WeatherBrains 851: Never Fly With Neal

WeatherBrains Episode 851 is now online (May 9th, 2022). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain grew up in Rockford, Illinois.  He graduated with a BS in meteorology from NIU, and started his career in broadcast meteorology in 1999.  He eventually became the Chief Meteorologist at WREX-TV in his hometown of Rockford, Illinois.  He has since entered the political arena and is now running for Congress in the state of Illinois.  Eric Sorensen, welcome!
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  • Underrepresentation of meteorologists in politics (31:55)
  • Are meteorologists doing a good job communicating warnings to the public? (49:25)
  • AMS Policy program (57:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (No segment this week)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (No segment this week)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:39:08)
  • E-Mail Segment (01:37:17)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 851:

Eric Sorensen for Illinois

Across the Sky Podcast

Picks of the Week:

Bruce Jones – Parkersburg Tornado Service Assessment

Jen Narramore – Out

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – EPIC Workshop: Running the UFS Short Range Weather Application on the Cloud

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Link pending

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – School surveillance video from April 2022 tornado in Andover, KS

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, Jen Narramore, Dr. Neil Jacobs, and Dr. Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating podcast about weather.

WeatherBrains 850: From One Swamp To Another

WeatherBrains Episode 850 is now online (May 2nd, 2022). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight is another “homegrown” show featuring our regulars.
Joining the regular panel is an appearance by Los Angeles Fire Department’s Brian Lindsey.
Our email officer Jen is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners. Reach us here: email@weatherbrains.com.
  • Three OU meteorology students tragically killed in car crash (12:30)
  • Tornado Warnings vs. Tornado Emergencies and public response (28:38)
  • Thoughts on upcoming hurricane season (39:10)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:19:34)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:21:56)
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • E-Mail Segment (01:
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 850:

 

Picks of the Week:

Bruce Jones – Foghorn

Jen Narramore – Out

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – Impacts Of Vertical Grid Resolution On The Representation Of A Convective Environment

Troy Kimmel – Link pending

Kim Klockow-McClain – Reed Timmer Drone Tornado Footage

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Summer Weather In Alabama!

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, Jen Narramore, Dr. Neil Jacobs, and Dr. Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating podcast about weather.