WeatherBrains 797: 4.27.11 AL/MS

WeatherBrains Episode 797 is now online (April 26th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is Chief Meteorologist for WHNT-19 TV in Huntsville and a former meteorologist for ABC 33/40.  Jason Simpson, welcome!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is the former MIC at the NWS in Birmingham who was working on 4/27/11.  Jim Stefkovich, welcome!

Our third Guest WeatherBrain is the SOO for the NWS Birmingham.  Kevin Laws, welcome!

Our fourth Guest WeatherBrain is the MIC for the NWS Birmingham.  Chris Darden, welcome back!

Also joining the show is former ABC 33/40 TV meteorologist John Oldshue.

Lastly, the Head of the Warning Research and Development Division of NOAA’s NSSL joins the show.  Alan Gerard, welcome!

  • Surprise early morning storms on 4/27/11 (10:00)
  • Tuscaloosa/Birmingham EF4 touches down in Greene County (35:00)
  • Effect on mental health after an event like 4/27 (1:03:20)
  • UAH ARMOR radar (2:03:30)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

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

 Web Sites from Episode 797:

ABC 33/40 coverage of April 27, 2011

Picks of the Week:

Alan Gerard – Alabama EMA

John Oldshue – Real Time Lightning Map

Chris Darden – April 27, 2011: Do you have a story to tell?

Kevin Laws – NWS Birmingham Local Storm Surveys

Bruce Jones – Foghorn

Jen Narramore – Anchor-Okolona-Chapel Grove-Wren, MS EF3 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Nate Johnson – NWA President’s Message about April 2011

Troy Kimmel – Raytheon Intelligence and Space to lead new center dedicated to advancing U.S. weather forecasting

Kim Klockow-McClain – April 27, 2011 Research

Bill Murray – Johnny Parker Twitter

James Spann – Foghorn

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Foghorn

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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