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WeatherBrains 520: Drop the Bomb and Leave

WeatherBrains Episode 520 is now online (January 4, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain tonight comes from an encounter at the NWA national conference in Oklahoma City. We’re pleased to welcome Carol Fowler to the show.

Carol FowlerCarol Fowler is a senior content strategist and entrepreneur dedicated to great writing, impactful headlines, engaging social conversations, and the best SEO practices. For two decades, she led award-winning media operations, bringing them into the digital age. Carol is committed to combining the best of proven storytelling with social media and new technologies to maximize engagement through relevant, quality content. She’s experienced with using data on daily basis to guide content decisions about audience interest, i.e. Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, AdWords, and is partial to Word Press and Adobe Photoshop for content creation. Carol has been recognized for her exceptional skills in marrying various mediums (i.e. text, video, social media) to provide context for new audiences, with shorter attention spans, who self-select content and find out what’s happening on-the-go.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 72 at Pembroke Pines, Opa-Locka, & Key West, FL, and -19 at Moose, WY
  • There is a lack of severe weather across the country
  • Rather cold weather across eastern much of US
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer was overcome by unexpected guests, so she’ll have your notes and emails next week. But James promised to read at least one email.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Just about everyone interested in the weather has heard about the jet stream. But just what is a jet stream and what role does it play in weather? That’s the topic for the latest 101 episode for the start of 2016.

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 520:

KloboMedia

The Soc Reports

Lake Superior State University banned words

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Picks of the Week:

Brian Peters – Summary of historic flooding and tornado, Dec. 23-25, 2015

Carol Fowler – would love feedback

James Spann – Spann’s Discussion of “Social Media-orologists”

Kevin Selle – Troll complains about pregnant OKC meteorologist

Nate Johnson – Map of outlook days in 2015

Rick Smith – Examples of Horrific Construction

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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 519: Is That Something Stronger?

WeatherBrains Episode 519 is now online (December 28, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Top 10 Biggest Weather Events for 2015 by Greg Carbin

We always ring out the old year with a special visit from, no, not Santa Claus, but I will go you one better. The one, the only, the incomparable, Greg Carbin and his bag of Meteorological Memories. Greg, welcome back to the show.

The first of tonight’s Guest Panelists is an IT Specialist with an interest in weather and storm chasing. Ben Holcomb, welcome to the show!

Tonight’s other Guest Panelist is an IT Specialist/Meteorology Instructor with the OU School of Meteorology. He is working to further develop the broadcast meteorology program at OU with state of the art technology. Shawn Riley, welcome to WeatherBrains.

Guest on WeatherBrains Episode 519

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 85 at Fort Myers (Southwest International), FL, and -2 at Boulder, WY
  • This show was actually recorded on December 22, 2015
  • Southeast US preparing for severe weather just before Christmas
  • and more!

Our email bag officer had nothing in the mail bag since the various vacation schedules dictated an earlier date for recording this episode.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Oops, no WeatherBrains 101 for this show. It should return in 2016.

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 519:

SPC web site

WCM page on SPC’s web site

Severe Studios

WeatherBrains Episode 509 from Norman, OK

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Picks of the Week:

No Picks this week! It will return in 2016.

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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 518: We’re Really Off

WeatherBrains Episode 518 is now online (December 21, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Andrew OldakerUnable to connect with our guest tonight, so we’ll plan of having Andrew Oldaker back to discuss SimuAWIPS.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 87 at Naples, FL, and -3 at Boulder, WY
  • Today marks the winter solstice, the official beginning of winter
  • It is also the shortest day of the year in northern hemisphere
  • Arctic Oscillation strongly positive
  • Very warm over the eastern half of the country
  • Discussion of El Nino and impact on US weather
  • Talk of long range outlooks
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice talking about solstice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is on the job just like Santa’s elves processing the incoming messages from our listeners. And we love to get them.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: It’s all around us made up of a fairly constant set of elements. But this thing we call the atmosphere is a fluid that you cannot see, making it challenging to forecasters. This episode of 101 takes a look at air with some interesting facts thrown in for good measure.

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 518:

SimuAWIPS web site

National Snow Analysis

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Picks of the Week:

Brian Peters – Dreaming of a White Christmas

John Scala – Arctic Oscillation Analysis and Forecasts

Rick Smith – NOAA Weather Radio voice sings Deck the Halls

James Spann – SPC SWODY images by state

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Maps of the Arctic Area

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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 517: Tugged On It In Oklahoma

WeatherBrains Episode 517 is now online (December 14, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

The BrainChild behind tonight’s show is no stranger to the show, having appeared several times.  He is the Science and Operations Officer at the National Weather Service in Birmingham.  Kevin Laws, welcome back to WeatherBrains! Tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is one of the world’s leasing experts on mesoscale meteorology, severe convective storms, forecasting of storms and tornadogenesis.  He was the field coordinator of the first VORTEX and he will be the Program Manager for the upcoming VORTEX SE field experiment.  Dr. Erik Rasmussen, welcome to WeatherBrains!  

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Reliability of storm chaser/spotter reports
  • Drone usefulness in storm reporting
  • FogBank with SkyDaver
  • 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: Did you know that there are bombs in meteorology? Well, actually the more correct term would be bombogenesis which is frequently shortened to bomb. So what are these and where do they occur? You’ll get the answers in the 101 segment this week.

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 517:

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Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – NOAA Hiring

Kevin Laws – NWS Birmingham Twitter Account

John Scala – California Weather Blog

Bill Murray – RAP data from Brian McNoldy

Rick Smith – The Science Of Weather In Star Wars

James Spann – ENSO Blog

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Sunrise and Sunset Forecast

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

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