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Outbrk, virtual storm chasing video game [Ep. 425]

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 30:33


This week on a special episode of the Carolina Weather Group, an inside look at the development of Outbrk, multiplayer open-world storm chasing simulation PC game based on real weather data.We're joined by the development team of David and Marc, who are using their real world knowledge of weather to create a safe and entertaining way to chase with your friends virtually.Never before seen, they give us an inside look at how they model the virtual tornadoes that will make the game so realistic for chasers and enthusiasts alike.The game remains in early development. To learn more and to add the game to your Steam wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1107320/OUTBRK/. You can also follow their ongoing development tasks on Trello: https://trello.com/b/nsBmMfIa/outbrk-game. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

South Carolina Gov. McMaster on Ian preparations

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 23:07


A Tropical Storm Watch and Storm Surge Watch have been issued for portions of the South Carolina coast ahead of impacts from Ian. Ian is currently a Category 3 hurricane headed for landfall near Tampa, Florida. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is joined by the National Weather Service, South Carolina Emergency Management, and others to discuss ongoing preparations for Ian. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Hurricane Ian: Monday evening update

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 4:14


Hurricane Ian is growing in strength ahead of landfall in Florida later this week. There is still uncertainty in the forecast for Ian. As the storm's track progresses, there will be a better certainty of where and when the storm makes landfall. This data will allow forecasters to better and more accurately predict what happens to Ian as it approaches Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Both the NAM and a European weather forecast model envision a landfall near Tampa with the storm passing over Orlando and the space coast before returning to the Atlantic Ocean. This would put the storm closer to cities like Savannah, Hilton Head, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Wilmington. This scenario would bring more beach erosion and heavier surf to the Carolina coast. The GFS model wants to take the storm further west and further inland following landfall in Florida's panhandle. If Ian's center of circulation were to pass over Georgia, upstate South Carolina, and western North Carolina, more of the Carolinas would see more severe weather. In either scenario, all of the Carolinas are at risk for heavy rain and flash flooding. The strongest part of any storm is the top right, or northeast, quadrant. A storm track further west puts more of the Carolinas under the right side of the storm. Thus this would bring more of Ian's heavy rain, flash flooding, strong winds, and possible tornado threat further inland and over more of the Carolinas. The certainty in the forecast will improve over the coming days. In any scenario, impacts from Ian are not expected to reach the Carolinas before late Thursday with the most likely arrival overnight on Friday. Impacts will move from south-to-north with storm impacts reaching North Carolina by later Friday. Storm impacts will continue into Saturday and linger into Sunday. The Carolina Weather Group will continue to track Ian, the forecast, and the impacts that can be expected in the Carolinas. Now is the time to prepare for possible evacuations, power outages, flooding, and more. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Hurricane chat with National Weather Service [Bonus]

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 59:55


With the peak of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season upon us and storm threats like Fiona and Ian taking headlines, we're bringing you a special on hurricane season from the National Weather Service. In this special conversation, meteorologists from the National Weather Service offices across South Carolina bring you ways to prepare your home, your family, and your community for potential tropical threats. They discuss what makes threats, including flooding storm surge, wind, and tornadoes, so risky with a tropical storm or hurricane. This conversation was taped in May ahead of the start of the season. The Carolina Weather Group feels it's important to bring you this conversation now as a reminder of things that you can still do ahead of any storm to prepare. We thank the National Weather Service office in Columbia for hosting this conversation and allowing us to share it with you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

NASA Artemis fixes fuel leak, forego launch due to tropical weather [Bonus]

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 64:40


NASA is foregoing a launch opportunity Tuesday, Sept. 27, and preparing for rollback, while continuing to watch the weather forecast associated with Tropical Storm Ian. During a meeting Saturday morning, teams decided to stand down on preparing for the Tuesday launch date to allow them to configure systems for rolling back the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft to the Vehicle Assembly Building. Engineers deferred a final decision about the roll to Sunday, Sept. 25, to allow for additional data gathering and analysis. If Artemis I managers elect to roll back, it would begin late Sunday night or early Monday morning. Earlier in the week, crews conducted a fuel tanking test to ensure a fuel leak, which scrubbed the first two launch attempts, had been resolved. On Friday, officials talked with reporters about the testing data. That teleconference audio is in this podcast. The new cryogenic loading procedures and ground automation were designed to transition temperature and pressures slowly during tanking to reduce the likelihood of leaks that could be caused by rapid changes in temperature or pressure. After encountering the leak early in the operation, teams further reduced loading pressures to troubleshoot the issue and proceed with the demonstration test. The pre-pressurization test enabled engineers to calibrate the settings used for conditioning the engines during the terminal count and validate timelines before launch day to reduce schedule risk during the countdown on launch day.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Hurricane Hugo anniversary special (Encore)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 46:13


It's been 33 years since Hurricane Hugo arrived in the Carolinas. The infamous storm, which impacted coastal and inland Carolina alike, is still ingrained in us over three decades later. This week, we're revisiting our 30th anniversary special from 2019. Learn more: https://www.weather.gov/ilm/hurricanehugo SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Look back: Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas [Encore]

