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WeatherBrains 683: Banana Pudding In The Computer

WeatherBrains Episode 683 is now online (February 18, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Professor in the Department of Meteorology & Atmospheric Science At Penn State University.  She is also the Director at Penn State’s Institute for CyberScience.  Her research areas are on hurricanes, climate change, and using advanced computer models and statistics.  She is the current President of the AMS.  Dr. Jenni Evans, welcome to WeatherBrains!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Tropical Cyclone Tracy (1974)
  • Next Generation Global Forecast System
  • Future of real time upper air data
  • Flash flooding potential across Southeast
  • Potential severe weather event on the horizon?
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this 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 683:

PSU Meteorology

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Cyclone phase evolution: Analyses & Forecasts

Dr. John Scala – Van Wert County, OH F4 Tornado – February 18, 1992

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Out

James Spann – How far out can we forecast the weather?

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Out

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 682: Helen Hunt and James Spann Had A Baby

WeatherBrains Episode 682 is now online (February 11, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain was recently on WeatherBrains back on December 13th.  She was born and raised in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her undergraduate degree is from Ohio State University.  While working on her Master’s Degree at the University of Arizona, she started employment as a Forecaster with the NWS Honolulu.  Tina Stall, welcome back!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain No. 2. did her undergraduate work at UC-Davis and her graduate work in Hawaii.  She is the MIC at the National Weather Service in Monterey CA.  Cindy Palmer, welcome to the show!

Our third Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC News and needs no introduction.  Ginger Zee, welcome!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Brainstorming session on ways to increase diversity in the field of meteorology
  • Ginger’s new book release date April 23rd
  • 19.2 inches of snow so far this February in Seattle
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this 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 682:

ABC News/GMA

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – 2019 AMS Annual Meeting

Cindy Palmer – Women History Month

Tina Stall – Rainfall record of 49.69 inches in 24 hr period last April in Hawaii

Troy Kimmel – Southern Regional Climate Center

Kim Klockow-McClain – How Wearing Business Suits Makes Cities Warmer And Causes Thermostat Gender Bias

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Out

James Spann – Hawaii recorded what may be the lowest elevation snow in state history

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Katy Morgan tweet

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 681: That Thing Flew Right Out Of My Ear

WeatherBrains Episode 681 is now online (February 4, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

First joining us tonight is Leslie Chapman-Henderson, CEO of FLASH (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes), to congratulate our very own James Spann on winning the 2019 National Weather Person of the Year award.   Leslie, thanks for joining us!

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Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a retired National Weather Service WCM for Little Rock, Arkansas.  After many years of service, he retired in 2015.  John Robinson, welcome to the show!

Also joining us as Guest Panelist is is the Field Meteorologist and Executive Weather Producer for KOCO 5 First Alert Weather.  Mike Armstrong, welcome!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • James wins WeatherPerson of the Weather 2019
  • American Airlines Flight 1420 crash of 1999
  • 1999 Arkansas tornado outbreak
  • Correlations between tornado fatalities and socioeconomic status?
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this 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 681:

KOCO-5 TV

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

John Robinson – Runway Overrun During Landing, American Airlines Flight 1420

Mike Armstrong – E-Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology

Troy Kimmel – Seattle snow/Seattle NWS

Kim Klockow-McClain – Think You Know the Polar Vortex? Think Again.

Bill Murray – National Tropical Weather Conference

Dr. John Scala – Meteorological Model Ensemble River Forecasts

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  What the heck is a frost quake?

James Spann – James Spann Reads Mean Tweets – 2019 Edition

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Extreme Chicago Cold Tweet

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 680: Convective Affective Disorder

WeatherBrains Episode 680 is now online (January 28, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the teaching professor in meteorology and the associate head of the undergraduate program in meteorology at The Penn State University. He is also the host, feature writer, and producer of Weather World, Penn State Meteorology Department’s weekday weather magazine show. He also produces a segment on Wednesday’s called WeatherWhys (WxYz).  In addition, he was an on-air storm analyst at The Weather Channel from 2002 to 2005 (just after Dr. John Scala was there) and was the chief meteorologist at the historic Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia from 1998 to 2002. He has also co-authored two books: “The Philadelphia Area Weather Book” and “A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology.”  Dr. Jon Nese, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Jon M. Nese

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Winter Storm in the South
  • The Franklin Institute Weather Co-Op Observing Center
  • Groundhog Day upcoming on Saturday
  • NWS employees struggling during government shutdown
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this 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 680:

Jon M. Nese – Penn State Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Picks of the Week:

Jon M. Nese – WeatherWhys

Nate Johnson – Eric Sorensen WQAD-TV Facebook post

Troy Kimmel – National Weather Service Climate Services Web Page

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Mount Washington Observatory

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Decoding the Weather Machine

James Spann – National High and Low Temperature

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Mount Washington Observatory Facebook Post

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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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