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WeatherBrains 897: Who Is Banging Around Here?

| March 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 897 is now online (March 27th, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a new faculty member in the Department of Geography at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she teaches forecasting, mesoscale, and synoptic meteorology.  She earned her undergraduate degree at Penn State University, and earned her Master’s degree and PhD at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  She predominately uses mobile radar data to look at supercells and tornadoes, and emphasizes her analysis on tornadogenesis and tornadic rotation.  She also investigates the role that terrain and variations in landcover play in tornado modification.  Dr. Jana Houser, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Jana Houser, Ph.D. – Weather Center

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

  • What is a mobile radar?  (14:00)
  • Terrain influences on tornadoes (19:00)
  • 3/24 Rolling Fork, MS tornado analysis (37:30)
  • Purpose and future of storm chasing (50:30)
  • PERiLS project:  Propagation, Evolution, and Rotation in Linear Storms ( 56:15)
  • Science of tornadogenesis (59:10)
  • Improving tornado warnings (01:11:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:28:05)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:29:25)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:39:16)
  • E-Mail Segment
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 897:

PERiLS Project Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Jana Houser – “The strongest winds in tornadoes are very near the ground” – By Karen Kosiba and Joshua Wurman

Bruce Jones – John Muir’s Thermometer

James Aydelott – Violent Tornado Animation of an EF5 Supercell (Public Audience Version)

James Aydelott – Violent Tornado Animation of an EF5 Supercell (Science and Meteorology Audience Version)

James Aydelott – Tornadogenesis in High-end Tornadic Supercells

Jen Narramore – Rolling Fork, Mississippi EF4 Tornado First Light Drone Damage

Rick Smith – WSR-88D Tornado Intensity Estimates. Part II: Real-Time Applications to Tornado Warning Time Scales

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – Miracle in Mississippi as eight restaurant workers survive enormous mile-wide 200mph twister that killed 26 by hiding in diner’s walk-in REFRIGERATOR

Kim Klockow-McClain – A deadly tornado leaves parts of Mississippi reeling

Bill Murray – Out

James Spann – March 24/25, 2023 Live ABC 33/40 Severe Weather Coverage

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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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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