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WeatherBrains 627: A Really Spacey Show

WeatherBrains Episode 627 is now online (January 22, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Space Weather Physicist. She works for the Aerospace Corporation. She is also the space weather person for TWIT. Dr. Tamitha Skov, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Dr. Skov is one of the leading space weather experts in the world. We will be talking about solar storms and their impact on the earth. We will hear about past events and our current vulnerability and mitigation efforts. She will tell us about the solar cycle and its impact on weather.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 85 at Punta Gorda, FL, and -21 at Shirley Basin, WY
  • Marginal risk on Mid-Atlantic States Tuesday
  • Temperatures much milder across eastern US
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer has snubbed the whole crew by going to Mexico.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: At last check, the National Snow Analysis showed 39 percent of the Lower 48 covered by snow. Snow being a white surface has a very high albedo which can play havoc with temperature forecasts. So just what is albedo and how does it factor into a weather forecast?

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 627:

Aerospace Corporation

Space Weather Woman

Weather in the Classroom

Ham Nation

Space Weather Prediction Center

Winter Field Day for amateur radio

Info on Harry Volkman

NAIRAS

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Coast Guard breaking ice on Connecticut River

Kim Klockow-McClain – Trulia natural hazard threat

Bill Murray – NWA abstract submission page

Brian Peters – Chicago Tribune story about John Coleman

James Spann – Interactive radar data from NCEI

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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Here’s a shot of one of the WeatherBrains solar experts during a recent eclipse!! He’s a real cracker!!

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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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WeatherBrains 625: You Can Only Touch it with One Finger!

WeatherBrains Episode 625 is now online (January 8, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

No specific guests this episode, but we have several of the WeatherBrains gang at the AMS 98th conference being held in Austin, TX. We had hopes of having some of them join in the discussion, but the massive meeting seems to have put an obstacle in the plans.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 80 at Tuscon (Davis Monthan AFB), NH, and -1 at Frenchville, ME
  • Not as cold as last week
  • But more cold coming next weekend
  • Total lunar eclipse at the end of January
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer gets a shot at the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Last week there was a huge brouhaha over the term bomb cyclone used to describe the huge winter storm that impacted the coast of the Northeast US. It even attracted the attention of the skit writers for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. So we dive into what a bomb is and how they come about. Checkout the pick of the week from Professor Peters for a look at the humor over the use of the terminology.

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 625:

About the 98th Annual Conference of AMS

2017 US Radar Time Lapse

Picks of the Week:

Brian Peters – Skit on bomb cyclone

Kevin Selle – National Snowfall Analysis

James Spann – Roof leaking in Atlanta stadium

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Virginia HD Satellite

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 624: Top 10 Events for 2017 Year

WeatherBrains Episode 624 is now online (January 2, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This is one of the most anticipated shows for the WeatherBrains gang as we have Greg Carbin, now at WPC, with his annual year end review of his top 10 weather events for 2017. These are the biggest events in the US based solely on Greg’s personal observations and do not represent any official government list. The titles of each of the top 10 events are listed at the bottom of this page.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 81 at Pembroke Pines, FL, & 81 at Pompano Beach, FL, and -33 at Whitefield, NH
  • Brutal cold across the eastern US
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer will be back to handle the incoming messages from our listeners in our next episode.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: All of us at WeatherBrains wish you a Happy New Year for 2018. The episodes of 101 will return for show 625.

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 624:

Weather Prediction Center

Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – WPC experimental national forecast chart

Brian Peters – GOES-East Imagery Viewer

James Spann – Cold facts from SPC

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Sudden Freeze of 1836

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

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Greg’s Events

#1 – California Wet and Wild, January, 2017, precipitation ending extreme drought

#2 – Plastered in Portland, Below Normal Temps Northwest US and large snowfall at Portland

#3 – March Wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas

#4 – Nor’easter in NE US March, 2017

#5 – Ozarks/Missouri Spring Flood – 2nd > 1 billion dollar disaster

#6 – Denver’s Costliest Hailstorm May, 2017

#7 – Arizona’s Deadly Monsoon in July, 2017

#8 – Harvey August, 2017 (3rd billion dollar disaster)

#9 – Irma August-September, 2017

#10 – California burning (most destructive fire year in California history)

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