Episode 26, 24 February 2022
As part of our celebration of 150 years of Monthly Weather Review, we are sharing a wonderful conversation between Lance Bosart, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and Louis Uccellini, recently retired director of the National Weather Service, about their seminal research around the Presidents' Day Cyclone of 1979, which sparked a lot of debate on extratropical cyclone development. This conversation was moderated by the Monthly Weather Review's Chief Editor David Schultz, and recorded in front of a live audience at the University at Albany on 17 November 2021. A very special thanks to Professor Emeritus Vince Idone for recording this conversation. Learn more about Monthly Weather Review's 150th Anniversary celebration.
Jeff Rosenfeld was the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Before joining the AMS staff, he was a freelance science writer and the managing editor of Weatherwise. He barely remembers the "Jumbo" Outbreak of 1974, but will never forget attending an AMS meeting presentation by Ted Fujita.
Irene Sans is a bilingual AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. She has worked in different sectors in the field, such as in emergency management, private consulting companies, and for broadcast television and radio stations across the United States and Latin America. She’s a freelance consulting meteorologist for ClimaData and a full time digital meteorologist at WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando, Florida.
Dakota Smith is a full-time meteorologist and producer at WeatherNation. He's also a visiting scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research studying the intersection of social science and weather. Dakota has his Master's degree in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State and his Bachelor's in Meteorology from Penn State.