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WeatherBrains 750: My Cat Is Snoring

WeatherBrains Episode 750 is now online (June 1st, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Mobile.  She earned her Undergraduate Degree from Ball State University.  Morgan Barry, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is also a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Mobile.   He previously interned at the NWS offices in Shreveport and Tulsa.  Cody Lindsey, welcome!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Tropical Depression Three in the Gulf
  • How will COVID-19 pandemic impact 2020 hurricane season?
  • Differences between rip current and undertow
  • Les Lemon passes away
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 750:

Cody Lindsey Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Cody Lindsey – Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage

Morgan Barry – Rip Current: Protect Yourself to Save Others

Jennifer Narramore – WeatherWorldPSU: May 31, 1985 tornado outbreak

Nate Johnson – AMS Journals by Les Lemon

Troy Kimmel – New Sunspots Potentially Herald Increased Solar Activity

Kim Klockow-McClain – New Proposal Would Rename NSF, Create New Technology Directorate

Bill Murray – Balloons with APRS Payloads to Race Across North America in Educational Challenge

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – WeatherBrains 209

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Weather In The Courtroom

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle, Jenn Narramore and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 749: WFH or WTH?

WeatherBrains Episode 749 is now online (May 26th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is the Science and Operations Officer from the NWS in Birmingham, Alabama.  Kevin Laws, welcome to the show!

Also joining us as our second Guest WeatherBrain is the Meteorologist In Charge for the NWS Birmingham.  Chis Darden, welcome!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Severe Weather Outbreak Easter 2020
  • COVID-19 pandemic and how it impacts severe weather events for NWS
  • How seriously does the general public take Severe Thunderstorm warnings?
  • Is WEA where it needs to be yet in mid-2020?
  • Concerted effort to improve FAR/public perception
  • Confusion and issues concerning Designated Market Areas
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 749:

NWS Hazard Simplification

Picks of the Week:

Kevin Laws – Pivotal Weather

Jennifer Narramore – The Mattoon-Charleston Tornado Disaster of May 26, 1917

Nate Johnson – Falcon 9 Crew Dragon Launch Weather Criteria

Troy Kimmel – At Least 7 Things Dr. Ted Fujita Gave Us Beyond A Tornado Scale

Kim Klockow-McClain – Letter to Dr. Neil Jacobs from Chairman of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Bill Murray – 1973 Union City, OK tornado

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – 45th Weather Squadron

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon Tweet

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle, Jenn Narramore and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 748: Scotch, I Think

WeatherBrains Episode 748 is now online (May 18th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is a Hurricane Specialist at the National Hurricane Center.  Robbie Berg, welcome to the show!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is Storm Surge Specialist and Team Lead at the National Hurricane Center.  He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Meteorology from North Carolina State University.  Jamie Rhome, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Misunderstanding of Probability of Precipitation
  • Early season tropical storm in Atlantic
  • Why does tropical cyclone-related flooding have a perception of less risk to the public?
  • What is the future of the NHC “cone”?
  • 40th Anniversary of Mt. St Helens
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 748:

TradeWeather

Robbie Berg Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Jennifer Narramore – 1913 tornado ‘practically wiped out’ Lower Peach Tree, killed 27

A. J. Grossbardt – Best Weather by Jim Roemer

Nate Johnson – Tornado Alley Should Be Moved?

Troy Kimmel – May Snowstorms: How Unusual Are They?

Kim Klockow-McClain – Extreme Weather Events in a Time of Pandemic

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – May 2020 NWA President’s Message

Aubrey Urbanowicz – 10 ways Mt. St Helens Changed Our World

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle, Jenn Narramore and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 747: Is That A Beta Max Player??

WeatherBrains Episode 747 is now online (May 11th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain received his Bachelor’s Degree in meteorology from Penn State University, and earned his Master’s and Doctorate Degrees at the University of Chicago, where he studied tornadoes under Dr. Ted Fujita.  He joined the Weather Channel in 1999 and became their tornado and severe weather expert.  Dr. Greg Forbes, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain has spent the last 19 years producing, directing, shooting and editing national programs for public television.  Michael Rossi, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Filming Living History: An Interview with Award-Winning TV ...

Guest Panelist tonight is a Research Scientist who works at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.  She studies the social issues that emerge alongside weather and climate hazards and is currently writing a biography about Dr. Ted Fujita.  Jen Henderson, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • 24th anniversary of “Twister”
  • Meteorologists slowly returning to work amid pandemic
  • Above average activity forecasted for 2020 Hurricane season
  • Was the 1977 Smithfield tornado briefly considered an EF6?
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 747:

TradeWeather

Dr. Greg Forbes Twitter

Rossi Films

Picks of the Week:

Jen Henderson – The Japanese Meteorologist That Saved the World

Dr. Greg Forbes – “Halsey’s Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue” by Bob Drury

Jennifer Narramore – Dr. Ted Fujita Papers

A. J. Grossbardt – NYC Weather: Hail Storm Pelts City Mid-May

Nate Johnson – Twister (1996) Movie Review

Troy Kimmel – Coronavirus Could Disrupt Weather Forecasting

Kim Klockow-McClain – Storm season 2020: The cone isn’t shrinking this year; what that means for forecasting

Bill Murray – “Tilly and the Terrible Tornado” by Brittany Crawford

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Himawari-8 Real-time

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Washington Post Opinions Tweet

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle, Jenn Narramore and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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