WeatherBrains 959: He Deserves To Be Insulted

WeatherBrains Episode 959 is now online (June 3rd, 2024). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Our Guest WeatherBrain tonight is a Graduate of Valparaiso University and recently wrote a paper concerning Deviant Tornado Motion.  He earned his PhD at Central Michigan University and he’s a renowned Storm Chaser, Hodographer and Severe Storms Research Scientist.  Cameron Nixon, it’s great to have you join the Panel for tonight’s episode!


Bruce Jones of Midland Weather Radio also is back to discuss the importance of NOAA Weather Radio and its timely warnings and information.

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

  • AMS Summer Policy Colloquium (04:00)
  • Texas EMA Conference Fort Worth (08:15)
  • Meteorologist John E. Hales Jr passes away (11:00)
  • 2024 Hot Springs Village, Arkansas EF2 tornado (25:45)
  • Destructive and Constructive Cell Mergers (28:00)
  • Empty spaces in Tornado Watches (51:00)
  • Reinventing the wheel in meteorology (01:01:00)
  • Fatality in early-morning line of Alabama severe thunderstorms during Memorial Day Weekend (01:26:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:06:08)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:07:56)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:26:30)
  • E-Mail Segment (01:10:00)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 959:  

Cameron Nixon on X


Midland Radio

Picks of the Week:

Bruce Jones – Remembering D-Day’s Untold Story: How weather impacted military operation

James Aydelott – Photo of Ropeout of second Silverton tornado

Jen Narramore – The Shot: A Buzzer-Beater That Saved Lives

Rick Smith – Don’t Fry! Protect Yourself From Dangers of the Sun

Neil Jacobs – Storm Interactions

Troy Kimmel – 70 mph wind gust at Tyler Regional Airport due to severe thunderstorm

Kim Klockow-McClain – U.S. Annual Counts of Tornado LSRs

Bill Murray – BlackBerry (film)

James Spann – Mark J on X: Reply to Weatherman Chris Bailey

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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