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Tonight is yet another homegrown show.  Tonight we discuss the recent winter weather event and the challenges of snow forecasting for the meteorological community in general.
Published 01/18/22
Published 01/18/22
Tonight's show is a homegrown roundtable discussion of all things weather related.  Join us!
Published 01/12/22
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain has appeared on shows 203, 513, 609, 655 and 712.  He's the science operations officer for the NWS in Paducah, Kentucky.  He also served as the Commissioner of Committees for the NWA.  Pat Spoden, welcome!  Tonight's Second Guest WeatherBrain is from New Zealand and has provided life-saving information regarding wildfires in California.  Michael Sylvester, welcome!
Published 01/04/22
Enjoy a Weatherbrains Christmas gift to you with a heartwarming story all ages will enjoy, "Christmas Eve with The Weather Lady", written by Janet L. Chestnut.  "Christmas Eve with The Weather Lady" is the first story in The Weather Lady stories written by Janet L. Chestnut from Nashville. The stories were inspired by Janet's memories of growing up in the Midwest and her love of weather.
Published 12/28/21
Our Guest WeatherBrains are both Dr. Bob Henson and Greg Carbin.  Greg Carbin is the Chief of Forecast Operations for the WPC.   Welcome back both Bob and Greg!  Tonight's Guest Panelist has been a member of the First Alert Storm Team at WBKO-TV at Bowling Green, KY since 2001.  He's a member of the NWA and earned his Broadcast Seal of Approval in November 2006.  He's been honored 4 times by the Kentucky AP for Best Weather Anchor in TV Division 2.  Shane Holinde, welcome!
Published 12/21/21
Our Guest WeatherBrain was the first African-American female to receive an undergraduate degree in Meteorology from Iowa State University, and she entered NOAA as an operational meteorologist at the Des Moines Weather Forecast Office. She's held many positions over her 27 year career in federal government including 13 years as an operational hydrologist and operational meteorologist with the National Weather service.  Dr. Kandis Boyd, welcome back to the show!  Also joining us as Guest...
Published 12/14/21
This week's guest WeatherBrain attended the University of Wisconsin where he earned his phD.  He has spent over 50 years in the field of meteorology and 43 years as a public servant.  Tonight, we celebrate the career of this legend of the weather community.  Dr. Louis Uccellini, welcome to the show!  Tonight's Guest Panelist has been the Chief Meteorologist for KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington for the last ten years.  Morgan Palmer, welcome to the show!
Published 12/07/21
This week's guest WeatherBrain is a Phoenix based professional photographer, spending half the year shooting weddings and doing family portraits, and the other half chasing storms across the central plains of the United States and then back home in Arizona for monsoon season. He loves his wife Jina and three kids, Asher, Eli and Lyla, and enjoys drinking an old fashion while watching Succession on down days. Specializing in time-lapse and storm photography, Mike's work has been licensed by...
Published 11/30/21
This week's guest WeatherBrain is a writer, navigator and an explorer.  He is the Sunday Times bestselling author of "The Walkers Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs",  one of the world's only books related to natural navigation.  He's written for Sunday Times, New York Times, and the BBC.  He recently wrote a book called "The Secret World of Weather".  Tristan Gooley, welcome to WeatherBrains!
Published 11/23/21
This week we welcome two friends of the podcast.  Dr. John Knox, who is a Professor at the University of Georgia, and Nick Walker, Retired On-Camera Meteorologist from The Weather Channel.   This week's guest WeatherBrain is a Dr. Peter Thuesen, a Professor of Religious Studies and Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). A historian of American religion, he is author, most recently, of Tornado God: American Religion and Violent...
Published 11/16/21
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is Travis Farncombe, one of the executive producers on the film Thirteen Minutes . He is also an avid storm chaser.
Published 11/09/21
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrains are two legends. Our first WeatherBrain is an American meteorologist and prolific severe convective storms researcher. He is a seminal contributor to the modern conception of the supercell thunderstorm. Charles Doswell, welcome to WeatherBrains!  Joining us as second Guest WeatherBrain ranks among the world's foremost experts on wind damage to the built environment. In addition to being a structural forensic engineer and meteorologist, he is a pioneering storm...
