WeatherBrains 766: I’ve Slept On Unsatisfactory Couches

WeatherBrains Episode 766 is now online (September 21st, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is known as the “Sprite chaser”.  He travels around North America to document this phenomenon and holds workshops to help others enjoy the beauty of this phenomenon.  He is originally from the UK and moved to Canada in 2000.  Paul Smith, welcome!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is a musician, songwriter, filmmaker and professional storm chaser from Houston, Texas.  Hank Schyma, welcome!

Photo by Jay Dryden

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Transient Luminous Events (TLEs)
  • Tropical Storm Beta inches toward Texas coast landfall
  • Mandatory evacuations vs. voluntary evacuations before tropical landfalls
  • NWS Lake Charles to resume operations
  • Struggles women face in broadcast meteorology
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!


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Web Sites from Episode 766:

The Sprite Chaser

Paul Smith Twitter

Hank Schyma Twitter

Pecos Hank

Picks of the Week:

Hank Schyma – The Social Dilemma

Bruce Jones – National Preparedness Month 2020

Jen Narramore – Virtual WeatherReady Fest 2020

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – NWS Lake Charles, LA

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – White House moves ahead with Ryan Maue, meteorologist and critic of dire climate predictions, for NOAA chief scientist

Aubrey Urbanowicz – “Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935” by Willie Drye

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore, Nate Johnson, 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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