#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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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 (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

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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

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Sponsor: www.severeweathercenter.com

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

Credits

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  • 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

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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

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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

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Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta

#47 - Guest: Ray Leichner - Barbie on Line One

February 25, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Ray Leichner, Drone Storm Chaser
  • Lightning Round: Family Feud (Top Flying Machines)
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Forecast Models Part 4
  • We discuss the observed aging of storm spotters and the future of the NWS training program.
  • 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

Our Guest

Ray Leichner, Drone Storm Chaser

Ray's love of storms started at a young age. At 12 years old he was using his Dad's camcorder to document thunderstorms in his backyard. To date Ray's aerial photography has been featured on the Weather Channel, Weathernation, CBS, NBC, ABC News, Fox News and most recently The Washington Post. Ray was approached by Eastern PA Weather Authority in the spring of 2017 to be a contributor by producing live feeds of severe weather via the Drone giving his audience storm reports as it occurs. Ray flies a DJI Phantom 3 and Phantom 4 currently. 

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: www.TorndaoTitans.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 (48), we’ll be with the President of Spotter Network and their resourceful website for spotter, chasers and the NWS, John Wetter.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#46 - Guest: Jen Carfagno - Women in Science Day

February 11, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Jen Carfagno, The Weather Channel’s AMHQ Co-Host
  • Lightning Round: Don’t Forget the Quote (Groundhog Day)
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Forecast Models Part 3
  • We discuss the inspirations and challenges for women in meteorology with Jen, Kim and Dina.
  • 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

Our Guest

Jen Carfagno, The Weather Channel AMHQ

Jen Carfagno is co-host of AMHQ weekdays from 5-9 a.m. ET on The Weather Channel.  Jen earned her bachelor's degree in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1998 - a year after an internship with The Weather Channel. Later that year, she joined The Weather Channel as a full-time forecaster. Jen has developed and led Weather Camps around the country and continues to speak to students about a passion of hers - science.

HairDoodle by Former TWC Meteorologist Heather Tesch

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Next episode (47), we’ll be talking drones in weather and storm chasing with Cloud to Ground Storm Chaser, Ray Leichner.

Credits:

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#45 - Guests: Bill Ford and Mike Prendergast - Fluffy the Cross-dressing Cat

January 28, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Bill Ford and Mike Prendergast of Storm Warriors
  • Lightning Round: Head-to-Head and Match the Freaks (Iconic Restaurants)
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Forecast Models Part 2
  • The team discusses if organizations, employees and chasers involved in storms should do more to equip themselves for assisting after they hit?
  • 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 Guests

Bill Ford and Mike Prendergast of Storm Warriors

Bill Ford has been tracking down tornadoes and helping with disaster relief for three decades.  After witnessing the aftermath of the 1999 Moore Oklahoma tornado, Bill has been stopping and giving assistance to those affected by storms.  He was involved in the recovery from Rita, Katrina, and Sandy hurricanes as well as many tornado aftermaths in Texas and Oklahoma.

Bill believes, “No one should ever die from a tornado.”  He helps bring advanced warning to communities by providing ‘ground truth’ to the National Weather Service and other news media.  Bill has also been a part of helping train volunteer fire fighters, county sheriff and community leaders on how to give advanced warning.  In addition, helping family’s community organizations and schools take responsibility through awareness and education through their “Know Where To Go” campaign.

Born and bred in Texas, Mike Prendergast first gained a fascination with all things extreme weather when he experienced the power of a Category 3 Hurricane Alicia in 1983 as the eye wall passed over his childhood home.  He has been enamored with weather ever since and in particular tornadoes.

His heart for serving others spills over into storm chasing.  While he enjoys seeing the power of the storm, he hates to see communities get ravaged.  After years of asking God why he has this fascination with something that causes so much pain and destruction, He has shown Mike the good in being able to warn others of the impending storm, assist those that need it most and help restore those communities affected.

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

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Next episode (46), we’ll be celebrating Women in Science Day with our guest Jen Carfagno of The Weather Channel.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#44 - Guest: Ginger Zee - LaBamba Genesis

January 14, 2018
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Ginger Zee, ABC News Chief Meteorologist and Good Morning America Co-Host
  • Lightning Round: Goo Goo or Gaa Gaa (Bizarre Baby Products)
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Forecast Models Part 1
  • The team discusses multiple names to describe the same storm - helpful or confusing?
  • 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?

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Our Guest

Ginger Zee, ABC News Chief Meteorologist and Good Morning America Co-Host

Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist at ABC News, reporting on the nation’s weather on “Good Morning America” and across ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms.

Prior to joining ABC News, she was a meteorologist at NBC station WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago from 2006-2011. 

Zee, who has storm chased since college has a genuine passion for the atmosphere and a dedication to getting young people interested in science. 

The Emmy Award-winning meteorologist attended Valparaiso University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in meteorology.

She has recently authored a NYTimes Bestselling autobiography, Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One.

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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 (45), our guest will be Bill Ford and Mike Pendergast of Storm Warriors storm chasers and Storm Warriors TV.

Credits

  • Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta
  • Additional Music: Jukedeck.com 

#43 - Guest: Greg Johnson - Impaled Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine

December 30, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Greg Johnson, Storm Chaser and Co-Star of Tornado Hunters TV Series
  • Lightning Round: Guess the Famous Canadian
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: 850 Winds
  • The team discusses if NWS/NOAA Weather Data should be made available to the public and Social Media Forecasters
  • 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

Greg Johnson, Storm Chaser and star of Tornado Hunters TV Series

Greg Johnson, one of North America’s top professional storm-chasers and severe weather experts, is also an accomplished photographer, speaker and workshop leader. Having graduated from Canada’s renowned Acadia University.

With over ten years experience, Johnson enjoys chasing classic prairie thunder and lightning storms, tornados, hurricanes, blizzards, and plans to continue traveling the world year-round to satisfy his appetite for capturing extreme weather.

Greg was selected as one of Canada’s top 100 explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine.

Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner:  www.TorndaoTitans.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 (44), our guest will be ABC’s Good Morning America Chief Meteorologist, Ginger Zee.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta

#42 - Guest: Jeff Piotrowski - Brought to you by Depends

December 17, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Jeff Piotrowski, Emmy Winning Storm Chaser
  • Lightning Round: $100,000 Pyramid Monument Engraver
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Prepping for 2018 Storm Season
  • The team discusses the new NWS Winter Weather Hazard Simplification Alerts
  • Weather Podcast/Weather Ready Nation Listener Survey
  • 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

Jeff Piotrowski, Emmy Winning Storm Chaser

Jeff has become a storm chasing legend, documenting and filming well over 900 tornadoes, 24 Hurricanes, ice storms, wild fires and every extreme of mother nature. Jeff’s company, Storm Productions, holds the world’s largest private collection of historic weather events and survivors stories. In 1994 Jeff received an Emmy award for "Day of Tornadoes" for his coverage of the Gainesville TX F2 tornado. If you were one of the 600,000 viewers watching Jeff's heart pounding Periscope of Hurricane Harvey footage you were in on the record setting scope with replays of 1.6 Million.

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

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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 (43), our guest will be star of Tornado Hunters (1st season currently on Netflix), Canadian Storm Chaser Greg Johnson.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta