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WeatherBrains 916: Serpentine Echo

| August 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 916 is now online (August 7th, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Senior Forecaster at the NWS in Tulsa, OK.  She earned her Master’s Degree at OU specializing on heat bursts.  Karen Hatfield, welcome to the show!

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

  • What is a heat burst?  (15:20)
  • Heat burst extremes in the U. S. (25:30)
  • Role of heat bursts in NWS area forecast discussions (28:00)
  • February 2023 Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference experiences (49:30)
  • NWS chat 2.0 (01:07:00)
  • When did MCC become MCS?  (01:29:50)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:21:03)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:22:48)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:24:03)
  • E-Mail Segment (No segment this week)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 916:

Karen Hatfield Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Karen Hatfield – Dr. Robin Tanamachi Tweet

James Aydelott – DixieFire 2021 photos

Jen Narramore – Out

Rick Smith – Tropical cyclone names

Neil Jacobs – Out

Troy Kimmel – How to Find the Most Accurate Weather Forecasting App

Kim Klockow-McClain – Tomer Burg Tweet of impressive mesoscale convective vortex over Missouri

Bill Murray – NHC Forecast Verification Report

James Spann – UW-Madison CIMSS Tweet on Tropical Cyclone Group product summary

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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