Weather: Storm Front Freaks Podcast
#79 Guests: Greg Johnson & Aaron Rigsby - 10 Inch Rain Gauge

#79 Guests: Greg Johnson & Aaron Rigsby - 10 Inch Rain Gauge

May 19, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guests: Storm Chasers Aaron Rigsby and Greg Johnson
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Chasing on a Budget
  • Lightning Round: Match Game
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – 1957 Ruskin Heights F5 Tornado
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Freak Fan Box - we check in with our fans

Brought to you by Extreme Tornado Tours at www.extremetornadotours.com

Our Guests

Aaron Rigsby, Storm Chaser

Aaron has been chasing storms for 8 years, including category 5 hurricane Michael, Cat 4 Harvey, the historic buffalo blizzard, and over 100 tornadoes including the Pilger Nebraska twin EF4 tornadoes. Aaron is a professional photographer and when he's not chasing storms, he's chasing landscapes to photograph.

Greg Johnson, Storm Chaser

Greg Johnson, is a former guest on Episode 43 and one of North America’s top professional storm-chasers and severe weather experts.  He is also an accomplished photographer, speaker and workshop leader. Having graduated from Canada’s renowned Acadia University, Greg is also a part of the Tornado Hunters television series currently on Netflix.

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Drive Weather App is from the family of Official Weather Apps of the Storm Front Freaks 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

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 May 30.  Guest TBA.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#78 Guests: John Moss & Jon Haverfield - He Ate the Sausage

#78 Guests: John Moss & Jon Haverfield - He Ate the Sausage

May 5, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guests: John Moss and Jon Haverfield of Weather Battle
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Storm Photography Best Practices
  • Lightning Round: Name that Movie
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – 1999 BridgeCreek-Moore Tornado
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Weather Trollbot 5000 interprets what our weather friends were really thinking
  • Freak Fan Box - we check in with our fans
  • Who will be our next guest?

Brought to you by Extreme Tornado Tours at www.extremetornadotours.com

Our Guests

John Moss, Executive VP of Business Relations for Weather Battle a fantasy forecasting game

John is a former TV sportscaster and most recently, Sports Director at the ABC affiliate in Tulsa, OK and currently freelances in communications and video production.

Jon Haverfield, VP of Sales and Meteorologist at Weather Battle

Jon has been chasing storms across Oklahoma since he was 16, witnessing over 50 tornadoes. Jon has been a TV meteorologist for 7 years in Waco, TX and most recently at KJRH in Tulsa, OK. 

Follow and download Weather Battle:

Drive Weather App is from the family of Official Weather Apps of the Storm Front Freaks 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 5% off your entire order

Get hooked on tornado history at www.TornadoTalk.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 (79), we're going "Coast-To-Coast with your Favorite TV Meteorologists" by visiting with Chief Josh Eachus of WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#77 Guest: Jessica Lebel - Pimped Out Weather Beast

#77 Guest: Jessica Lebel - Pimped Out Weather Beast

April 21, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Jessica Lebel, Meteorologist KDVR-31 and KWGN-2 Denver, CO
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Tornadoes That Shaped Us Part 3
  • Lightning Round: Colorado or Arizona Movie
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – 2011 Hackleburg-Phil Campbell EF5
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources-We share some great sites, equipment, books, etc.
  • Who will be our next guest?

Brought to you by Extreme Tornado Tours at www.extremetornadotours.com

Our Guest

Jessica Lebel, Meteorologist KDVR-31 and KWGN-2 Denver, CO

Jessica Lebel is a Meteorologist for KDVR-31 and KWGN-2 in her native Denver, CO.  After TV stints in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs, she returned to Denver in 2017.

Lebel earned her bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science from the University of Kansas, with an emphasis in news media forecasting.

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Atmosphere Weather App is the Official Weather App of the Storm Front Freaks 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 5% 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 (78), we’ll have John Moss from the new Fantasy Weather Battle (Fantasy Forecasting Contests) app.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#76 Guest: Mace Michaels - As Always, Always

#76 Guest: Mace Michaels - As Always, Always

April 7, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Mace Michaels, Meteorologist for the Minnesota Twins, WeatherNation and Severe Studios
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Tornadoes That Shaped Us Part 2
  • Question of the Week: Is The Weather Channel responsible for the deaths of Corbin Jaeger, Kelley Williamson and Randy Yarnall?
  • Lightning Round: Lightning Hi or Lo
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – 1974 Xenia, OH F5
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Who will be our next guest?

