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WeatherBrains 592: Aubrey Drinking on the Job

WeatherBrains Episode 592 is now online (May 22, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrains are from USTornadoes.com.

Guest WeatherBrain #1 grew up obsessed with lightning and severe weather. He has a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from SUNY Albany. He is currently employed at Earth Networks (WeatherBug) where he spends his work days making custom forecasts and monitoring the weather for a wide variety of industries. Mark Ellinwood, welcome to WeatherBrains!

And Guest WeatherBrain #2 caught the weather bug watching tall cumulus towers build in the deserts of Arizona during monsoon season. James’s meteorology interests include radar, satellite/remote sensing and observational networks. James holds a Masters degree in Emergency Management from North Dakota State University and a bachelors in Geospatial Information Systems from Millersville University. James Hyde, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 111 at Death Valley, CA, and 25 at Bryce Canyon, UT
  • Good rain event for SE US helping drought conditions
  • Cold in North Central US including some snow
  • Flash flood watches from S LA to N SC
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer pulls out the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: No 101 segment for this episode due to other work projects taking entirely too much time.

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 592:

US Tornadoes web site

Severe Studios

ND Mesonet – NDAWN

Significant Tornadoes in US by Grazulis

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Picks of the Week:

Mark Ellinwood – Tropical Tidbits

James Hyde – shows Lego model of GOES-16

Brian Peters – Gets fog horn!

James Spann – GOES 16 satellite images

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Tornado tracks Midwestern Regional Climate Center

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 591: Stick Your Nose on the Screen

WeatherBrains Episode 591 is now online (May 15, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our special guest WeatherBrain tonight comes from Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) in Norman, OK. Joining us is Mike Wolfinbarger who works at WDT and was one of the key people who developed RadarScope.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 104 at Rio Grande Village, TX, and 22 at Mount Washington, NH
  • Severe weather in an arc from TX Panhandle through eastern NB to Chicago IL
  • Busy severe weather in western OK tomorrow and Wednesday
  • Warm over eastern half of country
  • Snow in western mountain states
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer, Aubrey, drops in to bring you the latest incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Hurricane season is fast approaching for the Atlantic Basin and one of the service changes from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) this year will be storm surge watches and warnings. Give a listen to learn the latest. Not only that, the full scoop on this is also James’ pick of the 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 591:

Weather Decision Technologies

RadarScope web site

Mike Wolfinbarger’s blog posts

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Picks of the Week:

Brian Peters – Images of California before and after drought

Kevin Selle – RadarScope new features

Rick Smith – SPC thunderstorm forecasting series

James Spann – Hurricane services changes for 2017

Aubrey Urbanowicz – History meets technology

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 590: 32 Pots in my Mud Room

WeatherBrains Episode 590 is now online (May 8, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a senior meteorology student at OU. She will graduate this month with her B.S. in Meteorology with minors in Broadcast Meteorology and Mathematics. She already has a TV job lined up in New Bern, NC, when she graduates. Ashley Pratt, welcome to WeatherBrains.

Her co-author, Delaney Wearden, was unable to get off work to be on WeatherBrains.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 95 at Tekamah, NE, and 12 at Baraga Plains, MI
  • Severe thunderstorm watch eastern NM and OK
  • Storm system in eastern Co and NM with high pressure over Southeast US
  • Frost/freeze warnings from Michigan to northern Virginia
  • Hurricane awareness week (see link below)
  • 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:

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 590:

Link to the paper by Ashley Pratt and Delaney Wearden

WCTI-TV weather web page

Hurricane awareness week in the US

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Picks of the Week:

Brian Peters – Dr. Shepherd’s discussion of polar vortex on Mars

Ashely Pratt – Hurricane awareness tour

Kevin Selle – Gets the fog horn!

Rick Smith – EPIC: Environmental Profiling & Initiation of Convection

James Spann – Twitter feed of Jen Johnson

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Meso circulation in Elbert County

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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James putting on his flame retardant suit for a ride in a Nascar race car.

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WeatherBrains 589: I Don’t Watch TV for Religious Reasons

WeatherBrains Episode 589 is now online (May 1, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrains this week include Dr. Laura Myers, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Public Safety, University of Alabama, and Kevin Laws, Science and Operations Officer with the National Weather Service in Birmingham, AL. Each of these distinguished people have been on WeatherBrains before.

Kevin Laws, SOO, NWS BHM Dr. Laura Myers

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 102 at Palm Springs, CA, & Death Valley, CA, and 12 at Pine Junction, CO
  • Severe weather from northern NY to North Carolina coast
  • Big upper low swirling over Great Lakes area tonight
  • Snow falling in Rockies
  • 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: How about a little quiz to test your knowledge of the naming of hurricanes? That’s what’s on tap 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 589:

NWS Birmingham, AL, web site

Center for Advanced Public Safety, University of Alabama

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Picks of the Week:

Kevin Laws – Severe weather on April 5, 2017

Laura Myers – Mighty Whirl Wind by David Wagler

Brian Peters – Capitol Weather Gang article on warning lead times

Rick Smith – NWS survey on hazard simplification
Second survey on hazard simplification

James Spann – Christian Science Monitor article on tornadoes

Aubrey Urbanowicz – NASA sees severe weather

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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