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 6:34


Hurricane Florence, a large and slow moving category one hurricane, made landfall during the morning of September 14, 2018. After the eye crossed Wrightsville Beach, NC at 7:15 a.m. the storm spent the next two days producing record-breaking rainfall across eastern North Carolina and a portion of northeastern South Carolina. Over 30 inches of rain were measured in a few North Carolina locations, exceeding the highest single-storm rainfall amounts ever seen in this portion of the state. A station in Loris, SC recorded 23.63 inches rain, setting a new state tropical cyclone rainfall record for the state of South Carolina. Record river flooding developed over the next several days along the Cape Fear, Northeast Cape Fear, Lumberton, and Waccamaw Rivers, destroying roads and damaging thousands of homes and businesses. A USGS report indicated nine river gauges reported floods exceeding their 1-in-500 year expected return intervals. Although Florence will be remembered primarily for its record-breaking flooding, wind gusts over 100 mph caused significant damage to buildings, trees, and electrical service across the Cape Fear area, and a storm surge of over four feet eroded beaches and damaged property between Cape Fear and Cape Lookout. The state of North Carolina reported 42 fatalities due to the hurricane and preliminary damage estimates of $16.7 billion. An estimated 74,563 structures were flooded and 5,214 people were reportedly rescued from flooding. Nearly 140,000 North Carolinians registered for disaster assistance after the storm. South Carolina Emergency Management reported 9 fatalities across the state; $607 million damage; 11,386 homes with moderate or major damage; 455,000 people evacuated, and 11 dams breached or failed. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Real weather impacts to your fantasy football [Ep. 337]

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 21:39


The real-life weather can have a huge impact on your fantasy football success. The next time you're crunching the stats, don't forget the real world atmospheric science that could put a wrinkle in that next NFL game. Which players perform best in rain? Who gets tripped up in the wind? Where might snow or storms delay a game? Those are all the things the Fatansy Footballl Weather Guys are forecasting, predicting, and monitoring. This week on the Carolina Weather Group, we're revisiting our 2020 conversation with FFWG. These guys provide their own updates on which games could be impacted by weather and what that might mean for some of the expert-generated fantasy football player rosters. Find FFWG on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ffweatherguys LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Net is a broadcast of the Carolina Weather Group, which operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Why NASA is not launching Artemis yet [Bonus]

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 58:43


After standing down on today's Artemis I launch attempt when engineers could not overcome a hydrogen leak in a quick disconnect, an interface between the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, mission managers met and decided they will forego additional launch attempts in early September. Over the next several days, teams will establish access to the area of the leak at Launch Pad 39B, and in parallel conduct a schedule assessment to provide additional data that will inform a decision on whether to perform work to replace a seal either at the pad, where it can be tested under cryogenic conditions, or inside the Vehicle Assembly Building. To meet the requirement by the Eastern Range for the certification on the flight termination system, currently set at 25 days, NASA will need to roll the rocket and spacecraft back to the VAB before the next launch attempt to reset the system's batteries. The flight termination system is required on all rockets to protect public safety. During today's launch attempt, engineers saw a leak in a cavity between the ground side and rocket side plates surrounding an 8-inch line used to fill and drain liquid hydrogen from the SLS rocket. Three attempts at reseating the seal were unsuccessful. While in an early phase of hydrogen loading operations called chilldown, when launch controllers cool down the lines and propulsion system prior to flowing super cold liquid hydrogen into the rocket's tank at minus 423 degrees F, an inadvertent command was sent that temporarily raised the pressure in the system. While the rocket remained safe and it is too early to tell whether the bump in pressurization contributed to the cause of the leaky seal, engineers are examining the issue. Because of the complex orbital mechanics involved in launching to the Moon, NASA would have had to launch Artemis I by Tuesday, Sept. 6 as part of the current launch period. Artemis-1 Launch Windows: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/artemis-i-mission-availability LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Artemis I pre-launch briefing Sept. 2, 2022 [Bonus]

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 26:15


Following the Artemis I pre-launch briefing, meteorologists with the U.S. Space Force Space Launch Delta 45 predict a 60% chance of favorable weather conditions at the beginning of the two-hour launch window that opens at 2:17 p.m. EDT Sept 3, increasing to an 80% chance of favorable weather conditions toward the later part of the window. The primary weather concern for the two-hour launch window remains scattered rain showers. The weather guidelines for NASA's Artemis I flight test identify conditions to launch the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft. Teams will continue working their way through the countdown conducting planned health checks on SLS and Orion systems. The mission management team will meet early in the morning, Saturday, Sept. 3 and give the final determination for a “go” or “no-go” decision to begin tanking operations. The uncrewed flight test will test SLS and Orion as an integrated system, demonstrating the performance of the rocket and testing the spacecraft's capabilities as it journeys about 40,000 miles beyond the Moon over the course of about six weeks. The first in an increasingly complex series of missions, Artemis I will pave the way for long-term lunar exploration, providing the foundation for extending human presence to the Moon and beyond. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Let's Talk: Artemis-1, tropics, and autumn [Ep. 424]

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 34:50


NASA hopes to launch Artemis-1 on Saturday following a scrub of Monday's first launch attempt. Plus, the peak of hurricane season is nearly upon us. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring several areas of potential tropical areas of interest in the Atlantic Ocean. And finally: It's the end of summer, at least meteorologically. We recap the summer and look ahead to the fall. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, the environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

NASA targets Saturday for second Artemis launch attempt [Bonus]

