WeatherBrains 208: Icy Roads
WeatherBrains Episode 208 is now online (Jan. 18, 2010). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!WeatherBrains - January 18, 2010
Our guest panelist this week comes from the Sunshine State. She is Corey Anne Walton, a meteorologist intern with the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch of the National Hurricane Center (NHC). A graduate of the University of Miami, Corey has been working at NHC where she has found that her interests and talents just seem to fit nicely with the science.
And our guest for this episode is a photographer and storm chaser who is championing the cause of icy road safe, Dan Robinson. Dan’s hometown is Charleston, West Virginia, but he just moved to St. Louis, MO. He has been storm chasing since 1993. One of his major interests in photographing lightning and he has capture a number of spectacular lightning strikes.
Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:
Our Email officer wants out there are so many emails. C. R. Vaughn sent some global warming links; a tweet from the UK about a concensus from both ends of the global warming spectrum; see email links for the whole thing.
From The Weather Center:
WeatherBrains 101: Okay, so it is winter and we just don’t get much hail in winter. But that doesn’t mean that hail is not in the news. The professor sheds some light on hail size and warning criteria which has just changed.
TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of January 19th and as you might expect, temperature makes a lot of news for this week.
Listener 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 208:
Icy Road Safety web site
Picks of the Week:
Dr. Tim Coleman – Antarctica Surface Observations
JB Elliott – Plymouth Global Interactive Weather
Brian Peters – NASA Weather Worldwide
Kevin Selle – Lunascape browser
James Spann – NWS Warning Hot Seat – warning simulator
Corey Walton (guest panelist) – Criteria for TS and hurricane watches and warnings
Email Links – Thanks to C. R. Vaughan, Paul Friend, Allen Huseth, and Wallace Williams
The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable weather geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, Dr. Tim Coleman, Bill Murray, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.
Posted: January 18th, 2010 under Shows.
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