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Big Weather Picture: Tornado Bob on Wind Farms, Climate, and Slippery Sidewalks

Offshore wind farm

A chat with our staff meteorologist Bob Conzemius!

In last Tuesday’s talk with "Tornado" Bob Conzemius, Heidi and John discussed the possibility for wind farms on Lake Superior, Bob’s predictions for snowfall this winter, slippery conditions, and how cooling patterns in North America interact with climate change globally! You can tune in to The Big Weather Picture with Tornado Bob on Tuesdays at 8:15.

Our wind farm discussion on the Great Lakes came from our partners at Interlochen Public Radio and their Points North Podcast on Wind Resistance that looks at a first-of-its-kind project has been approved for Lake Erie: six turbines, eight miles from the Cleveland shoreline.

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Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.
As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minn., for 35 years, John Latimer put his own stamp on a career that delivered more than letters. Indeed, while driving the hundred-mile round-trip daily route, he passed the time by observing and recording seasonal changes in nature, learning everything he could about the area’s weather, plants and animals, and becoming the go-to guy who could answer customers’ questions about what they were seeing in the environment.
Sarah Mitchell (she/they) joined the KAXE team in February of 2022. Sarah creates the Season Watch Newsletter, writes segment summaries for the website, and coordinates our Engaging Minnesotans with Phenology project. With a background in wildlife biology, Sarah enjoys learning a little bit about everything, whether it's plants, mushrooms, aquatic invertebrates, or the short-tailed shrew (did you know they can echolocate?).