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WeatherBrains 562: Your Balls Saved My Life

WeatherBrains Episode 562 is now online (October 24, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Perlan Glider

Elizabeth KennickTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain #1 is the President of the Teachers in Space organization. She is formerly the Vice President of Client Technology at Morgan Stanley, but now she splits her time between developing and sharing exciting ways to bring space into the classroom and speaking at aerospace and education conferences. Elizabeth Kennick, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Dr. Elizabeth AustinAnd tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrains is President of WeatherExtreme, Ltd, a research and consulting firm. She has served in the NWA and AMS for many years and is the Chair of the Board of the CCMs for the AMS. Her CV is too long to read and includes many prestigious honors and accomplishments. Her recent book, Treading on Thin Air, was published by Penguin Books. Dr. Elizabeth Austin, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 95 at McAllen, TX, and 17 at Mount Washington, NH
  • For first time in weeks, the tropical Atlantic is quiet;
  • Little severe weather threats next several days;
  • High wind Northwest US coastline;
  • Drought worsening in Southeast US;
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice;
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: You’ve probably noticed that there are several definitions for the seasons, one based on astronomical events and the other based more on our calendar. In this episode, we’ll take a look at the variations in definitions and some reasons why this occurs.

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 562:

Falling Water

The Perlan Project

Weather Extreme Ltd.

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Picks of the Week:

Elizabeth Austin – NASA Goddard Ozone Watch

Nate Johnson – GOES-R prep for launch

Liz Kennick – John Huntingdon photography

Bill Murray – Book Treading on Thin Air>

Brian Peters – Gets the fog horn!

Kevin Selle – NWS Birmingham tweet

Rick Smith – Major hurricane drought overblown

James Spann – Rare double moonbow

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Great blue norther of 1911

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. graphic

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