WeatherBrains 507: It All Got Weird When Chuck Showed Up

| October 6, 2015 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 507 is now online (October 5, 2015). If you are crazy about weather or just like it a little, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dr. Chuck DoswellTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain needs absolutely no introduction to WeatherBrains listeners. This is his fourth appearance on the show, and it is always a pleasure to welcome Dr. Chuck Doswell back to WeatherBrains! By the way, his real name is Charles A. Doswell, III.

Dr. Doswell is an American meteorologist and prolific severe convective storms researcher. Doswell is a seminal contributor, along with Leslie R. Lemon, to the modern conception of the supercell, which was developed originally by Keith Browning. He also has done research on forecasting and forecast verification, especially for severe convective storms, and is an advocate of ingredients-based forecasting. Doswell was an early storm chaser; in fact, among the first scientific storm chasers, and still actively chases recreationally. He was the lead forecaster for the first project VORTEX in 1994/1995 and has produced more than 100 refereed publications and several contributions to books and encyclopedias. He edited the American Meteorological Society Monograph Severe Convective Storms as well as coauthored two papers therein. Doswell is a semiprofessional photographer, with a special emphasis on storm photographs and also is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM). Doswell hosts the blues program Juke Joint and co-hosted with Gene Rhoden the severe storms program High Instability on the ShockNet internet radio station.

Morgan PalmerAnd tonight’s Guest Panelist is also no stranger to the show either. He is a two time winner of the James Spann Best Pipes Award. He is the morning meteorologist at KIRO-TV in Seattle, but will be moving to the evenings as Chief Meteorologist at KIRO-TV starting Monday, October 12th. Morgan Palmer, welcome back to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 93 at Laredo, TX, and McAllen, TX, and 22 at Olney, MT
  • There has almost been too much weather to write about
  • Hurricane Joaquin did a number on the Bahamas and Bermuda
  • Joaquin also appears to have been responsible for sinking a ship
  • Tropical moisture from Joaquin brought record rainfall to South Carolina along with record flooding
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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Web Sites from Episode 507:

Chuck Doswell’s Flame

NWA Annual Meeting

WeatherBrains Episode 404 with Mike Morgan

Meteorology Behind South Carolina’s Catastrophic, 1,000-year Rainfall Event

Paper on Severe Thunderstorm Evolution and Mesocyclone Structure

Gene Rhoden’s Web Site

Tempest Tours, a storm chasing company

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Picks of the Week:

Chuck Doswell – Flash Flood Forecasting

Nate Johnson – Monsoon II video

Bill Murray – Gets the Fog Horn!

Morgan Palmer – The Storm King, Historical Weather Events in the Pacific NW

Brian Peters – NY Times article on Model Differences with Joaquin

John Scala – The Human Element in Weather Forecasting

Kevin Selle – Terry Heaton’s Pomo Blog

James Spann – Interactive Global Geostationary Weather Satellite Images

Aubrey Urbanowicz – The Foliage Network

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather. graphic

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Brian Peters is one of the television meteorologists at ABC3340 in Birmingham and a retired NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist. He handles the weekend Weather Xtreme Videos and forecast discussion and is the Webmaster for the popular WeatherBrains podcast.

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