WeatherBrains 791: Hope Is No Plan

WeatherBrains Episode 791 is now online (March 15th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is one of the world’s leading experts on tornadoes from an engineering perspective.  He’s a veteran and friend of the podcast, having appeared in several prior episodes.  Tim Marshall, welcome!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is the General Manager for the Hampton in Fultondale.  Her hotel was destroyed by an EF3 tornado in January.  Lisa Stone, welcome!

Also joining the show as Guest Panelist is Jason Davis, the General Forecaster at the NWS in Birmingham.  He is the one who issued the warning on the night of the EF3 in Fultondale.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Texas winter storm/deep freeze casualty count (4:00)
  • Severe weather risk areas (29:00)
  • Are new homes really better at tornado protection?  (75:40)
  • Do interior fashion changes have any structural impact on tornado damage?  (86:10)
  • 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 791:

Midland Weather Radios

Picks of the Week:

Tim Marshall – Crazy Larry’s BBQ

Bruce Jones – Wind Pressure in the St. Louis Tornado, with Special Reference to the Necessity of Wind Bracing for High Buildings

Jen Narramore – Reverse Engineering The Weather Channel’s Magic

Nate Johnson – Molecular Clusters [Dance Your PhD 2020/2021 OVERALL WINNER]

Troy Kimmel – Local Storm Reports

Kim Klockow-McClain – Is a Consistent Message Achievable? Defining ‘Message Consistency’ for Weather Enterprise Researchers and Practitioners

Kim Klockow-McClain – White House proposes moving NOAA to Department of Interior

Bill Murray – 25th Annual Severe Weather Symposium

James Spann – Evan Bentley Twitter Thread

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Tornadoes don’t happen in mountains. Or do they? Debunking the myth.

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. grhic

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