WeatherBrains 907: Don’t Go Into A Storm With Dirty Laundry

| June 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 907 is now online (June 5th, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

We focus tonight on Typhoon Mawar, which recently struck the island of Guam in the western Pacific.

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain previously appeared on show 854.  He’s the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NWS in Guam.  He’s been there since June of 2010 as a Forecaster, and WCM since 2020, serving as the WFO’s liaison to its AOR (Area of Responsibility), which in addition to Guam also encompasses Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.  He also is president of the Hagu Foundation, a non-profit focusing on suicide prevention and awareness in Guam.  Landon Aydlett, welcome!

Also with us tonight is the Science and Operations Officer for NWS Guam.  He’s been with the NWS for 13 years.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology from North Carolina State University in 2005.  He’s also the NWS Guam’s Tropical Cyclone Program leader, and he handles their social media accounts.  He frequently engages with external partners to augment Guam’s satellite-derived datasets for improved monitoring of regional weather.  Brandon Aydlett, welcome to the show!

As Typhoon Mawar hit, these identical twin meteorologists kept Guam informed - West Hawaii Today

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

  • NWS Guam social media presence and impact during high-impact meteorological events (26:00)
  • Geo-political significance of Guam and core partners on the island (31:00)
  • Mental health and emotional wellness after high-impact and destructive events (39:30)
  • Improving the warning process on the island (50:30)
  • Evacuation protocol on Guam prior to Mawar (55:30)
  • Guam Habitat for Humanity (01:28:15)
  • Guam Suicide Prevention and Awareness (01:33:45)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:24:05)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:26:19)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:43:00)
  • E-Mail Segment (01:39:15)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 907:

NWS Guam Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Brandon Aydlett – MIMIC

James Aydelott – Brodywx Tweet

Jen Narramore – The RAF weathermen who helped save D-Day

Bruce Jones – Out

Rick Smith – Out

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – NWS Guam Forecast Office

Kim Klockow-McClain – Foghorn

Bill Murray – Out

James Spann – Tornado Debris Characteristics And Trajectories During The 27 April 2011 Super Outbreak As Determined Using Social Media Data

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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