Arboretum opens a new canopy walk and emergent tower
Visited the Holden Arboretum today to witness the incredible work you did constructing the tower and bridges.WOW! Very impressed. Knew the build had to be great...

Local club works to bring back the once-prevalent American elm
I would love to help! Where would I get some of the new Strain so I could plant them?

Four Geauga school districts consider consolidating on the Kent State campus
Berkshire was smart to merge with Ledgemont because it had shrinking enrollment and excess capacity at its high school. Now that Cardinal is dragging its feet ...

Ohio Rep. John Boccieri sworn into office and hopes to look for 'middle ground' with colleagues
Welcome back to the Statehouse, John. You are a terrific representative in the truest sense always representing the people's voice in teh district you serve. ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University