#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

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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!

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

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Get hooked on tornado history at www.TornadoTalk.com

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

#69 Guest: Joe Moravsky - Bringing Joy to People’s Lives

December 29, 2018

In This Episode

  • Guest: Joe Moravsky, Freelance Meteorologist and American Ninja Warrior
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Toy or Obstacle
  • Partner with the Storm Front Freaks
  • Wx Resources where we share some great weather-related websites, books, equipment, and more!
  • Funny Weather Memes you will want to use with your friends on social media
  • Who will be our next guest?

Our Guest

Joe Moravsky, Freelance TV Meteorologist and finalist on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior

Famous for competing in season five through ten of NBC's American Ninja Warrior and being the last standing twice, this obstacle course expert is also notable for his work as a weather forecaster. Joe studied meteorology at Western Connecticut State University

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

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

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Funny Weather Meme Links

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

Next episode (70), we’ll have Nathan Moore and Cary Meltzer from the storm video brokers SVL Media.

Credits

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

 

#68 Guest: Jaclyn Whittal - Leather Pants

December 16, 2018

In This Episode

  • Guest: Jaclyn Whittal, Meteorologist The Weather Network and co-star of Storm Hunters
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Cash Cab-Christmas Songs
  • Partner with the Storm Front Freaks
  • #WeatherFools where we put some people doing stupid things in weather…under the bus
  • Weather Trollbot 5000 interprets the thoughts of our weather friends to the trolls on social media
  • Who will be our next guest?

Our Guest

Women In Chasing Series with Jaclyn Whittal, Digital Meteorologist with The Weather Network and host of Stormhunters

Born to be in front of the camera and performing, Jaclyn is the “severe weather junkie” on The Weather Network team.  

Jaclyn joined The Weather Network in 2012 with an already impressive background.  She started at Rogers TV hosting Daytime, worked at two radio stations in Barrie, interned in weather centre at City TV, worked for Global Regina and Global Toronto weather centers.

Jaclyn was a singer and performer for 12 years before the broadcasting bug caught on and she moved on to study meteorology and is a Mississippi State University Operational Meteorology program graduate.  Jaclyn is part of the Storm Hunters team driving all over tornado alley bringing us reports of volatile weather patterns.

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

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

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Next episode (69), is our Christmas gift to you as we host Meteorologist and American Ninja Warrior, Joe Moravsky.

Credits

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

#67 Guest: Jim Williams - 2018 Hurricane Season Report Card

December 2, 2018

In This Episode

  • Guest: Jim Williams, Creator of HurricaneCity.com
  • Helicity Designs and discount code
  • Lightning Round: Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire-Miami Vice
  • Partner with the Storm Front Freaks
  • Wx Resources where we share some great sites, books, equipment and more!
  • Weather’s Believe It Or Not has some crazy weather stories that are hard to believe
  • Who will be our next guest?

Out Guest

Jim Williams, Creator of HurricaneCity.com

Jim Williams created HurricaneCity in 1997. One reason for the name HurricaneCity are the predictions made at the beginning of each hurricane season for the top cities & Islands that Jim thinks are at high risk based on a simple mathematical formula. Since Jim started making city predictions in 2003 he has nailed at least 4 to 6 cities out of 20 each year that ended up getting hit.

Jim runs a paving business in South Florida since 1987 and tracks hurricanes with statistical input as a hobby since the late 1970s, and holds no meteorology degree.

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

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

Weather’s Believe It or Not

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

Next episode (67), is the 3rd in our “Women in Chasing” series with Jaclyn Whittal from The Weather Network and host of Storm Hunters.

Credits

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

#B4 - Bonus: Live From Indiana ChaserCon

November 21, 2018

Bonus Episode #4

Recorded LIVE at the pre-event mixer for Indiana ChaserCon in Indianapolis, IN, on Friday November 16th, 2018

https://www.indchasercon.com/ 

 

#66 - 3rd Holiday Weather Shopping Extravaganza

November 18, 2018

In This Episode

  • Guests: Bruce Thomas and Bruce Jones, Meteorologists at Midland Radio and Justin Allen, Owner of HelicityDesigns.com
  • Partner with Storm Front Freaks
  • Midland Radio Products
  • Lightning Round: Cards Against Humanity Match Game
  • Helicity Designs Lineup and Discount Code
  • Other Great Weather Products for Christmas
    • Alert Works
    • Kestrel
    • Sangean
    • AcuRite
    • Weatherman Umbrellas
    • 1 Echo Charlie
    • NimbusStorms
  • Who will be our next guest?

Our Guests

Bruce Jones and Bruce Thomas, Meteorologists at Midland Radio

Bruce Jones and Bruce Thomas are known as “The Bruces from Midland”.   They are both former TV meteorologists who believe strongly that every home, school and business should have a NOAA Weather Radio.  Thomas was on the air during the Jarrell, TX tornado (May 27, 1997) and Jones was living outside Rapid City, SD on June 9, 1972 when the big flood killed 238 people.

They continue to spread the word that NOAA Weather Radio saves lives!

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

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Twitter @cycloneJones1
Twitter @BruceWxMan

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Other Great Weather Products

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

Next episode (67), our guest will be Jim Williams of HurricaneCity.com.

Credits

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