WeatherBrains 802: Weakness In Your Ridge

WeatherBrains Episode 802 is now online (June 1st, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrains were a suggestion by loyal WeatherBrains listener Steve Holmes.  Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain has been the Chief Meteorologist at KOAM in Joplin, MO since 2003.  He holds the NMA and AMS seals of certification.  Doug Heady, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s Second Guest WeatherBrain works at the National Weather Service Headquarters as IDSS Coordinator (Impact Based Decision Support Services).  Prior to that, he worked at Central Region Headquarters as IDSS Program Manager.  Prior, he worked the NWS Springfield Missouri for roughly 20 years.  Andy Foster, welcome to the show!

Our third Guest WeatherBrain is no stranger to the show, having appeared on several prior episodes.  Storm chaser Jeff Piotrowski, welcome back!

    • Meteorological set-up for May 27, 2011 Joplin Tornado (10:00)
    • Prior FAR issues in Springfield MO (22:40)
    • Discussion on tornado sirens on 5/27/11 (32:10)
    • 98.5% Joplin tornado survival rate (55:00)
    • Mental health effects after incidents like Joplin (1:32:00)
    • 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 802:

Doug Heady Twitter

Jeff Piotrowski Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Doug Heady – Christian’s Journey

Jeff Piotrowski – Three tornadoes on ground at same time Tweet

Andy Foster – F10th Year Commemoration of Joplin Tornado May 22, 2011

Bruce Jones – Final Report, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri

Jen Narramore – Sawyerville-Eoline, AL EF3 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Nate Johnson – Department of the Navy Scientist Job Opening

Troy Kimmel – A decade after deadly Joplin tornado, warnings haven’t improved. Here’s how to fix them.

Kim Klockow-McClain – Spatial Analyses of the 2011 Joplin Tornado Mortality: Deaths by Interpolated Damage Zones and Location of Victims

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

James Spann – WeatherBrains 91 featuring Roy Leep

Aubrey Urbanowicz – River Runner

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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