WeatherBrains Episode 553 is now online (August 22, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!
Our Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is a Senior Meteorologist at FedEx Global Operations Control Center, Jeremy Scott Smith. He’s also a contributor for Ray’s Weather Center, covering the Appalachian Mountains of NC at VA, a former meteorologist at the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve with 10 years of experience in aviation meteorology. He has 2.5 years on the media side with a B.S. from Mississippi State and he is working toward a M.S. at University of North Dakota in Space Science.
Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a suggestion of listener and contributor Tony Rice. Jeremy, welcome to the show!!!
Joining Jeremy as tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is a flight dispatcher for a major legacy carrier in the U.S., Greg Dubin. Since he is not an official spokesperson, we will call his employer “Global Airlines.” Depending on how tonight’s show goes, he will be entering the WeatherBrains Guest Protection Program. He has spent many years in flight operations including several as a dispatcher. He is a ham radio operator, loves aviation and traveling, and, of course, weather. Greg, welcome to WeatherBrains!
Jeremy, we want to thank FedEx for being the Title Sponsor of the upcoming National Weather Association WeatherReady Fest at the Nauticus Science Museum in Norfolk on Saturday, September 10th.
Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:
- Extremes: 113 at Death Valley, CA, and 27 at Stanley, ID, Bondurant, WY, & Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, WY
- Tropics have heated up
- Have Fiona, TD 7, and a disturbed area approaching Leeward Islands
- Some heat in northern 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: Do you have any idea what a WEA is? I suspect that most people do not, so this episode is a description of what a WEA is and when you can expect to see one. If you want even more information about WEAs after you hear this episode, you can find an informational document here.
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Picks of the Week:
Nate Johnson – Aviation weather site
Brian Peters – Boston Globe article about tornado in Concord
Kevin Selle – #WeLoveWeather Twitter account
Rick Smith – Louisiana flood raises questions
James Spann – NHC pronunciation guide
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.