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#99 Guest: Tom Niziol - Penguins

#99 Guest: Tom Niziol - Penguins

February 22, 2020

In This Episode

  • Brought to you by driveweatherapp.com
  • Guest: Tom Niziol, former Meteorologist In Charge at the NWS-Buffalo and former Winter Weather Expert at The Weather Channel
  • Lightning Round: Clue – Popular Winter Movies
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources-We share some great websites, equipment, videos or other resources that you will enjoy

Our Guest

Tom Niziol, former MIC at the NWS-Buffalo and former Winter Weather Expert at The Weather Channel

Tom Niziol was the Winter Weather Expert for the Weather Channel from 2012-2019. Prior to that he spent 32 years of his life at the National Weather Service, first as a forecaster, then Science and Operations Officer and finally Meteorologist-In-Charge at the NWS office in Buffalo, NY.  He received his B.S. in meteorology from SUNY Oswego in 1977. 

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Next Episode records on March 6th at 9pmET/8pmCT.  We’ll be celebrating our 100th Episode in Oklahoma City with guests Gary England and Rick Smith!

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#98 Guest: Ginger Zee - Can You Write About Ex-boyfriends Who Are Not Dead?

#98 Guest: Ginger Zee - Can You Write About Ex-boyfriends Who Are Not Dead?

February 9, 2020

In This Episode

  • Brought to you by atmosphereweather.com
  • Guest: Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist at ABC News and Good Morning America
  • Lightning Round: Family Feud-Top 10 Grossing Animated Movies
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources-We share some great websites, equipment, videos or other resources that you will enjoy

Our Guest

Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist at ABC News and Good Morning America

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 in Chicago and WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, MI. 

Zee, who has storm chased since college has a genuine passion for the atmosphere and a dedication to getting young people interested in science.

An acclaimed author, the Emmy Award-winning meteorologist attended Valparaiso University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in meteorology. 

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Next Episode records on February 20th at 9pmET/8pmCT.  Returning to the show to talk about the 150th Birthday of the NWS is former Weather Channel Winter Weather Expert, Tom Niziol!

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#97 Guest: Rick Reichmuth - Oh My God, It’s Huge

#97 Guest: Rick Reichmuth - Oh My God, It’s Huge

January 25, 2020

In This Episode

  • Brought to you by atmosphereweather.com
  • Guest: Rick Reichmuth, Chief Meteorologist Fox News and Creator Weatherman Umbrella
  • Lightning Round: Storm Porn
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Weather Trollbot 5000-Interprets what our weather friends were really thinking when responding to their trolls

Our Guest

Rick Reichmuth, Chief Meteorologist at FOX News and Creator of Weatherman Umbrella

Rick Reichmuth is the Chief Meteorologist at Fox News Channel. 

Before joining FOX, Rick worked as a live weather anchor for Weather Services International, CNN, CNN Headline News, and CNN International. 

Rick graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Spanish literature and after a decade in banking went on to pursue his lifelong dream at Georgia State University and Mississippi State University to complete a broadcast meteorology program.  He also started his line of Weatherman Umbrellas in 2017. 

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Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use the latest episode code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

Download the Atmosphere Weather app and see the hourly weather forecast on a clock for a quick read.  Learn more at www.atmosphereweather.com

#WeatherFools Links:

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

Next Episode records on February 6th at a special time of 7pmET/6pmCT.  We’re celebrating Women in Science Day with ABC Chief Meteorologist, Ginger Zee!

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#96 Guest: Josh Morgerman - Granny Porn

#96 Guest: Josh Morgerman - Granny Porn

January 11, 2020

In this Episode

  • Brought to you by atmosphereweather.com
  • Guest: Josh Morgerman, star of Hurricane Man on the Science Channel
  • Lightning Round: Spot the Scam-Fitness Equipment
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources-We share great websites, books, equipment related to weather

Our Guest

Josh Morgerman-Hurricane Chaser and star of the Science Channel's Hurricane Man

Joshua Morgerman is an American businessman, storm chaser, and star of the 2019 Hurricane Man series on the Science Channel.  Best known for his multitude of tropical cyclone chases, his storm chasing career began in 1991 and flourished beginning in 2005 with Hurricane Wilma in Florida. With no formal education in meteorology, all his experience comes from the chases. Morgerman has penetrated the inner cores of 49 hurricanes and typhoons including Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

Follow Josh on Social Media and Watch Hurricane Man:

For more information about AcuRite weather products, visit Acurite.com and use code PODCAST at checkout for an exclusive 10% off your entire purchase!

