Archive for March 19th, 2024

WeatherBrains 948: Hopped Up On Cuban Coffee

WeatherBrains Episode 948 is now online (March 18th, 2024). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight on WeatherBrains is a skilled meteorologist currently working at The Weather Channel and has been there since 2022.  Previously she worked for Telemundo Oklahoma and Telemundo Utah.  She was born in Havana, Cuba and graduated with a degree in meteorology from the University of Havana.  Lorena Lim, welcome to WeatherBrains!

The Weather Group | Lorena Lim

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:

  • Challenges of studying meteorology in Cuba (12:00)
  • Influential tropical weather while studying in Cuba (14:20)
  • Weather radar networks in Cuba/Cuban Weather Service (19:30)
  • The Weather Channel/resources and audience experiences (45:15)
  • Distributing weather information and outreach to underserved communities (51:30)
  • Battling confusion with different dialects on the air when giving public forecasts (01:04:30)
  • Disaster subculture and translation (01:07:30)
  • Upcoming eclipse in April (01:33:45)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:29:13)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:31:30)
  • E-Mail Segment (No segment this week)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 948:  

Conexion con el Tiempo/TWC Espanol Youtube channel

Lorena Lim on X

AMS Weather Band

Midland Radio

Picks of the Week:

Lorena Lim – Big Bear Bald Eagle Live Nest Cam

Bruce Jones – Hurricane Seasonal Lager from Tradesman Brewing Company

James Aydelott – James Aydelott on X: Classic example of sidelobe contamination of the velocity moment distracting from the *real* circulation and possible tornado threat

Jen Narramore – Out

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – Stumpy, D.C’s favorite cherry tree, to be cut down this year

Troy Kimmel – Southeast Severe Storms Symposium 2024

Kim Klockow-McClain – Cherry Blossoms Are Blooming Early From Tokyo to Washington

Bill Murray – AMS Weather Band Zoom: A Day That Changed Tornado Research – A Look Back at the 1974 Super Outbreak

James Spann – Storm of the Month webinar announcement/US NWS Warning Decision Training Division

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.