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WeatherBrains 612: Fun with a Chainsaw

WeatherBrains Episode 612 is now online (October 9, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Guests for this episode of WeatherBrains include Matt Moreland, MIC of NWS San Diego, but he was the MIC at the NWS Key West, Florida, during Hurricane Irma. Jonathan Kurtz, forecaster at NWS Norman, OK, and Greg Heavener, forecaster at NWS Corpus Christi, TX, were assigned from their home offices to the NWS at Key West prior to the onset of hurricane conditions.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 98 at Laredo, TX, and 1 at Bodie State Park Bridgeport, CA
  • Severe weather limited across the US next couple of days
  • Nate came ashore near Biloxi, MS, at 12:30 am on Sunday
  • Ophelia meandering in Central Atlantic
  • Colder weather along eastern slopes of Rockies from northeast NM to Minnesota
  • Freeze warnings NE NM to Dakotas and MN
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is finally back with us, so she’ll summarize the incoming messages.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The professor is suffering sleep deprivation from having gone hurricane chasing to the Alabama coast for the arrival of Nate. Look for the 101 segment to return next week.

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 612:

NWS Key West, FL

Irma Post Storm Report

Discussion of Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Probabilities discussion

Post Hurricane Harvey Report from Corpus Christi

Picks of the Week:

Greg Heavener – Coastal Emergency Risk Assessment

Jonathan Kurtz –Emergency Response Imagery

Matt Moreland – Imagine life with meteorologists

Bill Murray – Ensemble Situational Awareness Table

Brian Peters – Boston Globe big picture of Irma

Rick Smith – Cognitive bias cheat sheet

James Spann – GOES-16 captures lightning during 2017 hurricane season

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Top 10 Largest Tornadoes on Record

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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