Archive for November 8th, 2021

WeatherBrains 825: CATastrophe

WeatherBrains Episode 825 is now online (November 8, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is Travis Farncombe, one of the executive producers on the film Thirteen Minutes . He is also an avid storm chaser.

  • Pre-Show Shenanigans: (00:00-5:00)
  • Welcome Travis Farncombe!!! (9:00)
  • Chasing Responsibly (17:00)
  • Travis’ Biggest Chases in the US and How Canadian Chasing is Different (21:28)
  • Highways and Hailstones (30:55)
  • Canadian Weather Service and the Weather Network (36:02)
  • 13 Minutes Movie Discussion (41:15)
  • That One Time Travis Was Not Safe During a Chase! (1:17:00)
  • A Storyline from the Movie Similar to Something that Happened to James this Year (1:20:25)
  • Any boos boos in the movie? (1:25:15)
  • Distribution of the movie in theatres and on demand (1:27:10)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (1:33:07)
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen (1:35:40)
  • Email Segment (1:36:40)
  • National Weather Round-Up (1:41:00)
  • Picks of the Week! (1:42:45)

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Picks of the Week:

Jen Narramore – November 10 2002 Van Wert Tornado Trooper video

Rick Smith – Advice from Meteorologists on Dealing with Storm Anxiety

Dr. Neil Jacobs – Techniques and skills of indigenous weather and seasonal climate forecast in Northern Ghana

Troy Kimmel – Live Weather Cam:┬áSaipan (Northern Marianas – north of Guam)

Kim Klockow-McClain – The Local Economic Impact of Natural Disasters

Bill Murray – Cyclone phase evolution: Analyses & Forecasts

James Spann – Weather balloon data shows troposphere getting thicker, pushing tropopause higher over past 40 years

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out this week

Travis Farncombe – Northern Tornadoes Project

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