WeatherBrains 816: Industrial Strength Stupid

WeatherBrains Episode 816 is now online (September 6th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a former NWS employee who led the agency in developing innovative ways to communicate high impact weather threats to decision-makers and the general public.  Gary Szatkowski, welcome!

  • Ida’s Northeast Death Toll (03:20)
  • Philadelphia, PA tornadoes (31:00)
  • The term “emergencies” in warnings (58:10)
  • What will the NWS look like in 10-20 years? (1:15:40)
  • 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 816:

Gary Szatkowski Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Gary Szatkowski – CurrentlyHQ

Jen Narramore – Out

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Weather and Hazards Data Viewer

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

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

James Spann – Tropical Cyclone Rainfall

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 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!

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

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.

Audible.com grhic