WeatherBrains 824: Chase Yahoos

| November 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 824 is now online (November 1st, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

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 chaser. He has conducted more than 10,000 damage surveys of hailstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes over the past 40+ years.  Dr. Tim Marshall, welcome!

  • Dr. Rick Smith Returns!!! (0:30)
  • Remembering Alan Moller (06:00)
  • What was storm chasing like before modern technology?  (13:00)
  • Importance of enthusiasm during storm chasing (18:30)
  • The Union City Tornado of 1973 (31:50)
  • 1982 Panhandle Tornado (41:05)
  • Tornado conditions and unpredictability (52:50)
  • Coming up with material for Advance Spotter Training (1:23:50)
  • The challenge of airmass convection (1:43:45)
  • 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 824:

Chuck Doswell Homepage

Alan R. Moller Paper

National Tropical Weather Conference

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Chuck Doswell – 1995 Study on Surface Analysis with Fred Sanders

Dr. Tim Marshall – Rolling Stones Tickets

Jen Narramore – 1995 Pama, Texas Tornadoes

Dr. Rick Smith – Tornado: A Spotter’s Guide (1977)

Dr. Neil Jacobs – “Synoptic-Dynamic Climatology of the ‘Bomb'” by Frederick Sanders and John Gyaykum

Nate Johnson – On sabbatical

Troy Kimmel – Proposed Format Change After Tropical Events

Kim Klockow-McClain – “Skywarn Spotter” by John Fausett

Kim Klockow-McClain – Ensuring Equity In Disaster Preparedness, Response, And Recovery

Bill Murray – Out

James Spann – Terrible Tuesday (1979) Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Mid-Atlantic Chaser Con

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Dr. Rick Smith, 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.

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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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