WeatherBrains 557: Looking at a Big Outbreak in Indiana

| September 20, 2016 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 557 is now online (September 19, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

On August 24th of this year, an outbreak of about 23 tornadoes touched down across Central Indiana, northwestern Ohio, and into Ontario, Canada. The event was well warned, but created a controversy because the event was unusual in that it was unforecast by them.

Listener Jay Farlow, ham radio call of W9LW (Whiskey Niner Lima Whiskey), suggested we talk about the outbreak on tonight’s show. Fortunately there were no deaths or serious injuries in the event.

Our Guest WeatherBrains with insight into this event include Dan McCarty, Danielle Dozier, and Dr. Jeff Frame.

Our first Guest WeatherBrain is Dan McCarthy, the Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) of the National Weather Service in Indianapolis, IN. Dan is a veteran of WeatherBrains.

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is a meteorologist with Fox 59 in Indianapolis, IN. Danielle Dozier, welcome to the show.

And our final Guest WeatherBrain is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Frame teaches courses on introductory meteorology, synoptic-scale weather systems, weather forecasting, and severe thunderstorm dynamics. Dr. Jeff Frame, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 110 at Death Valley, CA, and 24 at Crested Butte, CO
  • TD 13 in far eastern Atlantic
  • TS Karl in Central Atlantic
  • Hurricane Paine in the eastern Pacific
  • Discussion of weather response at OU
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer was fighting weather computer issues, so the email bag gets pushed off.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: With this episode the 101 segment will end the three-part series on air pressure with some notes from the 1800s about the meaning of pressure changes.

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 557:

U.S. Tornadoes post on August 24, 2016

Fox 59 Weather

Video of Starbucks collapse

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Picks of the Week:

Jeff Frame – Department of Atmospheric Science U of I

Nate Johnson – Atlantic article on use of drones in place of Hurricane Hunters

Dan McCarthy – talks about Twitter

Brian Peters – Himawari satellite animation of Typhoon Malakas (large file)

Rick Smith – Article on Fighting Fatigue in the weather enterprise

James Spann – NWS overview of August 24, 2016, tornado outbreak

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Layoffs end flag reports in West Virginia

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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Brian Peters is one of the television meteorologists at ABC3340 in Birmingham and a retired NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist. He handles the weekend Weather Xtreme Videos and forecast discussion and is the Webmaster for the popular WeatherBrains podcast.

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