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WeatherBrains 687: Are You Sure You Want To See My Face That Close?

WeatherBrains Episode 687 is now online (March 18, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our Guest WeatherBrains tonight are geographers who study the intersections of physical science and social science as it relates to tornadoes and all meteorological hazards.   Dr.  Stephen Strader and Dr. Walker Ashley, welcome to the show!

Tonight’s first Guest Panelist is from the Carolina Weather Group Podcast.  He spent 15 years as a professional firefighter.  In 2017, he decided to start pursuing weather and started a blog.  He joined Carolina Weather Group in 2018.  Chris Jackson, welcome!

Also joining us as Guest Panelist is a Mississippi State University meteorology student who is also in charge of this year’s Southeast Severe Storms Symposium.  Alex Forbes, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • National Weather Podcast Month
  • Vortex Southeast
  • 2019 Southeast Severe Storms Symposium
  • Correlation between mobile homes and tornado fatalities
  • Mapping of mobile homes and utilizing it on-air during severe weather
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Web Sites from Episode 687:

Carolina Weather Group

VORTEX Southeast

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson –  Out

Dr. Walker Ashley – Google Earth Engine

Dr. Stephen Strader – “The Acts of God” by Ted Steinberg

Chris Jackson – Pollen blizzard tweet

Alex Forbes – NWS Omaha evacuated due to flooding

Troy Kimmel – NWS Louisville Scientific Training Documents

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Dr. Walker Ashley 2007 paper

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Out

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Foghorn

James Spann – NBCU Stations’ Weather Forecast: Top Notch

Aubrey Urbanowicz – NWS Wilmington tweet

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

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