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WeatherBrains 316: Disgusting Discussions

WeatherBrains Episode 316 is now online (February 13, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s guest panelist is a producer for The Weather Channel in Atlanta. She formerly was a news producer for WESH-TV in Orlando, FL, and the Tampa Weather Examiner. She also worked at KPHO in Phoenix, AZ. She is a WeatherBrains alum, having appeared on show 211 on Feb 8, 2010. Andrea Butera, welcome back to the show!

This episode features an open discussion involving a tiered warning experiment, the question of formatting NWS products without caps, and the question of defining the severe weather threat in simple statistical terms to promote more action. A number of previous guests including John Scala, Lynn Maximuk, and John Gordon will be weighting in on these topics.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • National extremes – minus 14 at Caribou, ME, and 73 at Fort Myers, FL
  • Snow across bunches of places
  • and more!
  • Thanks to everyone for filling our mail bag and keeping our Email Officer busy!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Egads, you hear a siren so you have to pull over. So just how fast do you suppose raindrops fall? That is the topic for this week in WeatherBrains 101 as the professor and his radar gun go gunning for the velocity of raindrops.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of February 14th.

    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 316:

    Notification of Experimental Warning Program

    NWS Central Region

    Picks of the Week:

    Andrea Butera – 1. School Bus Tornado Shelter
    2. Google Storm Reports

    JB Elliott – Full moon over Manhatten

    Bill Murray – Products in Lower Case

    Brian Peters – Gets the Horn ! !

    Kevin Selle – Warning Training Branch Overview of Dual Pol Radar

    James Spann – Emergency Food to Europe

    JP Spann – 14 Years of US Weather

    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.


    Comment from tatersalad
    Time February 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I think they should flip flop the tornado emergency and the PDS warning. Tornado emergency for a reported tornado on the ground, and a PDS warning for large tornadoes.

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