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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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WeatherBrains 688: What Am I On Twitter

WeatherBrains Episode 688 is now online (March 25, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our Guest WeatherBrain for this week is Dina Knightly, formerly an employee of The Weather Channel who now works for IBM as a senior meteorologist.  She was a former weather producer on The Weather Channel’s Wake Up With Al, Weather Center Live and Weekend Recharge.  She has a bachelors degree in Atmospheric Science from The Ohio State University where she earned a private pilots license. Before her weather career, she had over seven years with Continental Airlines as a customer service agent and operations specialist. Dina is our guest for National Weather Podcast Month and is the co-host of Storm Front Freaks.

You can find Dina on Twitter at @ladypilot70 and on Facebook.

Dina Knightly

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Continued discussions about the dangers of manufactured homes in tornado situations
  • The problems of long-range forecasts
  • What will the weather enterprise look like in 10 years?
  • Alabama hailers on 3/25/19
  • 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 688:

Picks of the Week:

Dina Knightly – NWS Enhanced Data Display

Nate Johnson –  Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – How broadcast TV networks covered climate change in 2018

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – The Weatherman

Kevin Selle – Meteorologists develop better ways to measure atmosphere, thunderstorms

James Spann – Interactive Weather Satellite Imagery Viewers from NASA MSFC

Aubrey Urbanowicz – USGS: Volcano Hazards Program YVO Yellowstone

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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