WeatherBrains 860: Strikingly Unpleasant

WeatherBrains Episode 860 is now online (July 11th, 2022). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a graduate of the University of Georgia.  She was a broadcast meteorologist at WTVM-TV in Columbus, Georgia.  Since February 2022, she is the lead Forensic Meteorologist for Atlas Forensic Meteorology.  Anna Sims, welcome!
Anna Sims
Also joining the show as Guest Panelist #1 is meteorologist Sam Lane Gould.  He’s worked in Tulsa, Joplin and Panama City, Florida.  He’s now the Senior Forensic Meteorologist at Atlas Forensic Meteorology.  Sam, welcome!
In addition, welcome Guest Panelist #2 Jim LaDue. He works as an instructor for the National Weather Service Warning Training Division.  Welcome!
Our email officer Jen is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners. Reach us here:
  • Where do green skies come from?  (07:30)
  • Hurricane wind vs. flooding with insurance claims (01:12:00)
  • Revisiting harassment in the broadcast weather field (01:03:00)
  • Insurance companies treatment of hail damage (01:20:00)
  • Forensic engineers and meteorologists working with insurance companies to aid claims (01:23:00)
  • The appeal of forensic meteorology (01:28:30)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:43:45)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (No segment this week)
  • National Weather Round-Up (0
  • E-Mail Segment (0
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 860:

Atlas Forensic Meteorology

Anna Sims Twitter

Jim LaDue Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Jim LaDue – Color Names

Jim LaDue – ” Towards the “Perfect” Weather Warning: Bridging Disciplinary Gaps through Partnership and Communication” edited by Brian Golding

Anna Sims – Green Sky in South Dakota

Same Lane Gould – Australia floods: Unfounded cloud seeding claims spread online

Jen Narramore – Out

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – A Green Flash Page

Troy Kimmel – CoCoRaHS expands into Guam

Kim Klockow-McClain – Cameron Nixon Twitter

Bill Murray – “Weather in the Courtroom” by William Haggard

James Spann – NWS Boulder Tweet on Heat Risk

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, 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.

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