#57 - Guest: James Spann - Code Red Day

July 15, 2018
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In This Episode 

  • Guest: James Spann, Chief Meteorologist, ABC 33/40 Birmingham
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Alabama High or Low
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner
  • Discussion: Is a unified weather communication message just a pipe dream?
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Who will be our next guest?

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Our Guest 

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 36 years. Along the way he has worked for WSFA in Montgomery, KDFW in Dallas and two other stations in Birmingham.

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 also earned his first ham radio license at the age of 14, and holds an extra class license.

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: www.TorndaoTitans.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 (58), we’ll visit with popular Texas storm chaser and musician "Pecos Hank" Schyma!

Credits 

Opening Music: Brett Epstein

Closing Music: Gabe Cox

#56 - Guest: Brantley Hargrove - It’s a Free Country

July 1, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Brantley Hargrove, Author
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Minute to Win It – Top 30 greatest cartoon cats
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner
  • Discussion: Will we ever be able to forecast tornadoes for a specific neighborhood?
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Who will be our next guest?

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

Our Guest

Brantley Hargrove, Author of The Man Who Caught the Storm (The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras)

Brantley Hargrove is a journalist who has written for WiredPopular Mechanics, and Texas Monthly. In his reporting, he has explored the world of South American jewel thieves who terrorize diamond dealers in South Florida. He's gone inside the effort to reverse-engineer supertornadoes using supercomputers. And he has chased violent storms from the Great Plains down to the Texas coast, including a land-falling Category 4 hurricane and one of the rarest tornadic events in recent memory: twin EF4 tornadoes that chewed through a small Nebraskan farming village. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Renee, and their two cats. The Man Who Caught the Storm is his first book.

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner:  www.TorndaoTitans.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 (57), we’ll visit with legendary Alabama meteorologist and Weather Brain, James Spann!

Credits

Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta

#55 - Guest: Ashley Morris - Ferrets for the Win

June 15, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guests: Ashley Morris, Emergency Manager-South Central Texas
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Family Feud Top 10 House Pets
  • Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner
  • Discussion on hurricane/disaster communication and VOST groups
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Who will be our next guest?

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

Our Guest 

Ashley Morris, Emergency Manager and Co-Host, Carolina Weather Group Podcast

Ashley is an emergency management planner in south central Texas. She assists with the creation and maintenance of disaster plans, as well as the coordination of city exercises and educational outreach campaigns. Ashley is also a weather liaison for her office. This entails weekly or event oriented weather forecasting, communication with NWS Austin-San Antonio, and weather event monitoring. Her first emergency management activation was for Hurricane Harvey this past August.

Ashley received her master's in geography with an emphasis in natural hazards from Texas Tech University in December of 2016.  She is also a co-host on the Carolina Weather Group Podcast.

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: www.TorndaoTitans.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 (56), we’ll be with Brantley Hargrove, author of The Man Who Caught The Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#54 - Guest: Janice Dean - Mr. McNasty Pants

June 3, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guests: Janice Dean, Sr. Meteorologist FOX News
  • Introduce two entries for our new intro song
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Name that Tune-80’s Metal
  • Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner
  • Discussion on how much personal information to share with audience
  • Mean Tweets with Janice Dean
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Who will be our next guest?

Thanks to the following entries for our new intro song:

Gabe Cox-

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iawazzq8ye7c99m/SFFPodcast_IntroSong%20-%20Cut1%20Gabe%20Cox.mp3?dl=0

Brett Epstein-

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mjfafaitgw17djd/Storm%20Front%20Freaks%20Podcast%20Intro%20Brett%20Epstein.mp3?dl=0

Email us your favorite at questions@stormfrontfreaks.com

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Our Guest

Janice Dean, Senior Meteorologist-Fox News and Children’s Author

Janice is a native of Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario. She began her career journey working as morning show host and reporter at Ottawa-based radio station CHEZ-FM.

In 1997, she became on-camera weather forecaster at television station CBOT. She became the news editor and entertainment reporter for “Imus in the Morning” and then 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”.

