Archive for October 26th, 2021

WeatherBrains 823: Jiggling My Flab

WeatherBrains Episode 823 is now online (October 25th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Senior Meteorologist Investigator for the NTSB.  He’s been with the NTSB since January 2011, serving in the Office of Aviation Safety.  He has served as a Meteorologist Investigator in more than 500 accidents including Spaceship 2, Flight 214 in  San Fransisco, and the Caribbean Flight 523 in Guyana.    He has a B.S. in Meteorology and M. S. in Atmospheric Science from North Carolina State University.  Paul Suffren, welcome back to the show! 

  • Delta 191 Dallas Fort Worth Crash (28:30)
  • Southern Airways Flight 242 (26:56)
  • Important case studies for meteorologists regarding flight incidents (56:00)
  • Issues with pilot fatigue (58:30)
  • NTSB involving weather disasters (1:01:01)
  • AMTRAK derailment in Montana (01:10:30)
  • Issues of TV weathermen issuing their own warnings (01:18:00)
  • Winners of “13 minutes” movie passes (1:26:00)
  • 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 823:


Picks of the Week:

Paul Suffren – NTSB Publishes Recommendations To Reduce Turbulence-Related Injuries

Paul Suffren – Southwest Aviation Weather Safety Workshop 9

Jen Narramore – Greene County, Ohio Historical Society

Dr. Neil Jacobs – National Data Buoy Center

Nate Johnson – On sabbatical

Troy Kimmel – Iowa State University Iowa Environmental Mesonet

Kim Klockow-McClain – Boulder Weather Research Organization and Officers Pay Over $2 Million to Resolve Investigation into Improper Use of Federal Grants for Scientific Research

Bill Murray – Pyrocumulonimbus clouds associated with the Dixie Fire in California

James Spann – Data Visualization and the Rainbow Color Table

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Deepest earthquake ever detected struck 467 miles beneath Japan

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.