WeatherBrains 786: A Body In The Deep Freeze

| February 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 786 is now online (February 8th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is a Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Rebecca Morss, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Lab with the Weather Risks and Decisions in Society (WRaDS) research group. Julie DeMuth, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s third Guest WeatherBrain is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He has his Ph.D. in Quanitative Psychology. Stephen Strader, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s final Guest WeatherBrain is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University. His appearances are becoming sort of an annual Spring occurrence. Stephen Broomell, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Rebecca, Julie, and Stephen are the authors of this paper:
“A Psychological Investigation of Perceived Tornado Likelihood in the Southeast United States.”

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Recent Fultondale, AL Tornado Damage (11:18)
  • How people in the southeast and Great Plains perceive tornado risk (13:20)
  • The effect of differing severe weather sources on the general public (30:30)
  • 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 786:

Assessment of NWS County Warning Area Tornado Risk, Exposure, and Vulnerability


Picks of the Week:

Steven Strader – NWS Mount Holly NJ

Jen Narramore – Andrew Berrington Tweet

Nate Johnson – Warning Decision Training Division

Bruce Jones – 30th Anniversary of Andover Kansas Tornado

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Shelby announces retirement, opening Senate seat in Alabama

Bill Murray – “Instability, Skew-T & Hodograph Handbook Paperback” by Tim Vasquez

James Spann – Fultondale EF-3 Tornado of January 25, 2021

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Foghorn

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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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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