Archive for January 4th, 2022

WeatherBrains 833: Tens Of Flakes

WeatherBrains Episode 833 is now online (January 3rd, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain has appeared on shows 203, 513, 609, 655 and 712.  He’s the science operations officer for the NWS in Paducah, Kentucky.  He also served as the Commissioner of Committees for the NWA.  Pat Spoden, welcome!
Tonight’s Second Guest WeatherBrain is from New Zealand and has provided life-saving information regarding wildfires in California.  Michael Sylvester, welcome!

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

  • Michael’s origins in wildfires (17:30)
  • Controversy with encrypting police and fire scanners (23:15)
  • The Marshall, Colorado fire (31:55)
  • Origins of wildfire warning process (40:15)
  • In the weather community, what positives can come from 12/10 tornado?  (01:16:30)
  • Difficulties of storm surveys (01:31:00)
  • Protocol in event of power loss and evacuation at NWS (01:44:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (02:04:59)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (02:07:02)
  • National Weather Round-Up (05:54)
  • E-mail Officer (02:09:28)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 833:

CA Fire Scanner Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Pat Spoden – The Meteorology ‘101’ Of The Colorado Wildfire Disaster

Michael Sylvester – Fire Mappers

Jen Narramore – Mid-South Tornado Climatology Study” by Gavin Fry

Rick Smith – NWS Service Assessments

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Spanish Weather Safety

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Snowband probability tracker

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.