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WeatherBrains 665: Mega Michael Special

WeatherBrains Episode 665 is now online (October 15, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first guest is the Chief Meteorologist at WJHG-TV in Panama City, Florida.  Chris Smith, welcome!

Also joining us is the Meteorologist in Charge at the NWS in Tallahassee, Florida.  Tom Johnstone, welcome!  In addition, Ginger Zee, the Chief Meteorologist at ABC News, offers her insight and her harrowing story at the coast.   Image result for ginger zee

Up next is weather photographer Doug Kiesling, who shared some amazing footage taken from the coast.  Storm chaser Mark Sudduth also shares his story from where he rode out the storm in Panama City and Mexico Beach as well as discusses his GoPro video from Mexico Beach.  Storm Chaser Brett Adair joins WeatherBrains and discusses his amazing and life-threatening story from Mexico Beach.  The Former Director of the National Hurricane Center, Bill Read, also stops by and discusses Michael and it’s impact.

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In addition, also joining us and adding to the all-star guest line-up is Bryan Norcross, Hurricane Specialist at WPLG-TV in Miami Florida.  Phil Klotzbach from Colorado State University also drops by the show. Furthermore, Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President and CEO of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, as well as fellow FLASH associate and VP Mike Rimoldi, both stop by WeatherBrains.

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Devastation along the Florida Gulf Coast after historic Hurricane Michael
  • Discussion on Michael’s storm surge and historical comparisons
  • Building code discussion along the Florida Gulf Coast
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 665:

Hurricane Michael: The Destruction of Mexico Beach, FL

WJHG-TV Panama City, FL

Live Storms Media

FLASH

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Out

Rick Smith –  Out

James Spann – Father Describes Death of Girl, 11, During Hurricane Michael

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 664: Meaty Content

WeatherBrains Episode 664 is now online (October 8, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This week’s Guest WeatherBrain is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering School at Oklahoma State University.  Brian Elbing, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • James describes his experiences witnessing and hearing tornadoes in person
  • Strengthening Hurricane Michael heads toward the Florida Panhandle
  • Snowfall in Colorado
  • Highly amplified pattern across the United States
  • Tornado activity across Iowa
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 661:

OSU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Example of TCV product within Hurricane Michael Advisory

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Out

Rick Smith –  Out

James Spann – Long-term performance metrics for National Weather Service tornado warnings

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Out

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 663: We Can’t Find Aubrey

WeatherBrains Episode 663 is now online (October 1, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us as our Guest WeatherBrain this week is a hydrologist in the Research Applications Lab at NCAR.  He has a background in hydrology, geology and computer science.  In graduate school, he found a happy marriage of these in hydrological modeling, remote sensing, and more recently atmospheric modeling.  Ethan Gutmann, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Should we re-do hurricane classification?
  • Ethan’s hobby of mountain climbing
  • U. S. Weather Roundup
  • Remnants of Hurricane Rosa entering SW United States
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 661:

NCAR/UCAR

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Ethan Gutmann – Two Japanese robots are now happily hopping on an asteroid

Ethan Gutmann – A Japanese company has announced a long-term plan to develop the Moon

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Out

Rick Smith –  Out

James Spann – The Chill of Solar Minimum

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 662: Is That A Toupee???

WeatherBrains Episode 662 is now online (September 24, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us for this episode of WeatherBrains is the Chief Meteorologist at Wichita’s KAKE-TV, and former Birmingham resident Jay Prater. Jay came to KAKE from Panama City, Florida, where he was the morning meteorologist for WJHG-TV. He also worked as the Managing Meteorologist for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee and WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Alabama. During his time in Huntsville, he was a weather consultant to the contractor of the Unity Module. Today Unity is in orbit, as a key component of the International Space Station. Jay’s television career began working weekends for WVTM-TV in his native Birmingham, Alabama starting in 1987.  Jay, welcome to WeatherBrains!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • The 1974 Super Outbreak and how it got Jay Prater into weather as a 4th grader
  • Bill Murray’s May 2004 storm chasing trip
  • The 2007 Greensburg tornado
  • How radio plays a role in teaching broadcasting skills, and how the business model has changed over the decades
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 661:

KAKE-TV

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Jay Prater –  Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Out

Rick Smith –  Out

James Spann – KAKE Greensburg Tornado – May 4, 2007

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Out

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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