New Podcast Sheds Light on Iowa Weather

'What in the Weather' podcast now available for streaming and downloading

May 31, 2023, 8:59 am | Dan Fillius

AMES, Iowa – A new podcast, produced by Justin Glisan, Iowa’s state climatologist, and Dan Fillius, field specialist for horticulture and commercial vegetables with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, provides insight into weather patterns and their impacts on specialty crop growers throughout the state.

The podcast, which will continue to be updated weekly during the growing season, is free and available for streaming online or through Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

What in the weather graphic.As Fillius explains, the podcast was borne from a conversation between himself and Glisan regarding the impacts of weather on specialty crop growers in the state. “The vision for the podcast is to interpret and provide context for recent weather events, share impacts on specialty crops, and discuss climatological trends to aid growers in longer-term planning,” said Fillius.

Four episodes of the podcast, including an introductory pilot episode, are currently available, with weekly episodes planned for the remainder of the growing season.

The weekly episodes are intended to provide a brief 15- to 20-minute overview of weather trends to help inform growers throughout the state of current and coming weather patterns and are presented in a laid-back, conversational style.

“I really enjoy discussing different weather trends with Justin, and I’m excited to bring those conversations out to the farmers of Iowa,” said Fillius. “I mean, who doesn’t like talking about the weather?”

Recent topics include a discussion on dry weather and how thunderstorms are forecast, as well as spring frosts and hail.

For more information, or to listen to the podcast, visit, or search “What the Weather?” on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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