WeatherBrains 184: Hoadley Headlines

WeatherBrains Episode 184 is now online (July 31, 2009). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Yup, this one is out of our usual schedule due to an upcoming vacation by some who’s name will go unmentioned, but you can blame James Spann since he just had to have a vacation!!!!

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David HoadleyOur guest for this out of sync show is David Hoadley, storm chaser extraordinaire. David began chasing tornadoes in June, 1956, after a severe thunderstorm knocked over trees and power lines in town. He spent the next day driving around, taking 8mm movies of the damage and was soon hooked on the power and fascination of mother nature. Since then, David has developed his skills as a storm chaser and was the recipient of the 2006 TESSA “Meat Wagon Award.” David talks about some of the early days of storm chasing and some of the techniques he uses. He has seen a total of 199 tornadoes and photographed 181. Dave also started Storm Track, the first newsletter for storm chasers, and he did all the art work for the issues.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Tornadoes near Memphis and Olive Branch unusually strong
  • Heat in the Northwest
  • 40 days at 100 or higher in South Texas
  • Severe drought over South Texas
  • 102 in Seattle for hottest ever
  • 122 today in Death Valley (July 31st)
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag is a little short since the shows are close together and the regular email officer is AWOL so Bill fills in for Kevin.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: The word comes from Spanish for straight ahead or direct, but it can be one mean thunderstorm situation. This episode of 101 looks at the Derecho including some of the conditions needed for it and just how bad some of them can become.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of August 4th. Firefighters going after forest fires need to know the weather well especially for smoke jumpers.

    Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

    Web Sites from Episode 184:

    Roger Edwards on David Hoadley

    Gene Roden tribute to David Hoadley

    TESSA Home Page

    Picks of the Week:

    Bill Murray – “The Storm” by Ivor van Heerden

    Brian Peters – Derecho facts at SPC

    James Spann – A complete list of things caused by global warming

    JB Elliott – IWIN Web Site

    Twitter list: Here is a list of all the Twitter addresses for the WeatherBrains crew.

    James Spann Kevin Selle Bill Murray
    J. B. Elliott Dr. Tim Coleman Brian Peters
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