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WeatherBrains 630: Anybody but Kevin!

WeatherBrains Episode 630 is now online (February 12, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Andrew Yeager, Digital Sales Manager for KXAS-TV in Dallas.

Also joining us as guest panelist is Irene Sans, a meteorologist who works at WFTV Channel 9, local ABC station in Orlando, Florida, as a digital meteorologist.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 89 at Naples, FL, and -38 at Malta, MT
  • Cold across the northern tier of the US
  • Warm in the Southwest US and Florida
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer brings us up-to-date on the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The episode this week came from a notice I saw on social media about the appear of a “mini-hurricane” that appeared in satellite imagery just off the coast of southern California. So what was this thing and was it threatening?

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 630:

More info about Irene Sans

Channel 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Tweet about NWS Budget

Brian Peters – Images of von Karman vortices

Kevin Selle – KXAS-TV web site

Rick Smith – AMS 98th technical program

Irene Sans – WFTV Weather Hacks and Facts

James Spann – Satellite imagery University of Wisconsin

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Why Siberia is Coldest Inhabited Place

Andrew Yeager – Likes the winter weather at the Olympics

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 629: Didn’t Come From Ikea

WeatherBrains Episode 629 is now online (February 5, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

The WeatherBrains podcast has been stricken by the flu outbreak going on across the country. Our guest for this episode has come down with the flu, so he has been rescheduled for February 19th. So we go to plan B – a homegrown show featuring Kim Klockow-McClain discussing a talk at the recent AMS conference that she was involved with. As James says, “It could be one of the greatest shows ever.”

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 89 at Thermal, CA, and -22 at Black River Falls, WI
  • Thunderstorms across Lower Mississippi River Valley on Tuesday
  • Thunderstorms from SE Texas to srn South Carolina on Wednesday
  • Cold across North Central US
  • Warm along the Western US
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer dips into the mailbag to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Breaking News…National WeatherPerson’s Day coincides with the recording of the WeatherBrains podcast! So we take a look into the origins of this special day.

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 629:

Blue Bell Ice Cream (see image way below)

Need to Know: Weather Drones

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Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – Hawaii False Alarm

Bill Murray – Winter Olympics Weather

Brian Peters – Glitches in the movie, Groundhog Day

Kevin Selle – Center for Humane Technology

James Spann – Weather Battle, a game

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925

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 628: I’ll Release Details Later

WeatherBrains Episode 628 is now online (January 29, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us tonight is Dr. Marshall Shepherd. He needs almost no introduction to our audience as a former President of the AMS and the host of The Weather Channel’s WxGeeks show. Dr. Marshall Shepherd, welcome to WeatherBrains! Dr. Shepherd was a guest panelist on episode 572.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 93 at Lake Forest, CA, and -28 at Embarrass, MN
  • Still cold across north central US
  • Very dry in Oklahoma; drought getting worse
  • 4-year anniversary of snowmageddon
  • Dry in Harrisonburg, too
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is back from Mexico, so she catches up on the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The topic for this week is a foehn wind. Heat bursts were a favorite of JB Elliott, and these winds are often responsible for melting a bunch of snow.

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 628:

Dr. Shepherd’s bio

Matt Parker information

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NOAA Office of Research

Forbes article about climate question

Weather jewelry

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – PSU Radar Meteorology

Brian Peters – Bow waves created by eclipse in 2017

Kevin Selle – Deep Weather app

Rick Smith – Wildfires

James Spann – San Francisco State University

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Kim Cross book, What Stands in a Storm

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 627: A Really Spacey Show

WeatherBrains Episode 627 is now online (January 22, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Space Weather Physicist. She works for the Aerospace Corporation. She is also the space weather person for TWIT. Dr. Tamitha Skov, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Dr. Skov is one of the leading space weather experts in the world. We will be talking about solar storms and their impact on the earth. We will hear about past events and our current vulnerability and mitigation efforts. She will tell us about the solar cycle and its impact on weather.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 85 at Punta Gorda, FL, and -21 at Shirley Basin, WY
  • Marginal risk on Mid-Atlantic States Tuesday
  • Temperatures much milder across eastern US
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer has snubbed the whole crew by going to Mexico.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: At last check, the National Snow Analysis showed 39 percent of the Lower 48 covered by snow. Snow being a white surface has a very high albedo which can play havoc with temperature forecasts. So just what is albedo and how does it factor into a weather forecast?

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 627:

Aerospace Corporation

Space Weather Woman

Weather in the Classroom

Ham Nation

Space Weather Prediction Center

Winter Field Day for amateur radio

Info on Harry Volkman

NAIRAS

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Coast Guard breaking ice on Connecticut River

Kim Klockow-McClain – Trulia natural hazard threat

Bill Murray – NWA abstract submission page

Brian Peters – Chicago Tribune story about John Coleman

James Spann – Interactive radar data from NCEI

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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Here’s a shot of one of the WeatherBrains solar experts during a recent eclipse!! He’s a real cracker!!

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