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WeatherBrains 587: Horns Out of Your Ears

WeatherBrains Episode 587 is now online (April 17, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us on this episode is Tony Rice who prepares our astronomy outlook. Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Senior Information Security Engineer at Cisco and a Solar System Ambassador at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory by day, and a contributor to WRAL-TV and WeatherBrains by night. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Computer Science, beginning his career as a software engineer at BAE Systems/British Aerospace. He has also worked as a Senior Member of Scientific Staff at Nortel Networks. Most of us know Tony Rice best for his weekly contribution to WeatherBrains as our resident astronomer. Tony Rice, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 96 at Imperial, CA, El Centro NAS, CA, & Presidio, TX, and 10 at Tioga, ND
  • Dry for the past week in the Southeast US
  • Stormy pattern returns after a week long hiatus
  • Numerous wildfires in Florida
  • Wildfire near Harrisonburg, VA
  • No Astronomy Outlook from Tony Rice since he is on the show
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is here and dies into the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This week we take a look at a process that can lead to some interesting cloud formations. That process is called glaciation

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 587:

NASA site for information on 2017 eclipse

Historical cloud cover for eclipse

Alaska Airlines total eclipse video

Wichita Falls tornado from 1979

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Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – Total solar eclipse from airplane

Brian Peters – weather science for kids

Tony Rice – NASA eclipse site

Kevin Selle – video of tornado with power line arcs

James Spann – Mastodon social network

Aubrey Urbanowicz – video of a big dust devil

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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