MidAtlanticChaserCon.com

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: www.TorndaoTitans.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 (55), we’ll be with Ashley Morris, TX Emergency Manager and Tom Jenkins, Oregon Dept. of Forestry to talk VOST Groups

Credits

  • Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta
  • Other music thanks to www.JukeDeck.com

#53 - Guest: Chad Myers - CNN Badge Gets You Into All The Clubs

May 20, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Chad Myers, CNN Meteorologist and Severe Weather Expert
  • Looking for listeners to submit music for new show introduction
  • Calling for intro music submissions from our listeners
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Real or Homemade-Fishing Lure Edition
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner
  • Discussion on on-location storm reporting
  • Mean Tweets with Chad Myers
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Who will be our next guest?

Submit your 60 second, vocal free song/riff for consideration to be our new intro song! Send mp3 to phil@stormfrontfreaks.com by May 28th to be considered.

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

Our Guest

Chad Myers is a meteorologist and the severe weather expert for CNN. Myers joined the network in 1999

He made his mark in broadcast meteorology forecasting the local weather in Detroit; Columbus, Ohio; Oklahoma City; Richmond, Virginia; and Lincoln, Nebraska before joining CNN.

Chad is a University of Nebraska graduate and earned his bachelors of science degree in meteorology in 1987

@chadmyerscnn on Twitter

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: www.TorndaoTitans.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 (54), we’ll be with Janice Dean, Sr. Meteorologist on FOX News

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#52 - Guests: Beth Allan, Jennifer Brindley and Jennifer Stark - Women in Chasing

May 6, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guests: Women in Chasing with Beth Allan, Jennifer Brindley and Jennifer Stark
  • Looking for listeners to submit music for new show introduction
  • Podcast now on Deezer
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: To Tell The Truth
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Who will be our next guest?

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

Our Guests

WOMEN IN CHASING with Beth Allan, Jennifer Brindley and Jennifer Stark

Beth Allan: Beth works full time as a school counselor and transitions to full-time storm chasing on the Canadian prairies in July and August. She is published as one of the top Canadian Instagrammers in a Canadian Geographic special edition book. Her photos have been published in local and national newspapers like the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, and others.

Jennifer Brindley: Jennifer Brindley Ubl is a professional contemporary portrait photographer in Milwaukee, WI. Jennifer began chasing storms from her home state of Colorado in 2006 and photographed her first tornado a year later in Texas. With chasing partner Skip Talbot, they’ve participated in interesting projects including the IMAX film Extreme Weather as support crew for the armored TIV and Doghouse chase vehicles.

Jennifer Stark: Growing up in Tornado Alley, Jennifer has spent her entire life obsessed with weather. She started chasing in 2013, and joined North Texas Storm Spotters in 2015, first as a chaser and then last year Jennifer also became one of their forecasters.

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: www.TorndaoTitans.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 (53), we’ll be with Chad Meyers, CNN Meteorologist and Severe Weather Expert

Credits 

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#51 - Guest: Erik Salna - Area 51

April 22, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Eric Salna – Meteorologist and CEO of Extreme Weather Experience
  • Helicity Designs / What are you drinking? Shirt and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Hurricane or Supermodel
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner
  • We discuss how accurate are we really on 10-14-40 day forecasts
  • 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?

Visit www.HelicityDesigns.com for our Storm Front Freaks “What Are You Drinking?” T-shirt. Use code: STORM at check-out for 5% off your entire order

Our Guest 

Erik Salna, Meteorologist and CEO – Extreme Weather Experience

Erik is a Meteorologist and currently Associate Director of Visualization, Communication, Public Education, and Engagement for the Extreme Events Institute and the International Hurricane Research Center at Florida International University in Miami.