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 52:58


NASA is now targeting Saturday, Sept. 3 for the launch of the #Artemis I flight test around the Moon. The two-hour launch window opens at 2:17 p.m. ET On Tuesday, NASA officials held a teleconference to discuss what they learned during Monday's launch attempt - and what they're looking for on Saturday. Join us for a special live edition of the Carolina Weather Group Wednesday night at 9 p.m. to ask your questions to NASA ambassador Tony Rice. That episode will be available on-demand here shortly after the live broadcast. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, the environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Artemis-1 Monday launch scrubbed [Bonus]

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 43:23


Artemis I is a flight test to launch NASA's Space Launch System rocket and an uncrewed Orion spacecraft around the Moon before the Artemis II mission with astronauts aboard. The approximately two-day countdown for launch began Saturday, Aug. 27, and was waved off Monday after encountering an issue getting one of the four RS-25 engines on the bottom of the rocket's core stage to the proper temperature range for liftoff. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson provided brief remarks shortly after the scrub was announced. He also will join the upcoming news conference. The following individuals also are confirmed to participate at this time: Jim Free, associate administrator for Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager, NASA Headquarters LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Artemis-1 prelaunch weather briefing [Bonus]

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 49:01


Weather conditions are looking favorable for Monday morning's first launch attempt of NASA's Artemis-1 mission towards the Moon. NASA hold a prelaunch media briefing following the mission management team meeting with the following participants: Jeff Spaulding, Artemis I senior NASA test director Melody Lovin, weather officer, Space Launch Delta 45 The SLS rocket is targeted to launch during a two-hour window that opens at 8:33 a.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 29, from Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy. The rocket and spacecraft arrived at its launch pad Wednesday after the nearly 10-hour, four-mile trek from the Vehicle Assembly Building. With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with commercial and international partners and establish the first long-term presence on the Moon. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawx... SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Artemis-1: Countdown to launch [Ep. 423]

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 36:45


With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with commercial and international partners and establish the first long-term presence on the Moon. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Watch this episode on YouTube to see the visuals: https://youtu.be/gHOQ3B785H4 Our guest this week: Candice Jordan, the Planetarium Administrator at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia. Artemis-1 has its first launch window Monday, August 29 at 8:33 a.m. et. Learn more: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis/ LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Brad Panovich and the WCNC Storm Tracker: Schiele Museum Weather Proof - Part 2 [Ep. 422]

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 13:08


On this episode, Brad Panovich takes us inside the WCNC Charlotte Storm Tracker vehicle, and we talk with Clay Chaney from the National Weather Service Office in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina. This is the second and final part of our on-location visit to the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina. It was a pleasure meeting so many of our fans at the museum's Weather Proof event. If you missed Part 1 of our adventure, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXNbna_k-zE LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

NC air quality and climate: Weather Proof at the Schiele Museum - Part 1 [Ep. 421]

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 13:57


This week, the Carolina Weather Group visits the Schiele Museum's Weather Proof event in Gastonia, North Carolina. Our guests: Ivonne Hernandez, a Air Quality Specialist with Mecklenburg County Emma Scott, a Climate Data Analyst with North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies and our friend Candice Jordan, of the Schiele Museum Join us next week for Part 2 of our on-location journey, where we talk to Clay Chaney with the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC, and go inside the WCNC Charlotte storm tracker with Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich. Special thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to meet the Carolina Weather Group team and try their hand at forecasting the weather in front of our green screen. We had a great time meeting you all in July! LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Talking tropics with Philippe Papin [Ep. 420]

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 30:19


This week on the Carolina Weather Group, we catch up with Hurricane Specialist Philippe Papin from the National Hurricane Center on the tropical season to this point and how to be prepared for when the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season heats up. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

NOAA researchers want to know your tornado stories [Ep. 419]

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 29:47


Has a tornado hit your house or your community? Have you received a tornado alert? NOAA scientists want to hear your story. The new Tornado Tales citizen science tool is an online survey that provides a way for people to anonymously report their tornado experiences. Developed by researchers at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), the tool will be used to better understand how people receive, interpret and respond to tornado information from NOAA. Our guest this week is project coordinator Justin Sharpe, research scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) working at the NOAA NSSL. Take the survey: https://apps.nssl.noaa.gov/tornado-tales/survey LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Predicting flooding events [Ep. 418]

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 29:46


Recent strong thunderstorms have produced localized flash flooding in the Carolinas. This week on the Carolina Weather Group, we look at how NOAA's Weather Prediction Center and Storm Prediction Center predict flooding events. Our guest is meteorologist Ashton Robinson Cook. Plus, a personal invite to join the Carolina Weather Group this Sat., July 23 from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. for the Schiele Museum's Weather Proof event. Come try your hand at our green screen and enter for a chance to win a weather radio! LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

WBTV's Eric Thomas retiring: 1-on-1 exit interview [Encore]

