WeatherBrains 963: I’m The Troublemaker Here

WeatherBrains Episode 963 is now online (July 1st, 2024). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s First Guest WeatherBrain is a NWS meteorologist at Rapid City, SD who turned a childhood fear of thunderstorms into a career focused on public safety, with experience in forecasting and research.  Keith Sherburn, welcome to the show.


Last but certainly not least, our Second Guest WeatherBrain on tonight’s episode is a NWS meteorologist focused on protecting lives and property by communicating severe weather risks, serving as the Severe Weather Program Coordinator and Lightning Safety Expert for the NWS.  He holds a BS in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and an MS in Emergency Management from Jacksonville State.  Aaron Treadway, it’s great to see you on the show.

Pictured: Aaron Treadway

Senior Vice President of WeatherCall Services Bruce Thomas also drops by later in the episode to discuss WeatherCall’s products and services.

WeatherCall delivers polygonal warnings on your smartphone and works with many Fortune 500 companies including cruise lines and pharmaceutical companies.

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

  • Tulsa breaks June record with 118F Heat Index (01:00)
  • NOAA Pathways Program (12:30)
  • Ernest P Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (14:45)
  • Improving the severe weather warning process/Current warning paradigm issues (26:10)
  • NWS Community-centric warnings (27:00)
  • Convective Warning Mutual Aid (47:30)
  • AI/automation and weather forecasting (52:00)
  • Reducing number of SVR warnings/FAR (01:10:30)
  • 6/25 Unwarned Nebraska tornado (01:32:00)
  • Updated lightning death statistics (01:52:00)
  • WeatherCall NexGen (01:53:45)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:44:45)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (Jen is out this week)
  • National Weather Round-Up (02:03:00)
  • E-Mail Segment (Jen is out this week)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 963:  


Keith Sherburn on X

Picks of the Week:

Keith Sherburn  – AMS BOGM YouTube Page

Aaron Treadway – “Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History” by Erik Larson

James Aydelott – NOAA Aircraft Operations Center on X: Into the eye of Hurricane Beryl

Jen Narramore – Out

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – Aviation Weather Center

Kim Klockow-McClain – Hurricane Epsilon Discussion from December 2005

Bill Murray – Tropical Tidbits

James Spann – Phillip Klotzbach on X

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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