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WeatherBrains 689: John’s Cuckoo

WeatherBrains Episode 689 is now online (April 1, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s WeatherBrains is a special show regarding the NWS’s Hazard Simplification Program or “Haz Simp”.  This program has been around for a couple of years and is designed to potentially redesign and reinvigorate the National Weather Service Watch/Warning/Advisory system.

Our Guest WeatherBrain this week is a Social Science Researcher and Project Manager for Haz Simp along with Eli Jacks of the NWS.  Her background is in meteorology, but her PhD program is interdisciplinary with a focus on sociology of disasters and risk communication.  Danielle Nagele, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Danielle Nagele

Guest Panelist this week is soon-to-be graduating meteorology student from the University of Oklahoma.  Jordan Overton, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Are “certain death” messages counter-productive?
  • Why can’t the general public find their house on a map?
  • Kim’s analysis on the March 3rd, 2019 F4 tornado in Lee County AL
  • 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 689:

NWS Hazard Simplification

Budget Couple Podcast

Danielle Nagele LinkedIn

Jordan Overton LinkedIn

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson –  Out

Jordan Overton – Oklahoma Weather Lab (OWL)

Troy Kimmel – XVII Agenda – MSU Southeast Severe Storms Symposium

Kim Klockow-McClain – Barry Myers Vote concerning NOAA

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – Before Canadian Scientists Can Study Tornadoes, They Have to Find Them

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

James Spann – Basic Storm Spotter Training

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon

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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