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

SFF #13 - Because 14 is Just Too Many!

November 6, 2016
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In This Episode
  • Guest:  Jon Erdman, Sr. Meteorologist and Columnist for The Weather Channel (weather.com)
  • Lightning Round:  The Perfect Storm Hi or Lo
  • The team discusses Winter Storm Warnings Confusion
  • Weather Fools: We share our most crazy examples
  • WxResources: Highlighting weather resources for our listeners
  • Listener Questions and Comments
Our Guest

Jon Erdmann, Sr. Meteorologist and Writer, The Weather Channel-Digital

Synoptic meteorologist with substantial experience in severe convective, winter, tropical, and extended-range forecasting. Focus on leveraging research & technology to create compelling, engaging content to communicate weather risk and perspective. Online and on-air segments both produced & executed. Particularly interested in weather research & consultation for forensic clients & weather risk management.


Winter Storm Warnings Confusion
Weather Fools Links


WxResources Links


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

We’ll be at Indiana ChaserCon November 19!

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #12 - Say That in Your Interview

October 23, 2016
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In This Episode
  • Guest:  John Belski, Meteorologist, WLKY-TV and Author of Backyard Weather Folklore
  • Lightning Round:  Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on Groundhog Day
  • The team discusses Drowning Deaths from Hurricane Matthew
  • Weather Fools: We share our most crazy examples
  • WxResources: Highlighting weather resources for our listeners
  • Listener Questions and Comments
  • Episode 13 Guest will be Jon Erdmann, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Our Guest

John Belski, Meteorologist, WLKY-TV in Louisville, KY and Author of Backyard Weather Folklore

John worked for WLKY in the 1980's and then for WAVE-TV in the 1990's until 2010.  Over the years he received various awards. Among these were a Regional Emmy for severe weather coverage and a Special Service Award from the National Weather Service. He was recipient of the national Mark Trail Award from the National Weather Service for public education about weather radios.  He was voted Best Meteorologist of Louisville and the Best of Kentucky numerous times by different publications.  On the science end of the weather, John was the first meteorologist in the country to present a daily 14 day forecast. He was even invited to the White House to meet with President Clinton and Vice-President Gore for a discussion on global warming.  On the fun end of the weather, John wrote a book titled, Backyard Weather Folklore. 

Belski’s Blog (find links to the book here) 
John on Twitter @JohnBelskiWLKY
John Belski on Facebook

Backyard Weather Folklore Book can also be purchased for $15 (includes shipping) through the mail at:
John Belski
WLKY
1918 Mellwood Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Drowning Deaths in Hurricane Matthew


Weather Fools Links


WxResources Links

Phil: 5-0 Radio Police Scanner App (iOS) (Android)

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

We’ll be at Indiana ChaserCon November 19!

Credits

Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #11 - Don’t Drone and Drive!

October 9, 2016
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In This Episode

  • Guest:  Reed Stough, Managing Partner, Rex Game Studios (makers of Storm Quest storm chasing video game)
  • Lightning Round:  Classic Arcade Video Game Jeopardy
  • Storm School with Brady teaches Hurricane Myths
  • The team discusses the Future of Unmanned Drones in Weather
  • Weather Fools: We share our most crazy examples
  • WxResources: Highlighting weather resources for our listeners
  • Listener Questions and Comments

Our Guest

Reed Stough, Managing Partner, Rex Game Studios (Storm Quest Game)

Mr. Stough brings over 14 years of experience in programming, business analysis and project management to REX Game Studios®. His unique perspective in the area of Meteorology was developed as a child and he has been fascinated with the dynamics of weather and storms ever since. As a storm spotter with the National Weather Service he chased thunderstorms and tornadoes, further fueling his passion for Mother Nature's wrath. Reed has written many papers on how to forecast thunderstorm outbreaks and severe weather events.

Facebook: Storm Quest Game

Future of Unmanned Drones in Weather

Weather Fools Links

WxResources Links


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

We’ll be at Indiana ChaserCon November 19!

Credits

Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta

SFF #10 - I Want my Baby Back Ribs!

September 25, 2016
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In This Episode

  • Guest:  Aubrey Urbanowicz, Chief Meteorologist, WHSV-TV, and Weather Brains Podcast Panelist
  • Lightning Round:  Password
  • Storm School with Brady teaches Lightning Myths
  • The team discusses the Lightning Education and Fatalities
  • Weather Fools: We share our most crazy examples
  • WxResources: Highlighting weather resources for our listeners
  • Listener Questions and Comments

Our Guest

Aubrey Urbanowicz, Chief Meteorologist, WHSV-TV, and Weather Brains Podcast Panelist
Twitter: @WHSVaubs

Lightning Education, Warnings and Fatalities Links

Weather Fools Links

WxResources Links

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

We’ll be at Indiana ChaserCon November 19!

Credits

Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta

SFF #B3 - Storms are a Brewin’: Weather Themed Craft Brews

September 18, 2016
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A Special Presentation of Storm Front Freaks Podcast

Our Special Guests

Conan Crofoot, Brewer, Braxton Brewing Co.
Zac Carpenter, Co-Founder, Bad Weather Brewing Co.
Mike Stuart, Hype Man, MadTree Brewing Co.
Blake/Heather Niederhofer, Head Brewer/Partner Lone Pint Brewery
Mike Bishop, Founder, Big Storm Brewing Co.

Brewery Websites

Braxton Brewing Co. Storm Golden Cream Ale

Bad Weather Brewing Co. Windvane Red IPA & Ominous Double Brown Ale


MadTree Brewing Co. ThunderSnow

Lone Pint Brewery Tornado Shark Ale

Big Storm Brewing Co.  Arcus India Pale Ale & Helicity Lager Pilsner

Credits

Opening/Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

SFF #9 - It’s Chasecation!

September 11, 2016
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In This Episode

  • Guest:  Ian Livingston, Information Lead and Photographer for The Capital Weather Gang and Co-Founder of USTornadoes.com
  • Lightning Round:  Name that Storm
  • Storm School with Brady teaches Hurricane Track vs. Intensity
  • The team discusses the Tropical Storm Season Hype Train
  • Weather Fools: We share our most crazy examples
  • WxResources: Highlighting weather resources for our listeners
  • Listener Questions and Comments

Our Guest

Ian Livingston, Information Lead and Photographer for The Capital Weather Gang and Co-Founder of USTornadoes.com
Twitter: @islivingston

Weather Fools Links

Dina:  Daily Mail Hurricane Gaston to Hit U.S.

WxResources Links


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