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WeatherBrains 791: Hope Is No Plan

WeatherBrains Episode 791 is now online (March 15th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is one of the world’s leading experts on tornadoes from an engineering perspective.  He’s a veteran and friend of the podcast, having appeared in several prior episodes.  Tim Marshall, welcome!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is the General Manager for the Hampton in Fultondale.  Her hotel was destroyed by an EF3 tornado in January.  Lisa Stone, welcome!

Also joining the show as Guest Panelist is Jason Davis, the General Forecaster at the NWS in Birmingham.  He is the one who issued the warning on the night of the EF3 in Fultondale.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Texas winter storm/deep freeze casualty count (4:00)
  • Severe weather risk areas (29:00)
  • Are new homes really better at tornado protection?  (75:40)
  • Do interior fashion changes have any structural impact on tornado damage?  (86:10)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

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 Web Sites from Episode 791:

Midland Weather Radios

Picks of the Week:

Tim Marshall – Crazy Larry’s BBQ

Bruce Jones – Wind Pressure in the St. Louis Tornado, with Special Reference to the Necessity of Wind Bracing for High Buildings

Jen Narramore – Reverse Engineering The Weather Channel’s Magic

Nate Johnson – Molecular Clusters [Dance Your PhD 2020/2021 OVERALL WINNER]

Troy Kimmel – Local Storm Reports

Kim Klockow-McClain – Is a Consistent Message Achievable? Defining ‘Message Consistency’ for Weather Enterprise Researchers and Practitioners

Kim Klockow-McClain – White House proposes moving NOAA to Department of Interior

Bill Murray – 25th Annual Severe Weather Symposium

James Spann – Evan Bentley Twitter Thread

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Tornadoes don’t happen in mountains. Or do they? Debunking the myth.

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 790: Aurorasaurus

WeatherBrains Episode 790 is now online (March 8th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain earned his PhD in atmospheric and space sciences from the University of Michigan.  He was part of the team that transitioned the Space Weather Modeling Framework (SWMF) from research to operations at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center – the first such transition of a physics-based numerical geospace model.  He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.  He is a developer for the SWMF and studies both the physics of space weather and advancements in space weather forecasting.   Dr. Daniel Welling, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is the suggestion of Friend of the Podcast Jay Farlow.  Our Guest Panelist is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS in Indianapolis.  Sam Lashley, welcome!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • What does the Space Weather Prediction Center do?  (5:00)
  • Ensembles and deterministic forecasting (17:14)
  • Effects of space weather (22:00)
  • PROSWIFT Act (41:00)
  • What happens in a solar minimum?  (47:10)
  • Role of the magnetic field in determining the habitability of a planet (58:50)
  • NOAA scales for spaceweather activity (1:16:08)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

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

 Web Sites from Episode 790:

Aurorasaurus

First-ever ‘space hurricane’ detected over the North Pole

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Daniel Welling – NOAA Space Weather Workshop 2021

Sam Lashley – NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Sam Lashley – Central Indiana Severe Weather Symposium 2021

Bruce Jones – Tim Vasquez

Jen Narramore – Tornadoes of 2020 – Is it over yet?

Nate Johnson – Aviation community dashboard

Troy Kimmel –  Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray – Thunderstorm Photography: Capturing the storm one ‘flash’ at a time

James Spann – What’s up in space?

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

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.

Audible.com grhic