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WeatherBrains 868: Dynamic County Clipping

WeatherBrains Episode 868 is now online (September 6th, 2022). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!


Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Research Meteorologist for the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University, and works from home in Enid, Oklahoma. He earned is B. S. in Meteorology at SUNY Oswego in 1986 and his M. S. in Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in 1988. Throughout his 34-year career, currently contracted with the National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL), he has been at the forefront of the research-to-operations (R2O) process of new technology for improving NWS severe weather and tornado warnings. He was a NWA Board of Directors member from 2016-2018, and coordinator of the NWA Research Operations Nexus (RON) Meetups between 2015-2020.  Greg Stumpf, welcome to the show!

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

  • FACETS explained (08:15)
  • Future of polygons in warnings (23:00)
  • Changes in lead time for those in polygon warnings (43:00)
  • Automation vs. Forecaster on duty workload (55:00)
  • Improving warning lead time for those who live in manufactured housing (59:30)
  • Thoughts on Atlantic Basin with regards to 2022 hurricane season (01:31:20)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:22:41)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:24:41)
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • E-Mail Segment (01:25:50)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 868:

Greg Stumpf Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Greg Stumpf – Bite-Sized Science: Threats in Motion

James Aydelott – What is CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management)?

Jen Narramore – Scotland Tornado

Rick Smith – Tropical Cyclone Naming History and Retired Names

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – Was There A Weather Connection with the Whidbey Float Plane Crash?

Kim Klockow-McClain – Why are Pakistan’s floods so extreme this year?

Bill Murray – ProbTor Loop

Bill Murray – ProbSevere Loop

James Spann – Lessons From Leawood: The Tornado of June 8

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.