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WeatherBrains 849: 137 By The Weekend

| April 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

WeatherBrains Episode 849 is now online (April 25th, 2022). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain is an up and comer in the NWS.  He is the National Science and Operations Officer and National Development Operations Hydrologist for the NWS.  He previously worked at NWS offices in Oregon and Amarillo, Texas.  Dr. Stephen Bieda, welcome to the show!
Tonight’s Guest Panelist is the Science Operations Officer at the NWS at Birmingham.  Kevin Laws, welcome back!

Our email officer Jen is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners. Reach us here:

  • Forecasting the Continuum of Environmental Threats (28:40)
  • Changes in spotter network (38:00)
  • Should we change impact-based warnings?  (52:30)
  • Is the false alarm ratio too high as of today? (1:36:20)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (No segment this week)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:46:30)
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • E-Mail Segment (01:54:00)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 849:

Dr. Stephen Bieda III Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Kevin Laws – April 27, 2011 NWS Birmingham

Dr. Stephen Bieda – WSR-88D Sidelobe Contamination: From a Conceptual Model to Diagnostic Strategies for Improving NWS Warning Performance

Bruce Jones – Scene from Twister (1996)

Jen Narramore – Overview of the April 25-28, 2011 Super Outbreak

Rick Smith – Low-Cost, Last-Minute Prep for Severe Weather

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Changing Behavior? Comparing Public Responses to Base vs. Impact-Based Tornado Warnings

Bill Murray – “Weather Radar Handbook” – by Tim Vasquez

James Spann – ABC 33/40 4/27/11 Special

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, Jen Narramore, Dr. Neil Jacobs, and Dr. Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating podcast 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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