WeatherBrains Episode 545 is now online (June 27, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!
Our first Guest WeatherBrain is James Hocker, OK-First Program Manager. In this capacity, James serves as a lead instructor at all OK-First classes, develops training content, provides input and direction for software and tool development, and manages the program budget. The program is about 20 years old. James has B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
And our second guest WeatherBrains works in the same office. Andrea Melvin is the Outreach Program Coordinator for the Oklahoma Mesonet. She serves as instructor at many OK-First certification and re-certification classes and develops laboratory exercises and case studies for use at OK-First classes. Andrea has a B.S. degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:
- Extremes: 124 at Death Valley, CA, and 31 at Leadville, CO
- Severe weather along eastern slope of Rockies
- June 23, 2016, Tornado killed 99 in China
- Atlantic Basin quiet for now
- Tropical cyclone in Arabian Sea
- Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
- and more!
Our email bag officer is AWOL again but we have to let her off on this one since her excuse is the horrific weather in her area during the last week.
From The Weather Center:
WeatherBrains 101: This occurrence has not happened for nearly 50 years and will not happen again until 2062. It was the coincidence of a June full moon and the summer solstice and the moon has a special name.
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Web Sites from Episode 545:
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Picks of the Week:
Justin Gehrts – Twitter feed for NWSPodunk
Nate Johnson – OK Mesonet Twitter
Bill Murray – Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product
Brian Peters – Your chance to own “Dorothy” from Twister
Rick Smith – Science of Mammatus Clouds
James Spann – GOES Project Science
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.