Archive for March 5th, 2024

WeatherBrains 946: Mic My Grandma

WeatherBrains Episode 946 is now online (March 4th, 2024). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight on WeatherBrains we are thrilled to welcome the dynamic duo of severe weather coverage from Channel 9 in Oklahoma City.  Together they have captivated audiences with their commitment to keeping their communities safe and informed.  They are both beloved figures in the State of Oklahoma and across the nation.

Our First WeatherBrain has been at the forefront of chasing and reporting on severe weather and other extreme weather in Oklahoma.  He’s an Oklahoma native and grew up in Edmond.  He earned his education at OU and got an internship opportunity at the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City before his first on-air opportunity at Channel 8 in Tulsa.  David Payne, welcome to the show!

David Payne

Our Second Guest WeatherBrain is an Oklahoma native known for her in depth analysis and engaging story telling.  She earned her degree at the University of Oklahoma in Norman and had her internship at News 9 in Oklahoma City and took her first job in TV in Sioux City, Iowa.  She brings a unique perspective to understanding the weather and our atmosphere.  Lacey Swope, we are honored to have you join us on this week’s episode.

Our Talent

Also stopping by the podcast is Zack and Nelson from  Good to see you guys and welcome to the show!

Bruce Jones of Midland Weather Radio also is back to discuss the importance of NOAA Weather Radio and its timely warnings and information.  Also you can now get 25% off a NOAA Weather Radio at by using PROMO CODE SPANN25.

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

  • Upcoming social eclipse (0:30)
  • Equipment/tech used by on-air staff at Channel 9 (16:45)
  • Work/life balance during severe weather season (26:45)
  • Outreach events/public outreach/social media engagement (31:00)
  • Past memorable and notable severe weather events (50:20)
  • Future of broadcast meteorology in the years ahead (01:01:45)
  • 50th anniversary of April 1974 Super Outbreak (01:41:00)
  • Southeast Severe Storms Symposium (01:44:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (No segment this week)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:17:43)
  • E-Mail Segment (01:35:15)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 946:  

David Payne on X

Lacey Swope on X

Tornado Talk – Get Hooked on Tornado History

Picks of the Week:

Tornado Talk – NWS Forecast Office Wilmington, OH

Bruce Jones – InciWeb Incident Information System

James Aydelott – Alana Brophy on X: Utah tumbleweeds

Jen Narramore – ***See Pick

Rick Smith – NWS: Spring Safety 2024

Neil Jacobs – Environment Subcommittee Hearing: Winning in Weather: U.S. Competitiveness in Forecasting and Modeling

Troy Kimmel – NWS Reno LSR

Kim Klockow-McClain – Foghorn

Bill Murray – Tennessee valley Weather

James Spann – NWS Huntsville building evacuated following fire

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.