#38 - Guest: Kathryn Prociv - I Like Drunk Phil!

October 20, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Kathryn Prociv, Weather Producer for The Weather Channel’s Weather Underground.
  • Lightning Round: Head to Head Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists
  • Indiana Chaser Con discount
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Cold Fronts
  • The team discusses the future of amateur radio for storm chasers and spotters
  • 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

Kathryn Prociv, Weather Producer for The Weather Channel’s Weather Underground.

At The Weather Channel’s Atlanta headquarters, Kathryn Prociv (’11 B.A. and ’12 M.S geography Virginia Tech) is known for her calm demeanor as a weather producer on the set of the channel’s flagship program, “AMHQ” By the time the show airs live at 7 a.m. each weekday, Prociv has been up for nearly six hours preparing and assembling graphics to tell the story of the day’s weather.

Prociv secured her position after just four months of freelancing for the channel. Her colleagues often call her the morning cheerleader, complimenting her on her unflappable nature and passion for weather, even in the wee hours of the morning. She chalks it up to her five Virginia Tech storm-chasing trips, several of them as a field leader.

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Next episode (39), our guest will be John Gordon, Meteorologist-In-Charge at NWS-Louisville and former Hurricane Hunter.

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

October 7, 2017
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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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Next episode (38), our guest will be The Weather Channel’s AMHQ and Weather Underground Weather Producer, Kathryn Prociv.

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#36 - Guest: Jennifer Gray - I Think You Can From Prison!

September 24, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Jennifer Gray, Meteorologist and Weather Correspondent for CNN
  • Lightning Round: Parenting 101
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Wall Clouds vs Shelf Clouds
  • The team discusses the mixed messages being sent by TV and social media during tropical storms and hurricanes
  • 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

Jennifer Gray, Meteorologist and Weather Correspondent for CNN

Jennifer is a meteorologist for CNN based in Atlanta at the network’s global headquarters and has earned the AMS Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society. Prior to joining CNN, Gray was the weekend morning show meteorologist and a feature reporter for WTVJ, the NBC affiliate in Miami, where she covered severe weather in the field and helped produce specials that focused on hurricane preparedness and safety.

Gray earned her bachelor’s of science in geosciences, broadcast meteorology program from Mississippi State, and she earned her bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism from Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

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Next episode (37), our guest will be Warning Coordinator Meteorologist at NWS-Norman, Oklahoma, Rick Smith.

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#35 - Guest: William Cole - I’m Going With What Chris Said!

September 10, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: William Cole, Meteorologist and Creator of Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV
  • Lightning Round: Are You Smarter Than An Oklahoma Tracker?
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: The Best Chase Region
  • The team discusses the extremes local and national TV stations go to win the ratings battle
  • 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
  • Our next guest/show

Our Guest 

William Cole, meteorologist and creator of Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV.

Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV was founded in 2009 as OklahomaWeatherTracker.com.  Founder and Chief Meteorologist William Cole noticed a lack of LIVE online weather information available in Oklahoma.  William made it his goal to change that and OklahomaWeatherTracker.com was launched as a simple and easy to navigate website with minimal advertisements featuring an abundance of Live Oklahoma weather information such as Live Radars, Live Conditions, a Live Blog, Forecasts and much more.  OklahomaWeatherTracker.com has generated a huge following on Facebook and Twitter over the years.  The Oklahoma Weather Tracker mobile app was created on the same principles; an easy to naviagate app that puts Live Oklahoma weather information at the finger tips of Oklahoman's. 

In late March of 2016 Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV became available nationwide on Apple TV, Roku and Google Chromecast also on Amazon Fire TV.

Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV

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Next episode (36), our guest will be Meteorologist and Weather Correspondent for CNN, Jennifer Gray.

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#34 - Guest: Warren Madden - Booty Bay Hunters

August 26, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Warren Madden, Hurricane Hunters Recon Coordinator
  • Lightning Round: Worlds of Warcraft Hollywood Squares
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Lightning Photography
  • The team discusses Hurricane Evacuations
  • Brady’s Storm School (Series Finale): Causes of Wind
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Our next guest/show

September 16 Twister Memorial for Bill Paxton-Wakita, OK

November 18 Indiana Storm Chaser Convention-Danville, IN

Our Guest 

Warren Madden, meteorologist in the Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination All Hurricanes (CARCAH) unit at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center

From 1993 to 1996, Warren was the weekend meteorologist at WHIO-TV in Dayton, OH, followed by ten years at The Weather Channel as an on-air meteorologist.

During his years in television, Madden remained in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and, in 1998, joined the Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. He served as an Aerial Reconnaissance Weather Officer until his retirement as a lieutenant colonel in 2012, flying over 1000 hours including missions into Hurricanes Rita, Ivan, Wilma, Floyd, and Typhoon Megi.

Since 2014 Madden, has been located in Miami, where he tasks, coordinates, and quality-controls the missions in support of both the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Madden received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1985), a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology from Penn State University(1991) and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Wright State University(1999). He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in 1985.

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Next episode (35), our guest will be Meteorologist and Creator of Oklahoma Weather Tracker TV, William Cole.

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#33 - Guests: Basehunters Chasing - Adult Meteorology

August 12, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Isaac Pato and Scott Peake of Basehunters Chasing
  • Lightning Round: Weather Match Game
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Monsoon Pattern Primer
  • The team discusses Storm Chaser Competition
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Our next guest/show

Our Guests

Basehunters Chasing (Isaac Pato and Scott Peake)

Basehunters Chasing is committed to capturing and sharing the most unique severe weather footage and photos on the market. As meteorologists and ‘weather geeks’ we are passionate about forecasting violent weather and promoting community resilience against severe weather hazards.

Basehunters Chasing, LLC was founded by Colt Forney, Isaac Pato, Kevin Rolfs and Scott Peake in 2010 to share our chase photography and videography with the world. Selected by Wired.com as Storm Chasers to Follow on Instagram.

Basehunters on YouTube

Basehunters on Facebook

Basehunters on Twitter

www.basehunterschasing.com

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Next episode (34), our guest will be former Hurricane Hunter and current National Hurricane Center member, Warren Madden.

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#32 - Guest: Gary Englund - I’ve Got the Bigger Doppler!

July 30, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Gary England, Oklahoma TV Weather Legend
  • Lightning Round: Gary England Drinking Game Challenge
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Video Tips
  • The team discusses the future direction of TV Meteorology
  • Brady’s Storm School: Squall Lines
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Our next guest/show

Our Guest

Gary England, Oklahoma TV Weather Legend

In 2015 Gary England was appointed by the Oklahoma Board of Regents as the University of Oklahoma Consulting Meteorologist in Residence.  Well known for his time as a TV Meteorologist with KWTV in Oklahoma City, Gary received four Heartland Emmy awards and has been the recipient of numerous other honors including the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of a tornado event.

In 1981, Gary became the first person in history to use Doppler radar for direct warnings to the public.  Besides appearing in the Steven Spielberg movie, "TWISTER", he has long been a sought after consultant for tornado weather specials produced by national and international television channels, appearing in over 60 such productions. 

He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and meteorology.

https://twitter.com/garyeok  

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Storm School

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Next episode (33), our guests will be storm chasers, Basehunters Chasing.

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#31 - Guest: Tornado Trackers - The Pastor and His Wine

July 15, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Tornado Trackers (Jeff Magnum, Jeremy Hamann, Gabe Cox), Storm Chasers
  • Lightning Round: Newlywed Game
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Storm Photo Camera Settings
  • The team discusses who is driving weather innovation: Private Companies or NOAA/NWS
  • Brady’s Storm School: Heat Waves
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Our next guest/show

Our Guests

Tornado Trackers, Storm Chasers

  • Jeff Magnum, Austin TX
  • Jeremy Hamann, Denver, CO
  • Gabe Cox, Jacksonville FL

Tornado Trackers was founded in May 2013 when three friends created a joint twitter account to keep friends and family updated on chases.

