On this week's show Jimmy, Becky, and Joel welcome back Katie Wheatley as well as a new guest, Ian Livingston to recap the 2016 Tornado season. We talk about how El Nino affected tornadoes in the US this year, how this year compares to previous years, and what the biggest outbreaks were. We also have brief follow-up on coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef as well as news that GOES-R is now GOES-16.
On this week's show Becky, Jimmy and Joel have Dan DePodwin on to talk about weather satellites and the upcoming launch of the new GOES-R satellite.
This week's outro music is the song Satellite, by Dave Matthews Band.
On this week's show, our intrepid trio discuss the recent Hurricane Matthew. We review how the storm was forecasted, the impact it made on Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas, and the United States.
Gifs we mentioned in the show:
Popular Science: Hurricane Matthew Was Deceptively Powerful
Impact on Haiti:
Impact on the United States:
Impact on Nova Scotia, Canada:
This week's outro music is "Hurricane" by Bob Dylan WHO JUST WON THE 2016 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE! Congrats Bob. We know you love our show.
On this episode, we begin a deep-dive on some of the most devastating hurricanes (officially-named storms only) of the last century. From Camille in '69 to Sandy in '12 (that's a weird way to write that), we look at the impacts these storms had on human life, our economy, governance, emergency response, and the culture. This one's less goofy than other one's we've done, but there's some damn-fine analysis and Wikipedia reading going on. Also, Becky explains why these storms behaved the way they did, and since she knows what she's talking about, you'll probably learn a lot!
Closing music: "Hurricane" from the musical Hamilton
The peak of hurricane season is upon us! We discuss some of the storms going on at the time of this recording, as well as some basics about tropical systems. How they work, what sizes they can be and what storm surge is.
This week's musical outro: "Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season" by Jimmy Buffet.
The photo above is courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory taken on September 1, 2016.
On this week's show, we discuss microbursts, recent flooding, the beginning of hurricane season, "rain bombs", and our recent heat wave. Also, Jimmy doesn't accept that we've exhausted all possible planets we could live on...
This week's outro is ""If you Luke father west....if you're Wookiee" Today's Star Wars weather" courtesy of this video.
In a twist on the normal discussion of weather on Earth, the crew of Ice Station Housman takes a journey through the solar system to see what other planet's weather is like.
The main goal: to determine which planet humans can relocate to in the unfortunate case of Earth becoming inhabitable.
Introductions- The gang's all here! Joel, Jimmy and Becky tackle the complexities of space together.
This week's intro music is "Lucy In The Sky, With Diamonds" by The Beatles.
Our outro music is "Life On Mars?" by David Bowie.
This episode's background image courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The image was taken by Hubble. Read more information about the photo.
This week Becky, Jimmy, and Joel are joined by Katie Wheatley, GIS mapping expert, to talk about mapping the weather.
This weeks outro-music is "Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
On this week's show we discuss the four day severe weather outbreak from earlier last week as well as what YOU should do in the event of a tornado warning. Jimmy is out this week, so Becky and Joel review a blog post she wrote in early 2015 covering the topic of tornado safety. We also cover the discussion that popped up this week related to the old vs new method for rating tornado severity and highlight a number of intense videos from the past week's storms.
Introductions - Jimmy is out this week at a conference and was unable to co-host - so its just Becky and Joel.
Also, after we finished recording this episode, USTornados.com did a big writeup specifically about the Katie, OK Tornado.
This week's outro music was "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive.
This is it...the next chapter in Ice Station Housman's history begins with a bang as Becky Elliott, real-life-no-fooling meteorologist and severe weather junkie joins Joel and Jimmy as a full-time host! Huzzah!
Becky gives us an insider's perspective on storm chasing - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Plus, Joel gloats over his LaserDisc copy of Twister, Jimmy makes his demands, and the hyperloop tube back to Virginia adds a second stop in Pennsylvania.
Closing music for this episode: "Riding the Storm Out" by REO Speedwagon.
How Seasons Work? (video)
Outro Music: "Why Does The Sun Shine?" by They Might Be Giants
Tornados: a Primer
How do tornadoes form
The Feb. 26 Tornado in Tidewater VA
(Apparently the music video was shot in the house that you saw in the movie Twister that they "aunt"(?) lived in).
This week on the show, El Nino follow-up, listener feedback questions, and winter precipitation. What is the difference between sleet and hail? What is Graupel? What exact atmospheric conditions cause freezing rain? We cover all the answers to these questions and others you might have about winter precipitation.
Outro Music: "Looks Like Rain" by Bob Weir.
[Image Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, "NASA Sees Winter Storm Slamming Eastern United States"]
“Let It Go” by Idina Menzel, from the movie ‘Frozen’
This week's episode is remarkable for three reasons:
Not just any guest, mind you: Tiffany Arment! Yes, THE Tiffany Arment! Not just A Tiffany Arment!
We cover all kinds of myths:
There's a lot to cover, so get to listenin'! Stop believing myths! Start believing facts! Don't get hit by lighting seven times!
"He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 71 over an unrequited love."
This week on the show, we talk about Jimmy's new Farmer's Almanac and how accurate it has been for the month of December. We also talk about weather stations: what they are, the many places you can find them, and different types of personal weather stations you can get for yourself. We also cover some of our favorite weather apps and websites we think you might find useful. Joel is preparing for the weather in July. Jimmy sounds like a lifelong sword swallower who gargled with rock salt. Check your funometer, there's a podcast a-comin'!
Different personal weather stations we talked about:
Smart Weather Stations
Joel's favorite, the Netatmo:
Elgato's HomeKit compatible Eve Weather outdoor sensor:
Dumb Weather Stations
Portable Weather Devices
The portable, handheld weather meters Jimmy talked about:
Antique Weather Stations
A good example of one of the cool, anitque-style weather clock/barometer/thermometer that we talked about on the show with a "glass".
Various smartphone and desktop apps we talked about:
Some of Joel's favorite weather websites: