WeatherBrains 779: Snow Snobs

| December 22, 2020 @ 9:16 am

WeatherBrains Episode 779 is now online (December 21st, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is originally from Detroit, Michigan.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Earth System Science Engineering at the University of Michigan.  He received his Master’s in Meteorology from Penn State in 2017.  He is now working on his Doctorate and his areas of research include convective storms and cloud microphysics.  Scott Loeffler, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, where he specializes in severe storms research.  He is recipient of NWA’s Fujita Award and AMS’s Editor’s Award.  He served as Chief Editor of the AMS Journal of Weather and Forecasting.  He is the Associate Department Head at Penn State and oversees the Master’s and PhD programs in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.  Paul Markowski, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Tornado Outbreak of May 31, 1985 (09:50)
  • Impact of Chuck Doswell’s research (28:20)
  • Mechanics of how a tornado forms (31:40)
  • Importance of LCL Heights on FAR reduction (43:40)
  • When is radar imagery misused?  (1:08:50)
  • 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 779:

Scott Loeffler Twitter

Paul Markowski Wikipedia

Picks of the Week:

Paul Markowski – National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films

Jen Narramore – May 31, 1985 Tornado Outbreak

Nate Johnson – Dakota Smith Tweet

Troy Kimmel – 4 Downsides Of Virtual Science Conferences During A Pandemic

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Weather Map Handbook

James Spann – National Snow Analyses

Aubrey Urbanowicz – NWS Eastern Region Tweet

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. graphic

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About the Author ()

Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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