Archive for August 15th, 2023

WeatherBrains 917: Prances With Copperheads

WeatherBrains Episode 917 is now online (August 14th, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a meteorologist for Xcel Energy in Denver, CO.  He’s also a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in meteorology.  Andrew Markowitz, thanks for joining us tonight!


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

  • Energy meteorology vs traditional meteorology (09:45)
  • Maui catastrophe and aftermath  (12:00)
  • Wind energy short range/near term forecasting (32:00)
  • AI/smart grids and the future of the energy sector (35:00)
  • Critical sales/knowledge skills in the energy field (41:30)
  • Social media and weather communication (47:25)
  • Monetization process on TikTok and other social apps (59:30)
  • AMS digital meteorologist certification proposal (01:23:10)
  • Hurricane season outlook (01:46:20)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:35:00)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:36:51)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:44:40)
  • E-Mail Segment (01:38:45)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 917:

Andrew Markowitz Twitter

Andrew Markowitz TikTok

Andrew Markowitz Instagram

Picks of the Week:

Andrew Markowitz – Jaw-dropping Midwest MCV radar loop

James Aydelott – As death toll of Maui wildfires rises to 80, a timeline of failed communications emerges

Jen Narramore – Foghorn

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – JCSDA JEDI Skylab 5.0 release

Troy Kimmel – Mariner’s Tropical Cyclone Guide

Kim Klockow-McClain – The death toll from the Maui wildfires has climbed to 99. Here’s what we know about the deadliest US fire in over a century

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Amazing capture of full rainbow/lightning strike in Sylvania

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.