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WeatherBrains 583: Difference Between Uncertainty and Confusion

WeatherBrains Episode 583 is now online (March 20, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us tonight as the Guest WeatherBrain is Dr. Chuck Doswell. Dr. Doswell last appeared on WeatherBrains Episode 507 and this appearance makes the fifth time he has been on WeatherBrains. By the way, his real name is Charles A. Doswell, III.

Dr. Doswell is an American meteorologist and prolific severe convective storms researcher. Doswell is a seminal contributor, along with Leslie R. Lemon, to the modern conception of the supercell, which was developed originally by Keith Browning. He also has done research on forecasting and forecast verification, especially for severe convective storms, and is an advocate of ingredients-based forecasting. Doswell was an early storm chaser; in fact, among the first scientific storm chasers, and still actively chases recreationally. He was the lead forecaster for the first project VORTEX in 1994/1995 and has produced more than 100 refereed publications and several contributions to books and encyclopedias. He edited the American Meteorological Society Monograph Severe Convective Storms as well as coauthored two papers therein. Doswell is a semiprofessional photographer with a special emphasis on storm photographs and also is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM). Doswell hosts the blues program Juke Joint and co-hosted with Gene Rhoden the severe storms program High Instability on the ShockNet internet radio station.

Joining us as Guest Panelist is Ricky Matthews from the Carolina Weather Group Podcast. Also joining us are Gary Szatkowski and Gina Eosco.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 98 at Childress, TX, & Dozier, TX, and -4 at Saranac Lake, NY
  • A little severe weather in Indiana today
  • SPC has a slight risk for Tuesday over parts of northern Southeast US
  • Cherry blossoms damaged in Washington, DC
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

There’s no snow or other atmospheric phenomenon to keep our email bag officer from handling the incoming messages from our listeners, but we run out of time due to the interesting discussion on the Northeast Blizzard.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Morning glories are not just flowers! A recent online article about the Morning Glory cloud formation prompted the professor to learn a little more about this rare feature.

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 583:

Carolina Weather Podcast

National Weather Podcast Month

Book recommendation from Kevin – The Attention Merchants

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Picks of the Week:

Chuck Doswell – picks Blackhawks to win Stanley Cup

Gina Eosco – Greg Carbin’s teaching ensemble forecasting

Ricky Matthews – ABI Bands quick guides

Bill Murray – National Tropical Weather Conference

Brian Peters – Boston Globe snow pictures from the past

Kevin Selle – Promoting prepare-not-scare

James Spann – Pivotal Weather Model Display, emphasis on gif production tool.

Gary Szatkowski – The Weather Social

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Spot the station

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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