Brought to you by Extreme Tornado Tours at www.extremetornadotours.com

Our Guest

Mace Michaels, Meteorologist Minnesota Twins Baseball, WeatherNation, SevereStudios

Mace Michaels is a Meteorologist for the Minnesota Twins, WeatherNation and Severe Studios. His 30 years in broadcasting have taken him all across the Midwest and in the South. His first TV Meteorology job was in Wausau, WI, followed by stops in Grand Rapids, MI, Fort Myers, FL, Tampa, FL, Cedar Rapids, IA, Minneapolis, MN and then across the country on WeatherNation.

With a Bacherlor’s degree in Meteorology from the University of North Dakota, Mace is also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and winner of two regional Emmy awards for Hurricane and Winter Storm coverage.

Follow Mace on social media:

Atmosphere Weather App is the Official Weather App of the Storm Front Freaks 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 5% off your entire order

Question of the Week

Question of the Week Link: Three storm chasers died in a violent Texas collision. One mother now blames the Weather Channel

Tornado Talk

Get hooked on tornado history at www.TornadoTalk.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 (77), we’ll have FOX-KDVR, Denver Meteorologist Jessica Lebel as part of our “Coast to Coast with your Favorite TV Meteorologists” series.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#75 Guest: Ada Monzon - That’s What I Said

#75 Guest: Ada Monzon - That’s What I Said

March 24, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Ada Monzón, Chief Meteorologist WIPR-TV, Puerto Rico
  • National Weather Podcast Month and Joel Housman from Ice Station Housman Podcast
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Tornadoes That Shaped Us
  • Lightning Round: Trippy
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – Piedmont, AL Palm Sunday F4 Tornado
  • Wx Resources-Great sites, books, equipment and more for you!
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Who will be our next guest?

Brought to you by Extreme Tornado Tours at www.extremetornadotours.com

Our Guest

Ada Monzón, Chief Meteorologist WIPR-TV, Puerto Rico

Ada Monzón is the first female meteorologist in Puerto Rico and an expert in hurricanes and tropical weather. She is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Fellow Awardee and Broadcaster of the Year. Ada is also the Founder of the EcoExploratorio: Puerto Rico Science Museum and her messaging before, during and after Hurricane Maria reached over 31 million viewers.

She finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Pierdas and her Master’s Degree in Meteorology from Florida State University.

Follow Ada on social media:

Atmosphere Weather App is the Official Weather App of the Storm Front Freaks 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 5% off your entire order

Get hooked on tornado history at www.TornadoTalk.com

Wx Resources Links

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 (76), we’ll have Minnesota Twins Meteorologist, Mace Michaels.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#74 Guest: Brad Sowder

#74 Guest: Brad Sowder

March 10, 2019

In This Episode

 

  • Guest: Brad Sowder, Morning Meteorologist and Chaser FOX29-San Antonio
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Photography Equipment
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Tech Now
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – Flint/Beecher F5 Tornado
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Who will be our next guest?

Brought to you by Extreme Tornado Tours at www.extremetornadotours.com

Our Guest

Brad Sowder, Morning Meteorologist and Storm Chaser at FOX29 San Antonio

As an Emmy award-winning severe weather expert, Brad Sowder recently spent several years forecasting morning weather in Oklahoma City and was a featured storm chaser during severe weather. He is one of the only meteorologists that has chased tornadoes from a helicopter. Before Oklahoma, Brad forecasted for a number of years in Colorado.

Brad is originally from Virginia and is an atmospheric science graduate from the University of North Carolina in Asheville.

To follow Brad, search “Brad Sowder” on social media

Contributors and Partners

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 (74), as part of our “Coast to Coast with your Favorite TV Meteorologists” series, our guest will be Ada Monzon, Meteorologist in Puerto Rico.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#73 Guest: Skip Talbot - Oh Crud!

#73 Guest: Skip Talbot - Oh Crud!

February 24, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Skip Talbot, Storm Chaser
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Favorite States for Chasing
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Family Feud Roach Motels
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – 2009 Lone Grove, OK EF4
  • Wx Resources – We share some great weather related resources
  • Who will be our next guest?

Skip Talbot, Storm Chaser, Springfield, IL

Skip Talbot is a software and graphics developer who started roaming the Great Plains and Midwest in search of supercells and tornadoes in 2003. He’s logged over 100,000 storm chasing miles and has documented over 90 tornadoes. Skip has applied his skills to his passion for storm chasing, developing radar visualizations with video and data overlays to study different events like the 2013 El Reno tornado. He also helps run a non-profit charity for storm victims called Storm Assist.

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

Visit www.HelicityDesigns.com for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise. Use code: SFF at check-out for 5% off your entire order

Get hooked on tornado history at www.TornadoTalk.com

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 (73), as part of our “Coast to Coast with your Favorite TV Meteorologists” series, we’ll have Chief Meteorologist with Fox29/NBC4 in San Antonio, Brad Sowder with us!

