Making waves with hurricanes! Watch Whatever the Weather video podcast with Sarah Spivey and Kaiti Blake

Episode 3 is all about nature’s great equalizer: hurricanes

In this episode of Whatever the Weather, Meteorologists Kaiti Blake and Sarah Spivey detail the science behind what it takes to make a hurricane.
In this episode of Whatever the Weather, Meteorologists Kaiti Blake and Sarah Spivey detail the science behind what it takes to make a hurricane.

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A hurricane or tropical storm can cause complete destruction for those in the storm’s path. Thankfully, forecasting these weather beasts has improved greatly in the past few decades.

In this episode of Whatever the Weather, Meteorologists Kaiti Blake and Sarah Spivey detail the science behind what it takes to make a hurricane.

Do you know the difference between hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons? The ladies chat about this, too.

Sarah and Kaiti also discuss historical storms, such as the Galveston 1900 hurricane, which still stands as America’s deadliest natural disaster EVER.

San Antonio Food Bank

For this week’s episode, Sarah and Kaiti recorded at the San Antonio Food Bank, which responds to natural disasters locally and across the state. The SA Food Bank is always open for volunteers and donations. If you’d like to contribute, please visit https://safoodbank.org/.

Stay up on the latest daily forecasts from Sarah, Kaiti and the rest of the KSAT Weather Authority team here.


About the podcast

Whatever the weather, Meteorologists Kaiti Blake and Sarah Spivey have it covered on the local news – for about three minutes, in between commercial breaks.

Rarely, though, do they have time to explain weather phenomena in depth. On “Whatever the Weather”, Kaiti and Sarah dig deeper and tell you all you want to know about Mother Nature – from tornadoes, to freezing rain, to climate change. They also chat about what it’s like to be broadcast meteorologists, and the challenges they sometimes face in day-to-day TV life.

So put on your nerdiest glasses, pop on your best headphones, and enjoy...Whatever the Weather!


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About the Authors:

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT long before she began to think about a career in television.

Kaiti Blake is a child weather-geek-turned-meteorologist. A member of the KSAT Weather Authority, Kaiti is a co-host of the Whatever the Weather video podcast. After graduating from Texas Tech University, Kaiti worked at WJTV 12 in Jackson, Mississippi and KTAB in Abilene.