WeatherBrains 815: Choose The Least Crap

WeatherBrains Episode 815 is now online (August 31st, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is an American scientist and former government official who served as the acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He’s previously appeared on the show.  Dr. Neil Jacobs, welcome back!

Neil Jacobs - Wikipedia

Tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is a WeatherBrains alum and an American structural and forensic engineer as well as meteorologist, concentrating on damage analysis, particularly that from wind and other weather phenomena. He is also a pioneering storm chaser and was editor of Storm Track magazine.  Dr. Tim Marshall, welcome back to the show!

Last but certainly not least, we welcome Special Guest founder of the legendary band Wet Willie.  Jimmy Hall, welcome!

Jimmy Hall

  • Hurricane Ida’s Impact (7:00)
  • Important tools for hurricane chasing (34:30)
  • Issues of resources with regards to hurricane evacuations (1:01:20)
  • TV meteorologists reporting live from within eyewall (1:08:00)
  • Looking back at 1979’s Hurricane Frederic (1:25:15)
  • 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 815:

Jimmy Hall

Tavern Fest 2021 featuring Wet Willie and Jimmy Hall

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Neil Jacobs – National Hurricane Center

Jen Narramore – Hurricane Hunters inside the eye of Ida

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – I’m Waiting for Hurricane Ida With COVID-19

Bill Murray – Real Time Dvorak Data for Tropical Cyclones

James Spann – The incredible story of Ray Caldwell, the MLB pitcher who survived a lightning strike to finish a game

James Spann – Al Roker Has a Message for ‘Young Punks’ Tweeting About His Hurricane Coverage: ‘I Will Drop Them Like a Bag of Dirt!’

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 814: I Looked Like A Drug Dealer

WeatherBrains Episode 814 is now online (August 23rd, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest Panelist is the founder of NashSevereWX, the definitive source for Music City weather information.  David Drobny, welcome back!

Tonight’s second Guest Panelist is a legend of The Weather Channel fame.  He spent 33 years as a Lead Forecaster and on-camera  meteorologist for The Weather Channel.  Tom Moore, welcome to the show!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrains were a suggestion of Richard Cooke.  They are the co-founders of Tornado Trackers.  With a background, our first WeatherBrain made it possible to make a career out of capturing storm footage.  Residing in Georgetown, Texas, we welcome Gabe Cox!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain grew up in Austin, Texas.  He spent 23 years as a Pastor, and just last year made the transition to broadcast meteorology.  He’s currently enrolled in Mississippi State’s meteorology program.  Jeff Mangum, welcome!

Tonight’s third Guest WeatherBrain resides in the State of Colorado.  He grew up fascinated by severe weather growing up in Nebraska.  Jeremy Hamann, welcome!

  • Tragic passing of Jenetta Jones (10:30)
  • Devastating Tennessee flooding (4:30)
  • The current state of storm chasing today (35:20)
  • Faith and storm chasing (1:16:00)
  • 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 814:

Nashville Severe Weather

Tornado Trackers

Picks of the Week:

Gabe Cox – Tropical Tidbits

Jeremy Hamann – Ginger Zee on Tornado Tracker Podcast

Tom Moore – Craig Ceecee Twitter

David Drobny – Tennessee Emergency Response Fund

Jen Narramore – Jeanetta Jones Daniel Obituary

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Foghorn

Bill Murray – Doug Heady’s son enters hospice

James Spann – God and the Tornado

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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