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

December 18, 2016
00:0000:00

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)

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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
00:0000:00

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