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 43:09


This week, an encore episode from the Carolina Weather Group archive. After 33 years forecasting the weather for Charlotte viewers of WBTV-TV, Chief Meteorologist Eric Thomas retired at the end of 2021. In a special sitdown interview with the Carolina Weather Group's Scotty Powell, Eric revisits his 3-decade career, including historic coverage of Hurricane Hugo, tornadoes, and other severe weather events. Eric also outlines the evolution of his career - from television into the age of streaming technology and social media. From our archive: Hurricane Hugo anniversary special: https://youtu.be/Qz6W0RCmjZ4 Starting in 1988, Eric would oversee the creation and growth of Channel 3's functioning weather center as the Queen City's first degreed meteorologist on TV. As Eric explains, his degree and career track can be attributed to his father: Who encouraged him to seek the weather education ahead of a plan to go into the United States military and flight school. Eric, who had always dreamed of becoming a commercial airline pilot, studied the atmosphere and meteorology in college. A medical limitation that caused him to fail out of basic training, landed him into his storied career as a forecaster. Eric shares his own personal story of being given up for adoption and the loving family who took him in as their own. Eric has been paying that forward through local efforts in the Charlotte community to help families and children be united through adoption and fostering. Eric is also currently involved in the Carolina Radar project, a cooperative public-private initiative meant to help Charlotte solve its radar coverage issues. From our archive: The Carolina Radar Project: https://youtu.be/ySo45gwvIx8 In this unique opportunity to sit down and talk at WBTV studios, the Carolina Weather Group's Scotty Powell explains how Eric mentored him into a life of weather. And stay tuned until the very end for surprise messages from Eric's fellow meteorologists - colleagues and competitors alike. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

The man who lives in a Carolina lighthouse [Encore]

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 31:51


Frying Pan Tower is located 32 miles off the coast of North Carolina and rises 135' above the Atlantic Ocean. It helps provide safety to Mariners in the Atlantic ocean, is used for environmental research and education studies, and is a shelter to a natural ecosystem for marine wildlife. Its location makes it a prime spot to observe tropical weather off the Carolina coast, including a direct hit by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Weather conditions are observed on-board by weather sensors and a live streaming webcam. In 2010, the government placed the Frying Pan Tower up for auction, with the winning bid going to Richard Neal of Charlotte, NC. Richard is our guest on this episode of the Carolina Weather Group. He joins us via video chat from the tower. The tower is powered using wind turbines and solar energy for electricity. It has a filtration system for potable water and high-speed Internet for communications. You can learn more about the tower, and make a donation to its upkeeping, on https://fptower.org/. This episode was available early to our Patreon supporters. Join us today to unlocked never-before-seen moments from this episode: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Earthquakes in Elgin, South Carolina [Ep. 417]

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 21:35


This week, breaking news: The largest earthquakes in South Carolina since 2014 continue to rumble out of Elgin. The USGS says two earthquakes today, one a magnitude 3.5 and another 3.6, plus associated aftershocks, shook across the Carolinas, including in Columbia and reports of tremors as far away as Charlotte and Raleigh. The Carolina Weather Group's James Brierton is looking at the latest earthquake data from the USGS as more than three dozen earthquakes continue to shake South Carolina this year. We'll also dig into the Carolina Weather Group archives to hear a 2016 conversation with Steven Jaume who studies earthquakes as an Associate Professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at the College of Charleston. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

How NOAA weather radios save lives in severe weather [Ep. 416]

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 31:27


NOAA and the National Weather Service maintain a nationwide network of analog radio transmitters that provide life-saving information during severe weather. These 24/7 radio stations provide real-time forecasts, severe weather warnings, and updated observations throughout the Carolinas and United States. This week our guest is Bruce Jones of Midland Radio, one of the biggest manufacturers of weather radio devices that can be used at-home and on-the-go. Jones explains the history of NOAA weather radio and how local National Weather Service offices issue transmissions that can awaken you in your sleep and inform you that it is time to get to safety. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

NC faith leaders call on U.S. to pay 'fair share' for climate-related loss [Bonus]

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 3:17


Nadia Ramlagan, North Carolina News Service Faith and climate leaders convene in Charlotte this week, as the Southeast Climate and Energy Network and US Climate Action Network join forces. They're asking the nation to pay its fair share to help communities feeling the worst effects of climate change. Rev. Michael Malcom is the executive director of the Birmingham, Alabama-based People's Justice Council. He pointed out that Black, Brown and other historically vulnerable communities are disproportionately experiencing loss and damage from climate disasters - and are the least likely to have the resources to rebuild. "All of us in the South, I would say, are aware of the effects of climate change," said Malcom, "because we are the ones that are being hit - I would say the hardest - particularly in the gulf region." Research shows warming global temperatures will likely make parts of the southern U.S. more tropical, fostering the spread of insect-borne diseases and invasive species, extreme temperatures and heavy rain events. North Carolina ranks in the top five states that have experienced billion dollar weather disasters since 1980. Susannah Tuttle is the director of the North Carolina Council of Churches Eco-Justice Connection Program, and is community liaison for the USCAN's Fair Share program. She said as the second-highest emitter of carbon emissions in the world, the U.S. can make good on its promises and help ensure that financial assets are used to promote shared welfare in a changing climate. "It is an absolute moral imperative to end investment in climate destruction," said Tuttle. "All people of faith and spirituality with a role in the financial system have a responsibility to create action immediately, to put the world on a path to a just and sustainable future." Rev. Malcom said he believes religious groups have a role to play in educating the public on how climate change is affecting their lives. "And I think communities of faith, that's where we can be most impactful, in helping to control that narrative," said Malcom. "If we can become hubs of resilience, hubs of restoration." A Morning Consult poll released last year found nationwide, 60% of Christians and 79% of Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim Americans believe passing legislation to address climate change and its effects should be a top priority for Congress. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

