WeatherBrains 752: Category 3 1/2

WeatherBrains Episode 752 is now online (June 15th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our first Guest WeatherBrain on tonight’s show has her background in psychology and sociology.  She’s the President and Chief Executive Officer for Smart Home America.  Julie Shiyou-Woodard, welcome to the show!


Our second Guest WeatherBrain is a PhD from Texas Tech.  He’s the Senior Director of Product Design and Lead Meteorologist at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety Research Center.  Dr. Ian Giammanco, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is a retired Operational Satellite meteorologist who worked for 36 years for NOAA/NESDIS.  He still provides support for Broadcast Meteorologists all over the country who rely on his knowledge of satellite data to improve their forecasts.  Sheldon Kusselson, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • What happened to tornado season in the Plains?
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 752:

Smart Home America

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety Research Center

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Ian Giammanco – VORTEX2 ends a decade ago

Sheldon Kusselson – Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training

Sheldon Kusselson – CIRA Slider Satellite Imagery

Sheldon Kusselson – CIRA Experimental Advected Layered Precipitable Water

Sheldon Kusselson – CIRA’s Merged Total Precipitable Water

Sheldon Kusselson – Hurricane Agnes 45th Anniversary

Sheldon Kusselson – United States Sea Level Pressure Extremes

Sheldon Kusselson – CIMSS/University of Wisconsin Satellite Imagery

Jennifer Narramore – The Pilger, NE Tornado Family – June 16, 2014

Nate Johnson – Foghorn

Troy Kimmel – Survey: National Weather Serves simplifying watches, warnings, and advisories

Kim Klockow-McClain –  At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Bill Murray – Hazard Simplification Final Proposal: Discontinuance of Advisory, Special Weather Statement, and Short Term Forecast Headlines

Bill Murray – NWS Hazard Simplification: Proposed Major Change to WWA System

Bill Murray – Smart Home America Fraud Checklist

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Weather Company lays off dozens, shutters popular Weather Underground ‘Category 6’ blog

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

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

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