WeatherBrains 915: I Don’t Know How To Operate A Comb

| August 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 915 is now online (July 31st, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain was a suggestion of listener of the show Jay Farlow.  She’s a graduate of Valparaiso University.  Her first job out of college was as a TV meteorologist at WATE-TV in Knoxville, TN.  Tabitha Bartoe, we are honored to have you join us tonight.

Change your hair or leave: Tennessee anchor says she was fired for her appearance

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

  • WATE-TV haircut controversy (07:00)
  • Productive management/employee relationships in TV news (38:00)
  •  Monetization of social media with the younger generations in broadcast media (53:45)
  •  YouTube weather entertainers (01:06:00)
  • Birmingham area microbursts/severe thunderstorm 7/27/23 (01:21:00)
  • New NWS chat coming to Slack (01:28:30)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (No segment this week)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:16:48)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:17:38)
  • E-Mail Segment (No segment this week)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 915:

Tabitha Bartoe Facebook

Tabitha Bartoe Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Tabitha Bartoe – Eruption of Alaska volcano declines after shooting ash cloud up to 25,000 feet into air

James Aydelott – Out

Jen Narramore – Dr. Robin Tanamachi Tweet

Rick Smith – Mobile homes turn deadly when tornadoes hit. This year has been especially bad, AP analysis finds

Rick Smith – Lightning Safety PSA With NWS Director Ken Graham (40sec)

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – Why TV meteorologists are leaving the business – perhaps just as we need them most

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Justin Smith Tweet/Video of Birmingham-area microburst

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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