WeatherBrains 782: Tom Freakin’ Skilling

WeatherBrains Episode 782 is now online (January 11th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief Meteorologist for WGN-TV in Chicago.  He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1970-74.  He has honorary doctorates–from Lewis University, from St. Mary’s of Minnesota, and another from Aurora University in Illinois.

Tom Skilling, welcome to WeatherBrains!


Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Avoiding politics in broadcast meteorology (1:21:26)
  •  1990 Plainfield, IL tornado (41:00)
  • Look back at 1982 Alabama ice storm (25:30)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

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 Web Sites from Episode 782:

Tom Skilling Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Jen Narramore – Nick Stewart Twitter

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – WPC Probabilistic Winter Precipitation Guidance

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Weather Radar Handbook by Tim Vasquez

James Spann – El Niño and La Niña affect spring tornadoes and hailstorms

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

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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