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WeatherBrains 561: What Site Was That?

WeatherBrains Episode 561 is now online (October 17, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Matthew ParkerTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Senior Fellow Meteorologist at the Savannah River National Laboratory and is the 2016 President Elect of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Matt Parker, an active AMS Member, an active Fellow of the AMS, and an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist. He is a Fellow Meteorologist with the Atmospheric Technologies Group at DOE’s Savannah River National Laboratory. He serves the AMS Community as Past Commissioner from 2014 to 2016 of the AMS Commission on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise, having completed terms as Future Commissioner (2010 to 2012) and Commissioner (2012 to 2014). Mr Parker has expertise in boundary layer meteorology, meteorological instrumentation and field experiments, real-time data acquisition, synoptic meteorology, and consequence assessment for emergency response. He has extensive experience with programmatic oversight of ATG’s meteorological monitoring system, wind tunnel testing of meteorological sensors, developing meteorological standards and procedures, industrial weather forecasting, and the development of innovative meteorological sensors and monitoring systems. He has BS and MS degrees in meteorology from North Carolina State University. He was the Inaugural Chair of the AMS Board on Enterprise Communication, Co-Chair of the drafting team for the AMS Statement on National Weather and Climate Priorities, and is a former member of numerous other AMS boards and committees. Mr. Parker is Past President of the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists, a member of the ANS/ANSI 3.11 Working Group, a member of the Nuclear Utility Meteorological Data Users Group, and an individual member of the American Weather and Climate Industry Association. Matthew Parker, welcome to the show!

Alex ForbesAnd tonight’s Guest Panelist is currently a senior high school student who plans on pursuing a degree in meteorology. He wants to be a television meteorologist in a top ten market or at one of the networks. Alex Forbes, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 102 at Gage, OK, and 26 at Gunnison, CO
  • Little severe weather threats across the US over next few days
  • Tropics quieter as Nicole fades into North Atlantic
  • Drought in Southeast US
  • 29 days without rain in Birmingham
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer develops audio trouble, so no incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The professor skipped out this weekend, so unfortunately there is no 101 episode for this week. It should return next episode.

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 561:

Savannah River National Laboratory

American Meteorological Society

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Picks of the Week:

Alex Forbes – Picture of NC flooding

Bill Murray – Video of 2016 NWA WeatherFest

Brian Peters – Vermont foliage 2016 by Matt Benedetto

Kevin Selle – Kevin hung up!

James Spann – New York Times article

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Nature photographer Jen Johnson Twitter
Nature photographer Larry Brown Twitter

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, 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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