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WeatherBrains 863: I’m A Quirky Adult

WeatherBrains Episode 863 is now online (August 1st, 2022). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a New Jersey based writer and editor who covers sustainability, wildlife and weather for publications like the BBC, Scientific American,, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and National Geographic.  Ally Hirschlag, welcome to the show!
Ally Hirschlag - Verywell Mind
Tonight’s Guest Panelist is a meteorologist for the Washington Post.  He does routine forecasts on MPR as well as CTV News.  Matthew Cappucci, welcome!
Headshot of Matthew Cappucci
Our email officer Jen is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners. Reach us here:
  • What are rogue waves?  (10:30)
  • WaveWatch III (27:45)
  • Over-warning problem in meteorology (01:00:30)
  • NWSChat migrates to Slack (01:52:20)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (No segment this week)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (38:55)
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • E-Mail Segment (No segment this week)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 863:

Matthew Cappucci Twitter

Ally Hirschlag Twitter

“Looking Up: The True Adventures of a Storm-Chasing Weather Nerd” by Matthew Cappucci

Picks of the Week:

James Aydelott – Josh Frye Tweet

Jen Narramore – Severe Warned Supercell photo/tweet from Pottstown, PA

Rick Smith – NWSChat migrating to Slack

Neil Jacobs – Webb reveals steamy atmosphere of distant planet in exquisite detail

Troy Kimmel – ‘They look almost human made.’ NOAA finds weird lines of holes in Mid-Atlantic floor

Kim Klockow-McClain – Is the Silence of the Great Plains to Blame for ‘Prairie Madness’?

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

James Spann – Mysterious red glow over Pacific has internet guessing

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, James Aydelott, 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.