WeatherBrains 922: Getting Stoned in Oklahoma

WeatherBrains Episode 922 is now online (September 18th, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain earned his Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  He is the Chief Hydrologist of the NWS Southeast River Forecast Center.  John Schmidt, welcome to the show!

Our Guest Panelist is astronomy guru and Astronomy Outlook host Tony Rice who talks eclipses.

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

  • Forecasting challenges in hydrology (13:00)
  • Dealing with stalling hurricanes on East Coast and utilization of satellite data (25:00)
  • Recent significant/complex flooding events (31:00)
  • Forecast assimilation process (38:00)
  • Ice jam impacts (53:30)
  • Emerging technological innovations/preparation (01:00:00)
  • Improvements in river flooding forecasting in recent decades (01:10:00)
  • POD/FAR verification in hydrology (01:11:30)
  • Types of eclipses (01:26:00)
  • Tropical vs Extratropical cyclone (01:39:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:13:30)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:16:15)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:41:00)
  • E-Mail Segment (01:17:45)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 922:

Tony Rice on X

John Schmidt LinkedIn

Southeast RFC

Picks of the Week:

John Schmidt – Alabama Water Resources Conference 2023

Tony Rice – Peak solar activity is arriving sooner than expected, reaching levels not seen in 20 years

James Aydelott – Tulsa drops below 60F for first time since May Tweet

Jen Narramore – Distillery spill floods streets of Portuguese town with wine

Rick Smith – FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Oct. 4, 2023

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Director outlines proposed weather museum part of $1 billion entertainment district

Bill Murray – Rare footage of El Dorado Tornado (1958)

James Spann – Josh Morgerman Tweet on Hurricane Lee overreactions

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.



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