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Longest running weather podcast in the universe. Eleven years in production, James Spann and a group of private sector and NWS meteorologists gather around the digital mahogany table to talk about their favorite subject, with some great guests.

Nov 3, 2015

Tom Bird is a lead forecaster in the El Paso, TX, National Weather Service (NWS) office and our guest for this episode. Tom has been the office IMET for over a decade. IMET stands for Incident Meteorologist, i.e., a meteorologist assigned to incident command centers whenever large events are occurring to provide direct weather support to public safety operations such as fighting large wildfires. In the past years, Tom has been to many large and complex fires around the country to provide onsite weather forecast support. With his experience, Tom should be able to provide a close view of the IMET program and what it entails. This show suggestion came from Tim Brice, a senior forecaster at NWS El Paso.