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WeatherBrains 617: Six Years Later, It’s a Pain in the Butt

WeatherBrains Episode 617 is now online (November 13, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Guest WeatherBrain #1 is a past TV Chief Meteorologist in Philadelphia and Tucson and other stations. He is the President of The Weather Pros. Welcome to WeatherBrains, Rob Guariano.

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrains are from The WeatherPros, a private weather forecasting firm. Tonight’s show is a suggestion of Guest WeatherBrain #2, Dean Davison.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 89 at Nogales, AZ, and 9 at Minot AFB, ND, & Presque Isle, ME
  • JPSS_1 set to launch early Tuesday morning
  • Severe weather lacking for now
  • Severe weather potential for Mid Mississippi River Valley on Nov. 17th
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer has taken time away from watching the Fall colors to go over the incoming messages from our listeners. Keep those emails coming!!

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Funny how an idea comes to you for a 101 topic when you are relaxing on the balcony of your cruise ship. So in this episode of 101 we’re going to take a look at just how much a cloud weighs!

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 617:

The Weather Pros web site

NWA Local Chapter web page

Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – NWS Winter Weather Initiative webinar

Brian Peters – NOAA’s site about JPSS-1

Kevin Selle – New York Times article, Lessons Learned from Harvey

James Spann – Capital Weather Gang La Nina article

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Great Blue Norther story

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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WeatherBrains 616: Don’t Tempt Us with a Good Time

WeatherBrains Episode 616 is now online (November 6, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Senior Meteorologist at Cheniere Energy in Houston, TX. Matt Lanza, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 96 at Kingsville NAS, TX, and -9 at Bottineau, ND
  • Little severe weather across the country
  • Winter weather in west central Plains area
  • Tropical storm Rina named during the show
  • Single digit lows in North Central US
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center: In this episode of WeatherBrains 101 we’ll take a look at atmospheric rivers which received a good deal of treatment in the 2017 National Weather Association annual meeting. Atmospheric rivers are those things that can be quite beneficial, but the really strong ones can produce serious flooding issues.

WeatherBrains 101:

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 616:

Cheniere Energy

Space City Weather information on Matt

Picks of the Week:

Matt Lanza – A Texan plan for the Texas coast

Bill Murray – Trailer for “Only the Brave”

Brian Peters – Isaac’s Storm

Kevin Selle – iPhone X captures California wine country destruction

James Spann – SPC HREF experimental

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Causes of Orange County canyon fire

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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WeatherBrains 615: Another Spit Take From Bill

WeatherBrains Episode 615 is now online (October 30, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a meteorologist with WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a newly minted Doctor of Philosophy in Geography and Anthropology from LSU. Dr. Josh Eachus was the Guest WeatherBrain on this episode.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • West Tennessee snow
  • Social media and weather
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This episode of 101 features the third of three parts about the Hurricane Hunters and their missions.

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 615:

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Josh Eachus – The Weather Social – The Social Side of Communicating Weather

Nate Johnson – Out

Bill Murray – Southern Mysteries Podcast Episode 2: It’s Raining Eels

Brian Peters – Out

Kevin Selle –

Rick Smith – Out

James Spann – HRRR Time-lagged Ensemble

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

Kim Klockow – Social Media Update

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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WeatherBrains 614: “Please Wait”

WeatherBrains Episode 614 is now online (October 23, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

No guests for the show tonight, so this is a home grown show. Topics during the show included such items as the National Weather Festival in Norman, OK, side lobe contamination of radar data, backup of SPC by Scott Air Force Base, weather phobias and getting the message across without drama, and sending the right message to reassure people about the weather.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 107 at Fullerton, CA, and 22 at Bellemont, AZ
  • Slight risk Carolinas Day 1 then Mid-Atlantic states Day 2
  • Storm Warnings in Great Lakes
  • Wind advisories Great Lakes into Mid-Atlantic states
  • Chillier air invading eastern US
  • High fire danger and dry conditions in sun CA
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is out tonight attending to weather graphics computers that need work. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a special picture!

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This episode of 101 features the second of three parts about the Hurricane Hunters and their missions.

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 614:

National Weather Festival, Norman, OK

American Meteor Society

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow – When the revolution came…

Bill Murray – HRRR Time-lagged Ensemble

Brian Peters – Mothership cloud near Elko, NV

Kevin Selle – Windy.com

Rick Smith – Reducing storm anxiety

James Spann – Video of Pascagoula, MS, tornado

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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The one missing WeatherBrain!!