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WeatherBrains 579: See How the Sausage is Made

WeatherBrains Episode 579 is now online (February 20, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight we take on the topic of the upcoming 2017 National Weather Association (NWA) annual meeting which will be held in Garden Grove, CA, from September 16-21, 2017. You can find all the important details at http://nwas.org/annual-meeting-events/annual-meeting/. Joining us from the NWA are Todd Lericos (NWS Las Vega), Miles Muzio (Bakersfield), and Janice Bunting (NWA Executive Director). Theme of the NWA conference this year is “Putting Science into Service.” March 9th is the deadline for abstracts to be presented at the conference.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 87 at Fort Myers, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL, and 5 at Mount Washington, NH
  • Lots of weather action in the western US
  • Flash flooding/flooding in northern CA, northern NV, southern ID
  • Eastern two-thirds of Lower 48 calm for now
  • Drought conditions in CA much improved
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: There are all kinds of small scale features going on in our atmosphere, probably one near you! In this episode of WeatherBrains 101, we take a good at the sea breeze along with its opposite cousin, the land breeze.

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 579:

National Weather Association web page

Location of WeatherFest at 2017 NWA

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Picks of the Week:

Janice Bunting – WeatherReady Fest

Nate Johnson – 45th Broadcast Conference of AMS

Todd Lericos – Atmospheric River Portal

Bill Murray – National Weather Podcast Month

Miles Muzio – Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Brian Peters – 2017 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama

Rick Smith – 97th AMS Annual Meeting Presentations

James Spann – Emergency Alerts without Cell Service

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Daily Spring Index Leaf Anomaly

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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