WeatherBrains 853: Lightning Of Doom

WeatherBrains Episode 853 is now online (May 23th, 2022). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Communication and Public Affairs Officer at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.  He’s worked for NOAA for over 20 years and prior to that he worked almost three decades as a broadcast meteorologist.  He’s retiring on June 1st.  Dennis Feltgen, welcome!
Q & A with NHC - Dennis Feltgen
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  • Look back at Hurricane Opal (56:10)
  • State of broadcast meteorology world (01:25:25)
  • Union City, OK 1973 tornado (01:45:45)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:34:55)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:37:41)
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • E-Mail Segment (01:40:35)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 853:

KSTP’s Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen

KSTP-TV Twin Cities Today, Dennis Feltgen with twins Jonathan and David, June 1981

The Weather with Dennis Feltgen (KSTP 1981)

Dennis Feltgen Facebook

Picks of the Week:

Bruce Jones – H.R. 5324 NWR Modernization Act of 2021

Jen Narramore – Tim Marshall Facebook post

Rick Smith – Overview of May 24, 2011 tornado outbreak

Neil Jacobs – EMC verification and testing of releases

Troy Kimmel – Iuka, Tishomingo County, MS (K15M) AWOS

Troy Kimmel – MesoNet

Kim Klockow-McClain – A Spatiotemporal Perspective on the 31 May 2013 Tornado Evacuation in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Pool tornado

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, Jen Narramore, Dr. Neil Jacobs, and Dr. Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating podcast about weather.

WeatherBrains 852: Yellow Snow In Michigan

WeatherBrains Episode 852 is now online (May 16th, 2022). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief Editor of the Monthly Weather Review.  He’s at the University of Manchester in the UK.  He earned his undergraduate degree at MIT and then studied at the University of Washington for his Masters.  He then attended New York State University for his phD.  He then worked at NSSL, and then became a Professor of Experimental Meteorology at the University of Helsinki.  David Shultz, welcome!
Joining as Guest Panelist is meteorologist and weather historian Sean Potter.  Thanks for joining us!
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  • Beginnings of the Monthly Weather Review (09:30)
  • Early favorite written articles (31:19)
  • Difficulties of submitting articles for publication in pre digital times (49:00)
  • Future of AMS Journals (01:07:50)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:35:45)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:38:00)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01
  • E-Mail Segment (01:48:40)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 852:

Monthly Weather Review Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Sean Potter – Monthly Weather Review at 150 Years: Its History, Impact, and Legacy

Bruce Jones – Bice NOAA Weather Radio Bill Passes the House

Jen Narramore – 2011 Smithville EF5: Second by second

Rick Smith – How to measure a hailstone

Neil Jacobs – GFSv16 Official Evaluation

Troy Kimmel – Aviation Weather Center GFA: Observations

Kim Klockow-McClain – Communicating Probability Information in Weather Forecasts: Findings and Recommendations from a Living Systematic Review of the Research Literature

Bill Murray – “First Woman” by James Fleming

Bill Murray – “Too Near for Dreams: The Story of Cleveland Abbe, America’s First Weather Forecaster” by Sean Potter

Bill Murray – “Eloquent Science” by David Schultz

James Spann – Earth from Orbit: NOAA Debuts First Imagery from GOES-18

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, Jen Narramore, Dr. Neil Jacobs, and Dr. Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating podcast about weather.