WeatherBrains Episode 524 is now online (February 1, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!
Our Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Jason Bowman. For over 30 years, he has been studying and forecasting the weather. Over the past 10 years, he’s found that social media has provided atmospheric scientists and broadcast meteorologists with the ability to follow our passion, as well as share our knowledge to keep people safe and also entertained. Like many atmospheric scientists, Jason was born with the love of the weather. At a young age, Jason would create winter forecasts for his family and classmates, dreaming for the day he could provide millions with their personalized weather conditions.
In 1992, Jason went to the State University of New York in Albany. Jason forecasted at WNYT, the NBC affiliate in Albany NY. After graduation in May, 1996, Jason shifted his focus to the advertising industry, working for organizations such as National Geographic and MTV. While fine tuning his business management skills, Jason would continue to forecast on the Facebook page he created prior to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. With rapid growth of the Facebook forecast page, Jason co-created My Weather Concierge®, a new and unique mobile weather app, powered by a group of tremendously talented forecasters. My Weather Concierge provides you with handcrafted weather forecasts for cities across the country, 365 days a year with direct access to their forecaster to help them through any weather related situation. Planning a trip? Getting married? Safety of children at camp or on snow days for school. Jason’s goal for the mobile app was to provide a personalized forecast for any occasion.
In late winter of 2015, Jason was approached by The Weather Channel to appear on a new video based show called “Weather Gone Viral” and appeared on STARS XM SIRIUS as a weather expert to discuss the Blizzard of 2014. Today, Jason continues to develop his mobile platform forecasting center and is a winter weather expert and a Long Range Forecasting Analyst.
Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:
- Extremes: 95 at Cotulla, TX, and -21 at Old Faithful, WY
- SPC has enhanced risk area for Day 2 in the Southeast US
- Same storm kicking up blizzard from Colorado to Wisconsin
- Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
- and more!
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From The Weather Center:
WeatherBrains 101: This week on the 101 episode we take a look at the latest on the polar orbiting satellites under the name of Suomi-NPP. What does that name stand for and just what do the polar orbiting satellites provide?
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Picks of the Week:
Jason Bowman – Shoutout to Mayor of New York City who dropped Charlotte, the groundhog
Nate Johnson – GOES 1-Minute Data
Brian Peters – SPC Interactive Tornado Outbreak site
John Scala – Meteorological Model Ensemble River Forecasts
Kevin Selle – Gets the fog horn!
James Spann – SPC state-by-state outlook graphics
Aubrey Urbanowicz – NCDC Groundhog Day web site
SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank
The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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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