GOES-18, newest weather satellite, transmits first images [Ep. 415]

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 30:11


GOES-18, which launched March 1 as GOES-R, is continuing operational testing ahead of becoming the United States' newest weather satellite. Part of those tests, is the transmission of its initial test imagery. Our guest this week on the Carolina Weather Group is Dr. Dan Lindsey, the Chief Scientist for NOAA's GOES-R Program. Lindsey explains the ongoing testing, where the satellite is now, and what remains before the satellite can begin monitoring the weather for the West Coast of the United States. GOES-18 will assist GOES-17 with GOES West operations in late summer 2022 and again in early fall. NOAA plans for GOES-18 to replace GOES-17 as GOES West in early 2023. GOES-16, which launched in 2016 as GOES-R, provides weather data for the United States East Coast, including both North Carolina and South Carolina. GOES-U will be the fourth and final spacecraft in the GOES-R Series of geostationary weather satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The GOES-R Series is a joint effort between NASA and NOAA and includes GOES-R, GOES-S, GOES-T, and GOES-U. Imagery from GOES-18 during the post-launch testing phase should be considered preliminary and non-operational. More information: https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/news/earth-orbit-noaa-debuts-first-imagery-goes-18 https://www.goes-r.gov/ LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

How hot will Carolina weather get? | Let's Talk June 14, 2022

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 4:46


Excessive heat will create dangerous weather conditions across North Carolina and South Carolina this week. A heat wave will impact the Carolinas through Friday. The high temperatures, combined with the humidity, will push the heat index over 100 degrees. The heat index is a measure of what the temperature outside really feels like. Weather this hot will make it hard for our bodies to cool down. With the proper ability to perspire, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible. Be safe and practice health precautions. Everyone should practice weather safety by remaining indoors, out of the sun, and continued hydration. Be sure to check on your neighbors, friends, and family. In addition to the heat, afternoon thunderstorms could be strong-to-severe. While these storms are expected to be scattered, isolated storms could bring damaging wind. Overall, rain chances stay low. Without rain and clouds, the temperature will stay hot, and vegetation will struggle. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

When severe storms push the limit: Overshooting tops [Ep. 414]

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 29:48


Thunderstorms are capable of reaching the tropopause: the boundary between the lowest layer of the atmosphere in which we live (the troposphere) and the layer immediately above (the stratosphere). If a storm overshoots the tropopause and extends into the stratosphere, it may lead to the transport of air between the two layers. This is called a stratosphere-troposphere exchange or STE. Dr. Cameron R. Homeyer of the University of Oklahoma studies the stratosphere-troposphere exchange caused by severe storms. He's the guest this week on the Carolina Weather Group. LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR RESEARCH: http://homeyer.oucreate.com/research/ LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Learn from a broadcast meteorologist (and others) [Bonus episode]

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 8:08


You can learn what it's like to be a television weatherperson during a weeklong virtual career workshop from WCNC Charlotte. On this bonus episode of the Carolina Weather Group, James Brierton talks with WCNC Charlotte Brand Manager Stephanie Mackey about the station's Pathways initiatives. WCNC Charlotte is making a difference for high school and college students by hosting a series of educational sessions to give a first-hand look at what it's like working at a local television station. LEARN MORE: https://wcnc.com/pathways The staff at WCNC Charlotte, including TV meteorologist Chris Mulcahy, will have multiple sessions throughout the week starting June 6, covering what a student would learn in a day of shadowing someone in a local newsroom, on a sales team, or marketing the station. Different departments will outline their jobs, what it took for them to get to where they are, and what students should do to prepare themselves for a similar career. There will also be Q&A sessions with the experts All the remote job shadow presentations are free to attend. Each session is one hour. Here is a look at the schedule for June 6-10: Monday, June 6 -10 a.m. Industry Overview / 1 p.m. Engineering and Directing Tuesday, June 7 - 10 a.m. Producing / 1 p.m. Assignment Desk and Digital Wednesday, June 8 - 10 a.m. Reporting and Anchoring / 1 p.m. Sports and Weather Thursday, June 9 - 10 a.m. Editing and Photojournalism / 1 p.m. Sales and Revenue Friday, June 10 - 10 a.m. Marketing and Creative Services If any of these sessions sound interesting and you want to learn more you can REGISTER HERE: https://wcnccharlottepathways.eventbrite.com/ For questions or more information, email pathways@wcnc.com. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Hurricane season starts with Alex threat? [Ep. 413]

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 29:18


Wednesday marks the start of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. A tropical disturbance near the Yucatan Peninsula could become this year's first named storm. If named, it would become Alex. The tropical disturbance is expected to move over Florida before bringing the possibility of rough surf, rip currents, and erosion to the coasts of both North Carolina and South Carolina this weekend. The storm system, regardless of strength, will remain offshore thanks to a cold front advancing across the United States. However that same cold front brings a marginal (tier 1 out of 5) risk of severe weather to coastal Carolina Friday. These storms will be powered by continued hot temperatures across the Southeast. The main severe weather threat Friday will be damaging winds, lightning, and heavy rain for locations including, but not limited to, Savannah, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington and the Outer Banks. On this week's Carolina Weather Group, our panel looks at the upcoming tropical and severe weather forecast. Plus a behind the scenes visit to the National Hurricane Center in Miami with director Ken Graham. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

