You see it every day. It’s the subject of poetry, literature, art and film. It can inspire spiritual experiences, and it can destroy everything you have ever worked for. It is the weather, and no one knows it better than we do. Join us every week for the agony and the ecstasy of the one story that the entire world participates in and the science behind it. From the people behind The Weather Channel TV network.
How To Prepare For Climate Change: A Practical Guide To Surviving The Chaos
Guest: David Pogue
One of the major topics when discussing meteorology is climate change, and we’ve certainly heard a great deal about it over the past decade. With destructive Western wildfires and stronger hurricanes, it seems climate change manages to become a major part of the conversation, and rightly so. Today we are talking with author David Pogue, who wants us to know how to prepare for the effects of climate change in our personal lives. From planning your diet, to personal investments, to how to build and fortify your home, and even how to talk to your kids about climate change, his new book outlines it all. Let’s dig in...
Increasing Water Levels In The Great Lakes
Guest: Deanna Apps, Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
When you hear people discussing rising water levels, you probably only think of SEA-level rise. But what about LAKE-level rise? Today’s guest is Deanna Apps, a Physical Scientist with the Detroit District of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. She analyzes and forecasts water levels in the Great Lakes and produces weekly and monthly forecasts. As the region continues experiencing record water levels, we’ll ask her about the factors at play and how local agencies are working to mitigate impacts like coastal flooding and erosion. Let’s discuss...
Seasonal Tornado Forecasting
Guest: Dr. Ashton Robinson Cook
Weather forecasting has made leaps and bounds in recent decades, and it’s hard to remember a time when we couldn’t get the latest forecast update with just a swipe of the finger on our phone. But wouldn’t it be great if we could get an idea of what to expect MONTHS in advance? Well, you’re in luck because today we’re talking with Dr. Ashton Robinson Cook who has been a pioneer in understanding and improving seasonal forecasts, especially those for tornadoes. We’ll find out how these forecasts are made and how events like La Nina and El Nino can affect them.
A Hurricane Season for the Record Books
Guest: Dr. Phil Klotzbach, Colorado State University
If you are a purveyor of weather twitter, this man needs no introduction! Odds are you have seen at least one of his incredible and easily digestible hurricane stats during this past hurricane season as well. Today’s episode is with Dr. Phil Klotzbach from Colorado State University! We are going to discuss this monumental hurricane season and all of the records that it shattered. We will also talk about Dr. Klotzbach’s seasonal forecasts from CSU that he championed after the legendary Dr. William Gray’s passing.
Year-End Geek Out, 2020 Edition
Guest: Mike Bettes
2020 was, to put it lightly, an insane year. Mother Nature didn’t care about a global pandemic either, as she lashed out during every single season. From deadly tornadoes in the Spring, to raging wildfires in the summer, to a record number of tropical cyclones, to finally ending the year with a bonafide nor’easter! Phew… Well, I’ve got someone with me today who was in the studio talking about all of these events this year: The Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes! We are going to go down the list to discuss the weather events that shaped our 2020.
Chasing the Country’s Freshest Powder
Guest: Steve Conney & Luke Stone, Powderchasers
When you were a kid, you would fall asleep on a winter night dreaming of waking up to a snow day, though children that lived in the southern tier of the U.S. had a dream a little bit harder. You didn’t have to go to school and you could play in the snow all day! Well my guests today spend their days playing in the snow and have made a career out of it! Steve Conney and Luke Stone are members of the Powderchasers team that travels across the Rockies to forecast the biggest snowstorms to give you the freshest powder for your weekend ski trip! How will this upcoming La Nina winter impact their chases? Let’s find out...