Archive for January 9th, 2024

WeatherBrains 938: I Can Only Grow Hair From My Nose And Ears

WeatherBrains Episode 938 is now online (January 8th, 2024). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a researcher and trainer at the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL).  They conduct research on severe convective storms across Europe, climatology, forecasting and remote sensing.  They gather reports of severe weather in the European severe weather database, organize conferences on severe storms, and facilitate the training of meteorologists on convective storm forecasting through courses and seminars.  Tonights’s Guest WeatherBrain also chases storms from time to time.  Tomas Pucik, welcome to WeatherBrains!


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

  • ESSL background (05:45)
  • Memorable recent European weather events (18:45)
  • European damage surveys vs American/International Fujita scale (24:00)
  • Highlighted European storm chasing locations (32:30)
  • European warning dissemination process (49:00)
  • FAR/POD numbers in Europe (01:04:00)
  • Issues with social media hype/clickbait in Europe vs America (01:06:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:09:23)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:11:53)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:
  • E-Mail Segment (01:14:18)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 938:

European Severe Storms Laboratory

Tomas Pucik on X

Picks of the Week:

James Aydelott – Ryan Hollister on X: Distant photo of Half Dome

Jen Narramore – WPC’s Short Range Public Discussion

Rick Smith – Probabilistic Winter Storm Severity Index

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – United States Power Outage Map

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.