WeatherBrains 766: I’ve Slept On Unsatisfactory Couches

WeatherBrains Episode 766 is now online (September 21st, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is known as the “Sprite chaser”.  He travels around North America to document this phenomenon and holds workshops to help others enjoy the beauty of this phenomenon.  He is originally from the UK and moved to Canada in 2000.  Paul Smith, welcome!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is a musician, songwriter, filmmaker and professional storm chaser from Houston, Texas.  Hank Schyma, welcome!

Photo by Jay Dryden

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Transient Luminous Events (TLEs)
  • Tropical Storm Beta inches toward Texas coast landfall
  • Mandatory evacuations vs. voluntary evacuations before tropical landfalls
  • NWS Lake Charles to resume operations
  • Struggles women face in broadcast meteorology
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

 

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Web Sites from Episode 766:

The Sprite Chaser

Paul Smith Twitter

Hank Schyma Twitter

Pecos Hank

Picks of the Week:

Hank Schyma – The Social Dilemma

Bruce Jones – National Preparedness Month 2020

Jen Narramore – Virtual WeatherReady Fest 2020

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – NWS Lake Charles, LA

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – White House moves ahead with Ryan Maue, meteorologist and critic of dire climate predictions, for NOAA chief scientist

Aubrey Urbanowicz – “Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935” by Willie Drye

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore, Nate Johnson, 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 765: Actually I’m In A Tanning Bed

WeatherBrains Episode 765 is now online (September 14th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain was suggested by ABC 33/40 meteorologist Taylor Sarallo.  He’s a meteorologist, storm chaser, computer scientist and innovator.  He’s the Data Services Manager at Baron services.  Matt Havin, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, LA.  Donald Jones, welcome!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremely active situation in the tropics
  • Differences in culture concerning weather forecasting in different countries
  • Evacuate for tornadoes?
  • Comparing Hurricane Rita vs Hurricane Laura
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • 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 765:

Matt Havin LinkedIn

Picks of the Week:

Matt Havin – The Radical Plan to Save the Fastest Sinking City in the World

Jen Narramore – Out

Nate Johnson – Downlink

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – The Impact of Weather Forecast Inconsistency on User Trust

Bill Murray – “Too Near for Dreams: The Story of Cleveland Abbe” by Sean Potter

James Spann – CIMSS Tropical Cyclones

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Tornado Hunter : Getting Inside the Most Violent Storms on Earth

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

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