2022 hurricane season outlook with Dr. Phil Klotzbach [Ep. 412]

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 30:58


The 2022 hurricane season starts next week and both NOAA's National Hurricane Center and the researchers at Colorado State University are calling for an above-normal hurricane season. Our guest this week, is Dr. Phil Klotzbach, one of the acclaimed CSU Tropical Weather and Climate Research team. Their tropical outlook, issued early each spring, is a leader in forecasting the tropics. Klotzbach explains how current La Niña conditions and average sea surface temperatures has led them to forecast 19 named storms, nine hurricanes, and four major hurricanes. A separate outlook published this week by the National Weather Service, foresees a similar season: with 14-21 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Catching up with meteorologist Alex Forbes [Ep. 411]

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 19:00


This week we're catching up with Alex Forbes, a broadcast meteorologist with WMAZ-TV in Macon, Georgia. When Alex last appeared on the Carolina Weather Group in 2020, he was a meteorology student at Mississippi Student University who had conducted a study that found a lot of the public is confused by the classifications used on the Storm Prediction Center's severe weather outlook. Revisit that interview: https://youtu.be/RIivq3TbQYQ This week, Alex talks to us about his start in broadcast television, his advice for met students, and his favorite things to do in his current city of Macon. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Justin Ballard of the South Carolina Emergency Information Network [Ep. 410]

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:28


Justin Ballard is a meteorologist whose weather forecasts can be heard on South Carolina Public Radio. Ballard, who is a University of North Carolina at Charlotte alum, is based at the University of Florida in Gainesville. From there, he produces weather forecasts and storm coverage for WUFT-FM and WRUF-TV in Florida and also the South Carolina Emergency Information Network. He is also a mentor and teacher to meteorology students. On this week's episode of the Carolina Weather Group, Ballard talks about his job both in broadcast meteorology and also in the atmospheric science classroom. He also gives his thoughts on the upcoming tropical season, with the 2022 hurricane season starting on June 1. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Report: Without Action, NC Will Fall Short on 2025 Climate Goals

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 3:52


Executive orders aimed at driving down greenhouse-gas emissions are still not enough to reach North Carolina's 50% reduction goal by 2030, a report by the Environmental Defense Fund found. The report showed under current state policies, North Carolina is on track to shrink emissions by 28% to 38%, far below its target. Michelle Allen, project manager of North Carolina political affairs for the Environmental Defense Fund, said there are ways to get back on track, including aggressively building greener infrastructure for electric power and public transportation. "The electric power and the transportation sectors account for nearly 70% of the state's overall climate solutions," Allen pointed out. "Those are going to be the top two, really most critical, sectors to focus on." The governor's executive orders require reducing energy consumption in state-owned buildings and increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles on the roads. Allen explained North Carolina's utility commission, which is responsible for regulating electric utilities, is also in the process of developing a carbon plan. "Which is going to outline how the electric-power sector is going to drive down climate pollution in line with these 2030 and 2050 targets," Allen noted. According to the state's Department of Environmental Quality, poor air quality is largely driven by vehicle emissions triggering ground-level ozone or smog, and particle pollution. Allen added taking steps to curb emissions will improve residents' health, especially those who are most vulnerable. "The next step after that is to determine the policy solutions and programs that are going to get us to achieve those goals," Allen asserted. Research shows on a local level, air pollution from manufacturing and industry is most commonly concentrated in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Severe Carolina weather Friday | Let's Talk Carolina Weather

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 24:52


Yet another round of severe thunderstorms is on the way for Friday afternoon and night. This event could be worse than the other severe storms this week. A cold front moving into the near-summery air mass that we have in place across North Carolina and South Carolina will be the trigger for the storms. As a result, the National Weather SErvice's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has put most of the state at a level 2 of 5 'slight' risk for severe thunderstorms Friday. All modes of severe weather are possible including tornadoes, large hail, damaging winds, and isolated flash flooding. Join the Carolina Weather Group as we break down the threats and timing across the Carolinas. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Should hurricane season start in May? w guest Michael Lowry [Ep. 409]

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 24:20


It's National Hurricane Preparedness with the start of the 2022 hurricane season less than a month away -- but should the hurricane season start earlier than June 1st? That's one of the questions we discuss with hurricane expert and meteorologist Michael Lowry during these never-before-seen moments from our 2021 interview with him. Lowry, who previously worked at The Weather Channel, just announced he'll be joining WPLG-TV in Miami, Florida. When Lowry talked with the Carolina Weather Group in 2021, he was a strategic planner for FEMA's fourth district, which covers North Carolina, South Carolina, and much of the Deep South. You can rewatch that episode here: https://youtu.be/nDQuN9xpLxY This episode was originally available through "early access" on Patreon. Support the Carolina Weather Group and unlocked access to episodes extras, by joining https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Studying QLCS tornadoes in the Carolinas [Ep. 408]

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 28:39


One of the largest and most comprehensive severe storm field campaigns to date is taking place across the Southeast region of the United States, including in portions of the Carolinas. The PERiLS tornado study, which stands for Propagation, Evolution, and Rotation in Linear Storms, will leverage dozens of remote sensing technology to study tornado-producing thunderstorms commonly called QLCS (or quasi-linear convective systems if you're playing scrabble) Our guest this week is one of the scientists, Karen Kosiba. For more on the PERiLS project, visit https://twitter.com/PERiLS_Project. And for more on their Doppler on Wheels (DOW), visit https://twitter.com/DOWFacility or replay this episode with its creator, Josh Wurman: https://youtu.be/4M2giVWk_XI This episode was made available to Patreon supporters. Join us at https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup to support the show and receive content extras. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Churches highlight solar panels during Faith Climate Action Week