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use the latest episode code: EPISODE at check-out for 10% off your entire order

Download the Atmosphere Weather app and see the hourly weather forecast on a clock for a quick read .  Learn more at www.atmosphereweather.com

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

Next Episode records on January 23rd we have Chief Meteorologist at FOXNews, Rick Reichmuth.  We record at 9:00pmET/8:00pmCT.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#95 Guest Parker Koppes - Feels Good in the Hands

#95 Guest Parker Koppes - Feels Good in the Hands

December 28, 2019

In This Episode

  • Brought to you by driveweatherapp.com
  • Guest: Parker Koppes, Storm Chaser with Pawnee Storm Chasers Team
  • Lightning Round: Captain America Truth or Lie
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Weather Trollbot 5000-Our robot interprets the real thoughts of our weather friends when trolled on social media

Our Guest

Parker Koppes, Storm Chaser and founder of Pawnee Storm Chasers

Parker Koppes is the Founder of Pawnee Storm Chasers in Colorado and is a United States Army Veteran who was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology and is an avid photographer/videographer of severe weather.

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Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use the latest episode code: DOWNLOAD at check-out for 10% off your entire order

Download the Drive Weather App this winter season and find the safest time to leave.  Learn more at www.driveweatherapp.com

#WeatherFools Links:

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

Next Episode records on January 9th we have hurricane chaser and star of Hurricane Man, Josh Morgerman.  We record at 9:00pmET/8:00pmCT.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#94 Guest: Amy Sweezey - You Ruined My Day At Disney

#94 Guest: Amy Sweezey - You Ruined My Day At Disney

December 14, 2019

In This Episode

  • Brought to you by driveweatherapp.com
  • Guest: Amy Sweezey, Meteorologist at WESH-TV, Orlando and Children’s Author
  • Lightning Round: Name that Christmas Toy of the Decade
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources that you will want to use!

Our Guest

Amy Sweezey, Meteorologist, WESH-TV, Orlando and Children's Author 

Amy Sweezey is an award-winning Broadcast Meteorologist and children’s book author. With more than 20 years of experience in television, Amy joined the WESH-2 News team in Central Florida in August 2002 after working at the CBS affiliate in Kalamazoo. 

Amy’s children’s book, Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting: Behind the Scenes, was awarded a GOLD MEDAL in the FAPA President’s Book Awards in 2018. Her first book, It Never, Ever Snows in Florida, received a 2018 Preferred Choice Award in the from Creative Child Magazine. 

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For more information about AcuRite and their merchandise supporting the National Weather Association Foundation, visit Acurite.com and use code PODCAST at checkout for an exclusive 10% off your entire purchase!

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use the latest episode code: FREAKS at check-out for 10% off your entire order

Download the Drive Weather App this winter season and find the safest time to leave.  Learn more at www.driveweatherapp.com

#WeatherFools Links:

Wx Resources Links:

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

Next Episode records on December 19th we have storm chaser Parker Koppes of Pawnee Storm Chasers to tell the story of how storm chasing saved his life.  We record at a special time of 9:30pmET/8:30pmCT and the edited podcast released 12/29.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#93 Guest: Jay Bigam - Holiday Weather Gifts Show

#93 Guest: Jay Bigam - Holiday Weather Gifts Show

November 24, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Jay Bigam-Artist of Turbulent Skies Storm Project
  • Holiday Weather Gifts 2019
    • Midland Radio with Bruce Jones, Meteorologist and Spokesperson
    • Kestrel Meters
    • Atmosphere Weather and Drive Weather Apps
    • Netatmo
    • Weatherman Umbrellas
    • Sangean
    • AcuRite
    • Tornado Trackers Store
    • Lightning Trigger

Our Guest

Jay Bigam, Turbulent Skies Artist

Jay Bigam’s artistic work is inspired by landscapes, sky, water, ice, and especially of his home, Alberta.  In 2017, Jay worked with 6 storm chaser photographers and accompanied each of them on a chase.  Post chase, they chose a photograph that was iconic of that chase.  He then began to interpret each of these photographs on a large canvas.

EARTH SKY ART (earthskyart.ca)

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2019 Holiday Weather Gift Ideas 

MIDLAND RADIO (midlandusa.com)

KESTREL METERS (kestrelmeters.com)

 ATMOSPHERE WEATHER and DRIVE WEATHER APPS

NETATMO (netatmo.com)

WEATHERMAN UMBRELLA (weathermanumbrella.com)

SANGEAN (sangean.com)

 ACURITE (acurite.com)

For more information about AcuRite and the Atlas weather station visit Acurite.com and use code PODCAST at checkout for an exclusive 10% off your entire purchase!

