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WeatherBrains 498: Talking Tropics

WeatherBrains Episode 498 is now online (August 10, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MIT. He started with NOAA’s Hurricane Division in 1984 before coming to the National Hurricane Center in 1999 where he was a Hurricane Specialist for ten seasons. He was named Branch Chief of the Hurricane Specialist Unit in January, 2009. James Franklin, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

      • Extremes: 114 at Death Valley, CA. and 30 at Walden, CO
      • Hilda may affect Hawaiian Islands
      • Atlantic Basin remains quiet
      • 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: For this episode of WeatherBrains 101 we take a look at a common occurrence during the summer months, haze!

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 498:

ATCF: Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting System

National Hurricane Center web site

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Picks of the Week:

James Franklin – Hurricane Forecast Accuracy

Nate Johnson – NOAA weatherView

Brian Peters – Lightning Compilation

Bill Murray – Layered Precipitable Water product

John Scala – 10 Years Later: 2005 Hurricane Season

Rick Smith – Scary tornado in Taiwan

James Spann – Resurgence in Podcasts

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, 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 497: Kevin Is Frozen

WeatherBrains Episode 497 is now online (August 3, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is an acclaimed urbanist and a writer who splits her time between New York City and New Orleans, and is the author of the book “We’re Still Here Ya Bastards” about the rebuilding of the Crescent City of New Orleans. Roberta Brandes Gratz, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

      • 1979 F5 tornado in Wichita Falls, TX
      • Rebuilding of New Orleans post-Katrina
      • 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: Professor Peters is taking a few weeks off but will return soon!

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 497:

Roberta Gratz Book

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Picks of the Week:

No picks of the week this week, but will return next week!

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, 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 496: Kernal Panic

WeatherBrains Episode 496 is now online (July 27, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain has done more since he retired that many people do during their careers. ┬áHe was with the NWS 34 years and retired as the MIC at the Twin Cities office. He has provided weather on NPR, written a book, “Nature’s Messenger”, and has served as the first on-site meteorologist for a major league baseball team. Craig Edwards, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

      • Changing social media landscape
      • J. B. audio clips
      • 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: Professor Peters is taking a few weeks off but will return soon!

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 496:

Craig Edwards Book

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Picks of the Week:

Rick Smith – DUAL POL Radar detects crickets

Bill Murray – NHC Blog Post on Future of Tropical Cyclone Warnings

John Scala – DSCOVR Earth Image

James Spann – 5 Weird Disasters in 60 seconds

Kevin Selle – Chester Lampkin Blog

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, 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 495: Smoking Bedbugs

WeatherBrains Episode 495 is now online (July 20, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a long time, renowned storm chaser, father of three brilliant children, husband to an amazing wife, erstwhile stand-up comedian, and contemporaneous Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. He worked at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, until December, 2011, until returning to the Plains with an appointment at the University of Colorado in January, 2012 where he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Jason Persoff, welcome to WeatherBrains.

Tonight’s Guest Panelist, Troy Kimmel , started doing tv weather back in 1978 in Bryan/College Station before moving to Austin when he graduated from Texas A&M. He was the Chief at KTBC and KEYE. He was the Chief at a group of radio stations in Austin. He has been teaching at the University of Texas since 1988 where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Issues related to storm chasing
  • 2011 Joplin tornado aftermath
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • Hot weather nationwide
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Professor Peters is taking a few weeks off but will return soon!

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 495:

Jason Persoff Website

Troy Kimmel Website

Full Troy Kimmel biography

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Picks of the Week:

Rick Smith – Bad Weather Words

Troy Kimmel – Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Jason Persoff – Grand Theft Auto V Weather

Bill Murray – NWS Enhanced Data Display

Nate Johnson – 46th anniversary of the moon landing

John Scala – Munich Re Global Catastrophe Costs

James Spann – Important Message from Children’s Hospital

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Waterspouts over Chesapeake Bay

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, 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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