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#15 - Guest: Tom Niziol - Damn, I’m Buoyant

December 10, 2016

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:
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

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 (
Jen: Wildfire Incident Information System (

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Opening and Closing Music:  Andrew Slotta

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