WeatherBrains 862: Data Vomit

WeatherBrains Episode 862 is now online (July 25th, 2022). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is an AMS-certified broadcast meteorologist and weather content consultant.  Tim Heller, welcome!
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Guest Panelist tonight is a longtime friend of the show.  He’s a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.  Dr. Cliff Mass, welcome!
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  • Future of broadcast television meteorology (07:30)
  • Differences in SPC outlook color scheme vs local TV station graphics (42:30)
  • Time management in broadcast meteorology (46:45)
  • Maneuvering questions with the public about climate change and heat waves (01:31:30)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:19:40)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:21:40)
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • E-Mail Segment (01:51:47)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 862:

Heller Weather

Tim Heller Twitter

“The Weather of the Pacific Northwest” by Dr. Cliff Mass

Dr. Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Picks of the Week:

Tim Heller – ColorBrewer

Tim Heller – “Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals” by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Dr. Cliff Mass – Fuelcast

Dr. Cliff Mass – Weather With Cliff Mass Podcast

James Aydelott – Meteogram for Lake Carl Blackwell

Jen Narramore – Southwestern Pennsylvania Tornadoes – July 27, 1936

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – Weather That Makes Us Happy

Kim Klockow-McClain – Climate, health and heat waves: New publications address public health responses during summer extremes

Bill Murray – Out

James Spann – NWS Guam Tweet

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, James Aydelott, 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 861: Eddy Dissipation Rate

WeatherBrains Episode 861 is now online (July 18th, 2022). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

This week, we introduce our new full-time Panelist to the show.  He’s been Chief Meteorologist for FOX23 in Tulsa Oklahoma for over 12 years.  James Aydelott, welcome aboard!!!
Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a guest suggestion.  He’s a professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska. He is also the director of TORUS (Targeted Observations by Radars and UAS of Supercells), where he quite literally flies in the face of storms, seeking the reasons some supercell thunderstorms generate tornadoes while others do not.  His project, a collaboration with the University of Colorado, NOAA and the University of Oklahoma, includes manned aircraft, fixed wing drones and on-the-ground instruments mounted in SUVs. His goal is to improve forecasting and increase public safety by reducing false alarms. He is in the midst of a research season, the first since COVID, where for the first time his group will provide real-time data to National Weather Service meteorologists for their forecasts.  He attended Texas A&M for his undergraduate studies and attended the University of Illinois for his phD.  Dr. Adam Houston, welcome to the show!
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Our email officer Jen is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners. Reach us here: email@weatherbrains.com.
  • Change in student engagement in research opportunities (51:15)
  • Importance of drones in meteorological research (01:08:00)
  • Improving forecasting of airmass summertime thunderstorms (01:19:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:23:36)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:25:54)
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • E-Mail Segment (01:27:42)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 861:

TORUS Twitter

Severe Storms Research Group Twitter

University of Nebraska Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

University of Nebraska Severe Storms Research Group

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Adam Houston – SBS Dateline Documentary

James Aydelott – Tulsa OK Summer 2022 Weather Data

Jen Narramore – Katrina Then and Now: A Look Back Using New Storm Surge Forecasting Products and Services

Rick Smith – Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles

Neil Jacobs – Global Fishing Watch Map

Neil Jacobs – Rare phenomenon: Sky turns blood red in China’s Zhoushan

Troy Kimmel – Satellites watch record-breaking wildfires burn across Alaska

Kim Klockow-McClain – The Creation of a Research Television Studio to Test Probabilistic Hazard Information with Broadcast Meteorologists in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – North Pacific Mystery Facebook photo

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, James Aydelott, 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.