#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.

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

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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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Podbean Top 10 Science and Medicine Podcast of 2017

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

Credits

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  • 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.

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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.

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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

#41 - Guest: Dan Robinson - I’m Going to Go $1

December 3, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Dan Robinson, storm chaser, photographer and creator of stormhighway.com
  • Lightning Round: The Price is Right – Storm Front Freaks edition
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Supercell types and tornadoes 
  • The team and Dan discuss icy/winter storm road conditions and why people don’t prepare
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do related to weather
  • Listener/Viewer Comments and Questions
  • What’s on our next show?

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Our Guest

Dan Robinson, storm chaser and photographer.

Dan is a year-round storm chaser and photographer for the last 25 years, covering St. Louis, the Midwest, the Great Plains and beyond. His goal is to capture nature's dramatic side, and in doing so, provide visitors to his site (stormhighway.com) with educational information and exciting photography/video about severe storms and extreme weather. He specializes in capturing imagery and video of tornadoes, lightning, St. Louis, MO and the Gateway Arch, storms and all types of extreme weather. He also sells fine art prints of his work on his site.

Icy Road Discussion – Dan’s site – www.icyroadsafety.com

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Next episode (42), we’ll chat with storm chaser Jeff Piotrowski.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#40 - Holiday Weather Gift Ideas - It’s Just My Face

November 18, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Jess and Jen Event Services present EXCLUSIVE Storm Front Freaks Podcast drink recipes to our co-hosts.
  • Holiday Weather Gift Review and Give-away Extravaganza
  • Dan Wallace of Weather Pro Shop
  • Lightning Round: Holiday Family Feud
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Model Forecasting
  • 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
  • What’s on our next show?

Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV

Jess and Jen Event Bartender Services

  • Flood Water

    • 1 oz Chambord
    • 1 oz Frangelico
    • 1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liquor
    • 1 shot espresso
    • Squeeze of chocolate syrup
    • ¼ oz half and half
    • Put all ingredients in mixing tin and shake until chill. Strain into martini glass.
  • Blizzard
    • 2 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
    • ½ oz Blue Curacao
    • Pineapple Juice
    • Pour liquor over ice then top off the remainder of the glass with pineapple juice.
  • Kim’s Screen Share
    • 2 strawberries
    • 2 raspberries
    • 2 basil leaves
    • ½ oz simple syrup
    • 1 ½ oz raspberry vodka
    • Sprite
    • Muddle fruit, basil and simple syrup. Add vodka. Shake with ice and pour all ingredients into a tall glass. Top off the remainder of the glass with Sprite.
  • MJ’s Storm Spotter
    • 1 ½ oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
    • 2 oz apple cider
    • ½ oz lemon juice
    • Sprite (optional)
    • Put spiced rum, cider and lemon juice in mixing tin and shake with ice. Strain into martini glass. Top with splash of Sprite (optional). Could also be served over ice or hot.
  • Mazz’s One Liner
    • 2 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
    • root beer
    • Pour liquor over ice. Top off remaining glass with root beer. Tall or short glass depending on preference.

Weather Gifts Reviewed

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Kim: NOAA National Snow Analysis

Phil: Mike Olbinski Monsoon IV Film

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Next episode (41), we’re talking with Storm Chaser/Photographer and Creator of StormHighway.com, Dan Robinson of St. Louis.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#39 - Guest: John Gordon - Batting 1.000

November 4, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: John Gordon, Meteorologist-In-Charge NWS-Louisville and former Hurricane Hunter.
  • Lightning Round: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-Louisville Slugger Edition
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: 3 Tips to Improve Photography
  • The team discusses the increase in flood deaths and decrease in almost all other natural hazard deaths over the last 30 years.
  • 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
  • What’s on our next show?

Our Guest

John Gordon, Meteorologist-In-Charge NWS-Louisville and former Hurricane Hunter.

A 22-year NWS veteran, Gordon has held a variety of forecast and management positions in Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri and Tennessee. From beginnings as a meteorologist intern at the forecast office in Jackson, Miss., Gordon worked his way through forecasting and management positions with increasing responsibilities. He is also an aircrew meteorologist and mission director for Hurricane Hunter aircraft as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Gordon earned his bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Park College of St. Louis University in 1986 and earned a master’s in teaching of geosciences at Mississippi State University in 2002. After spending a year at the Jackson office, Gordon served as a journeyman forecaster at the Springfield, Mo., office from 1994 to 1998, when he was selected as a lead forecaster at the Nashville, Tenn., forecast office. He served as meteorologist-in-charge of the Huntsville, Ala., office beginning in 2002, where he led the spin-up of the new forecast office until reporting to Louisville.

