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WeatherBrains 665: Mega Michael Special

WeatherBrains Episode 665 is now online (October 15, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first guest is the Chief Meteorologist at WJHG-TV in Panama City, Florida.  Chris Smith, welcome!

Also joining us is the Meteorologist in Charge at the NWS in Tallahassee, Florida.  Tom Johnstone, welcome!  In addition, Ginger Zee, the Chief Meteorologist at ABC News, offers her insight and her harrowing story at the coast.   Image result for ginger zee

Up next is weather photographer Doug Kiesling, who shared some amazing footage taken from the coast.  Storm chaser Mark Sudduth also shares his story from where he rode out the storm in Panama City and Mexico Beach as well as discusses his GoPro video from Mexico Beach.  Storm Chaser Brett Adair joins WeatherBrains and discusses his amazing and life-threatening story from Mexico Beach.  The Former Director of the National Hurricane Center, Bill Read, also stops by and discusses Michael and it’s impact.

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In addition, also joining us and adding to the all-star guest line-up is Bryan Norcross, Hurricane Specialist at WPLG-TV in Miami Florida.  Phil Klotzbach from Colorado State University also drops by the show. Furthermore, Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President and CEO of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, as well as fellow FLASH associate and VP Mike Rimoldi, both stop by WeatherBrains.

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Devastation along the Florida Gulf Coast after historic Hurricane Michael
  • Discussion on Michael’s storm surge and historical comparisons
  • Building code discussion along the Florida Gulf Coast
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

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 665:

Hurricane Michael: The Destruction of Mexico Beach, FL

WJHG-TV Panama City, FL

Live Storms Media


Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Out

Rick Smith –  Out

James Spann – Father Describes Death of Girl, 11, During Hurricane Michael

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach

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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