Erik is also CEO of Extreme Weather Experience, a one-of-a-kind concept to develop a national network of weather education-entertainment (edutainment) through experiential, immersive, interactive, hands-on weather-themed attractions, rides and exhibits

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: www.TorndaoTitans.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 (52), we’ll be with Christy Bechtel, Meteorologist and Director of Business Development for Baron Weather

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#50 - Guest: Harold Brooks - Holy Hand Grenade

April 8, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Harold Brooks, Sr. Research Scientist NOAA’s Severe Storms Lab
  • Helicity Designs / Storm Front Freaks Line of Merchandise
  • Lightning Round: Don’t Forget the Quote-Monty Python’s Holy Grail
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner
  • We discuss if the National Weather Service should get into more media of forecasts and severe storms or get out
  • 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?

Visit www.HelicityDesigns.com for our Storm Front Freaks “Tour” shirt celebrating our first 50 episodes and guests. Use code: FREAKS at check-out for 5% off your entire order

Our Guest

Harold Brooks, Sr. Research Scientist at NOAA’s Severe Storms Laboratory

Harold is a meteorologist and Senior Scientist with the NOAA Severe Storms Laboratory whose research is concentrated on severe convective storms and tornadoes, particularly severe weather climatology, as well as weather forecasting.

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: www.TorndaoTitans.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 (51), we’ll be with Erik Salna, CEO of the edu-tainment concept www.extremeweatherexperience.com

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#49 - Guests: Minh Phan & Castle Williams - Off the Mike & Ike Wagon

March 25, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Minh Phan & Castle Williams of Weather Hype
  • Lightning Round: Newlywed Game
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: 3 Best Places to Chase Storms
  • National Weather Podcast Month
  • We discuss the future of video/images in severe weather communication
  • 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?

Sponsor: Danner Boots at www.Danner.com

www.WeatherPodcastMonth.com

Our Guests

Minh Phan and Castle Williams, Weather Hype Podcast

WeatherHype is a podcast started by two besties who love weather and its connections to people every single day.

Minh Phan received his Masters degree in Geography from East Carolina University in 2017. Minh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with a Certificate in Atmospheric Science from the University of Georgia. Minh’s master’s thesis focuses on mobile weather applications on smartphone devices and understanding how people interpret, perceive, and utilize this information on a daily basis. Minh has worked with many different organizations, including the National Weather Service to develop infographics and visuals for the enhancement of NWS digital media communication. He has also worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and with the National Park Service (NPS) in emergency management and climate change communications.

Castle Williams is currently a second year Ph.D. Student in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia. He holds both a Bachelor of Science  and Masters degree in Geography (with an emphasis and certificate in the Atmospheric Sciences), as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia. His overall research interests include examining how we communicate weather terminology and hazards to the public as well as weather-related decision making and the societal impacts of weather.

Sponsor: www.zoomradar.com

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: www.TorndaoTitans.com

Sponsor: www.severeweathercenter.com

Sponsor: www.weatherproshop.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 (50), we’ll be with NOAA National Storms Laboratory Senior Scientist, Harold Brooks.

Credits

  • Partner Background Music: www.Jukedeck.com
  • Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#48 - Guest: John Wetter - Uff-Da!

March 11, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guest: John Wetter, President of SpotterNetwork.org
  • Lightning Round: Double Jeopardy (Minnesota Sayings)
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Forecast Models Part 5
  • National Weather Podcast Month and Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors Tips
  • We discuss our favorite weather models, when to use them, and where to find them.
  • 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?

Sponsor: Danner Boots at www.Danner.com

Sponsor: Severe Studios and www.SevereStreaming.com

www.WeatherPodcastMonth.com

Our Guest

John Wetter, President of Spotter Network

John is the Technology Services Manager for Hopkins School District in the Greater Minneapolis/St.Paul area and current President of SpotterNetwork.

The SpotterNetwork brings storm spotters, storm chasers, coordinators and public servants together in a seamless network of information. It provides accurate position data of spotters and chasers for coordination/reporting and provides ground truth to public servants engaged in the protection of life and property.        

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner:  www.TorndaoTitans.com

Weather Model Resource Links:

Wx Resources Links

Weather Fools Links

Minnesota Severe Storms Conference

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

Next episode (49), we’ll be with the co-hosts of Weather Hype, Mihn Phan and Castle Williams to discuss severe weather communication to the public.

Credits

Partner Background Music:  www.Jukedeck.com

Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta