SFF #27 - 85% of Five Men?

May 21, 2017
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In this Episode

  • Guest: Ari Sarsalari, Meteorologist on The Weather Channel App’s “The Ari Effect”
  • Lightning Round: Drummer Switch
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner (TBA)
  • The team discusses the future of weather media
  • Brady’s Storm School: Lightning Safety
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Our next guest/show

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to Storm Front Freaks Podcast

Our Guest

Ari Sarsalari, Meteorologist on The Weather Channel App’s “The Ari Effect”

  • On-Camera meteorologist at The Weather Channel and host of The Ari Effect. Specializing in severe weather coverage. Graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.

    @AriWeather on Twitter

Sponsor: www.SevereStreaming.com of www.SevereStudios.com

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

Article: Report: Future of the local TV market by Bill Va

Sponsor: www.WeatherProShop.com of Severe Weather Center

WxResources Links

Dina: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/

Kim: http://www.hurricanehunters.com

Weather Fools Links

Dina: Reporter Sledding Accident

Kim: Shirtless Hail Dancer

Brady: Russian Weather Woman Bikini Broadcast

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 Storm Chaser and former co-star of Tornado Chasers, Dick McGowan

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #26 - Yoda Needs a Drink!

May 6, 2017
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In this Episode

  • Guest: Mike Olbinski, Storm Chaser Photographer, Author and Emmy Winning Filmmaker
  • Lightning Round: Star Wars Trivial Pursuit
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Storm Mode
  • The team discusses what is or isn’t too much storm photo editing
  • Brady’s Storm School: Severe Weather Warnings
  • 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/show

Article: The Storm Chasers To Follow On Instagram by Laura Mallonee

Our Guest 

Mike Olbinski, Storm Chaser Photographer, Author of Storm Chaser and Emmy Winning Filmmaker

  • Mike Olbinski calls himself a storm-chasing wedding photographer, but filmmaker can also added to the title. He's based out of Phoenix, Arizona, and when he's not shooting weddings both here in the U.S. and internationally, he's chasing storms across the desert southwest and also the Central Plains. Apart from loving still photography of lightning, tornadoes and almost any kind of weather, Mike creates time-lapse films a few times a year. His work has been seen across the world, in commercials, documentaries, magazines and even Thor: The Dark World. He tries to maintain his sanity while doing this full-time and being a husband and father of three beautiful children.

@MikeOlbinski on Twitter

Mike Olbinski Photography on Facebook

@MikeOlbinski on Instagram

www.MikeOlbinski.com

Mike Olbinski on Vimeo

Sponsor: www.SevereStreaming.com of www.SevereStudios.com

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

Sponsor: www.WeatherProShop.com of Severe Weather Center

Weather Fools Links

Dina: On-Air Meteorologist Fails

WxResources Links

Dina: www.intellicast.com

Phil: www.theweatherprediction.com

Mike: Lightning Trigger IV

Mike’s Storm Chaser book on Amazon

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 The Weather Channel (TWC) digital Meteorologist, Ari Sarsalari and his wife, TWC Social Media Specialist, Jen Watson. Plus other surprises to celebrate our 1 year anniversary!

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #25 - Are You Flippin’ Us Off?

April 23, 2017
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In this Episode

  • Guest: Kevin Roth, Meteorologist for Rotogrinders.com Fantasy Sports and CW33-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Lightning Round: Hollywood Squares
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Chase Vacation
  • The team discusses why TV meteorologists lack staying power and even quit.
  • Brady’s Storm School: Cumulonimbus Clouds
  • 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

Sponsor:   www.AcuRite.com

Our Guest

Kevin Roth, Meteorologist for Rotogrinders.com Fantasy Sports and CW33 TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

  • Kevin has a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University and a Master's Degree from Mississippi State, seal of approval from the National Weather Association, and 5+ years working in severe weather markets. Lover of weather, science, and anything nerdy.

@KevinRothWx on Twitter

Kevin Roth Meteorologist on Facebook

@KevinRothWx on Instagram

Sponsor: www.SevereStreaming.com of www.SevereStudios.com

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

Sponsor: www.WeatherProShop.com of Severe Weather Center

Weather Fools Links

Brady/Phil: Hackers set off TX warning sirens

WxResources Links

Kim: RadarScope

Phil: NWS Louisville Tornado Track Map

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 Storm Chaser, Photographer, Author and Director, Mike Olbinski

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #24 - What Time is Testbed?

April 8, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Gabe Garfield, Strom Chaser and NWS Researcher
  • We’re a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
  • Lightning Round: Match the Skier
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Your Chasing Target
  • The team discusses storm chaser safety
  • Brady’s Storm School
  • 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

Sponsor:   www.AcuRite.com

Our Guest

Gabe Garfield, Storm Chaser and NWS Meteorologist Liaison to the Hazardous Weather Testbed

  • Gabe is the National Weather Service Liaison to the Hazardous Weather Testbed.  His work focuses on improving tornado warnings through the development of new weather technology. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.  During his free time as a student, Gabe developed his skills for forecasting and chasing severe storms.  He has witnessed dozens of tornadoes, including EF5 tornadoes at El Reno, Oklahoma in 2011 and Moore, Oklahoma in 2013. Gabe has been involved with several research projects including VORTEX-2.

@wxGabe on Twitter

Gabe Garfield on Facebook

Sponsor: www.WeatherProShop.com of Severe Weather Center

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

Sponsor: www.SevereStreaming.com of www.SevereStudios.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!

Next episode, our guest will be Kevin Roth, TV Meteorologist and Forecaster for RotoGrinders.com Fantasy Sports

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

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

March 25, 2017
00:0000:00

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
00:0000:00

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
00:0000:00

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