#41 - Guest: Dan Robinson - I’m Going to Go $1

December 3, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Dan Robinson, storm chaser, photographer and creator of stormhighway.com
  • Lightning Round: The Price is Right – Storm Front Freaks edition
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Supercell types and tornadoes 
  • The team and Dan discuss icy/winter storm road conditions and why people don’t prepare
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do related to weather
  • Listener/Viewer Comments and Questions
  • What’s on our next show?

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Our Guest

Dan Robinson, storm chaser and photographer.

Dan is a year-round storm chaser and photographer for the last 25 years, covering St. Louis, the Midwest, the Great Plains and beyond. His goal is to capture nature's dramatic side, and in doing so, provide visitors to his site (stormhighway.com) with educational information and exciting photography/video about severe storms and extreme weather. He specializes in capturing imagery and video of tornadoes, lightning, St. Louis, MO and the Gateway Arch, storms and all types of extreme weather. He also sells fine art prints of his work on his site.

Icy Road Discussion – Dan’s site – www.icyroadsafety.com

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Next episode (42), we’ll chat with storm chaser Jeff Piotrowski.

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#40 - Holiday Weather Gift Ideas - It’s Just My Face

November 18, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Jess and Jen Event Services present EXCLUSIVE Storm Front Freaks Podcast drink recipes to our co-hosts.
  • Holiday Weather Gift Review and Give-away Extravaganza
  • Dan Wallace of Weather Pro Shop
  • Lightning Round: Holiday Family Feud
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Model Forecasting
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Listener/Viewer Comments and Questions
  • What’s on our next show?

Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV

Jess and Jen Event Bartender Services

  • Flood Water

    • 1 oz Chambord
    • 1 oz Frangelico
    • 1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liquor
    • 1 shot espresso
    • Squeeze of chocolate syrup
    • ¼ oz half and half
    • Put all ingredients in mixing tin and shake until chill. Strain into martini glass.
  • Blizzard
    • 2 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
    • ½ oz Blue Curacao
    • Pineapple Juice
    • Pour liquor over ice then top off the remainder of the glass with pineapple juice.
  • Kim’s Screen Share
    • 2 strawberries
    • 2 raspberries
    • 2 basil leaves
    • ½ oz simple syrup
    • 1 ½ oz raspberry vodka
    • Sprite
    • Muddle fruit, basil and simple syrup. Add vodka. Shake with ice and pour all ingredients into a tall glass. Top off the remainder of the glass with Sprite.
  • MJ’s Storm Spotter
    • 1 ½ oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
    • 2 oz apple cider
    • ½ oz lemon juice
    • Sprite (optional)
    • Put spiced rum, cider and lemon juice in mixing tin and shake with ice. Strain into martini glass. Top with splash of Sprite (optional). Could also be served over ice or hot.
  • Mazz’s One Liner
    • 2 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
    • root beer
    • Pour liquor over ice. Top off remaining glass with root beer. Tall or short glass depending on preference.

Weather Gifts Reviewed

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Dina: NOAA Probability Ice Forecast

Kim: NOAA National Snow Analysis

Phil: Mike Olbinski Monsoon IV Film

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Next episode (41), we’re talking with Storm Chaser/Photographer and Creator of StormHighway.com, Dan Robinson of St. Louis.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#39 - Guest: John Gordon - Batting 1.000

November 4, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: John Gordon, Meteorologist-In-Charge NWS-Louisville and former Hurricane Hunter.
  • Lightning Round: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-Louisville Slugger Edition
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: 3 Tips to Improve Photography
  • The team discusses the increase in flood deaths and decrease in almost all other natural hazard deaths over the last 30 years.
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Listener/Viewer Comments and Questions
  • What’s on our next show?

Our Guest

John Gordon, Meteorologist-In-Charge NWS-Louisville and former Hurricane Hunter.

A 22-year NWS veteran, Gordon has held a variety of forecast and management positions in Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri and Tennessee. From beginnings as a meteorologist intern at the forecast office in Jackson, Miss., Gordon worked his way through forecasting and management positions with increasing responsibilities. He is also an aircrew meteorologist and mission director for Hurricane Hunter aircraft as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Gordon earned his bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Park College of St. Louis University in 1986 and earned a master’s in teaching of geosciences at Mississippi State University in 2002. After spending a year at the Jackson office, Gordon served as a journeyman forecaster at the Springfield, Mo., office from 1994 to 1998, when he was selected as a lead forecaster at the Nashville, Tenn., forecast office. He served as meteorologist-in-charge of the Huntsville, Ala., office beginning in 2002, where he led the spin-up of the new forecast office until reporting to Louisville.

Gordon served in the U.S. Air Force from 1986 to 1992, serving as a Wing Weather Officer at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., from 1986 to 1990 and as Team Chief at the European Forecast Unit in Germany from 1990 to 1992. As a member of the Air Force Reserve since 1993, Gordon serves as a flight meteorologist with the Air Force Hurricane Hunters out of Keesler AFB, Miss. Gordon flew six missions into the Category 4 hurricanes Frances and Ivan in 2004 and has made more than 90 hurricane-penetrating flights since 1995.

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Next episode (40), we’re setting you up with a holiday wish list. We’ll be reviewing and giving-away weather products from Eton, Sangean, GPX, Alex Brands and WeatherProShop.com. Also, we’ll share some great weather-themed drink recipes for the holidays!

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#38 - Guest: Kathryn Prociv - I Like Drunk Phil!

October 20, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Kathryn Prociv, Weather Producer for The Weather Channel’s Weather Underground.
  • Lightning Round: Head to Head Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists
  • Indiana Chaser Con discount
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Cold Fronts
  • The team discusses the future of amateur radio for storm chasers and spotters
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Listener/Viewer Comments and Questions
  • Who will be our next guest?

Our Guest

Kathryn Prociv, Weather Producer for The Weather Channel’s Weather Underground.

At The Weather Channel’s Atlanta headquarters, Kathryn Prociv (’11 B.A. and ’12 M.S geography Virginia Tech) is known for her calm demeanor as a weather producer on the set of the channel’s flagship program, “AMHQ” By the time the show airs live at 7 a.m. each weekday, Prociv has been up for nearly six hours preparing and assembling graphics to tell the story of the day’s weather.

Prociv secured her position after just four months of freelancing for the channel. Her colleagues often call her the morning cheerleader, complimenting her on her unflappable nature and passion for weather, even in the wee hours of the morning. She chalks it up to her five Virginia Tech storm-chasing trips, several of them as a field leader.

@kathrynprociv on Twitter

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Next episode (39), our guest will be John Gordon, Meteorologist-In-Charge at NWS-Louisville and former Hurricane Hunter.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#37 - Guest: Rick Smith - They Got Rid of 1-900 #’s

October 7, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Rick Smith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS-Norman, OK
  • Lightning Round: Elvis Hi or Lo
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Wind Shear Vectors
  • The team discusses the relationship between the National Weather Service and Storm Chasers
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Listener/Viewer Comments and Questions
  • Who will be our next guest?

Our Guest 

Rick Smith, Warning Coordinator Meteorologist, NWS-Norman, OK

I’m one of the few and the proud to receive a degree from the very short-lived meteorology program at the University of Memphis. While finishing up college, I worked as a Student Volunteer, and then got a paid student position and eventually a full time meteorologist intern position at my hometown NWS office in Memphis. In 1997, I moved to Tulsa, OK to be a forecaster, and moved again in 1999 to work in the NWS Southern Region headquarters in Fort Worth. I was selected to be the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NWS Norman – my dream job – in January of 2002, and I’ve been here ever since. Co-host on the Weather Brains Podcast.

@ounwcm on Twitter

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Next episode (38), our guest will be The Weather Channel’s AMHQ and Weather Underground Weather Producer, Kathryn Prociv.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#36 - Guest: Jennifer Gray - I Think You Can From Prison!

September 24, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Jennifer Gray, Meteorologist and Weather Correspondent for CNN
  • Lightning Round: Parenting 101
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Wall Clouds vs Shelf Clouds
  • The team discusses the mixed messages being sent by TV and social media during tropical storms and hurricanes
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Listener/Viewer Comments and Questions
  • Who will be our next guest?

Our Guest

Jennifer Gray, Meteorologist and Weather Correspondent for CNN

Jennifer is a meteorologist for CNN based in Atlanta at the network’s global headquarters and has earned the AMS Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society. Prior to joining CNN, Gray was the weekend morning show meteorologist and a feature reporter for WTVJ, the NBC affiliate in Miami, where she covered severe weather in the field and helped produce specials that focused on hurricane preparedness and safety.

Gray earned her bachelor’s of science in geosciences, broadcast meteorology program from Mississippi State, and she earned her bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism from Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

@jennifergrayCNN on Twitter

@jennifergrayCNN on Instagram

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Next episode (37), our guest will be Warning Coordinator Meteorologist at NWS-Norman, Oklahoma, Rick Smith.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#35 - Guest: William Cole - I’m Going With What Chris Said!

