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WeatherBrains 692: The Mafia In St. Louis

WeatherBrains Episode 692 is now online (April 22, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s WeatherBrain features Dr. Harold Brooks from the National Severe Storms Laboratory.  Dr. Brooks earned his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics at William Jewell College outside of Kansas City and performed graduate study at Columbia University.  Dr. Brooks earned his PhD on thunderstorm modeling at the University of Illinois.

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In addition, our second Guest WeatherBrain Dr. Victor Gensini of Northern Illinois University joins us this week.  Dr. Gensini earned his Masters Degree on severe thunderstorm climatology, and wrote his dissertation on severe thunderstorms and climate change.  His current focus is on sub-seasonal to seasonal variability, and how that drives weather patterns across the United States.  Gentleman, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Differences in severe weather events in Tornado Alley and Dixie Alley
  • Future product in-between Watch and Warning to warn residents of manufactured homes?
  • National Weather Round-up
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Web Sites from Episode 692:

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Picks of the Week:

Dr. Harold Brooks – “Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America”

Dr. Harold Brooks – Oklahoma/Kansas Judgement and Decision Making (OKJDM) Annual Workshop

Dr. Victor Gensini – Mind The Gap Workshop

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – WPC Day 1 Excessive Rainfall Outlook

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – Hurricane Michael upgraded to a Category 5 at time of U.S. landfall

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Special Weather Report: Tornado Alley

James Spann – The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of Weather Messaging For The Masters

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Annual Severe Weather Report Summary
2019

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

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WeatherBrains 691: Hard To Let Go Of The Golden Handcuffs

WeatherBrains Episode 691 is now online (April 15, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s WeatherBrain has been a broadcast meteorologist for 35 years, with the past 25 years in Top 10 markets including Houston and Dallas Texas.  In January 2019, he retired from television, but started his own business titled “Heller Weather LLC”.  This business helps local TV stations maximize their weather resources and build stronger brands.  Tim Heller, welcome to WeatherBrains!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • April 13-14th, 2019 severe weather event
  • Widening audiences for TV meteorologists beyond traditional TV
  • National Weather Round-up
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Web Sites from Episode 691:

HellerWeather LLC

Picks of the Week:

Tim Heller – “Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro” by Rachel Slade

Nate Johnson – Patrick Marsh Tweet

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Outdoor Siren Systems: A review of
technology, usage, and public
response during emergencies

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – Synoptic-Dynamic Climatology of the “Bomb”

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Company led by Trump nominee was rife with harassment, including groping and kissing, report says

James Spann – Debunking A Dangerous Myth About Tornado Sirens – They Shouldn’t Warn You Inside

Aubrey Urbanowicz – David Smith Tweet

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

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WeatherBrains 690: Hook Your Twitter Feed To My Teletype Machine

WeatherBrains Episode 690 is now online (April 8, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s WeatherBrains features the on-air weather team at WCBI-TV in Columbus, MS.  Joining us are meteorologists Keith Gibson, Jacob Dickey, Jacob Riley and Alex Puckett.  Gentleman, welcome to the show!

Keith Gibson | WCBI First Alert Weather TeamAlex Puckett | WCBI First Alert Weather Team

Jacob Dickey | WCBI First Alert Weather TeamAlex Puckett | WCBI First Alert Weather Team

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • February 2019 Columbus, MS EF-3 tornado
  • Should schools send kids home early on days with a threat of severe weather?
  • The “hype” issue, consultants, and viewer fatigue
  • National Weather Round-up
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Web Sites from Episode 690:

WCBI-TV Columbus, MS

Picks of the Week:

Alex Puckett – News Stations Won’t Stop Covering A Tornado Because You’re Missing Your Favorite TV Show

Jacob Dickey – Meteorologist Josh Johnson Tweet

Jacob Riley – Meteorologist Brad Panovich Tweet

Nate Johnson –  Out

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – Out

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – How Meteorologists Compare To Other Professions That Predict The Future

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, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 689: John’s Cuckoo

WeatherBrains Episode 689 is now online (April 1, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s WeatherBrains is a special show regarding the NWS’s Hazard Simplification Program or “Haz Simp”.  This program has been around for a couple of years and is designed to potentially redesign and reinvigorate the National Weather Service Watch/Warning/Advisory system.

Our Guest WeatherBrain this week is a Social Science Researcher and Project Manager for Haz Simp along with Eli Jacks of the NWS.  Her background is in meteorology, but her PhD program is interdisciplinary with a focus on sociology of disasters and risk communication.  Danielle Nagele, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Danielle Nagele

Guest Panelist this week is soon-to-be graduating meteorology student from the University of Oklahoma.  Jordan Overton, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Are “certain death” messages counter-productive?
  • Why can’t the general public find their house on a map?
  • Kim’s analysis on the March 3rd, 2019 F4 tornado in Lee County AL
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Web Sites from Episode 689:

NWS Hazard Simplification

Budget Couple Podcast

Danielle Nagele LinkedIn

Jordan Overton LinkedIn

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson –  Out

Jordan Overton – Oklahoma Weather Lab (OWL)

Troy Kimmel – XVII Agenda – MSU Southeast Severe Storms Symposium

Kim Klockow-McClain – Barry Myers Vote concerning NOAA

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – Before Canadian Scientists Can Study Tornadoes, They Have to Find Them

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

James Spann – Basic Storm Spotter Training

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon

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

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