WeatherBrains Episode 422 is now online (February 24, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!
Our primary guest this evening is Brian Neudorff who joined the Idaho’s First News family in May, 2011. The intermountain west is a far cry from the corn fields of Martinsville, IN, where Brian grew up, and the Great Lakes where he spend most of his career before moving to Southern Idaho.
Brian graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. During his college years, Brian was active in the Purdue bands playing trumpet. It was his love of music and performing jazz that made Brian decide to go into broadcasting with his meteorology degree. His first TV job was in Bismarck, ND, at KFYR-TV in 2001 as the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter. From North Dakota, Brian moved to the shores of Lake Erie, in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2003. He continues on as the weekend meteorologist, it was here and later in Rochester New York that his understanding for mountain meteorology would begin.
Brian is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), an accreditation awarded by the American Meteorological Society. He also holds his seal of approval from the National Weather Association.
Brian’s love for the weather began even before he entered grade school. Living in Indiana, he grew up with severe storms and the power and beauty had him hooked. As a child Brian was a regular viewer of The Weather Channel and local weather programs.
If you have ever talked to Brian you know he has a strong passion for weather and is willing to talk about it anytime and anyplace. When he isn’t talking or looking at the weather he enjoys watching and following NASCAR. For those that don’t know, Brian is known by many in the NASCAR garage as the “NASCAR Weatherman.” He has a large social media following from Twitter and Facebook where he has teams and drivers like Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton following him, just to name a few. Besides NASCAR, he enjoys following the Indianapolis Colts, the New York Yankees, his Purdue Boilermakers in both Football and Basketball and has been known to watch a Boise State game or two pulling for the Broncos.
Brian Lives in Twin Falls with his wife and 3 boys. His family loves calling southern Idaho their home and they especially love being involved in the community and just meeting new people when he is out.
Tonight’s Guest Panelist is the developer of an app that Bill used as his Pick of the Week last week. The app is Weather Informant, and it is a very useful tool for monitoring NWS text information. So we welcome Pete Curran to the show.
Also joining us is Colin MacIntyre from Long John Index Service of Canada.
Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:
Extremes: 88 at West Kendall, FL, and -19 at Willow City, ND
Another shot of cold coming?
63 inches of snow in Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Snow this evening in Iowa and Nebraska single digit temperatures in Idaho
But 63 in New Orleans
Our email bag officer handles the incoming messages from our listeners.
From The Weather Center:
WeatherBrains 101: Keeping up with water vapor in the atmosphere is much easier when using water vapor imagery from the GOES satellites. So what is a water vapor image and what does it tell you about the weather?
TWIWH: No TWIWH this week.
Listener 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 422:
Weather Channel article on Daytona 500 weather
Environment Canada changing wind chill
Picks of the Week:
Pete Curran – Picks his own site as above
JB Elliott – Aurora Gallery
Nate Johnson – Problem with Wind Chill
Colin MacIntyre – Do I need a jacket
Bill Murray – East Mississippi Chapter NWA
Brian Peters – Get Weather Info WITHOUT an App
James Spann – Instagram Weather Pictures
Aubrey Urbanowicz – Storm Fax
SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank
The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.