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#93 Guest: Jay Bigam - Holiday Weather Gifts Show

#93 Guest: Jay Bigam - Holiday Weather Gifts Show

November 24, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Jay Bigam-Artist of Turbulent Skies Storm Project
  • Holiday Weather Gifts 2019
    • Midland Radio with Bruce Jones, Meteorologist and Spokesperson
    • Kestrel Meters
    • Atmosphere Weather and Drive Weather Apps
    • Netatmo
    • Weatherman Umbrellas
    • Sangean
    • AcuRite
    • Tornado Trackers Store
    • Lightning Trigger

Our Guest

Jay Bigam, Turbulent Skies Artist

Jay Bigam’s artistic work is inspired by landscapes, sky, water, ice, and especially of his home, Alberta.  In 2017, Jay worked with 6 storm chaser photographers and accompanied each of them on a chase.  Post chase, they chose a photograph that was iconic of that chase.  He then began to interpret each of these photographs on a large canvas.

EARTH SKY ART (earthskyart.ca)

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2019 Holiday Weather Gift Ideas 

MIDLAND RADIO (midlandusa.com)

KESTREL METERS (kestrelmeters.com)

 ATMOSPHERE WEATHER and DRIVE WEATHER APPS

NETATMO (netatmo.com)

WEATHERMAN UMBRELLA (weathermanumbrella.com)

SANGEAN (sangean.com)

 ACURITE (acurite.com)

For more information about AcuRite and the Atlas weather station visit Acurite.com and use code PODCAST at checkout for an exclusive 10% off your entire purchase!

TORNADO TRACKERS STORE (tornadotrackers.org)

LIGHTNING TRIGGER (store.lightningtrigger.com)

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use the code for this episode only: STORM at check-out for 10% off your entire order.  Listen to future episodes of the show for the latest discount code!

Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode records on December 12th with our guest Amy Sweezey, meteorologist at WESH-TV Meteorologist, Orlando and children’s book author. We record at a special time of 6pmET/5pmCT on our YouTube.com/StormFrontFreaks channel.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#92 Guest: Simon Brewer - We Offend All Kinds of People

#92 Guest: Simon Brewer - We Offend All Kinds of People

November 17, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Simon Brewer-Meteorologist, Storm Chaser and Co-Star of Storm Riders on The Weather Channel
  • Lightning Round: Lego Worst or Most
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Weather Trollbot 5000

Our Guest

Simon Brewer-Meteorologist and Storm Chaser

A native of Moraine, Ohio, Simon Brewer is a meteorologist and storm chaser. He received his degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. He devotes his life to chasing, documenting and photographing extreme weather phenomena.  Simon has been chasing storms for more than a decade and is a former co-star of the 2011 Weather Channel series Storm Riders.

Follow Kevin on Social Media:

  • Twitter @simonstormrider 

For more information about AcuRite and the Atlas weather station visit Acurite.com and use code PODCAST at checkout for an exclusive 10% off your entire purchase!

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use the code for this episode only: STORM at check-out for 10% off your entire order.  Listen to future episodes of the show for the latest discount code!

#WeatherFools Links

Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode records on November 21st with our 4th Annual Holiday Weather Gift show and special guest, Turbulent Skies artist Jay Bigam.  Records at 9pmET/8pmCT on our YouTube.com/StormFrontFreaks channel

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#91 Guest: Dr. Kevin Kloessel - You Don’t Want to Get Shingles

#91 Guest: Dr. Kevin Kloessel - You Don’t Want to Get Shingles

November 3, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Kevin Kloesel, Meteorologist at the University of Oklahoma’s Office of Emergency Preparedness
  • Lightning Round: Name that Sporting Event
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources that you will want to use!

Our Guest

Dr. Kevin Kloesel, Meteorologist, University of Oklahoma Office of Emergency Preparedness

Kevin is responsible for providing weather forecast and weather safety information to the OU Office of Emergency Preparedness before, during and after weather threats of all types on the OU Campus.  In addition, Kevin serves as Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.

Follow Kevin on Social Media:

For more information about AcuRite and the Atlas weather station visit Acurite.com and use code PODCAST at checkout for an exclusive 10% off your entire purchase!

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

#WeatherFools Links:

Wx Resources Links:

Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode records on November 14th we have storm chaser and storm photographer Simon Brewer at 9pmE/8pmCT

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#90 Guest: Michael Koch - You Peed a Little, Didn’t You?

#90 Guest: Michael Koch - You Peed a Little, Didn’t You?

October 20, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Michael Koch, Storm and Hurricane Chaser
  • Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon Information
  • Lightning Round: Hurricane or Super Model?
  • Indiana ChaserCon Information
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Weather's Believe It or Not-Strange but true weather stories

Our Guest

Michael Koch, Storm and Hurricane Chaser with Weather Going Wild

A long island native, Michael and his father Richard have shared a passion, thrill, and excitement for weather since Hurricane Gloria in 1985 when Michael was seven.  They have been chasing storms side-by-side now for over a decade.  Michael studied meteorology at the State University of New York in Oswego and can be seen chasing hurricanes, tornadoes and all kinds of weather in his blue Weather Going Wild truck.

Follow Michael on Social Media:

For more information about Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon visit midatlanticchasercon.com

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

For more information about Indiana ChaserCon and to get the 20% registration discount visit indchasercon.com/sff

#WeatherFools Links:

Weather's Believe It or Not Links:

Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode records on October 31st we have Meteorologist in the Office of Emergency Preparedness at the University of Oklahoma, Kevin Kloesel at 9pmE/8pmCT

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#89 Guest: Jennifer Dunn - It’s Not That Kind of Internship

#89 Guest: Jennifer Dunn - It’s Not That Kind of Internship

October 6, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Jennifer Dunn, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS-Ft. Worth, Texas office
  • Lightning Round: Disney Speed Round
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources-Great websites, equipment, books, or other weather resources

Our Guest

Jennifer Dunn, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS-Ft. Worth and Storm Chaser

Jennifer Dunn is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, Texas.  She has chased storms since 2005 while at Texas A&M University where she received a Bachelors degree in meteorology.  Jennifer started her career as an intern at the NWS office in Corpus Christi before starting her professional career at the Ft. Worth office as a forecaster and in 2018 as the WCM.

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If you would like us to highlight your weather themed products or services on our 4th annual Holiday Weather Gifts Show in November, contact Phil Johnson at phil@stormfrontfreaks.com

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

#WeatherFools Links:

WxResources Links:

Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode records on October 17th we have Storm and Hurricane Chaser Michael Koch at 9pmET/8pmCT

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#88 Guest: Andrew Blum - It’s Not a Cheerleader

#88 Guest: Andrew Blum - It’s Not a Cheerleader

September 21, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Andrew Blum, Author of "The Weather Machine"
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Favorite Chase Day Eateries
  • Lightning Round: Trivial Pursuit
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Weather Trollbot 5000-Interprets what our weather friends were really thinking when responding to nasty social media trolls

Our Guest

Andrew Blum, Author of "The Weather Machine"

Andrew Blum is an author and journalist, writing about technology, infrastructure, architecture, design, cities, art and travel. As a magazine journalist, he has published dozens of feature stories in publications including Time, WIRED, Popular Science, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times. His previous book, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, was the first ever book-length look at the physical infrastructure of the Internet. His new book, The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast, was published in June 2019.

Purchase "The Weather Machine" on Amazon

Follow Andrew on Social Media:

To learn more about the Tornado Trackers visit them at www.TornadoTrackers.org

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

To purchase tickets and learn more about the Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon, visit www.midatlanticchasercon.com

#WeatherFools Links

Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode records on October 3rd we have NWS-Ft Worth Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jennifer Dunn

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#87 Guests: JT Cooper & Chris White - Rooms Charge by the Hour

#87 Guests: JT Cooper & Chris White - Rooms Charge by the Hour

September 8, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guests: Chris White, Organizer of Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon and JT Cooper, Organizer of Indiana ChaserCon
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Diary of Hurricane Dorian Chase
  • Lightning Round: Hollywood Squares
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations

Our Guests

Chris White, Storm Chaser and Organizer of the Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon

JT Cooper, Storm Chaser and Organizer of the Indiana Storm Chasers Convention

Chris White began chasing storms in May 2002.  After retiring as a civilian in the Defense Department, Chris joined the Virginia Tech Severe Weather Field Course (aka the “Hokie Stormchasers”) as a volunteer from 2011 to 2018 and founded the Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon in 2018.

Joseph (JT) Cooper is a meteorologist & Co-Owner at TDS Weather. He studied meteorology at the College of DuPage & Mississippi State University. JT has been a storm chaser for 17 years and is also the founder & co-organizer of the Indiana Storm Chasers Convention started in 2011.