TORNADO TRACKERS STORE (tornadotrackers.org)

LIGHTNING TRIGGER (store.lightningtrigger.com)

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use the code for this episode only: STORM at check-out for 10% off your entire order.  Listen to future episodes of the show for the latest discount code!

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

Next Episode records on December 12th with our guest Amy Sweezey, meteorologist at WESH-TV Meteorologist, Orlando and children’s book author. We record at a special time of 6pmET/5pmCT on our YouTube.com/StormFrontFreaks channel.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#92 Guest: Simon Brewer - We Offend All Kinds of People

#92 Guest: Simon Brewer - We Offend All Kinds of People

November 17, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Simon Brewer-Meteorologist, Storm Chaser and Co-Star of Storm Riders on The Weather Channel
  • Lightning Round: Lego Worst or Most
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Weather Trollbot 5000

Our Guest

Simon Brewer-Meteorologist and Storm Chaser

A native of Moraine, Ohio, Simon Brewer is a meteorologist and storm chaser. He received his degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. He devotes his life to chasing, documenting and photographing extreme weather phenomena.  Simon has been chasing storms for more than a decade and is a former co-star of the 2011 Weather Channel series Storm Riders.

Follow Kevin on Social Media:

  • Twitter @simonstormrider 

For more information about AcuRite and the Atlas weather station visit Acurite.com and use code PODCAST at checkout for an exclusive 10% off your entire purchase!

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use the code for this episode only: STORM at check-out for 10% off your entire order.  Listen to future episodes of the show for the latest discount code!

#WeatherFools Links

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

Next Episode records on November 21st with our 4th Annual Holiday Weather Gift show and special guest, Turbulent Skies artist Jay Bigam.  Records at 9pmET/8pmCT on our YouTube.com/StormFrontFreaks channel

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#91 Guest: Dr. Kevin Kloessel - You Don’t Want to Get Shingles

#91 Guest: Dr. Kevin Kloessel - You Don’t Want to Get Shingles

November 3, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Kevin Kloesel, Meteorologist at the University of Oklahoma’s Office of Emergency Preparedness
  • Lightning Round: Name that Sporting Event
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources that you will want to use!

Our Guest

Dr. Kevin Kloesel, Meteorologist, University of Oklahoma Office of Emergency Preparedness

Kevin is responsible for providing weather forecast and weather safety information to the OU Office of Emergency Preparedness before, during and after weather threats of all types on the OU Campus.  In addition, Kevin serves as Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.

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For more information about AcuRite and the Atlas weather station visit Acurite.com and use code PODCAST at checkout for an exclusive 10% off your entire purchase!

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

#WeatherFools Links:

Wx Resources Links:

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

Next Episode records on November 14th we have storm chaser and storm photographer Simon Brewer at 9pmE/8pmCT

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#90 Guest: Michael Koch - You Peed a Little, Didn’t You?

#90 Guest: Michael Koch - You Peed a Little, Didn’t You?

October 20, 2019

In This Episode

  • Guest: Michael Koch, Storm and Hurricane Chaser
  • Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon Information
  • Lightning Round: Hurricane or Super Model?
  • Indiana ChaserCon Information
  • #WeatherFools-We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Weather's Believe It or Not-Strange but true weather stories

Our Guest

Michael Koch, Storm and Hurricane Chaser with Weather Going Wild

A long island native, Michael and his father Richard have shared a passion, thrill, and excitement for weather since Hurricane Gloria in 1985 when Michael was seven.  They have been chasing storms side-by-side now for over a decade.  Michael studied meteorology at the State University of New York in Oswego and can be seen chasing hurricanes, tornadoes and all kinds of weather in his blue Weather Going Wild truck.

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For more information about Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon visit midatlanticchasercon.com

Visit Helicity.co for our Storm Front Freaks lineup of merchandise.  Use code: SFF at check-out for 10% off your entire order

For more information about Indiana ChaserCon and to get the 20% registration discount visit indchasercon.com/sff

#WeatherFools Links:

Weather's Believe It or Not Links:

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

Next Episode records on October 31st we have Meteorologist in the Office of Emergency Preparedness at the University of Oklahoma, Kevin Kloesel at 9pmE/8pmCT

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues