Archive for December 20th, 2021

WeatherBrains 831: I’m Done Marrying My Sons

WeatherBrains Episode 831 is now online (December 20th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

This week is our annual year-ending show discussing notable 2021 weather events.

Our Guest WeatherBrains are both Dr. Bob Henson and Greg Carbin.  Greg Carbin is the Chief of Forecast Operations for the WPC.   Welcome back both Bob and Greg!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist has been a member of the First Alert Storm Team at WBKO-TV at Bowling Green, KY since 2001.  He’s a member of the NWA and earned his Broadcast Seal of Approval in November 2006.  He’s been honored 4 times by the Kentucky AP for Best Weather Anchor in TV Division 2.  Shane Holinde, welcome!

Our email officer Jen is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners. Reach us here:

  • Greg’s Year In Review No. 1 February Arctic Outbreak in Central US (08:00)
  • No. 2: March 13-14th Rockies snowfall (13:30)
  • No. 3:  Tornado outbreaks in March 17th and 25th (16:30)
  • No. 4:  Historic middle TN Flash flood event (18:30)
  • No. 5:  Expansion of drought across West (20:20)
  • No. 6:  Third fewest June tornadoes on record (23:20)
  • No. 7:  Hot weather in Pacific NW in June (27:10)
  • No. 8:  Claudette and Elsa (29:40)
  • No. 9:  Hurricane Ida (31:10)
  • No. 10:  December 10th tornadoes (34:10)
  • Connections between extreme weather and climate change issues?  (40:35)
  • Anger and rage over recent storm surveys on social media (01:24:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:34:57)
  • This Week In Tornado History With Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • E-mail Officer (01:38:10)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 831:

Greg Carbin Twitter

Dr. Bob Henson Twitter

Shane Holinde Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Shane Holinde – We are BG Strong

Shane Holinde – American Red Cross

Jen Narramore – WJRS Radio Facebook Post supporting their fellow Kentuckians

Rick Smith – TVS Hall of Fame

Rick Smith – Stories and science from the devastating December 10-11 tornado outbreak

Neil Jacobs – Dedication of William Lapenta Research Lab at NHC

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Plains mega-cyclone shreds December weather history

Bill Murray – Extreme weather demands warp-speed government-private sector response

James Spann – Kentucky family loses all six members to Bowling Green tornado

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

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 Dr. Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating podcast about weather.