WeatherBrains 787: DC To Coyoteville

WeatherBrains Episode 787 is now online (February 16th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University where she studies the human side of meteorology. She is also this year’s president-elect for the National Weather Association.
Dr. Kathy Sherman-Morris, welcome to the Show!

Tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is a Lecturer in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University and the Chief Meteorologist at KAGS TV. His research interests are diverse and include public perception of weather information and public response to hazards.  Christopher Nunley, welcome to the Show!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is no stranger to the show, and former regular panelist, Rick Smith.  Rick is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS in Norman, OK.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Power grid issues in Texas (7:30)
  • Worsening issues of threats on social media (31:00)
  • North Carolina tornado kills 3 (26:35)
  • Men vs women and their perceived knowledge of weather (1:27:00)
  • 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 787:

 

Picks of the Week:

Rick Smith – Power Outages

Dr. Kathy Sherman-Morris – Weather, Climate and Society

Bruce Jones – The Blizzard of 1948-49

Jen Narramore – Out

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Oklahoma Mesonet

Bill Murray – Tim Vasquez Forecast Lab

James Spann – Snow maps are all over social media. How seriously should you take them?

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.

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WeatherBrains 786: A Body In The Deep Freeze

WeatherBrains Episode 786 is now online (February 8th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is a Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Rebecca Morss, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Lab with the Weather Risks and Decisions in Society (WRaDS) research group. Julie DeMuth, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s third Guest WeatherBrain is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.  He has his Ph.D. in Quanitative Psychology.  Stephen Strader, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s final Guest WeatherBrain is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University. His appearances are becoming sort of an annual Spring occurrence. Stephen Broomell, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Rebecca, Julie, and Stephen are the authors of this paper:
“A Psychological Investigation of Perceived Tornado Likelihood in the Southeast United States.”

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Recent Fultondale, AL Tornado Damage (11:18)
  • How people in the southeast and Great Plains perceive tornado risk (13:20)
  • The effect of differing severe weather sources on the general public (30:30)
  • 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 786:

Assessment of NWS County Warning Area Tornado Risk, Exposure, and Vulnerability

Broomell_Wong-Parodi_Morss_Demuth_2020

Picks of the Week:

Steven Strader – NWS Mount Holly NJ

Jen Narramore – Andrew Berrington Tweet

Nate Johnson – Warning Decision Training Division

Bruce Jones – 30th Anniversary of Andover Kansas Tornado

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Shelby announces retirement, opening Senate seat in Alabama

Bill Murray – “Instability, Skew-T & Hodograph Handbook Paperback” by Tim Vasquez

James Spann – Fultondale EF-3 Tornado of January 25, 2021

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.

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