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WeatherBrains 741: I’ve Learned To Dislike Weather

WeatherBrains Episode 741 is now online (March 30th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Senior Research Scientist with the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) and since 2000 has been an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi.  His Bachelor’s degree is in mathematics from the University of Chicago and his Master’s and PhD are from Columbia University.  Dr. Roger Waxler, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our Guest Panelist was the 2016 NWA Broadcaster of the Year.  He’s the Chief Meteorologist at KAIT-TV 8 in Jonesboro, AR.  Ryan Vaughan, welcome to the show!

Tonight’s second Guest Panelist is from the Carolina Weather Group.  Shea Gibson, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Jonesboro, AR EF3 tornado
  • Final week of National Weather Podcast Month
  • Very early look at the tropics
  • 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 741:

Ryan Vaughan Twitter

Carolina Weather Group

Picks of the Week:

Shea Gibson – Navy Hospital Ship Reaches New York

Nate Johnson – The Pandemic Has Started Weakening the World’s Weather Forecasts

Troy Kimmel – Doctor in viral photo greeting son through glass loses home to tornado

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – 3/28 Jonesboro Tornado NWS Damage Survey

Aubrey Urbanowicz – USGS Store Twitter

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle 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 740: It’s Just A Bow Tie

WeatherBrains Episode 740 is now online (March 23rd, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a recent return guest to the show.  He is the former Chief Meteorologist and current broadcast meteorologist and forecaster at NBC10 in Philadelphia, PA.  He is also now a published author.  Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, welcome to WeatherBrains!  

Our Guest Panelist is a former television broadcast meteorologist and producer.  He now works as an Emergency Management Meteorologist for Tenet HealthCare, which is based in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.  Brian James Swiatowy, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our second Guest Panelist joins us from the Storm Front Freaks weather podcast.  Brady Harris, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  •  National Weather Podcast Month
  • COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on broadcast meteorology
  • Closed tornado shelters due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • 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 740:

“The Weathermaker” by Glenn Schwartz

Brian James Swiatowy LinkedIn

Statement From NWS/ADPH Concerning Tornado Sheltering

Picks of the Week:

Brady Harris – Central Iowa NWA Livestream Information

Brian James Swiatowy – Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Nate Johnson – Mount Washington Observatory Observer Comments

Troy Kimmel – What caused Australia’s disastrous wildfires? It’s complicated…

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – James Spann’s Weather School for Kids

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Tornado Talk: Get Hooked On Tornado History

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle 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 739: My Son Is Playing Fortnite Upstairs

WeatherBrains Episode 739 is now online (March 16th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is a long-time friend of the show and has appeared on numerous previous episodes.  He’s the Chief Marketing Meteorologist for Weather 2020.  Bruce Thomas, welcome back!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is a meteorologist for the Capital Weather Gang in Washington, DC.  He wrote an article about the Tennessee tornadoes that occurred earlier this month.    Matthew Cappucci, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our third guest WeatherBrain runs the Nashville Severe Weather Blog.  David Drobny, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our fourth guest WeatherBrain is the Lead Forecaster at the National Weather Service Office in Nashville, TN.  Sam Shamburger, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our fifth guest WeatherBrain is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast television meteorologist at NewsChannel 5 in Nashville.  Henry Rothenberg, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • What role did the siren mentality play in the Nashville tornado?
  • How do meteorologists improve assimilating a public forecast concerning marginal severe weather events that still produce destructive and deadly severe weather?
  • Southeast Severe Storms Symposium 2020 cancelled
  • How the aftermath of destructive and deadly severe weather impacts mental health
  • Introducing the Highway Weather App
  • 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 739:

Nashville Severe Weather Blog

Sam Shamburger Twitter

Henry Rothenberg Bio Page

Picks of the Week:

Sam Shamburger – Waldo Air Aerial Imaging

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – East Mississippi Chapter of the NWA and AMS

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Dr. John Scala –  Out

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Why Do Communities Keep Wasting Money on Useless Tornado Sirens?

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Mayor of Cookeville TN Facebook post

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle 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 738: Hang Up Now?????

WeatherBrains Episode 738 is now online (March 9th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the manager of the National Mesonet Program.  He works for the National Weather Service and is also in charge of the Aircraft-Based Meteorological Observations Program.  He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma and earned his phD from Colorado State University.  Curtis Marshall, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  •  WVSS (Water Vapor Sensing System)
  • Tornado-warned 1983 Iron Bowl
  •  Baron Critical Weather Institute
  • What is the future of drones in weather observations?
  • Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Experimental Outlooks
  • 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 738:

NOAA AMDAR/Aircraft Data Web

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Why do super moons happen in fours?

Troy Kimmel – Combining AI and Analog Forecasting to Predict Extreme Weather

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Dr. John Scala –  Out

Kevin Selle – What the tornadoes in Nashville revealed

James Spann – James Spann Facebook post

Aubrey Urbanowicz – NWS Nashville’s Weather101

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

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