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WeatherBrains 746: I Will Be Asking For Forgiveness In The Morning

WeatherBrains Episode 746 is now online (May 4th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief of the Climate Monitoring Section of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, NC.  Deke Arndt, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • How did NCDC wind up in Asheville, NC?
  • Line of severe thunderstorms strike Nashville, TN
  • May snowfall in higher elevations of Virginia?
  • Softball sized hail near Lake Thunderbird, Oklahoma
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 746:

TradeWeather

Highway Weather

Picks of the Week:

Jennifer Narramore – Austin, TX Tornadoes of May 4, 1922

A. J. Grossbardt – Boulder Sees Snowiest Snowfall Season On Record

Nate Johnson – National Weather Service planned data outage on May 5, 2020: What you need to know

Troy Kimmel – Austin (Robert Mueller Municipal Airport) Aviation Weather Observation Sheet (PDF) from the
NWS WSO Austin for August 10, 1980

Kim Klockow-McClain – NWS FACETS program

Bill Murray – Mr. Tornado

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Argentina Record Hail

Aubrey Urbanowicz – NWS Tweet on April 2020 Tornadoes

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle, Jenn Narramore 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 745: My Wife Locked Me Up

WeatherBrains Episode 745 is now online (April 27th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain has been a meteorologist at the National Weather Service forecast office in Norman, Oklahoma for over 26 years. Doug Speheger, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Doug Speheger (@speg26) | Twitter

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief Meteorologist at KTUL-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  While covering the history May 3, 1999 tornado outbreak, he was working at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, OK. Dan Threlkeld, welcome to the show!

Our final Guest WeatherBrain served as the Chief Meteorologist at KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City from 1972 to 2013.  Gary England, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Gary England headshot, KWTV.jpg

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • At least 435 tornadoes so far in 2020
  • 9 year anniversary of the 4/27/11 Super Outbreak
  • How did broadcast meteorologists and the NWS communicate during major severe weather events before NWS chat?
  • Origins of the “Tornado Emergency”
  • Early outlook for 2020 hurricane season
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 745:

TradeWeather

Highway Weather

Picks of the Week:

Jennifer Narramore – Ranking All 59 EF5 Tornadoes by Intensity

Doug Speheger – NWS Norman Tornado Data

A. J. Grossbardt – Wx Risk Global

Rick Smith – NWS Damage Assessment Toolkit

Nate Johnson – National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Report – Hurricane Dorian

Troy Kimmel – SPC Violent Tornado Webpage

Kim Klockow-McClain – Risk of Tornado-related Death and Injury in Oklahoma, May 3, 1999

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Mortality from a Tornado Outbreak, Alabama, April 27, 2011

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Day In Wx History Tweet about Photograhed 1884 Tornado

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle, Jenn Narramore 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 744: Cover Girl Is The Best

WeatherBrains Episode 744 is now online (April 20th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is an Assistant Professor in Engineering at Auburn University.  Dr. David Roueche, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is an Assistant Professor in Geography at Villanova University.  Dr. Stephen Strader, welcome!

Tonight’s third Guest WeatherBrain is a Senior Scientist at the University of Oklahoma Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms.  Dr. Daphne LaDue, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • What role do churches play in getting people to shelters during severe weather episodes?
  • The general public being told manufactured homes are as safe as traditional homes during severe weather events?
  • Intense bow echo causes widespread wind damage early Sunday in Alabama
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 744:

TradeWeather

Highway Weather

Dr. David Roueche Twitter

Dr. Stephen Strader Twitter

Daphne LaDue – CAPS

Picks of the Week:

Dr. David Roueche – 2007 FEMA Manufactured Home Recovery Advisory

Dr. Daphne LaDue – Adam Brown photo of Alexander City severe thunderstorm

Jennifer Narramore – The 1967 Tornado

A. J. Grossbardt – TradeWeather Independent Meteorologists

Nate Johnson – Telemundo Stations to Air Climate Change Documentary ‘Cambio Climatico’ April 22

Troy Kimmel – What Happens When Other Disasters Hit during a Pandemic?

Troy Kimmel – Daily Corinthian Front Page

Kim Klockow-McClain – Am I safe sheltering at home during a tornado?

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Michael Jordan Gave Up His Dream of Being The World’s Greatest Meteorologist, to Play Basketball

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Foghorn

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle, Jenn Narramore 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 743: Jamokes From New York

WeatherBrains Episode 743 is now online (April 13th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain was recommended by listener Jay Farlow.  He is the principal of Salem High School in southern Indiana.  Troy Albert, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is the Director of Public Relations for Vestavia Hills City Schools.  He is also an Executive Officer with the Alabama School of Public Relations Association.  Whit McGhee, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Death toll reaches 30 in aftermath of Easter Sunday severe weather event across Deep South
  • How will school Administrators handle graduations for the Class of 2020?
  • Reliability issues with NWS chat during severe weather episodes
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 743:

TradeWeather

Highway Weather

Picks of the Week:

Whit McGhee – Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors

Jennifer Narramore – National Weather Service Tornado Database

A. J. Grossbardt – Weather 2020

Nate Johnson – IEMBOT Web Monitor

Nate Johnson – James Aydelott Tweet

Troy Kimmel – Jackson NWS Preliminary Storm Report

Troy Kimmel – Jackson NWS Public Information Statement

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Tornado Damage East Brainard Road area

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle, Jenn Narramore and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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