Weather: Storm Front Freaks Podcast

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

October 7, 2017

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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Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner:

WxResources Links

Weather Fools Links

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


Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta

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