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WeatherBrains 626: Everyone is a Big Wuss

WeatherBrains Episode 626 is now online (January 15, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us this evening are Mark Taylor and Dr. Brock Burghart from WeatherBell. Mark comes to us from Atlanta, GA, while Dr. Burghart is in Colorado.

We also have Kurt Korte from Surfline. He is lead forecaster at Surfline. Kurt is primarily an Atlantic forecaster. Having some dialogue on the forecast challenges of each basin could be interesting. A couple of other potential topics – Who Surfline is and what we do, the basics of wave forecasting, tools we use to forecast waves, what it means to be the official forecaster for the World Surf League, interesting real time wave events (the North Atlantic and North Pacific are both very active right now with storms/swells).

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 81 at Thermal, CA, and -33 at Estcourt Station, ME
  • Major cold across eastern US
  • Snow impacting Southeast US
  • With so much cold, no severe weather threats
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is staying up-to-date on the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The Southeast US is facing it’s second snow event of the 2017-18 winter season, so it seemed appropriate to dust of the notes about measuring snow.

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 626:

WeatherBell

SurfLine

Weather Source

Video from NWS Sullivan, WI

Picks of the Week:

Brock Burghart – HRRR Ensemble

Kurt Korte – Hokule’a – A Voyage Of Hope

Bill Murray – Facebook page for Ada Monzon

Brian Peters – 15 Incredibly Cool Facts about Snow

Rick Smith – 1968 snow

James Spann – NCEP SREF Plume Viewer

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Ginger Zee’s book

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

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