Since then, all three have worked together to maintain Tornado Trackers, both in the field and through social media, with the simple goal of sharing their enthusiasm for all things weather. At the heart of what they do lies a complete fascination with storms and a genuine excitement to be a part of the larger community of weather fanatics worldwide.

Their footage has been broadcast on many networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, The Weather Channel, CNN and The National Geographic. Was recently identified by WIRED magazine as one of the top storm chasers to follow on Twitter.

www.tornadotrackers.org

www.twitter.com/tornadotrackers

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Phil: PBS Lesson Plan: Storm Chasing Reveals Weather Future

MJ: MetEd Skywarn Spotter Training Online

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MJ: 2016 Weather Fails Video

Phil: Mike Olbinski Dangerous Intercept...of Dust Devil

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Next episode (32), our guest will be Oklahoma TV Weather Legend, Gary England.

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#30 - Guest: Jim Cantore - Box O’ Hooch

July 2, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Jim Cantore, On-Air Meteorologist on The Weather Channel
  • Lightning Round: Yankee Nicknames
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Storm Photo Composition
  • The team discusses who is driving weather innovation: Private Companies or NOAA/NWS
  • Brady’s Storm School: Rip Currents
  • Wx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and equipment
  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Our next guest/show

Our Guest

Jim Cantore, On-Air Meteorologist on The Weather Channel.

Jim Cantore is one of the most recognized faces in weather. Known for his live reports from severe weather events.  He has covered every major weather event during the past 25 years, including Hurricanes Katrina and Irene and Superstorm Sandy.  A native of White River Junction, VT, Cantore graduated with a bachelor's degree in meteorology from Lyndon State College (Lyndonville, VT) where he returns each year to work with students in the meteorology program. The Weather Channel hired Cantore out of college and he first appeared on air in July 1986.

@JimCantore on Twitter          

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Phil:  Weather Wiz Kids

Kim:  Nick Walker Weather Dude Education

Brady:  Twister Ohio State Weather Site

Dina:  Tropical Atlantic Site

MJ:  LightningMaps.org

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Brady:  Nebraska Football Freshman Do Weather

MJ:  Irish Weatherman Blown Away

Dina:  Funniest Weather Report

Phil:  Mark Tarello Twitter Account

Kim:  Woman Runs Out of Truck During Hailstorm

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Next episode (31), our guests will be the Tornado Trackers (Jeff Mangum, Jeremy Hamann and Gabe Cox).

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SFF #29 - Geezel: Hurricane or Supermodel?

June 17, 2017
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In This Episode

  • Guest: Mark Sudduth, hurricane chaser and founder of HurricaneTrack.com
  • Lightning Round: Hurricane or Supermodel?
  • Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Chase Equipment
  • The team discusses need for new hurricane rating system
  • Brady’s Storm School: Green Skies
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  • Weather Fools: We share the foolish things people do in bad weather situations
  • Our next guest/show

Our Guest

Mark Sudduth, founder of HurricaneTrack.com

Mark has been studying the impacts of hurricanes for 22 years and his team deploy remotely operated, unmanned camera systems to stream and capture live video of hurricane effects. The video is saved "in the cloud" and later retrieved for analysis including time lapse research and educational uses. In addition, Mark has worked to collect wind and pressure data during tropical storm and hurricane landfall events and has contributed numerous reports to the National Hurricane Center both operationally and post-cyclone.

www.HurricaneTrack.com

@HurricaneTrack on Twitter

@HurricaneTrack.com on Facebook

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Phil: Simple Gourmet Meals for After the Hurricane

Kim: www.lattery.com/dalmetro 

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Brady: Jogging on trail under downed tree

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Next episode, our guest will be The Weather Channel Meteorologist, Jim Cantore!

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Opening and Closing Music: Andrew Slotta