September 10, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: William Cole, Meteorologist and Creator of Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV
  • Lightning Round: Are You Smarter Than An Oklahoma Tracker?
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: The Best Chase Region
  • The team discusses the extremes local and national TV stations go to win the ratings battle
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Listener/Viewer Comments and Questions
  • Our next guest/show

Our Guest 

William Cole, meteorologist and creator of Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV.

Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV was founded in 2009 as OklahomaWeatherTracker.com.  Founder and Chief Meteorologist William Cole noticed a lack of LIVE online weather information available in Oklahoma.  William made it his goal to change that and OklahomaWeatherTracker.com was launched as a simple and easy to navigate website with minimal advertisements featuring an abundance of Live Oklahoma weather information such as Live Radars, Live Conditions, a Live Blog, Forecasts and much more.  OklahomaWeatherTracker.com has generated a huge following on Facebook and Twitter over the years.  The Oklahoma Weather Tracker mobile app was created on the same principles; an easy to naviagate app that puts Live Oklahoma weather information at the finger tips of Oklahoman's. 

In late March of 2016 Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV became available nationwide on Apple TV, Roku and Google Chromecast also on Amazon Fire TV.

Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV

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Next episode (36), our guest will be Meteorologist and Weather Correspondent for CNN, Jennifer Gray.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#34 - Guest: Warren Madden - Booty Bay Hunters

August 26, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Warren Madden, Hurricane Hunters Recon Coordinator
  • Lightning Round: Worlds of Warcraft Hollywood Squares
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Lightning Photography
  • The team discusses Hurricane Evacuations
  • Brady’s Storm School (Series Finale): Causes of Wind
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Our next guest/show

September 16 Twister Memorial for Bill Paxton-Wakita, OK

November 18 Indiana Storm Chaser Convention-Danville, IN

Our Guest 

Warren Madden, meteorologist in the Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination All Hurricanes (CARCAH) unit at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center

From 1993 to 1996, Warren was the weekend meteorologist at WHIO-TV in Dayton, OH, followed by ten years at The Weather Channel as an on-air meteorologist.

During his years in television, Madden remained in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and, in 1998, joined the Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. He served as an Aerial Reconnaissance Weather Officer until his retirement as a lieutenant colonel in 2012, flying over 1000 hours including missions into Hurricanes Rita, Ivan, Wilma, Floyd, and Typhoon Megi.

Since 2014 Madden, has been located in Miami, where he tasks, coordinates, and quality-controls the missions in support of both the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Madden received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1985), a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology from Penn State University(1991) and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Wright State University(1999). He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in 1985.

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Next episode (35), our guest will be Meteorologist and Creator of Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV, William Cole.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta

#33 - Guests: Basehunters Chasing - Adult Meteorology

August 12, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Isaac Pato and Scott Peake of Basehunters Chasing
  • Lightning Round: Weather Match Game
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Monsoon Pattern Primer
  • The team discusses Storm Chaser Competition
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Our next guest/show

Our Guests

Basehunters Chasing (Isaac Pato and Scott Peake)

Basehunters Chasing is committed to capturing and sharing the most unique severe weather footage and photos on the market. As meteorologists and ‘weather geeks’ we are passionate about forecasting violent weather and promoting community resilience against severe weather hazards.

Basehunters Chasing, LLC was founded by Colt Forney, Isaac Pato, Kevin Rolfs and Scott Peake in 2010 to share our chase photography and videography with the world. Selected by Wired.com as Storm Chasers to Follow on Instagram.

Basehunters on YouTube

Basehunters on Facebook

Basehunters on Twitter

www.basehunterschasing.com

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Next episode (34), our guest will be former Hurricane Hunter and current National Hurricane Center member, Warren Madden.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#32 - Guest: Gary England - I’ve Got the Bigger Doppler!

July 30, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Gary England, Oklahoma TV Weather Legend
  • Lightning Round: Gary England Drinking Game Challenge
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Video Tips
  • The team discusses the future direction of TV Meteorology
  • Brady’s Storm School: Squall Lines
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Our next guest/show

Our Guest

Gary England, Oklahoma TV Weather Legend

In 2015 Gary England was appointed by the Oklahoma Board of Regents as the University of Oklahoma Consulting Meteorologist in Residence.  Well known for his time as a TV Meteorologist with KWTV in Oklahoma City, Gary received four Heartland Emmy awards and has been the recipient of numerous other honors including the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of a tornado event.

In 1981, Gary became the first person in history to use Doppler radar for direct warnings to the public.  Besides appearing in the Steven Spielberg movie, "TWISTER", he has long been a sought after consultant for tornado weather specials produced by national and international television channels, appearing in over 60 such productions. 

He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and meteorology.

https://twitter.com/garyeok  

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Storm School

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Next episode (33), our guests will be storm chasers, Basehunters Chasing.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta