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WeatherBrains 577: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

WeatherBrains Episode 577 is now online (February 6, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is author Wayne Neely. Mr. Neely attended the Caribbean Meteorological Institute in Barbados, where he majored and specialized in weather forecasting. He is an international speaker, best-selling author, educator, and meteorologist at the Department of Meteorology in Nassau, Bahamas, where he has worked for more than twenty-six years. He has written ten books on hurricanes and regularly speaks at schools, colleges, and universities about the history and impact of hurricanes.

Traveling extensively throughout the region and the world, Wayne addresses critical issues affecting all aspects of hurricanes, especially Bahamian Hurricanes which is one of his central areas of expertise. In addition, in most of his books he also includes controversial topics such as Global Warming, El Nino, and man’s overall impact on the weather and climate of the region and the rest of the world, but if you were to ask him he would tell you his area of familiarity and love is for Bahamian hurricanes. The central themes of his books are always on hurricanes in general and the impact of hurricanes on all aspects of mankind’s ever expanding society. He’s a Weather Forecaster in Nassau, Bahamas, and has been there for well over 22 years. He has a great passion for writing and does it in his spare time when he is not working at his main job as a Weather Forecaster at the Department of Meteorology. Mr. Neely is a certified Meteorologist working at the Department of Meteorology in Nassau, Bahamas, for the last 22 years. Prior to that he majored in Geography and History at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. He then attended the Caribbean Meteorological Institute in Barbados where he majored and specialized in weather forecasting.

His love for hurricanes and the weather came about while growing up on the island of Andros where he listened quite regularly to his parents, grand parents, and other older residents within the community talking about a major hurricane which occurred in 1929 and devastated the Bahamas. That piqued his interest in hurricanes and got him started on writing his first book called ‘The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929.’ Over the years, Wayne has written several articles on hurricanes and other severe weather events for some of the major local and international newspapers and magazines. He speaks quite regularly to schools, colleges, universities, and frequently does radio and television station interviews both locally and abroad about the history and impact of Bahamian, American, and Caribbean hurricanes and hurricanes in general.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 85 at Edinburg, TX, and -4 at St. Mary, MT
  • Potential for severe weather across the Southeast into Ohio Valley
  • Some unseasonably warm weather in Central US
  • Snow in the Sierra Nevada
  • Hurricane prediction from Wayne – 12 next year
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Aubrey piqued my interest with her response to the snow question last week – skiff, what the heck is a skiff? So I delved into the word and found information I thought WeatherBrains listeners would find interesting. By the way, it is also referred to sometimes as a shift.

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Web Sites from Episode 577:

Wayne Neely’s book

Bahamas Meteorology Department

Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology

Aubrey’s Big Blooper!

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Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – Book, Weather in the Courtroom by William Haggard

Wayne Neely – Book on 1938 Hurricane

Brian Peters – Gets the Fog Horn!

Kevin Selle – Fake News on Facebook

James Spann – CFS Severe Weather Guidance Dashboard (SPC)

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Massive Stream of Lava Plunging into Sea

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Aubrey Urbanowicz, Nate Johnson, Rick Smith, 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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