Gordon served in the U.S. Air Force from 1986 to 1992, serving as a Wing Weather Officer at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., from 1986 to 1990 and as Team Chief at the European Forecast Unit in Germany from 1990 to 1992. As a member of the Air Force Reserve since 1993, Gordon serves as a flight meteorologist with the Air Force Hurricane Hunters out of Keesler AFB, Miss. Gordon flew six missions into the Category 4 hurricanes Frances and Ivan in 2004 and has made more than 90 hurricane-penetrating flights since 1995.

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Next episode (40), we’re setting you up with a holiday wish list. We’ll be reviewing and giving-away weather products from Eton, Sangean, GPX, Alex Brands and WeatherProShop.com. Also, we’ll share some great weather-themed drink recipes for the holidays!

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#38 - Guest: Kathryn Prociv - I Like Drunk Phil!

October 20, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Kathryn Prociv, Weather Producer for The Weather Channel’s Weather Underground.
  • Lightning Round: Head to Head Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists
  • Indiana Chaser Con discount
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Cold Fronts
  • The team discusses the future of amateur radio for storm chasers and spotters
  • 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

Kathryn Prociv, Weather Producer for The Weather Channel’s Weather Underground.

At The Weather Channel’s Atlanta headquarters, Kathryn Prociv (’11 B.A. and ’12 M.S geography Virginia Tech) is known for her calm demeanor as a weather producer on the set of the channel’s flagship program, “AMHQ” By the time the show airs live at 7 a.m. each weekday, Prociv has been up for nearly six hours preparing and assembling graphics to tell the story of the day’s weather.

Prociv secured her position after just four months of freelancing for the channel. Her colleagues often call her the morning cheerleader, complimenting her on her unflappable nature and passion for weather, even in the wee hours of the morning. She chalks it up to her five Virginia Tech storm-chasing trips, several of them as a field leader.

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Next episode (39), our guest will be John Gordon, Meteorologist-In-Charge at NWS-Louisville and former Hurricane Hunter.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#37 - Guest: Rick Smith - They Got Rid of 1-900 #’s

October 7, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Rick Smith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS-Norman, OK
  • Lightning Round: Elvis Hi or Lo
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Wind Shear Vectors
  • The team discusses the relationship between the National Weather Service and Storm Chasers
  • 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 

Rick Smith, Warning Coordinator Meteorologist, NWS-Norman, OK

I’m one of the few and the proud to receive a degree from the very short-lived meteorology program at the University of Memphis. While finishing up college, I worked as a Student Volunteer, and then got a paid student position and eventually a full time meteorologist intern position at my hometown NWS office in Memphis. In 1997, I moved to Tulsa, OK to be a forecaster, and moved again in 1999 to work in the NWS Southern Region headquarters in Fort Worth. I was selected to be the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NWS Norman – my dream job – in January of 2002, and I’ve been here ever since. Co-host on the Weather Brains Podcast.

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Next episode (38), our guest will be The Weather Channel’s AMHQ and Weather Underground Weather Producer, Kathryn Prociv.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

#36 - Guest: Jennifer Gray - I Think You Can From Prison!

September 24, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Jennifer Gray, Meteorologist and Weather Correspondent for CNN
  • Lightning Round: Parenting 101
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Wall Clouds vs Shelf Clouds
  • The team discusses the mixed messages being sent by TV and social media during tropical storms and hurricanes
  • 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

Jennifer Gray, Meteorologist and Weather Correspondent for CNN

Jennifer is a meteorologist for CNN based in Atlanta at the network’s global headquarters and has earned the AMS Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society. Prior to joining CNN, Gray was the weekend morning show meteorologist and a feature reporter for WTVJ, the NBC affiliate in Miami, where she covered severe weather in the field and helped produce specials that focused on hurricane preparedness and safety.

Gray earned her bachelor’s of science in geosciences, broadcast meteorology program from Mississippi State, and she earned her bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism from Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

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Next episode (37), our guest will be Warning Coordinator Meteorologist at NWS-Norman, Oklahoma, Rick Smith.

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta