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WeatherBrains 506: Early Beer was Closed

WeatherBrains Episode 506 is now online (September 28, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

John FerreeIn this episode of WeatherBrains, we start with a warmup act with the latest news from the upcoming National Weather Association (NWA) annual meeting Dr. Patrick Marshto be held in Oklahoma City, OK, from October 17 through 22nd. Bringing us the latest news and last minute details are the Program Co-chairs, show alum John Ferree and Dr. Patrick Marsh. Besides co-chairing the meeting, John serves as the Severe Storms Services Leader for the NWS guiding severe storm services at the 122 NWS Forecast Offices and Storm Prediction Center. Dr. Marsh works at SPC where he serves as NSSL liaison for the Hazardous Weather Testbed.

Trevor BoucherHe was in the SCEP program in Lubbock, TX, and and intern in Nashville, TN. He is now a Journeyman Forecaster in Austin/San Antonio, TX. He has been with the National Weather Service for four and a half years. He was a Guest Panelist EXACTLY 100 shows ago! Trevor Boucher, welcome back to WeatherBrains.

Jennifer SaariTonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is a Valparaiso graduate. She arrived at her current position as a Forecaster at the National Weather Service in Huntsville, AL, in early May, 2011. Jennifer Saari Schuller, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

      • Extremes: 110 at Bullhead City, AZ, & Death Valley, CA, and 21 at Meacham, OR
      • Weak tropical low bringing heavy rain from the Gulf Coast to New England over next 7 days
      • Not much in the way of severe weather
      • Tropical Atlantic still fairly quiet with Tropical Storm Joaquin in western Atlantic
      • Pacific been busy but only Hurricane Marty right now
      • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice including major NASA announcement
      • and more!

Our email bag officer is still out this week, but we are looking for her to be back in the saddle with October and lots of email.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: From time-to-time the 101 segment likes to take a look at people in the field of meteorology who have made a serious contribution to our discipline. So this week we’re going to look at William Morris Davis who lived from 1850 to 1934 and was instrumental in linking meteorology to other sciences including geology and geography.

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 506:

NWS Austin/San Antonio, TX

NWS Huntsville, AL

National Weather Association web site

Information about NWA 40th Annual Meeting

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Picks of the Week:

Trevor Boucher – Ready Illinois

Nate Johnson – Unusual, creative, and bizarre METAR remarks – 1970s

Dr. Patrick Marsh – Funnel Fiasco – forecast discussion hall of fame

Bill Murray – Gives the lowdown on upcoming guests.

Brian Peters – 8 Things to Know About NSSL

Jennifer Saari – Planning for Individuals with Disabilities

Dr. John Scala – Peoria-Area Amateur Radio Club Balloon Launch

Kevin Selle – 101 Piano Practice Tips

Rick Smith – WeatherReady Schools: A Community Building Workshop

James Spann – 2016 AMS Award Winners

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