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WeatherBrains 613: Meteorologists Gone Wild

WeatherBrains Episode 613 is now online (October 16, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief Engineer at the Harris County Flood Control District. He is also the President of the National Hydrologic Warning Council. So we’re happy to have Steve Fitzgerald on the show tonight.

Guest WeatherBrain number 2 is the Meteorologist in Charge at the NWS Houston/Galveston. Jeff Evans joins us with his perspective of Hurricane Harvey.

And guest number 3 is Tom Johnstone, the Meteorologist in Charge at the NWS Corpus Christi.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 102 at Miramar NAS, CA, and 13 at Bear Lake Airport, ID
  • Ophelia nearly made it to Ireland before going post-tropical
  • One area of disturbed weather in Atlantic Basin
  • Two areas of disturbed weather in the Eastern Pacific
  • Nice cool down across the eastern US to start the week
  • Still warm in the Southwest US with highs in the 90s
  • Only spot for thunderstorms over Florida peninsula
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer had to do a show, so incoming email will be summarized next week.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this installment of WeatherBrains 101, we begin a 3-part series all about the Hurricane Hunters from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron headquartered at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS.

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 613:

Storm summary for Harvey from WPC

NWS Summary of Hurricane Harvey

Global warming and Hurricanes from GFDL, NOAA

National Hydrologic Warning Council

YouTube video of Fairfield Inn in Rockport, TX

Warning Definitions from NWS (including Extreme Wind Warning)

HurrEvac web site

Picks of the Week:

Steve Fitzgerald – National Hydrologic Warning Council

Bill Murray – Gets an Unnatural Fog Horn

Brian Peters – NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

James Spann – Red sun phenomenon ’caused by Ophelia’

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Foliage Network

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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