SFF #23 - You Get the Runza When You Eat It

March 25, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Kory Hartman, Storm Chaser and Owner, SevereStudios.com
  • National Weather Podcast Month Guest Co-Host: Bill Murray, Weather Brains
  • Lightning Round: Think Like a Freak-Famous Food Dishes in Tornado and Dixie Alley
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Models and Severe Weather
  • The team discusses how to get live storm footage to the public masses if we know they’re more likely to act.
  • Brady’s Storm School: Pollen Forecasting
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Our next guest

Our Guest

Kory Hartman, Storm Chaser and Owner of SevereStudios.com

  • A former television and radio studio engineer, Kory combined his love of weather and experience in the broadcast industry to help create Severe Studios Inc. As owner of the storm video broker, Kory coordinates and represents a team of over 60 professional storm chasers, including himself, who cover severe storms for local and national networks like The Weather Channel and CNN.

@koryhartman on Twitter

@severestudios on Twitter

@severestudios2 on Facebook

www.SevereStreaming.com

Sponsor:  www.WeatherProShop.com of Severe Weather Center

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

Weather Fools Links

WxResources Links

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

Weather Brains Podcast can be found at www.weatherbrains.com

March is National Weather Podcast Month.  We are joined by 7 other weather podcasts in a month of great programming and co-host crossovers!  Find the National Weather Podcast Month logo on our website for more information.

Next episode, our guest will be Storm Chaser and NWS Research Meteorologist, Gabe Garfield!

Credits

Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta

SFF #22 - Drag Racing in a Prius?

March 11, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Reed Timmer, Extereme Meteorolgist with AccuWeather
  • National Weather Podcast Month Guest Co-Host: Dakota Smith, The Weather Junkies
  • Lightning Round: Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire-Insects
  • NEW Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: The Cap
  • The team discusses disparity between people in weather for the science and people in weather for business and money.
  • Brady’s Storm School: Astronomical vs Meteorological Spring
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Our next guest

Our Guest

Reed Timmer, Extreme Meteorologist for AccuWeather

  • Reed is a meteorologist and storm chaser who starred on Discovery Channel’s reality television series Storm Chasers. He previously starred in the documentary film Tornado Glory and subsequently the TV series Tornado Chasers following the cancellation of the Discovery Channel show. Reed graduated with his Ph.D. in Meteorology from Oklahoma University in the spring of 2015 and currently storm chases for AccuWeather.

@ReedTimmerAccu on Twitter

@ReedTimmerAccu on Facebook

Sponsor: www.SevereStreaming.com of Severe Studios

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

Discussion Topic Links

CNBC-Weather Services Become Big Business

Sponsor: www.WeatherProShop.com of Severe Weather Center

Weather Fools Links

WxResources Links

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

The Weather Junkies Podcast can be found at www.theweatherjunkies.com

March is National Weather Podcast Month. We are joined by 7 other weather podcasts in a month of great programming and co-host crossovers! Find the National Weather Podcast Month logo on our website for more information.

Next episode, our guest will be Storm Chaser and Owner of Severe Studios, Kory Hartman and we’ll have a guest co-host from the Weather Brains podcast, Bill Murray.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #21 - More You Drink, Better You Look

February 26, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Dr. Laura Myers, Social Scientist and specialist in storm preparedness and weather alert dissemination
  • Lightning Round: Animal Minute To Win It
  • Brady’s Storm School: Snow Ratios
  • The team discusses Fake Weather News and Alternative Facts in social media before, during and after severe storms
  • William Cole, Chief Meteorologist with Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • National Weather Podcast Month
  • Our next guest

Show Updates

Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV is simulcasting our live and previous shows every Thursday night at 8pmCT. William Cole is the Creator and Chief Meteorologist.

Our Guest

Dr. Laura Myers, Director and Senior Research Scientist for the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Laura Myers is a social scientist who holds a doctorate in criminology from Florida State University. Her research, publication and training areas include disaster management and planning, and weather enterprise application research among others. Dr. Myers works with the National Weather Service providing social science research for severe weather warning improvement and risk communication projects.

@DrLauraMyers on Twitter

Weather Fools Links

WxResources Links

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

March is National Weather Podcast Month. We are joined by 7 other weather podcasts in a month of great programming and co-host crossovers! Find the National Weather Podcast Month logo on our website for more information.

Next episode, our guest will be Extreme Storm Chaser, Reed Timmer and we’ll have a guest co-host from the Weather Junkies podcast, Dakota Smith.

Credits 

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #20 - I’m Going to Show You Mine!

February 12, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Chris Sanner, Storm Chaser and Co-Founder of Tornado Titans
  • Lightning Round: Family Feud
  • Brady’s Storm School: Bomb Cyclone
  • The team discusses if storm chasing tours should be licensed or regulated for safety
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment

Show Updates

Our Guest

Chris Sanner, Storm Chaser and Co-Founder of Tornado Titans

Chris is the Co-Founder of TornadoTitans.com and has been a storm chaser for 11 years. Chris has a degree in broadcasting, and has created groundbreaking storm chasing content including the very first Storm Chasing Web Series, Tornado Titans, in 2010. Chris also produced, directed, and wrote the acclaimed documentary “The Bear’s Cage” about storm chasing and severe weather.

Weather Fools Links

WxResources Links

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

Next episode, our guest will be Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management Specialist, Dr. Laura Myers.

Enter to win one of the MyRadar App T-shirts we’re giving away by leaving us a review on iTunes (search Storm Front Freaks) AND leaving your Twitter handle in the review so we can contact you if you win! Leave your review by 2/22/17 to be eligible for the drawing.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #19 - Doogie Howser of the Weather Industry!

January 29, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Ross Ellet, TV Meteorologist and Storm Photographer
  • Lightning Round: Match Game-Storm Front Freaks Style
  • Brady’s Storm School: Lake Effect Snow
  • The team discusses options for cutting into programming for severe weather alerts
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment

Show Updates:

  • Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV – They will be simulcasting our live shows and syndicating our previous ones every Thursday night beginning February 9th at 9pmET/8pmCT. You can find Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV on their website, iPhone and Android App, and on Apple TV and Roku!
  • Storm Front Freaks RAW LIVE! – Join us live as we record the show and interact with us via the chat window. We will answer your questions and respond to your comments during the show!  Our bi-weekly show will record at a new time of 9pmET/8pmCT.  Next show will be February 9th with Tornado Titans co-founder, Chris Sanner!

Our Guest

Ross Ellet, Toledo TV Meteorologist at 13ABC and Storm/Aurora Photographer

October of 2005, I got my first chance to be on air.  Along with working weekends I also did some storm chasing for the station during the week all while finishing up my degree at Purdue. In early June of 2007 I accepted a Morning Meteorologist position at WOAY in Oak Hill, West Virginia. Just 3 months later I became one the youngest Chief Meteorologists in the country after I was promoted. A short time later I was awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorology Society. In November of 2008 I started a new adventure in tornado alley. I accepted a Weekend Meteorologist position at KHBS/KHOG (40/29 in Fort Smith/Rogers, AR). I enjoyed my time in Arkansas in front and away from the camera, but it is was time to get back to my roots in the Midwest. I joined the 13ABC Weather Team in Toledo Ohio during the summer of 2012 and love the forecasting challenges of the Great Lakes

Weather Fools Links

WxResources Links

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

Credits

Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta

SFF #18 - She’s a Bad Ass Meteorologist!

January 15, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Kim Cunningham, former Weather Center Live Co-Host on The Weather Channel.
  • Lightning Round: $100,000 Pyramid-Storm Front Freaks Style
  • Brady’s Storm School: Upslope and Downslope
  • The team discusses the future of TV Meteorologists
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Listener Questions and Comments
  • Details about Episode 19 and guest TV Meteorologist and Aurora Photographer, Ross Ellet

Season 2.0 Update

  • Storm Front Freaks RAW – Unedited video of the recordings of our podcast shows with all the behind the scenes footage during our breaks (PG-13 for possible language) now available immediately after recording on our YouTube Channel!
  • Storm Front Freaks RAW LIVE! – Join us live as we record the show and interact with us via the chat window. We will answer your questions and respond to your comments during the show! Next show (Episode 19) will be Thursday, January 26 at a special time of 9:00pmET/8:00pmCT.

Our Guest

Kim Cunningham, former On-Air Meteorologist at The Weather Channel

Kim has been a meteorologist for over 30 years. She had a 25 year dream career at The Weather Channel, first behind the scenes and then in front of the camera.  She was the first woman to be used as a tropical, severe and winter weather specialist/expert.  Kim was honored by her peers and asked to co-author “You can be a Woman Meteorologist”, a book for children about her career.

Prior to The Weather Channel, Kim was a forecaster and weather observer for the United States Air Force where she specialized in severe and tropical weather. Cunningham has been named Airman of the Year, and was the first woman promoted to the Severe Weather section of Global Weather Central at Offutt Air Force Base. While Kim is building a career in motivational and public speaking, she is also a communication coach for Speechworks, Inc and a freelance on-camera meteorologist for CBS46 in Atlanta.

 Future of TV Meteorologists

Weather Fools Links

WxResources Links

Submit your questions or comments about this show or Season 2.0 to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #17 - You’ll be the Only Sober One!

January 1, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Kelley Williamson, Storm Chaser and star of The Weather Channel’s Storm Wranglers
  • Lightning Round: Farming, Fishing or Bull Fighting
  • Brady’s Storm School: Snow Squalls
  • The team discusses closing schools and businesses to soon or too late for snow storms
  • Weather Fools: We share what some people are doing in severe weather situations
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great sites, apps and equipment
  • Listener Questions and Comments and Give-away
  • Details about Episode 18

Season 2.0 Update

  • Storm Front Freaks RAW – Unedited video of our podcast shows with all the behind the scenes footage during our breaks (PG-13 for possible language) now available immediately after recording!
  • Storm Front Freaks RAW Live! – Beginning Episode 18 (Thursday, January 12 @ 9:30pmET/8:30pmCT) we will be broadcasting our RAW show live (PG-13 for possible language)! Join us and interact with us via our social media accounts as we answer your questions and respond to your comments live!
  • Updated and New Opening/Closing music from Andrew Slotta and segment songs via JukeDeck.com

Our Guest

Kelley Williamson, Storm Chaser and star of The Weather Channel’s Storm Wranglers

Kelley Williamson has lived a full life. His careers have included farming, professional fishing, and bullfighting. His most recent career path? Storm Chasing.  Kelley’s new show on The Weather Channel, Storm Wranglers in now showing!

School and Business Closing during Snow Storms

Weather Fools Links

WxResources Links

Dr. Elizabeth Austin’s book “Treading On Thin Air”

Submit your questions or comments about Season 2.0 to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com and we may read it on our next episode!

Credits 

  • Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta
  • Weather Fools/Wx Resources Segment Music:  http://Jukedeck.com

SFF #16 - First You Say It, Then You Do It!

December 18, 2016
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Austin, Forensic Meteorologist, President and Founder of WeatherExtreme, Ltd. and Author, Treading on Thin Air.
  • Lightning Round: Name That TV Tune
  • The team discusses the general public’s understanding of their local geography when it comes to weather forecasts and storm warnings
  • Weather Fools: We share what some people are doing in severe weather situations
  • WxResources: We provide some great sites, apps and equipment
  • Listener Questions and Comments
  • Upcoming scheduled guests for 2017

Storm Front Freaks RAW – Unedited video of our podcast shows with all the behind the scenes footage during our breaks (PG-13 for possible language)

WINNER of our holiday shopping giveaway: Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kit and Weather Radio goes to Twitter account @Matt8126 - Congratulations!

Our Guest

Dr. Elizabeth Austin, Forensic Meteorologist, President and Founder of WeatherExtreme, Ltd., and Author of Treading on Thin Air
Dr. Elizabeth Austin is a world-renowned atmospheric physicist and the founder and president of WeatherExtreme Ltd. She is one of the foremost experts on the worldwide impact of weather and extreme weather. She is also regarded as one of the world’s leading forensic meteorologists, Elizabeth’s expert witness experience includes civil and criminal cases – state and Federal actions in the U.S. and Worldwide. She has worked and counseled on well over 1,500 cases –ranging from aviation, wildfires, auto accidents, agriculture, kite surfing, boating, avalanches, skiing accidents and tornadoes and hurricanes. Elizabeth has acted as personal advisor and climate & weather expert for such distinguished clients as NASA, Federal Express, Air France, Rockwell Collins, Time Warner, Southern California Edison, The United Nations and the Department of Justice to mention a few.

