WeatherBrains 940: Great Lake Snow Snake

WeatherBrains Episode 940 is now online (January 22nd, 2024). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a frequent contributor to the show and a friend of the podcast.  He’s a renowned expert in the field of hurricane tracking and reporting.  He’s known for his innovative use of technology and social media to deliver real time updates on storm developments.  He’s made significant contributions to hurricane awareness and safety.  His insights and expertise make him a valuable voice in understanding the complexities of these powerful storms.  Mark Sudduth, it’s wonderful having you on the show tonight.

Mark Sudduth on X: "As part of @Patreon #ShareYourStudio day - here's mine. Most of my hurricane discussion videos etc are produced here and I compose the music for my documentaries on

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  • First ever hurricane chase online in 2005 (18:45)
  • Cultivating sense of curiosity and fostering interests as a parent in the digital age (25:30)
  • Preliminary thoughts on 2024 hurricane season (39:50)
  • Preview of AMS 2024 Annual Meeting in Baltimore (55:45)
  • Last week’s Deep Freeze (01:06:45)
  • Storm phobia/calming fear from general public concerning severe weather (01:22:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (48:55)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (50:55)
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • E-Mail Segment (53:00)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 940:

Mark Sudduth on X

HurricaneTrack.com

Picks of the Week:

James Aydelott – Steve Piltz on X: Blow drying ice video

Jen Narramore – Woman scared of weather calls in fake burglary, police say

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – Mesoscale Vortices Embedded within a Lake-Effect Shoreline Band

Troy Kimmel – Kalaloch WA Lodge Live Cam

Kim Klockow-McClain – Dr. Kim Klockow-McClain discusses connection between social science and weather

Bill Murray – Out

James Spann – James Spann on X: JeffCo Alabama winter weather fun with canoe

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 939: I Want Randy’s Shelves

WeatherBrains Episode 939 is now online (January 16th, 2024). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a veteran of the show.  He’s a renowned Professor in Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University.  He specializes in weather and climate studies and brings a wealth of experience to the field of meteorology.  He’s joining us tonight to discuss is new book.  Randy Cerveny, it’s an honor to have you on the show tonight.

Randy Cerveny | Media Relations and Strategic Communications

Our email officer Jen is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners. Reach us here: email@weatherbrains.com.

  • Longest duration lightning flash (15:00)
  • Controversial records/highest temperature recorded on the planet (17:45)
  • Hurricane Katrina misconceptions (29:45)
  • Media portrayal of weather events/public perception (44:40)
  • NWS co-op network (49:45)
  • Celeste Saulo first female Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization (55:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:02:00)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:04:06)
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • E-Mail Segment (01:05:55)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 939:

World Weather and Climate Extremes Archive

“Judging Extreme Weather: Climate Science in Action” by Randy Cerveny

Picks of the Week:

Randy Cerveny – NASA analysis confirms 2023 as warmest year on record

James Aydelott – James Aydelott on X: Where this current cold snap ranks

James Aydelott – James Aydelott on X: “Parents getting that text message that school is out again Wednesday” Meme

Jen Narramore – The South Frankfort to Stamping Ground, KY F4 Tornado and Downburst Disaster of April 3, 1974

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – No joke: Feds banning humorous electronic messages on highways

Kim Klockow-McClain – Highway fatality signs may cause more car crashes

Bill Murray – Jason Goodson James Spann TikTok

James Spann – Rick Mitchell on X: Sunday Night Football cut-in issues

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.