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You asked and meteorologist Jay Scotland answered. We picked two questions from CBC Community members, one from Joshua Freund, the other from Andrew Coote.

Joshua asked about humidity and the effect it has on visibility, while Andrew asked about why temperatures can vary in different forecasts for the same city.

Watch our video to see what Jay Scotland answers.


Will it be cloudy tomorrow? Can I plan my picnic in the park for the weekend or will it rain? Just how high is the humidex today?

CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland is the man with the answers to all those questions. From Monday to Friday on CBC News Network, starting bright and early at 6:00 a.m. ET, Jay provides weather forecasts to Canadians across the country.

It takes a lot of training to be a meteorologist at CBC News. Jay started with Algonquin College's broadcast program, which led to stints at CKWS in Kingston, and CHEX in Peterborough and eventually to a job with the CBC. Jay is a graduate of Mississippi State University's renowned Operational Meteorology Program and also holds the coveted weathercaster endorsement from the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.

You can also follow Jay on Twitter under the handle @jayscotland.


Ask CBC News is a monthly series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at how we gather and report the news. It's part of an ongoing effort to be more transparent about what we do.

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You can check out our past Ask CBC videos here, including answers from reporters Adrienne Arsenault, David McKie, Eli Glasner and Derek Stoffel.

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