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WeatherBrains 505: Voodoo Science Involved

WeatherBrains Episode 505 is now online (September 21, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Jim DigbyTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain #1 is a 30+ year veteran of the entertainment industry. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Event Safety Alliance and owner of Collaborative Endeavor Group (CEG), providing international touring strategies and complete production solutions for the live entertainment industry. He currently serves as Director of Touring and Production for the multi-million selling artists Linkin Park and has previously worked with artists as diverse as The Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, and Marilyn Manson. He is a four-time recipient of Tourlink’s “Production Manager of the year” award, as well as Parnelli’s “Production Manager of the Year” award for 2012. A fierce advocate for event safety and ethical touring models, he is a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues and a member of the advisory board for the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON). Jim Digby, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Dave VandenHeuvelTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain #2 is a show alum, appearing on our Hurricane Sandy Sunday Night Special in October, 2012. He formerly worked with Weather Decision Technologies, but recently left to work on a new venture. Dave VandenHeuvel, welcome back to the show.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

      • Extremes: 113 at Death Valley, CA, and 23 at Chemult, OR
      • Weather fairly quiet across the continental US
      • Tropics fairly quiet with Ida in the Atlantic and no organized systems in Pacific
      • Monsoon rains in the Southwest US thanks to Pacific moisture
      • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
      • and more!

Our email bag officer is still out, but keep those emails coming and we’ll do something with them.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The two GOES satellites providing the view from space for US meteorologists actually produce three types of images. Those are visible, infrared or IR, and water vapor. In this episode of 101 we’ll take a look at each once of these and how they help us view the weather on the ground.

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 505:

ESA – Event Safety Alliance

StormReady Program

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Picks of the Week:

Jim Digby – Severe Weather Summit and
National Geographic 2015 Earth from Space

Nate Johnson – Washington Post Op Ed Piece

Bill Murray – Dr. Marshall Op Ed Piece on Opinion in Weather

Brian Peters – Uprooted Tree Reveals 1,000 Year Old Skelton

John Scala – Lightning Safety and Large Stadiums

Kevin Selle – Naming Winter Storms, Time for Community Cooperation

Rick Smith – Capital Weather Gang features Jimmy Fallon Spoof

James Spann – Explanation of SPC Severe Weather Parameters

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

Dave VandenHeuvel – Lightning Myths and Facts and
Severe Weather Evacuation

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, Rick Smith, 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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