WeatherBrains Episode 470 is now online (January 26, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!
Our special guest panelist this week is Dr. Marshall Shepherd, host of “Weather Geeks” on The Weather Channel, and a professor at the University of Georgia. Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a suggestion of listener Barry in Rochester (MN not NY)… John Wetter, who is the Technical Services Manager with Hopkins (MN) Public Schools.
We also spend some time analyzing the “Blizzard of 2015″, in progress on the upper Atlantic coast of the U.S.
Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.
WeatherBrains 101: We all know that the wind changes direction and speed with height. But what does the change in direction mean for forecasting the weather? This week we explore the backing and veering nature of the wind and what it means.
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Picks of the Week:
Nate Johnson – Conference on broadcast meteorology
Bill Murray – Ensemble prediction systems
Dr. Marshall Shepherd – Low level wind streamlines
Brian Peters – A Wind Tree?
John Scala – January 2011 Northeast U.S. winter storm
Kevin Selle – Funny or Die Weather
Rick Smith – Tornado Forecasting Workshop Announcement
Aubrey Urbanowicz – Weatherwise Magazine – The Intertropical Convergence Zone
SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank
The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.