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 4:00


Duke Energy's solar panel rebate program expires this year, and faith groups such as the North Carolina Council of Churches and Interfaith Power and Light are urging churches across the state to take advantage of the program during National Faith Climate Action Week, which begins today. Anne Hodges-Copple, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of North Carolina, said dozens of North Carolina congregations have saved on energy bills using the program. "There's all kinds of partners ready to help make this line up in a way that just has a huge benefit to any worshiping community that needs to save money," Hodges-Copple pointed out. "As well as cares about taking care of the earth." A 2018 survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration found many commercial buildings, including churches, spend thousands of dollars a year on lighting and space heating and cooling. Elizabeth Bennett, director of stakeholder engagement for Duke Energy, said churches may be able to receive up to $75,000 in rebates. "And what the rebate program does is not only provides a rebate for nonprofits who want to install solar, but really helps them through the process," Bennett explained. She noted church leaders should first look at the program's eligibility requirements and added there are plenty of resources to help congregations start the process. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Tornado interrupt football? This tech will help solve that [Ep. 407]

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 24:34


Tired of tornado warnings in other counties interrupting your television programming? Never again! New technology, beginning to roll out nationwide, could offer a solution. As broadcast stations across the country deploy ATSC 3.0, a standard more commonly known as NextGen television, a future where severe weather and breaking news coverage is geo-targeted to separate viewers in specific locations is possible. The new technology, which is expected to be in homes, vehicles, and mobile devices over the next decade, creates new possibilities for TV stations. Unlike traditional television, which broadcasts the same signal to all viewers within the coverage area, the new generation technology allows programming changes to be sent differently to different devices. Using Internet-based indicators received by the IPTV transmission, viewers not actively under a tornado warning could stay with regular programming, such as live sporting events, while viewers most impacted by life-threatening severe weather could watch live, breaking weather coverage. Our guest this week on the Carolina Weather Group is John Lawson, who serves as Executive Director of the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance, an international coalition of broadcasting, consumer electronics, and professional tech companies. The Alliance is leveraging Next Generation Television (ATSC 3.0) to develop an advanced system for emergency alerting, news, and information. The technology is new and not yet deployed everywhere. To see if your city and local broadcasters are transmitting for NextGen TV, visit https://www.watchnextgentv.com/. Even after the new transmissions begin, it will still be a matter of time before local broadcasters decide whether or not they want to segment programming to different parts of their audience. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Managing fire danger [Ep. 406]

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 31:56


While fires can certainly be devastating and destructive, fire can - when properly managed - have benefits for the environment. Our guest this week is Adam Warwick, the Stewardship Manager at The Nature Conservancy - North Carolina Southern Blue Ridge Office. Warwick discusses the ways that renewed forests and woodlands can benefit plants and animals. Officials can manage this environmental cycle through prescribed burns. In North Carolina and South Carolina, there are two primary fire seasons: In spring and fall when plants are dormant. However, fires can happen any time of year when the conditions are right. Warwick explains the ways to properly manage the risk of fires by knowing when weather conditions such as dry, windy conditions with low humidity can easily create wildfires and brushfires. This episode was first available to our Patron supporters. Unlock your own early access to future episodes at https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Details of 10 tornadoes confirmed in South Carolina April 5 and 6

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 7:18


The National Weather Service has completed extensive storm surveys detailing the 10 tornadoes confirmed in South Carolina on April 5 and 6. Their investigation found evidence from the historic storms, including an EF-3 tornado in Allendale, Orangeburg, and Bamberg counties that was on the ground for over 35 miles. Amazingly no one was killed in the Carolinas by these tornadoes. The storm surveys were a joint collaboration between the National Weather Service office in Columbia, and the National Weather Service in Charleston. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Damaging winds, tornadoes possible across much of South Carolina this evening

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 6:23


A thunderstorm complex packing damaging winds and possibly a few tornadoes will arrive in South Carolina later this afternoon into the evening hours. An enhanced risk (level 3/5) is in place across much of SC, including Columbia and Charleston. Carolina Weather Group's Jared Smith has the latest. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Southern severe weather storm threat [Ep. 405]

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 59:28


As we begin our stream this week, there is a major severe weather event occurring across portions of the Deep South, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. Thunderstorms are producing life-threatening tornadoes in addition to dangerous hail and winds. We're analyzing the unfolding situation. We're forecasting ahead to Thursday. This is when the same cold front currently producing storms off to our west arrives in the Carolinas. While we expect the storm threat to be less severe than seen Wednesday, there is still a chance for some severe thunderstorms Thursday. Some of these storms could be strong enough to produce damaging winds, flash flooding, or an isolated tornado. We're also revisiting last week's severe weather in the Carolinas, including analyzing the multiple tornadoes the National Weather Service confirmed touchdown in portions of both North Carolina and South Carolina. One of the strongest tornadoes to occur on March 23 was an EF-2 in Pickens, South Carolina. Plus late-breaking developments on the fire threat across the region, including fires burning near Wears Valley along the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and in Cumberland County, North Carolina near Fayetteville. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

