WeatherBrains 693: How is Troy Not the Accelerant??

WeatherBrains Episode 693 is now online (April 29, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s guest WeatherBrain is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS Office in Memphis, TN. He is a 31-year veteran of the NWS, and worked at offices in west Texas, north Texas, and Phoenix AZ before moving to Memphis. He received his Bachelors Degree in Meteorology from Florida State, and his Masters from the University of Oklahoma. He has focused on severe storms and storm spotter training throughout his career, and has helped develop spotter training materials that were and are used nationwide.  Gary Woodall, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Gary Woodall

Tonight’s second guest WeatherBrain is a graduating senior from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology.  She is Oklahoma Weather Labs Director of Operations and a Senior Representative to the OU School of Meteorology Student Affairs Committee.  Also, she is Deputy Director of the New Student Mentoring Program and a member of the OU Nightly Weather Team.  Leah Hill, welcome to WeatherBrains!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • What role does social media play in severe weather events?
  • How should the NWS word severe weather warnings and statements?
  • POD/FAR emphasis
  • Issues with the general public not being able to find themselves on a map
  • 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 693:

Leah Hill Twitter

NWS Memphis Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Leah Hill – The Top 7 Most Unreasonable Expectations About Weather Forecasts

Nate Johnson – It’s time to ‘smell the breezes’

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Idea that most people can’t find themselves on a map during severe weather is flawed

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Best in snow: New scientific device creates electricity from snowfall

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Foghorn

James Spann – Why maps still matter: Working out a big severe weather worry

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Foghorn

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, 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. graphic

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