Follow Chris White and the Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon

Follow JT Cooper and the Indiana ChaserCon

*FOR A 20% DISCOUNT ON INDIANA CHASERCON REGISTRATION ($20) USE DISCOUNT CODE LINK:  http://indchasercon.com/sff

To learn more about the Tornado Trackers visit them at www.TornadoTrackers.org

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

#WeatherFools Links:

Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode records on September 19th we have author of "The Weather Machine", Andrew Blum

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#86 Guest: James Spann - Poop and Brut

#86 Guest: James Spann - Poop and Brut

August 24, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: James Spann, Chief Meteorologist-ABC 33/40 and author of "Weathering Life"
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Weather Models
  • Lightning Round: Top 10 AC-Adult Contemporary Hit's of the 80's
  • Wx Resources-We share some great weather websites, equipment, books, etc.
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations

James Spann, Chief Meteorologist, ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, AL

James is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, AL. In all, James has been a television weather anchor for over 37 years.  A multiple Emmy winner, James has received the two highest awards in the nation for a broadcast meteorologist.  One is "Broadcaster of the Year" by the NWA, the other was the AMS “Award for Broadcast Meteorology".  A panelist on the Weather Brains podcast, James has recently authored and released an autobiography titled Weathering Life.

Follow James Spann and find "Weathering LIfe":

Atmosphere Weather is from the family of the Official Weather Apps of the Storm Front Freaks and available on iOS and Android

To learn more about the Tornado Trackers visit them at www.TornadoTrackers.org

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

Wx Resources Links

#WeatherFools Links

Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode records on September 5th we have author of "The Weather Machine", Andrew Blum

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#85 Guest: Reed Timmer - Ask Dr. Reed

#85 Guest: Reed Timmer - Ask Dr. Reed

August 11, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guests: Reed Timmer, Extreme Meteorologist-Accuweather
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Favorite Video and Photo Editing Apps
  • Lightning Round: Family Feud-Famous Dogs
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations

Our Guest

Reed Timmer, Extereme Meteorologist-Accuweather

Reed Timmer has chased more than 1000 tornadoes and hurricanes, becoming one of the world’s leading experts on severe weather forecasting, research, and safety. He completed a PhD in Meteorology at The University of Oklahoma in 2015 after starring on Discovery Channel’s hit TV series, Storm Chasers.  Presently, Reed provides live coverage from severe weather across the world as the lead storm chaser for Accuweather since April 2015.  For Timmer, the ultimate goal is to better understand the complex dynamics behind tornadoes and other extreme storms so safer and stronger structures can be designed.

Follow Reed Timmer:

Atmosphere Weather is from the family of the Official Weather Apps of the Storm Front Freaks and available on iOS and Android

To learn more about the Tornado Trackers visit them at www.TornadoTrackers.org

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

More information on Mid-Atlantic Chaserson visit www.midatlanticchasercon.com

More information on Indiana Chaser Convention visit www.indchasercon.com

Weather Fools Links

Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode records on August 22nd we have James Spann, Author and Chief Meteorologist at ABC affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#84 Guest: Janice Dean - I Love Those Haboobs

#84 Guest: Janice Dean - I Love Those Haboobs

July 27, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guests: Janice Dean, Senior Meteorologist at FOX News and author of “Mostly Sunny”
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Best Practices on Best Chase Day pt 3
  • Lightning Round: Name That Tune-Classic Rock
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – 1966 Candlestick Park, Mississippi F5
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources-We share some great weather websites, equipment, books, etc.

Our Guest

Janice Dean, Senior Meteorologist-FOX and Friends (FOX News) and Author 

Janice is a native of Ontario, Canada.  She began her career journey working as morning show host and reporter at am Ottawa-based radio station.  She joined Fox Network in January 2004.  Janice now holds the title of Senior Meteorologist for Fox News and can be seen weekday mornings on Fox & Friends. 

Inducted into the Meteorologist Hall of Fame on January 1, 2017 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, she has also authored a series of children’s books titled “Freddy the Frogcaster” and most recently her autobiography, "Mostly Sunny".

Follow Janice Dean and find "Mostly Sunny":

Atmosphere Weather is from the family of the Official Weather Apps of the Storm Front Freaks and available on iOS and Android

To learn more about the Tornado Trackers visit them at www.TornadoTrackers.org

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

Get hooked on tornado history at www.TornadoTalk.com

Weather Fools Links

Wx Resources Links

Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode records on August 8th we have AccuWeather Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues