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WeatherBrains 640: He Thinks He Is On The Radio

WeatherBrains Episode 640 is now online (April 23, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s WeatherBrain is the Emergency Response Meteorologist for the National Weather Service Southern Region Headquarters, Jennifer McNatt. Also joining us is Elinor Lutu-McMoore, the Meteorologist in Charge at the NWS office in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 103 at Thermal, CA, & Death Valley, CA, and 15 at Estcourt Station, ME
  • Kevin checks out phased-array radar prototype
  • Discussion on issue of differing graphics from different weather agencies
  • Gulf coast tornadoes on 4/22
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The professor is out for this episode with a case of Internet outage! Hopefully there will be a 101 for next week.

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 640:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Man who rode the thunder

Nate Johnson – SatSquatch

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Sneak Peek at Phased-Array Radar

Rick Smith – Saint Leo University Research

James Spann – Trump administration on weather forecasting

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Foghorn

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 639: Max Factor Pancake Tan Number 2

WeatherBrains Episode 639 is now online (April 16, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Associate Director at the Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University. Erik Salna, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 95 at Death Valley, CA, and 9 at Valentine, NE
  • Wet weekend over Southeast US
  • Chilly start to week with 30s into Southeast US
  • Potential for severe storms Friday into Saturday
  • Tornadoes touch down in Carolinas and Virginia
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The 2018 hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin is fast approaching, so that means that some administrative work must be done. One of those items is a review of the previous season and a look at the need to retire storm names for storms that were so deadly or costly to make their continued use inappropriate. So in this episode of 101 we take a look at the names being retired and their replacements.

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 639:

Extreme Events Institute web site

Video about the Wall of Wind (WOW)

Wall of Wind web site

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – WRAL Weather app

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Erik Salna – The Most Extreme Wind Speed Ever Recorded on Earth

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Out

Rick Smith –  Out

James Spann – Dr. Laura Myers Study

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Brad Panovich Tweet

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 638: Corn and Cauliflower

WeatherBrains Episode 638 is now online (April 9, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Matt Solum. Matt is the Decision Support Services Program Manager at Western Region Headquarters of the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City, UT. Matt was in the California State Operations Center, basically the state EOC, supporting their full activation as a result of the fires in southern California. Their team was providing forecast information primarily for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and FEMA as it was a joint operation. They also provided weather information to other partners in the room including EPA, CalTrans, DOT, CalEPA, etc. He was deployed to both the October fires and the massive/prolonged December fires. Welcome to WeatherBrains, Matt.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 101 at Thermal, CA, and 2 at Raco, MI
  • Relatively calm weather across US
  • Threat for severe wx in Lower Mississippi River Valley on Friday
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer handles the incoming messages from our listeners which we love to receive.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This will be the sixth and final installment of a multi-part series on air masses and their classification that was begun in late February. After this episode we move on to new and exciting topics – even though I’m not sure what those will be.

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 638:

ABC 3340 Commemorative on F5 Tornado on April 8, 1998

Western Region of the NWS

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – Report events from your backyard

Brian Peters – Info graphic on satellite/radar

Kevin Selle – RadarScope for Windows announced

James Spann – Why meteorologists struggle with big storms

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Midwestern Climate Center climate calendars

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 637: Gender Reveal

WeatherBrains Episode 637 is now online (April 2, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight, we have the author of the book  The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras about the 2013 deadly El Reno, Oklahoma tornado.  He is a journalist who has written for Wire, Popular Mechanics and Texas Monthly.  Brantley Hargrove, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Possible severe weather on April 3rd across Mid-South and Ohio Valley/Squall line threat
  • E-mail segment from Aubrey
  • Possible snow in the mountains of East TN/NE Georgia this weekend
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer missed last week, so we plan a double dose of email in this episode.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This episode is the fifth in a multi-part series on air masses and their classification. In this episode we take a look at continental tropical (cP).

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 637:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson –  Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Tim Samaras Final Chase

Bill Murray –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Out

Rick Smith – SafePlaceSelfie

James Spann – History’s First Tornado Broadcast

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Kid owns WGN`s Friday Forecaster segment

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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