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WeatherBrains 291: Size Doesn’t Matter

WeatherBrains Episode 291 is now online (August 22, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Greg Johnson, Storm ChaserTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Canadian storm chaser, professional photographer, speaker, and workshop leader. His passion is education. He was recommended by WeatherBrains alum Jaclyn Whittal, who is his chase partner. We welcome Greg Johnson to the show.

And joining us with a last minute invitation from Kevin Selle is our guest panelist Larry Mowry from CBS 11 in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Irene first hurricane of 2011 and now a category 2 hurricane
  • Irene bearing down on the Bahamas and the Southeast Coast of the US
  • Back on U-Stream this week for streaming
  • Breaking News: two new puppies at the JB household – Maggie and Millie
  • Still a big heat issue especially in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Louisiana
  • 31 Stanley, ID, for the coolest
  • and more!
  • Our email officer opens a big bag. This includes a question about butterflies and the Fall.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: So when it comes to tropical cyclones, does size matter? What are the smallest and largest of these? Are tornadoes really related to hurricanes? Questions, questions, questions, as we continue a look at one of the biggest storms on the earth.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of August 23rd. Katrina is the featured item with six years having gone by since that major disaster for the US.

    Listener SurveyListener 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 291:

    Tornado Hunter web site

    Pipestone, Manitoba, Tornado video

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Florida Disaster Responders

    Bill Murray – Gets a Good Blast of the Fog Horn

    Brian Peters – Loves the Fog Horn

    Kevin Selle – weather.gov redesign

    James Spann – MIT Tropical Cyclone/Hurricane Foreasting page

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, Bill Murray, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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