This week from the Carolina Weather Group

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 1:08


Learn about storm development and radar interpretation during Tuesday night's free advanced SKYWARN training class in conjunction with the National Weather Service office in Columbia,  South Carolina the Carolina Weather Group. Register: https://t.co/ysRUfAX5Oq  And we're back Wednesday with another episode dedicated to severe weather: looking back at last week's tornadoes, and looking ahead to a severe threat Thursday.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Potential tornado damages homes in Pickens County, South Carolina [BONUS CLIP]

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 5:50


Severe storms in Pickens County, South Carolina caused damage to homes Wednesday night. Gerald Mengel, a storm chaser, details the preliminary reports of storm damage from the potential tornado and severe thunderstorms in Upstate South Carolina Wednesday. The National Weather Service from Greenville-Spartanburg will visit Pickens County Thursday to conduct a formal storm survey. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Severe storms Wednesday | Let's Talk Carolina Weather March 22, 2022

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 45:57


A chance of severe weather across both North Carolina and South Carolina Wednesday could bring severe thunderstorms capable of damaging wind and a few tornadoes. The Carolina Weather Group's Jared Smith in Charleston, South Carolina, and Scotty Powell in Morganton, South Carolina, provide an updated forecast analysis to explain the impact and probability of severe weather in the Carolinas Wednesday. You can get real-time warnings throughout Wednesday by streaming the Carolina Weather Net for free any place you watch YouTube. LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

How to measure rain at home for CoCoRaHS [Ep. 404]

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 43:03


South Carolina Assistant State Climatologist Melissa Griffin shows how to record, measure, and report rainfall totals observed in your backyard through a volunteer program called CoCoRaHS. CoCoRaHS (pronounced KO-ko-rozz) is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. Here is how to join the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network: https://www.cocorahs.org/application.aspx Want to take your weather observation skills to the next level? Join the Carolina Weather Group and the National Weather Service on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. for an advanced SKYWARN storm spotter training class: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/986395392279449358 LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Another storm threat before weekend freeze (and snow?) | Let's Talk Carolina Weather March 9, 2022 [Ep. 403]

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 29:10


After two days of mostly-busted severe weather forecasts in North Carolina and South Carolina, we're looking ahead to another chance of storms Friday. And then bundle up! Winter's last stand comes this weekend with freezing temperatures threatening plants, and the unsuspecting, across the region. Let's Talk Carolina Weather for this Wednesday, March 9, 2022. And don't forget to join us for our SKYWARN Storm Spotter classes this month. They're free. Virtual. And open to everyone. Register now! LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

America's new weather satellite

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 25:05


NOAA's GOES-T launched on March 1, 2022, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. NOAA's GOES-T is the third satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) – R Series, the Western Hemisphere's most sophisticated weather-observing and environmental-monitoring system. The GOES-R Series provides advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and monitoring of space weather. Once in orbit, GOES-T will become known as GOES-18. It will be positioned to monitor weather systems and hazards affecting the western contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, and the Pacific Ocean. In this position, the satellite will be known as "GOES West". GOES-18 will work in tandem with GOES-16, now serving as "GOES East". Together, these satellites will watch over more than half the globe – from New Zealand to the west coast of Africa. The current GOES West (GOES-17) will become an on-orbit spare. This week on the Carolina Weather Group, we look at highlights from live NASA TV coverage, as originally seen on the Carolina Weather Net, to learn more about how the weather satellite works. ** FREE WEATHER CLASS SIGN-UP. Join us for SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training: https://www.weather.gov/media/cae/Spotter_Classes.pdf LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

Join our free weather classes this March [Ep. 401]

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 13:49


The Carolina Weather Group is proud to be partnering once again this year with the National Weather Service office in Columbia, South Carolina to offer free, virtual weather classes for everyone across the Carolinas. These free training will teach you what you need to know to report severe weather in your community the National Weather Service offices across both North Carolina and South Carolina. The completion of one or both of these classes will provide you with certification in the NWS's SKYWARN Storm Spotter program. Storm reports from SKYWARN weather spotters across the country assist the National Weather Service in their real-time decision-making during severe weather, including contributing to vital information needed to for accurate and timely tornado warnings. Both classes are free and open to everyone. You do not need to live in Columbia to be eligible for the class. Please register in advance. The basic class, which acts as the introduction to different types of hazardous weather, will be held Thursday, March 10 from 7 -9 p.m. No prerequisite is required. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5753719480641583631 The advanced class, which explains the atmospheric conditions needed for severe weather and introduces you to radar interpretation, will be held Tuesday, March 29 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Basic spotter training is highly encouraged as a prerequisite. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/986395392279449358 LEAVE A TIP: https://streamelements.com/carolinawxgroup/tip SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

400th episode celebration! [Ep. 400]

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 89:14


Join the Carolina Weather Group as we celebrate our 400th episode - and we want to make you a part of our virtual celebration. For the first part of our episode this week, we welcome back Candice Jordan, from the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, NC, who will turn the tables and interview our Carolina Weather Group panel. And be sure to send your questions to us! We'll be answering your questions about our love of Carolina weather in the second part of this week's special show. WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE LEAVE A TIP SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST SUPPORT US ON PATREON VISIT OUR WEBSITE --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message

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