Knowing Your Geography for Weather Forecasts and Storm Warnings

Weather Fools Links

Phil: Portland, Oregon Snowstorm Traffic & Drivers
MJ: UK Weatherman Points Out Phallic Looking Snowstorm

WxResources Links

Phil: Waze Smartphone GPS
Jen: Drought Monitor
MJ: CDC Natural Disasters and Severe Weather Site

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

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #15 - Damn, I’m Buoyant

December 10, 2016
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Tom Niziol, Winter Weather Expert, The Weather Channel
  • Lightning Round: Muppet or Not a Muppet
  • The team discusses the challenges of forecasting and broadcasting winter storm snowfall amounts
  • Weather Fools: We share what some people are doing in severe weather situations
  • WxResources: We provide some great sites, apps and equipment
  • Listener Questions and Comments

Storm Front Freaks RAW – Unedited video of our podcast shows with all the behind the scenes footage during our breaks (PG-13 for possible language)

Our Guest

Tom Niziol, Winter Weather Expert, The Weather Channel
Tom knows winter weather! That’s why he’s our winter weather expert. A 30-year forecasting veteran, Tom joined The Weather Channel after working as the meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service in Buffalo, NY. While in Buffalo, he also directed research and science operations working with partners like Emergency Management and other local and national government agencies. Before that, Tom was an associate atmosphere scientist at Calspan Corporation in Buffalo, NY where he conducted scientific research from field studies through contract publications for atmospheric studies. Throughout his career, Niziol has authored several research papers and poster sessions on winter weather forecasting and has toured the country speaking at numerous meteorological conferences.
Snowflake Photos Webpage: www.buffaloflakes.com
Twitter: @TomNiziol
Facebook: @TWCTomNiziol

Winter Storm Forecasting of Snowfall Amounts

“Here’s What 5 Forecasters Are Saying About The Expected Weekend Storm” by Len Melisurgo at NJ.com

Weather Fools Links

Phil: Drivers getting towed because they were out driving in a forecasted blizzard
Brady: Driver caught at 110 mph in fog
Dina: High Tide drivers crossing a bridge in the UK

WxResources Links

Phil: SPC Storm Prediction Center Home Page (www.spc.noaa.gov)
Jen: Wildfire Incident Information System (www.inciweb.nwcg.gov)

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

Credits

Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta

SFF #14 - Good Luck on Re-Entry!

November 20, 2016
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Jay Allen, Production Director, CBS Radio and Transistor/Weather Radio Expert
  • Lightning Round: Puttin’ On The Hits
  • The team reviews weather products for holiday gifts with Brett Ratner of Acurite
  • Weather Fools: We share our most crazy examples
  • WxResources: Team shares what’s on their holiday list
  • Listener Questions and Comments

Our Guest

Jay Allen, Production Director, CBS Radio and Transistor/Weather Radio Expert
Jay has worked in broadcasting and electronics all his life and has been interested in portable transistor radios since the early pocket portables of the 50′s through today’s multiband radios. Jay is currently employed by CBS Radio as a Production Director for one of its station clusters but also managed a repair facility for an audio shop for 18 years back in the 70’s and 80’s.
Webpage: http://radiojayallen.com
Email: radiojayallen@gmail.com

Weather Product Review with Brett Ratner, PR Manager for www.acurite.com

Weather Product Review with the SFF Team

Weather Fools Links

Brady: Wildfires set by aspiring weatherman
Phil: Minister sentenced to jail for fraudulent use of hurricane funds

WxResources Links (what’s on our holiday wish list)

Mazz: Vantage VUE Personal Weather Station
Brady: Winter Weather Decorder App
MJ: Acurite Personal Weather Stations
MJ: DBPower Battery Jumper
Phil: 3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter with Go Pro Hero 4 Camera

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

Now watch the unedited video of our recording, Storm Front Freaks Raw, on our YouTube Channel

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta