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WeatherBrains 354: 15-Minutes Late Already

WeatherBrains Episode 354 is now online (November 5, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

It’s a triple play for this episode of WeatherBrains with not one, not two, but three guests!

Dave NussbaumDave Nussbaum serves as the 2une In and noon meteorologist for WBRZ News 2 Louisiana in Baton Rouge. Born in Chicago, IL, and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Dave’s interest in television was sparked at an early age. Motivated with a deep passion for weather, Dave took advantage of the on-camera experience received through his position as his high school’s first weatherman. Dave’s interest in weather didn’t stop in his high school newsroom. After earning a Bachelors of Science from California University of Pennsylvania in Earth Science with an emphasis in Operational Meteorology, he went on to Mississippi State University where he earned a Masters degree in Geosciences with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology.

In 2008, the Louisiana Associated Press awarded him Best Weathercast. He earned 3rd place in the category in 2009. In 2007 he was also awarded 3rd place for his Breaking Weather coverage. Dave now resides in Baton Rouge. When he isn’t working, he enjoys cooking, running, storm chasing, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers!

Jeff PiotrowskiFriend of the show Jeff Piotrowski is one of the top storm chasers in the business. Jeff is an experienced storm chaser. He is also a Regional Sales Manager at Baron Services, Huntsville, AL. He and his wife Kathryn, also a chaser, live in Tulsa, OK. Jeff was a guest on WeatherBrains 289.

Ryan HanrahanTo give us a northeastern perspective, we welcome Ryan Hanrahan, weekend evening meteorologist at the NBC station in New Britain, CT. Ryan Hanrahan joined the NBC Connecticut Weather Team in December, 2005, and serves as a general assignment reporter on weekdays in addition to his weekend weather duties.

Growing up along the shoreline in Guilford, CT, his interest in the weather was sparked by Hurricanes Gloria and Bob, along with the blizzards of ’93 and ’96. Ryan returned to Connecticut after working as a meteorologist for WNYT, the NBC affiliate in Albany, NY. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University.

Ryan currently lives in West Hartford. Besides forecasting the weather, Ryan enjoys spending his spare time at the gym, at the beach, or on the slopes skiing. He’s also actively involved with several community organizations including Special Olympics Connecticut, the National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut, and the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes today: 98 at Camarillo, CA, and 15 at Alamosa, CO, and Jess Valley, CA
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas
  • Cold in the Northeast and very warm in Texas and Southwest US
  • Snow coverage stands at 5 percent
  • Alaska has 100 percent coverage of snow
  • Nor’easter shaping up for the rest of the week
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: This week we continue the discussion on global circulations and give information on the Ferrell and Polar cells.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of November 5th.

    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 354:

    Ryan Hanrahan’s Blog

    NBC Connecticut Weather

    WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge, LA

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Amazing Ice Halos

    Ryan Hanrahan – Dual Pol Webinars

    Nate Johnson – Sandy’s Toll on New York

    Bill Murray – Hybridization of Sandy

    Dave Nussbaum – IBT Article

    Brian Peters – Pictures from Sandy

    Jeff Piotrowski – Air View of Dark New York

    Kevin Selle – Wall Street Journal Article on Forecasting

    James Spann – Blog post on Sandy and Global Warming

    JP Spann – Before and After Sandy (interactive)

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

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