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WeatherBrains 898: Radar Buddies

| April 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 898 is now online (April 3rd, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

This episode focuses on “OU Nightly”, a student-ran and student-lead news program that airs across the state of Oklahoma.

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is a senior at the University of Oklahoma studying broadcast meteorology.  She’s from Silver Spring, Maryland and is a senior weather producer for OU Nightly.  Catherine Liberta, welcome.

Also joining us as Guest WeatherBrain is senior OU meteorology student and senior weather producer for OU Nightly.  Colton Williams, thanks for joining us.

Last but not least, joining us as Guest WeatherBrain No. 3 is the research data specialist in the OU school of meteorology.  He manages technology for the School of Meteorology and is an advisor for the Oklahoma Weather Lab and is the weather advisor for OU Nightly.  Shawn Riley, welcome to WeatherBrains!

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

  • Origins of OU Nightly (11:50)
  • 2/26/23 Severe Weather event (21:30)
  • Encouraging freshman meteorology students (58:00)
  • Managing mental health problems in tv broadcasting (01:08)
  • Thoughts on 3/31 severe weather event (01:25:59)
  • Storm chasers following tornadoes too close?  (01:59:40)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:30:00)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:32:23)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:
  • E-Mail Segment (01:33:17)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 898:

OU Nightly YouTube

Midland Radio

Catherine Liberta Twitter

Colton Williams Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Catherine Liberta – iPhone says 80s next week? Careful where you get your Minnesota weather

Colton Williams – Mississippi meteorologist who prayed on air during tornado: ‘Sometimes you need a higher power’

Shawn Riley – OU Nightly

James Aydelott – Greg Carbin Tweet

Jen Narramore – Jumbo Tornado Outbreak of 3 April 1974

Jen Narramore – Thomas Grazulis Tweet

Rick Smith – #SafePlaceSelfie

Neil Jacobs – Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Workshop

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Marginalised groups, disasters & A.I.

Bill Murray – Out

James Spann – Todd Yakoubian Tweet

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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