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WeatherBrains 674: Trying Not to be Killed by my Wife.

WeatherBrains Episode 674 is now online (December 17, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is a meteorologist recently retired as MIC from the NWS Birmingham.  Jim Stefkovitch, welcome to the show!

Our second Guest Panelist is the MIC of the NWS in Atlanta.  Keith Stellman, welcome to the show!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Professional of Sociology at Northwestern University. His PhD is from Harvard, and he has received numerous fellowships. In fact, he is probably the smartest person we have ever had on the show. Dr. Gary Alan Fine, welcome to WeatherBrains.

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • TV meteorologist tragically lost to suicide
  • The role of politics in the day-to-day operations of the NWS
  • Upcoming 5th anniversary of “Snowmageddon”
  • 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:   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 674:

Gary Alan Fine

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Jim Stefkovitch – Do You Want More Complex Tornado Warnings??

Dr. Gary Alan Fine – Chicago IL NWS Official Page

Keith Stellman – Winter Storm Severity Index

Troy Kimmel – Brief History of National Weather Service Offices

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Foghorn

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Atlantic hurricane season needs to expand and begin on May 15

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Facebook blocked multiple National Weather Service sites, even during winter storm

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Flickr Weather Photostream

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 673: Just Reached Puberty

WeatherBrains Episode 673 is now online (December 12, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain No. 1 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 to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain  No. 2 graduated with a B. S. in Meteorology from Saint Louis University in 1993 and a Master’s Degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He’s been with the NWS since 1993 and in Hawaii since 2000.  Robert Ballard, welcome to the show!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist appeared on the show two weeks ago.  He has a degree in meteorology from Ohio State University and did graduate work with the University of Nebraska.  Jeremy Bower, welcome back!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Interesting Hawaiian winter weather scenarios
  • Oklahoma City snow controversy on social media
  • Freezing fog event in Birmingham area
  • 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:   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 673:

JRB Storm Photography

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Tina Stall – Helicity Designs

Robert Ballard – Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Jeremy Bower – Remembering B. J. Fictum

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Atmospheric scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Identifying Between Rain, Sleet and Snow

James Spann – National Snow Analyses

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  The Weather Doctor’s Bookstore

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 672: I’m Only In There For 30 Seconds

WeatherBrains Episode 672 is now online (December 3, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Branch Chief at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory.  He has his PhD from the University of Oklahoma.  Curtis Alexander, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Curtis Alexander NOAA

Tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is also a researcher at the Earth System Research Laboratory.  He has his PhD from Penn State University.   Stephen Weygandt, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • How weather models have changed over the years
  • National weather round-up
  • 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:   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 672:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – December 3, 1978: Bossier City F4 Tornado

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Frequency Comics

James Spann – The Lost Tapes: Tornado Super Outbreak

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  The Great Alaska Earthquake

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 671: FacebookBrains

WeatherBrains Episode 671 is now online (November 26, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the recipient of the 2018 National Weather Association Public Education Award. He received the award for his severe weather and climate outreach, organizing the Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium and Family Weatherfest (CPSWS) in Lincoln, NE year after year since 1999, and running a national weather camp program.

Dr. Ken Dewey, welcome to WeatherBrains!

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Tonight, our Guest WB is joined by a special Panelist, who is a friend of the show and a friend the WB.  He is a graduate of the Atmospheric Science at The Ohio State University. He is the owner of JRB Storm Photography with his wife.  His mission is helping the public gain an understanding of the importance of weather. Jeremy Bower, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • More discussion on social media
  • Winter weather outlook
  • 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:   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 671:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Dr. Ken Dewey – HINT.FM

Dr. Ken Dewey – Western Hemisphere, Pole to Pole

Dr. Ken Dewey – Tropical Tidbits

Dr. Ken Dewey – My book, “Great Plains Weather”, featured on the cover and on page 8.

Dr. Ken Dewey – My professional weather Facebook site.

Dr. Ken Dewey – My Twitter site

Jeremy Bower – Weatherfest

Troy Kimmel – The Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM)

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Out

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Foghorn

James Spann – NBM Image Products (Experimental)

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  White Christmas Probabilities

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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