12 episodes

The Lee Weather Team hosts a fast-paced weekly podcast that tackles hot topics (and cold!) plus what’s trending in meteorology, science and climate. The show isn't limited to hard science as our hosts and guests tug at your emotions from stories out in the elements. The Lee Weather team features Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

Across the Sky Across the Sky

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The Lee Weather Team hosts a fast-paced weekly podcast that tackles hot topics (and cold!) plus what’s trending in meteorology, science and climate. The show isn't limited to hard science as our hosts and guests tug at your emotions from stories out in the elements. The Lee Weather team features Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

    Summer thunderstorms and the dangers of lightning

    Summer thunderstorms and the dangers of lightning

    Thunderstorms are common this time of year, so we're focusing on lightning in this week's episode. Present in every storm, it's a weather threat that sometimes gets overlooked.

    Chris Vagasky is a meteorologist and lightning applications manager at Vaisala, one of the leading weather instrumentation manufacturers worldwide, known throughout the weather industry for their lightning detection hardware and network. He joins the Lee Weather Team to explain the science and dangers of lightning, including wildfires. They also debunk some of the myths about lightning and discuss the best ways to stay safe. "When thunder roars, go indoors"...and listen to this electric episode!

    About the Across the Sky podcast

    The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team:

    Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

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    • 48 min
    How well do you know tornadoes? We look at the top 10 tornado myths

    How well do you know tornadoes? We look at the top 10 tornado myths

    Should you try to outdrive a tornado? Are you safe from tornadoes if you live in the mountains? The Lee Weather Team talks about some of the biggest myths when it comes to tornadoes. Tornadoes aren't limited to the open plains of the Midwest, so give this episode a listen to understand more about the destructive weather event.

    About the Across the Sky podcast

    The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team:

    Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    Talking shop with the meteorologists: Extreme weather, technology and more!

    Talking shop with the meteorologists: Extreme weather, technology and more!

    The Lee Weather Team is finally reunited in person! Sean Sublette, Matt Holiner, Kirsten Lang and Joe Martucci attended the American Meteorological Society's 49th Broadcast Meteorology Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where meteorologists from across the country gathered to share research, stories and ideas in an effort to improve weather communication.

    In this week's episode, the team gathers around the same microphone to describe what it's like to attend a weather conference. They summarize the presentation they delivered on digital weather coverage and what the response was from the audience. They also discuss some of their favorite talks at the conference, including an effort to replant trees that are wiped out after natural disasters and a recap of the last five hurricane seasons.

    About the Across the Sky podcast

    The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team:

    Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Is Tornado Alley shifting? We discuss the origin of the term and its location

    Is Tornado Alley shifting? We discuss the origin of the term and its location

    Many people associate the Great Plains with Tornado Alley. But where exactly is it and has it been shifting?

    Our guest this week Harold Brooks, is a senior scientist in forecast and research development with the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma. He talks about the history of the term, the location and intensity of violent tornados and more.

    Originally from St. Louis, Brooks received his Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois in 1990. Shortly after graduation he joined the NSSL as a research meteorologist.

    His main focus of research is in forecast verification, climate change, severe thunderstorms, extended range forecast of thunderstorms, and the shifting of Tornado Alley.

    About the Across the Sky podcast

    The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team:

    Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 45 min
    The most epic weather events in the Bible

    The most epic weather events in the Bible

    We're talking weather as usual, but taking a bit of a biblical approach on this one. And by biblical, we mean the actual Bible. Anthony McCullough and Dan Palmeri from JMJ Missions in New Jersey talk about some of the stories in the Bible where weather played a key role. Palmeri and McCullough list their Mount Rushmore of top four weather events in the bible. McCullough, who has a meteorology degree from Rutgers University, discusses with the Lee weather team if there's a basis of truth for each one.

    About the Across the Sky podcast

    The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team:

    Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    Previewing the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

    Previewing the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

    Summer is near and this week marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. That makes this the perfect time to turn our attention to the topic.

    Our guest this week guides us through the upcoming season. Joel Cline is the tropical program coordinator at National Weather Service headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, and previously worked at the National Hurricane Center from 1987 to 1996, serving as a forecaster during Hurricane Andrew.

    He was part of a team which completed a service assessment of Hurricane Michael in 2018, and is working with the National Institutes of Standards and Technology to study 2017's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

    He is leading efforts to improve a variety of National Hurricane Center products, including better ways to convey forecast uncertainty.

    Cline earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology and Computer Science at NC State, and a Master’s Degree in Meteorology & Physical Oceanography from the University of Miami.

    About the Across the Sky podcast

    The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team:

    Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min

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