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WeatherBrains 696: Valium Sandwich

WeatherBrains Episode 696 is now online (May 20, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s show features no guests – tonight’s show mainly focuses on the severe weather event of May 20th across the Plains States as well as discussing the accompanying “High Risk” issued by the Storm Prediction Center.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • How does the general public react to a “High Risk”?
  • The forecasting and leading up to 5/20/19 severe weather event
  • The dangers of hype and comparing different major severe weather events
  • Suptropical Storm Andrea forms in western Atlantic
  • Heavy snow in Colorado and higher elevations of Northern California
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • 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 696:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel –  Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray –  Improving Visual Communication of Weather Forecasts with Rhetoric

Dr. John Scala – Out

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – WPC’s Excessive Rainfall Outlook Archive

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Lessons to be learned from Hurricane Camille

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, 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 695: Not Welcome In Tulsa

WeatherBrains Episode 695 is now online (May 13, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a filmmaker and documentarian of “The Boy With the Pop Bottle on His Head”.  He is the drummer for the legendary gospel group “The Dixon Singers” of Hazlehurst, MS.  In his spare time, he loves to go cycling on his varsity Schwinn bike.  Steve Collins, Welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is the long-time radio voice of The Weather Channel.  She is an accomplished weather historian and runs the weather website “Tornado Talk”.  Jennifer Narramore, welcome to WeatherBrains!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • TV on-air mets and the issue of lack of time throughout the day
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • 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 695:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel –  Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – SSCRAM+HRRR Severe Weather Guidance

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Tristan Harris says tech is “downgrading” humanity — but we can fix it

James Spann – Can a lightning strike bring down a passenger jet?

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Out

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, 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 694: We’re All Getting Bobbleheads

WeatherBrains Episode 694 is now online (May 6, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s guest WeatherBrain is a private sector meteorologist with a passion for crisis and risk communication.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Meteorology from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master’s in Emergency Management from Millersville University.  Rebecca DePodwin, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our guest panelist is a meteorologist and emergency management professional with a specialty for blending weather, social media, and pubic safety.  He serves as a 911 Dispatcher in Pitkin County, Colorado.  He is also an X Games coordinator and professional ski patroller at Buttermilk Mountain.  He received his MS in Atmospheric Science from Wisconsin-Madison and his BS in Meteorology from Central Michigan.  Kyle Nelson, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Relationship between broadcast meteorologists and emergency managers
  • Impact-based warnings
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • 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 694:

Becky DePodwin

Kyle Nelson

Picks of the Week:

Becky DePodwin – NOAA & Air Force Reserve ‘Hurricane Hunters’ to visit East Coast on preparedness tour

Kyle Nelson – COVOST

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – AMDAR Soundings

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – Weather Safety at Venues and Public Gatherings

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – How major storms alter the local news landscape

James Spann – The Emotional Toll of Tornadoes

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Day In WX History 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, 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 693: How is Troy Not the Accelerant??

WeatherBrains Episode 693 is now online (April 29, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s guest WeatherBrain is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS Office in Memphis, TN. He is a 31-year veteran of the NWS, and worked at offices in west Texas, north Texas, and Phoenix AZ before moving to Memphis. He received his Bachelors Degree in Meteorology from Florida State, and his Masters from the University of Oklahoma. He has focused on severe storms and storm spotter training throughout his career, and has helped develop spotter training materials that were and are used nationwide.  Gary Woodall, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Gary Woodall

Tonight’s second guest WeatherBrain is a graduating senior from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology.  She is Oklahoma Weather Labs Director of Operations and a Senior Representative to the OU School of Meteorology Student Affairs Committee.  Also, she is Deputy Director of the New Student Mentoring Program and a member of the OU Nightly Weather Team.  Leah Hill, welcome to WeatherBrains!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • What role does social media play in severe weather events?
  • How should the NWS word severe weather warnings and statements?
  • POD/FAR emphasis
  • Issues with the general public not being able to find themselves on a map
  • 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 693:

Leah Hill Twitter

NWS Memphis Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Leah Hill – The Top 7 Most Unreasonable Expectations About Weather Forecasts

Nate Johnson – It’s time to ‘smell the breezes’

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Idea that most people can’t find themselves on a map during severe weather is flawed

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Best in snow: New scientific device creates electricity from snowfall

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Foghorn

James Spann – Why maps still matter: Working out a big severe weather worry

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Foghorn

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, 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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