Published 11/01/21
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is a Senior Meteorologist Investigator for the NTSB.  He's been with the NTSB since January 2011, serving in the Office of Aviation Safety.  He has served as a Meteorologist Investigator in more than 500 accidents including Spaceship 2, Flight 214 in  San Fransisco, and the Caribbean Flight 523 in Guyana.    He has a B.S. in Meteorology and M. S. in Atmospheric Science from North Carolina State University.  Paul Suffren, welcome back to the show! 
Published 10/25/21
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is a suggestion of longtime friend of the podcast, Tim Brice, who also will be onboard tonight as Guest Panelist.  He's a Senior Forecaster for the NWS in El Paso, TX.  Welcome Tim!  Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is one of the country's premier crisis communications and media response experts.  He trains thousands yearly and is award-winning television director and former news anchor.  His seminar "Crisis Communications And Media Response Training For Today's...
Published 10/19/21
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is the current President of the AMS and is the new director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).  Dr. Mike Farrar, welcome to WeatherBrains!
Published 10/11/21
Tonight's Guest Panelist has been on the show several times prior.  He runs a weather blog and a chaser convention, among other things.  We welcome back friend of the podcast, Chris White!  Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is an award-winning journalist and author.  He's written several books, and in 2019 received the Overseas Press Club Award for the best Human Rights Reporting in any medium.  He also won the Amnesty International Award for Foreign Reporting.  Jeff Stern, welcome to WeatherBrains!
Published 10/05/21
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is a legend in the field of meteorology.    He grew up in northwestern Kanas.  He he attended Southwestern College  with the goal of becoming a basketball couch.  He served in the U. S. Air Force  and was eventually assigned to Okinawa.   He earned his Masters Degree and phD at Florida State University and soon became a forecaster for the National Hurricane Center in 1961, and made Director from 1974-1987.   He then  worked as Chief Meteorologist at KHO-TV in...
Published 09/28/21
Tonight's Guest Panelist is a lifetime member of the National Weather Association.  She's also a recipient of the 2020 NWA Special Act Award.  Dr. Kandis Boyd, welcome to the show!  Tonight's First Guest WeatherBrain is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma and holds a PhD in Meteorology.  Dr. Caleb Fulton, welcome!  Tonight's Second Guest WeatherBrain is a Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, focusing on radar development.  Dr. David Bodine, welcome!...
Published 09/21/21
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain has worked for NOAA for nearly 18 years, with most of that time being with the National Weather Service in various roles.  Her current acting role is the Acting Deputy Director for the National Weather Service Office of Organizational Excellence.  She has a Bachelor's in Meteorology from Penn State and a Masters in Science Technology Studies from Virginia Tech and is pursuing a Certification in Facilitation from Georgetown University.  Andrea Bleistine, welcome!...
Published 09/14/21
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!
Published 09/07/21
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!  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...
Published 08/31/21
Tonight's first Guest Panelist is the founder of NashSevereWX, the definitive source for Music City weather information.  David Drobny, welcome back!  Tonight's second Guest Panelist is a legend of The Weather Channel fame.  He spent 33 years as a Lead Forecaster and on-camera  meteorologist for The Weather Channel.  Tom Moore, welcome to the show!  Tonight's Guest WeatherBrains were a suggestion of Richard Cooke.  They are the co-founders of Tornado Trackers.  With a background, our first...
Published 08/24/21
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is a United States Army veteran.  He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.  He's a storm chaser, and he founded the Pawnee Storm Chasers in Colorado.  He's also a photographer, vidoeographer as well as a mental health advocate.  Parker Koppes, welcome to WeatherBrains!
Published 08/17/21
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is an award-winning TV meteorologist and storm specialist for the Weather Channel.  He has a Bachelor's Degree in meteorology and environmental science physics from Rutgers University.  He holds a Master's Degree in atmospheric sciences from Georgia Tech.  Mark Elliott, welcome to WeatherBrains!
Published 08/10/21