The Weather Whys Podcast

The Weather Whys Podcast

The Weather Whys Podcast is a weather podcast for anyone, whether you're a weather newbie or a "weather weenie.” Hosted by Ed Oswald, this biweekly podcast is a production of The Weather Station Experts. Among the topics we’ll cover include weather, climate, and sustainability. After listening to each episode, you’ll have a basic understanding of the topic and its importance. There’s no hype on this podcast, just the facts, and all within ten minutes or less If you have an interest in the weather, this podcast's for you. New episodes generally released bi-weekly or monthly.

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June 28, 2024 5 mins
In this episode of The Weather Whys podcast, host Ed Oswald explains the often misunderstood differences between weather and climate. Weather refers to short-term atmospheric conditions that change frequently, while climate represents long-term patterns over decades or centuries. Ed highlights how weather impacts daily life and how climate influences long-term planning and global issues like ... Read more
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In this episode of the Weather Whys Podcast, host Ed Oswald delves into the fascinating topic of Milankovitch cycles—patterns in Earth’s rotation and orbit that drive long-term climate change. Learn about the Earth’s axial progression, obliquity, and eccentricity, and discover how these cycles impact seasonal contrasts, global warming, and historical climate events. Explore the intriguing ... Read more
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In this episode of the Weather Whys Podcast, we talk home weather stations! Host Ed Oswald from The Weather Station Experts reviews the top five home weather stations for 2024. The top five stations include the budget-friendly Ambient Weather WS-1965, the durable Davis Vantage Vue, the versatile Ambient Weather WS-5000, the high-tech Tempest Weather System, ... Read more
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Is Tornado Alley shifting east? In this episode of Weather Whys, we delve into the shifting patterns of tornado activity in the United States. We thought this episode would be especially relevant with the traditional peak of tornado season upon us. Tornado Alley has traditionally meant the Great Plains, but tornadoes are becoming more frequent ... Read more
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If you live near the East Coast, hurricanes are a fact of life during the summer and early fall for most. In this episode of Weather Whys, host Ed Oswald looks at the Atlantic hurricane season in detail. Where hurricanes are most likely to form shifts throughout the season, leading up to a dramatic peak ... Read more
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Well, you don’t always need a script to do a podcast as we’ve found out in this episode of the Weather Whys Podcast! Your host Ed Oswald shares a personal story about witnessing the Northern Lights after a series of powerful solar storms on May 11th. The storms caused the most stunning aurora display in ... Read more
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As the West Coast reels from a historic megadrought, California faces a pivotal question: Is the dry spell finally over? In this riveting episode of the Weather Whys Podcast, join host Ed Oswald as we delve into the recent meteorological phenomena that have soaked the Golden State. Unpack the science behind atmospheric rivers, the lifeblood ... Read more
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Join us on the first episode of the Weather Whys Podcast, where host Ed Oswald from The Weather Station experts, takes us through a riveting review of 2023’s extreme weather events. From record-breaking rainfall to scorching heatwaves, wildfires to flash droughts, and historic hurricanes, we delve into the forces behind these phenomena, including the impact ... Read more
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Welcome to the inaugural episode of Weather Whys, where curiosity meets meteorology! Join host Ed Oswald from the Weather Station Experts as he introduces a podcast dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of weather and climate. Discover what makes Weather Whys a unique addition to your audio library, with its commitment to education, factual science, and ... Read more
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