WeatherBrains 635: Doswell Unleashed

WeatherBrains Episode 635 is now online (March 20, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us tonight is Dr. Charles A. Doswell. Some technical issues delayed Dr. Doswell from joining us, but we got them solved. Dr. Doswell has been on WeatherBrains a number of times, the last time was episode 583.

Dr. Doswell is an American meteorologist and prolific severe convective storms researcher. Doswell is a seminal contributor, along with Leslie R. Lemon, to the modern conception of the supercell, which was developed originally by Keith Browning. He also has done research on forecasting and forecast verification, especially for severe convective storms, and is an advocate of ingredients-based forecasting. Doswell was an early storm chaser; in fact, among the first scientific storm chasers, and still actively chases recreationally. He was the lead forecaster for the first project VORTEX in 1994/1995 and has produced more than 100 refereed publications and several contributions to books and encyclopedias. He edited the American Meteorological Society Monograph Severe Convective Storms as well as coauthored two papers therein. Doswell is a semiprofessional photographer with a special emphasis on storm photographs and also is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM). Doswell hosts the blues program Juke Joint and co-hosted with Gene Rhoden the severe storms program High Instability on the ShockNet internet radio station.

Dr. Doswell speaks frankly about storm chasing versus storm spotters.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 91 at Miami (Opa Locka), FL, & 91 at Pembroke Pines, FL, and -15 at Saranac Lake, NY
  • WeatherBrains postponed due to severe storms
  • Major severe weather across northern Alabama yesterday
  • One AL tornado preliminary rating EF-3
  • Amazingly, no tornado fatalities in AL
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: After a detour for information about the GOES-S launch, this 101 episode returns to our multi-part series on air masses and their classification.

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Web Sites from Episode 635:

Dr. Doswell’s blog, Chuck’s Chatter

Tempest Tours

Picks of the Week:

Brian Peters – Pivotal Weather – model source

Kevin Selle – Data article

Rick Smith – Southeast Severe Storm Symposium

James Spann – NWS Damage Assessment Toolkit

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather. graphic


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