David discusses the formation of Tropical Storm Claudette and its impacts across Southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast with Hurricane Specialist Eric Blake. In addition, what atmospheric changes are occurring in the Atlantic as we head into July that could portend another hyperactive season? What about the recent hypothesis discounting the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation? All these questions and more as well as the very long history of other storms named Claudette.
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Episode 21 - After Ida: Hurricane Season 2021 Wrap
56:01David and Nicondra are joined by Brian McNoldy who is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Miami. We get Brian's thoughts on yet another record breaking hurricane season including of course Hurricane Ida. We also discuss ways of measuring a hurricane season's intensity such as named storms, accumulated cyclone energy and a storm's actual damage.
Episode 20 - After Ida: Sandy Rosenthal and H.J. Bosworth of Levees.org
44:24Two months after Ida the ramifications are still being felt across Southeast Louisiana. One bright spot from the storm was the post-Katrina levees "held". But did the levees really hold or was this just not the storm to test the system. Sandy and H.J. discuss the current state of our flood protection and what can be done to protect against an even stronger Katrina like storm in the future. Also, should there be a national disaster fund established to spread risk more evenly across the country and in the end reduce cost from increasingly expensive disasters?
Episode 19 - LSU Professor of Oceanography Dr. Nan Walker
50:24The Gulf of Mexico can be a complicated body of water. We know the water is hot but there are various currents and eddies that are sometimes cold. All of these can have big impacts on hurricanes both good and bad. Dr. Nan Walker is a James P. Morgan Distinguished Professor of Coastal Studies in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University. She is also Director of LSU’S Earth Scan Laboratory. Her areas of expertise include physical oceanography, satellite oceanography, air-sea interactions and tropical cyclone intensities, the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current and eddy circulations.
Episode 18 - After Ida: John Snell and Rob Krieger
1:01:08Veteran FOX 8 reporters John Snell and Rob Krieger give their perspective on the Ida recovery. Rob recounts riding out the storm at the coast and compares it to his experience with Laura. John gives his perspective on the environmental damage to the Louisiana coastline. In addition, what is the status of temporary housing for the most devastated areas? How and when will the seafood industry return?
Episode 17- After Ida: Windell Curole of the South Lafourche Levee District
51:33Windell Curole has been General Manager for the South Lafourche Levee District for 41 years. He has been through every storm this levee district south of the New Orleans area has seen since its inception in the 1970s. It just faced one of its biggest challenges ever with Hurricane Ida. How did the levees hold up? How many people does it protect? If you're a hurricane history buff, Windell will answer those questions and more.
Episode 16: LSU Associate Professor of Geography and Anthropology Jill Trepanier
46:28Does it seem like extreme rain events are happening more often? The statistics show this is the case and it has major implications for where and how we live. Urban areas are particularly impacted as we have seen in recent years in Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Dr. Trepanier discusses extreme weather and its impact on current and future climate with a focus on tropical meteorology as well.
Episode 15 - Meteorologists Gary Lezak and Eric Burris discus the cycling pattern hypothesis
48:35Is it possible to predict blizzards, tornado outbreaks and hurricane landfalls as much as 300 days in advance? It is an idea first advanced almost 80 years ago by a weather bureau meteorologist named Jerome Namais and it was called the cycling pattern hypothesis. Fast forward to the 1980s and Gary Lezak noticed the same type of repeating patterns. He has used this forecasting technique since the 1980s. His followers have called it the l.R.C. Or Lezak recurring cycle.
Episode 14 - WPLG Local 10 Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross
1:06:10Bryan Norcross was literally the voice of the storm during Hurricane Andrew as its 200 mph winds were tearing people's homes apart in 1992. His broadcast career has spanned more than 50 years beginning with his first weather advisory he read over the radio for Hurricane Camille in 1969. Since then, he has covered every major storm on the local and national level. We look back on his career as he gives his thoughts on hurricane science today and where it could and should be going in the future.
Episode 13 - Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel
52:34Jim Cantore has been the face of the Weather Channel for 35 years. He discusses his career and the dozens of storms and disasters he’s covered on the ground in that time.
Episode 12 - After Claudette: Flood insurance, named storms and deductibles with FEMA Regional Flood Insurance Liaison Gilbert Giron
37:51Claudette wasn't a named storm until after it crossed the Louisiana Coastline. Does a named storm impact flood insurance deductibles just like wind and hail? That question is answered along with an assessment of flood risk and why everyone should carry flood insurance. Zack Fradella also joins David to further discuss the unique storm that was Claudette.