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WeatherBrains 905: NWS Indy Party Bus

| May 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

WeatherBrains Episode 905 is now online (May 22nd, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s show is all about the Indy 500, a brainchild of friend of the podcast Jay Barlow.

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the WCM at the NWS Indianapolis.  He graduated with a degree in meteorology from Purdue University.  He will be the on-site meteorologist for this year’s Indy 500.  Sam Lashley, welcome!

Sam Lashley

Also joining us tonight is AlabamaWX Blog’s very own Scott Martin.  He earned his operational meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University in 2015.  In May 2021, he received his Bachelor’s in Geosciences Operational Meteorology from Mississippi State.  He co-founded Racecast Weather in 2014 as a way to combine his love of racing and weather.  Scott, welcome!


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

  • Indy 500 public safety planning (11:30)
  • Lightning rules (22:30)
  • Track conditions and weather’s effects on drivers (35:00)
  • Rules on rain delays (47:00)
  • Weather-driven racetrack collisions/casualties (51:00)
  • Changes after 2011 wind-driven Indy stage collapse (01:06:30)
  • 5/22/2011 Joplin tornado (01:23:15)
  • Guam in path of powerful typhoon Mawar (01:38:30)
  • Notable Indy/NASCAR forecast busts (01:11:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:17:25)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:20:25)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:38:10)
  • E-Mail Segment (01:30:00)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 905:

Racecast Weather

Midland USA

Scott Martin Twitter

Sam Lashley Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Sam Lashley – Indianapolis NWS

James Aydelott – Dust Devil Video

Jen Narramore – 35th Anniversary of the Saragosa Tornado

Bruce Jones – Remembering 2011 Joplin tornado

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – Weather Games – Team Xtreme Operation Weather Disaster & Weather War II (C64) – ARG Presents 262

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – May 20, 2013 tornado emergency highlights the importance of words

Bill Murray – Out

James Spann – Mexico volcano

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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