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WeatherBrains 888: One Stray Dud

| January 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 888 is now online (January 23rd, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s show focuses on the tornado outbreak on January 12th, 2023 in Central Alabama.

Our first Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief Meteorologist at WSFA-TV in Montgomery.  Josh Johnson, thanks for coming on the show.

Also joining us is WSFA-TV Meteorologist Amanda Curran.  Amanda, thanks for joining us.

We also appreciate the crew from the NWS Birmingham coming on the show tonight. Kevin Laws (Science and Operations Officer at NWS BHM) and Warning Coordination Meteorologist John De Block, welcome back!

Also stopping by to chat from NWS Birmingham is meteorologist Jason Davis.  We appreciate you sharing your insight and expertise with us on tonight’s show.

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

  • Possible winter weather in Oklahoma (10:30)
  • Looking back at 1/12 outbreak atmospheric set-up (15:30)
  • Issues with mobile homes and tornadoes (33:30)
  • Loss of life in 1/12 Autauga County tornado (01:12:25)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:48:22)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:49:55)
  • National Weather Round-Up (No segment this week)
  • E-Mail Segment (No segment this week)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 888:


Amanda Curran Twitter

Picks of the Week:

John De Block – Sentinel Hub EO Browser

Jason Davis – 1/12/2023 Tornado Outbreak

Amanda Curran – Central Alabama Community Foundation Tornado Relief

Kevin Laws – Medium-Range Predictions of Severe Weather with Machine Learning

James Aydelott – Aaron Brackett cat tweet

James Aydelott – Sam Lillo tweet

Jen Narramore – NWS Mobile Tweet

Rick Smith – National Storm Chaser Summit

Neil Jacobs – AMS Summer Policy Colloquium

Troy Kimmel – Impact Based Decision Support Packets

Kim Klockow-McClain – NWS Priorities Town Hall at AMS Annual Meeting

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Fox News weatherman beaten on NYC subway train

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