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#72 Guest: Matt Zaffino - Viva La Juicy

#72 Guest: Matt Zaffino - Viva La Juicy

February 10, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Matt Zaffino, Chief Meteorologist at KGW-TV, Portland
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Chasing Alone
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Cat Scents
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – 1991 Andover F5
  • #WeatherFools – We share examples of people doing foolish things in weather situations
  • Who will be our next guest?

Matt Zaffino, Chief Meteorologist at KGW-TV in Portland, OR

Since 1996, Matt Zaffino has been the Chief Meteorologist at the NBC affiliate KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon. A winner of 3 Emmy Awards for outstanding achievement in weathercasting, Matt was inducted, in 2016, into the prestigious National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Silver Circle, for 25+ years of outstanding service in broadcasting in the Northwest.

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

Visit www.HelicityDesigns.com for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise. Use code: SFF at check-out for 5% off your entire order

Get hooked on tornado history at www.TornadoTalk.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 (73), we’ll have storm chaser Skip Talbot with us!

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#71 Guests: Marc Remillard & Bobby Nicholls - Gin and Gin

#71 Guests: Marc Remillard & Bobby Nicholls - Gin and Gin

January 26, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guests: Marc Remillard (Head of Development) and Bobby Nicholls (Marketing Specialist) with OUTBRK Storm Chasing Video Game
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Chase Day Morning
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Video Game Cash Cab
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – 1999 January Tornadoes
  • Partner with the Storm Front Freaks
  • Wx Resources – We share examples of great weather resources you may like
  • Weather Trollbot 5000 – Our robot interprets the responses to trolls from our weather friends
  • Who will be our next guest?

Our Guests

Marc Remillard, Head of Development and Bobby Nicholls, Marketing Specialist for upcoming OUTBRK storm chasing video game

OUTBRK is a multiplayer storm chasing video game, designed to emulate all of the fun of storm chasing, with none of the boring bits. Driven by real data from historical sever weather events, this game allows you to get the full experience of chasing each time you play, while adding a fun, competitive component

Marc Remillard, from Montreal, is Head of Development for OUTBRK and has been storm chasing for a little more than 13 years now, mainly in the tornado alley but also catching some twisters in Canada. Being a sound designer, mixer and composer, he started learning about game engines, using his basic knowledge in programming as a starting point.

Bobby Nicholls is Gameplay and Marketing Director for OUTBRK, with a main focus on driving gameplay decisions and ideas. Bobby lives in NW Arkansas and is CIO of a local software startup, as well as a part time chaser.

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

Visit www.HelicityDesigns.com for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise. Use code: SFF at check-out for 5% off your entire order

Get hooked on tornado history at www.TornadoTalk.com

Partner with the Storm Front Freaks. To learn of the opportunities to partner with us, visit http://www.stormfrontfreaks.com/partner-with-us.html

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 (72), our theme this year is going “Coast to Coast with Your Favorite TV Meteorologists” and we begin with Matt Zafino, Chief Meteorologist KGW-TV, Portland.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#70 Guests: Nathan Moore & Cary Meltzer - Pregnant for 2 years

#70 Guests: Nathan Moore & Cary Meltzer - Pregnant for 2 years

January 12, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guests: Owner Nathan Moore and VP of Production Carey Meltzer of SVL Media (Storm Video Broker)
  • Tracker Chat with the Tornado Trackers – Using Forecast Models
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Hollywood Squares
  • Tornado Talk with Jen Narramore – Wichita Falls, TX Tornado of 1979
  • Partner with the Storm Front Freaks
  • #WeatherFools – We share examples of people doing foolish things in weather situations
  • Weather’s Believe It or Not – You won’t believe these crazy weather stories
  • Who will be our next guest?

Our Guests

Nathan Moore, Owner and Cary Meltzer, VP of Production for SVL Media

Nathan Moore is owner of StormViewLIVE and SVL Media. He also chases for KETV ABC out of Omaha and NTV out of Central Nebraska. Nathan has been chasing for nearly 20 years and is currently a double major student at the University of Nebraska in Meteorology and GIS.

Cary Meltzer is VP of Production for SVL Media, an Advanced Skywarn Storm Spotter, and FAA licensed private pilot flying a plane before he was even old enough to drive a car. His obsession for storms has led him to realize his dream of becoming a full time storm chaser.

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

Visit www.HelicityDesigns.com for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise. Use code: SFF at check-out for 5% off your entire order

Get hooked on tornado history at www.TornadoTalk.com

Partner with the Storm Front Freaks. To learn of the opportunities to partner with us, visit http://www.stormfrontfreaks.com/partner-with-us.html

#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 (71), we’ll have Marc Remillard and Bobby Nicholls from the Outbrk storm chasing video game

Credits

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