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WeatherBrains 600: Hiding Behind a Hoodie

WeatherBrains Episode 600 is now online (July 17, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the recently selected Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center. His Masters and Ph.D. in meteorology are from the University of Oklahoma. His undergraduate is from the University of Arkansas. He managed the VORTEX2 Operations Center and was a Program Co-Chair for the NWA Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City in 2015. Dr. Patrick Marsh, welcome to the show!

Dr. Marsh also appeared on episode 506 when he was serving as the co-chair of the 2015 NWA Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City.

Tonight’s Guest Panelist did such a good job on episode 598 that we just had to have her back again. She is a UCAR Project Scientist and Policy Advisor at NOAA. Kim Klockow, welcome back to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 124 at Death Valley, CA, and 32 at Meacham, OR
  • Tropical Storm Don formed in South Central Atlantic
  • Don likely to remain pretty far south
  • Still in a ridge west, trough east pattern
  • So very hot over the western US
  • Pattern forecast to change with ridge expanding east
  • 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: This 101 segment is brought to you by Rick Smith. Yup, that’s right. Rick himself was the inspiration behind the topic for this week. It has to do with spelling “L I G H T N I N G” and not any of the other ways that refer to other things with no relation to thunder. This one is educational but also a bit of a rant.

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 600:

Storm Prediction Center main page

SPC convective outlooks

Sharppy weather page

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Picks of the Week:

Patrick Marsh – SPC WCM page

Brian Peters – Flash flood deaths in Arizona

Kevin Selle – Digital Meteorologist rant on an app

Rick Smith – Early prediction of tornado path

James Spann – SPC outlook verification portal

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

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WeatherBrains 599: Lubricated Nexus

WeatherBrains Episode 599 is now online (July 10, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Research Meteorologist at the University Of Oklahoma/CIMMS.  He is Counselor for the National Weather Association and is in charge of a huge Monday night event at the NWA Annual Meeting in Anaheim in September.   Greg Stumpf, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes:
  • Phased-array radar
  • Future of weather radios
  • U. S. weather round-up
  • North Carolina waterspout
  • Tornado in Austria
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is in the house handling the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The 101 segment is missing this week due to some Internet difficulties but plans to return soon.

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 599:

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Picks of the Week:

Greg Stumpf – Severe Wx Pics

Bill Murray – NOAA’s Historical Hurricane Tracks

Kevin Selle – Hype Defined

Rick Smith – Total Solar Eclipse Info

James Spann – Plan of the Day

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Off this week

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

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WeatherBrains 598: James Needs Lots of Fiber

WeatherBrains Episode 598 is now online (July 3, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Guest WeatherBrain number one is Josh Saks, Legislative Director, National Wildlife Federation, a member of SmarterSafer. Josh serves as National Wildlife Federation’s Legislative Director, helping set strategy and coordinate outreach to Members of Congress on key campaign priorities, including clean water and wetlands issues, energy policy, federal appropriations for wildlife conservation and protection of public lands in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain West.

Guest WeatherBrain number two is Steve Ellis, Vice President, Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS), a member of SmarterSafer. Steve joined TCS in 1999 and serves as Vice President, overseeing programs and serving as a leading media and legislative spokesperson. A persistent critic of the mounting budget deficit and federal fiscal policy, Steve has testified before numerous Congressional Committees and has appeared on national network news programs, including programs on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR. His expertise ranges from earmarks to flood insurance and a lot of spending issues in between.

Guest panelist tonight is a regular contributor to the show and a familiar face. She is a UCAR Project Scientist and Policy Advisor at NOAA. Kim Klockow, welcome back to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 114 at Death Valley, CA, and 29 at Bodie State Park, CA, & Stanley, ID
  • Tropics are quiet on both coasts
  • Still hot in Southwest and into West Texas
  • Kim talks about AMS meeting and changes coming
  • Kevin takes on Twitter
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer intends to jump in tonight, do hopefully she will have time to coral the listener emails.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: It’s another displaced WeatherBrains episode, so the author got caught short and did not have a good topic for this episode. Hopefully back for the next one.

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 598:

SmarterSafer organization

Lidar-derived flood mapping

Taxpayer.net

National Wildlife Federation

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Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow – Geostorm trailer

Bill Murray – Hurricanes and black holes

Brian Peters – A world-wide roundup of weather pictures

Kevin Selle – Twitter summergeddon

James Spann – Convective initiation

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Derecho of June 29, 2012

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

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WeatherBrains 597: They’re Like Roaches

WeatherBrains Episode 597 is now online (June 26, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Mike Olbinski, a professional photographer and a nut for weather. He claims he likes photography and he has won an Emmy and has had many storm time-lapse and fine art work shown across the world in movies, sports, commercials, documentaries, magazines, websites, and countless other ways. He has a blast shooting weddings year-round, families in the fall/winter/spring, and then he goes nuts chasing storms in the spring and summer. His gallery which you get reach via his web page link below has some awesome pictures.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 125 at Death Valley, CA, and 31 at Gothic, CO
  • SPC slight risk areas across Central US
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Complaining about her workload, our email bag officer is off covering her whole office, so she’ll have a big mail bag when she returns.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: You’ve seen it before. A strong hurricane moves ashore and almost immediately begins to dissipate. So is that the effect of friction? The answer to that question comes in this episode of WeatherBrains 101.

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 596:

Mike Olbinski’s web page

American Meteorological Society annual meeting

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Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Full disk from GOES-16

Bill Murray –

Brian Peters – Weatherman blown away

Kevin Selle –

James Spann –

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

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