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WeatherBrains 687: Are You Sure You Want To See My Face That Close?

WeatherBrains Episode 687 is now online (March 18, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our Guest WeatherBrains tonight are geographers who study the intersections of physical science and social science as it relates to tornadoes and all meteorological hazards.   Dr.  Stephen Strader and Dr. Walker Ashley, welcome to the show!

Tonight’s first Guest Panelist is from the Carolina Weather Group Podcast.  He spent 15 years as a professional firefighter.  In 2017, he decided to start pursuing weather and started a blog.  He joined Carolina Weather Group in 2018.  Chris Jackson, welcome!

Also joining us as Guest Panelist is a Mississippi State University meteorology student who is also in charge of this year’s Southeast Severe Storms Symposium.  Alex Forbes, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • National Weather Podcast Month
  • Vortex Southeast
  • 2019 Southeast Severe Storms Symposium
  • Correlation between mobile homes and tornado fatalities
  • Mapping of mobile homes and utilizing it on-air during severe weather
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Web Sites from Episode 687:

Carolina Weather Group

VORTEX Southeast

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson –  Out

Dr. Walker Ashley – Google Earth Engine

Dr. Stephen Strader – “The Acts of God” by Ted Steinberg

Chris Jackson – Pollen blizzard tweet

Alex Forbes – NWS Omaha evacuated due to flooding

Troy Kimmel – NWS Louisville Scientific Training Documents

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Dr. Walker Ashley 2007 paper

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Out

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Foghorn

James Spann – NBCU Stations’ Weather Forecast: Top Notch

Aubrey Urbanowicz – NWS Wilmington tweet

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 686: A Little Bit Of Vodka

WeatherBrains Episode 686 is now online (March 11, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s show is the inspiration of weather enthusiast, Nashville attorney and NashSevereWx founder David Drobny.

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is Brett Kern, starting punter for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL.  He just completed his 11th season and is the longest tenured Titan on the roster.  Welcome to the show!

Tonight’s Guest Panelists include hosts Castle Williams and Minh Phan from the “WeatherHype” podcast.  Welcome!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • How does weather impact play in the NFL?
  • Longest NFL game ever in September 2018 due to lightning delay (Miami)
  • Ice boom breaks in Lake Erie due to late February windstorm
  • New “Snow Squall Warnings” product
  • The Astronomy Report from 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 686:

Brett Kern – Tennessee Titans

WeatherHype

NashSevereWx

Picks of the Week:

Brett Kern – Massive Colorado avalanche caught on video

Minh Phan – FEMA Podcast

Castle Williams – NOAA Education Tweet

David Drobny – Southeast Severe Storms Symposium

Nate Johnson –  Out

Troy Kimmel – Weather Lab 3D Radar

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Tornado Tracks, 1950-2017

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Out

James Spann – WeatherBell

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Thunderstorm sounds to help you sleep

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 685: Stupid GFS Model

WeatherBrains Episode 685 is now online (March 4, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, on-air broadcast meteorologist at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, PA.  In addition, also joining us from WCAU-TV is on-air broadcast meteorologist Steven Sosna.  Gentleman, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Also joining us is the Chief scientist/SOO at the National Weather Service in Birmingham, AL.  Kevin Laws, welcome to the show!

Last but not least, Joel Housman is joining us this week to celebrate National Weather Podcast Month.  Hailing from Washington DC, he runs Ice Station Housman and is a weather enthusiast.  Welcome to the show, Joel!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • 23 killed in EF4 Lee County, Alabama tornado on 3/3
  • National Weather Podcast Month
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • National Weather round-up
  • 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 685:

NBC10/WCAU-TV

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson –  Steven Sosna/John Hope photo

Joel Housman – Lee County billboard lands 20 miles away in Georgia yard

Joel Housman – Avalanche captured on video: Plume of snow covers cars on I-70

Troy Kimmel – SkyVector

Kim Klockow-McClain – Mobile home tornado risks

Bill Murray –  The astonishing power of a thunderstorm

Dr. John Scala – MWObservatory

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – AccuWeather, Man, What Are You Doing?

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Foghorn

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 684: It Hurts Me Like My Child Is Ugly

WeatherBrains Episode 684 is now online (February 25, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!


Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief Meteorologist at Fox News.  Rick Reichmuth, welcome to the show!

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Also joining us as Guest WeatherBrain No. 2. is the Chief Meteorologist at FOX29 in San Antonio and is the President and CEO of the National Tropical Weather Conference.  Alex Garcia, welcome to the WeatherBrains!

Last but not least, the Vice President for Operations of the National Tropical Weather Conference joins us on the show.  In addition, he’s the Chief Meteorologist at KRGV in Weslaco, TX.   Tim Smith, welcome!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • National Tropical Weather Conference upcoming soon in South Padre
  • Foot of rain falls in parts of Southeast
  • EF3 in Columbus, MS on 2/23/19
  • The Astronomy Report from 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 684:

National Tropical Weather Conference

Picks of the Week:

Alex Garcia – The End of Insurance As We Know It

Rick Reichmuth – Weatherman Umbrella

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Surface analysis 03Z Tue Feb 26 2019

Kim Klockow-McClain –  FEMA’s Panel of Flood Experts Unable to Meet as Losses Mount

Bill Murray –  Preview of upcoming 2019 WeatherBrains guests

Dr. John Scala – Okay Let’s Science! Twitter

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Google and Facebook have become “antithetical to democracy”

James Spann – 5 local meteorologists recall the most insane weather they’ve ever covered

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Over-Hyped Weather Forecasts Are Bad for Skiing

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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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