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WeatherBrains 563: Keep Your Pants On!

WeatherBrains Episode 563 is now online (November 1, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Guest information typically goes here, but for tonight we are guest-less, so you are stuck with the WeatherBrains gang and whatever topics they bring to the digital mahogany table. Plus the episode is being recorded on Tuesday night, not the typical Monday night. There was a gasoline pipeline explosion and fire in Central Alabama on Halloween, so our moderator assisted with our on-air coverage of the event, so we moved the show to tonight.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 98 at McAllen, TX, and 18 at Saranac Lake, NY
  • Tropical Atlantic is quiet for now
  • Severe weather risk areas pretty small next three days
  • Drought in California and Southeast US
  • Pattern shift appears likely next week
  • 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: As October slips into the rearview mirror, we are getting close to the start of meteorological winter. And with winter will come a varied of hazards. One of those hazards is glaze which can create extremely dangerous black ice situations for motorists. So in this edition of WeatherBrains 101, we take a look at glaze and the conditions surrounding its formation.

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 563:

AP style book

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Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – Article on 2016 hurricane season

Brian Peters – Boston Globe autumn brilliance

Kevin Selle – WeatherBrains t-shirt round 2

Rick Smith – Evolving the NWS

James Spann – Gulf water temperatures and summer tornadoes

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary twitter feed

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 562: Your Balls Saved My Life

WeatherBrains Episode 562 is now online (October 24, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Perlan Glider

Elizabeth KennickTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain #1 is the President of the Teachers in Space organization. She is formerly the Vice President of Client Technology at Morgan Stanley, but now she splits her time between developing and sharing exciting ways to bring space into the classroom and speaking at aerospace and education conferences. Elizabeth Kennick, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Dr. Elizabeth AustinAnd tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrains is President of WeatherExtreme, Ltd, a research and consulting firm. She has served in the NWA and AMS for many years and is the Chair of the Board of the CCMs for the AMS. Her CV is too long to read and includes many prestigious honors and accomplishments. Her recent book, Treading on Thin Air, was published by Penguin Books. Dr. Elizabeth Austin, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 95 at McAllen, TX, and 17 at Mount Washington, NH
  • For first time in weeks, the tropical Atlantic is quiet;
  • Little severe weather threats next several days;
  • High wind Northwest US coastline;
  • Drought worsening in Southeast 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:

WeatherBrains 101: You’ve probably noticed that there are several definitions for the seasons, one based on astronomical events and the other based more on our calendar. In this episode, we’ll take a look at the variations in definitions and some reasons why this occurs.

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 562:

Falling Water

The Perlan Project

Weather Extreme Ltd.

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Picks of the Week:

Elizabeth Austin – NASA Goddard Ozone Watch

Nate Johnson – GOES-R prep for launch

Liz Kennick – John Huntingdon photography

Bill Murray – Book Treading on Thin Air>

Brian Peters – Gets the fog horn!

Kevin Selle – NWS Birmingham tweet

Rick Smith – Major hurricane drought overblown

James Spann – Rare double moonbow

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Great blue norther of 1911

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 561: What Site Was That?

WeatherBrains Episode 561 is now online (October 17, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Matthew ParkerTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Senior Fellow Meteorologist at the Savannah River National Laboratory and is the 2016 President Elect of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Matt Parker, an active AMS Member, an active Fellow of the AMS, and an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist. He is a Fellow Meteorologist with the Atmospheric Technologies Group at DOE’s Savannah River National Laboratory. He serves the AMS Community as Past Commissioner from 2014 to 2016 of the AMS Commission on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise, having completed terms as Future Commissioner (2010 to 2012) and Commissioner (2012 to 2014). Mr Parker has expertise in boundary layer meteorology, meteorological instrumentation and field experiments, real-time data acquisition, synoptic meteorology, and consequence assessment for emergency response. He has extensive experience with programmatic oversight of ATG’s meteorological monitoring system, wind tunnel testing of meteorological sensors, developing meteorological standards and procedures, industrial weather forecasting, and the development of innovative meteorological sensors and monitoring systems. He has BS and MS degrees in meteorology from North Carolina State University. He was the Inaugural Chair of the AMS Board on Enterprise Communication, Co-Chair of the drafting team for the AMS Statement on National Weather and Climate Priorities, and is a former member of numerous other AMS boards and committees. Mr. Parker is Past President of the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists, a member of the ANS/ANSI 3.11 Working Group, a member of the Nuclear Utility Meteorological Data Users Group, and an individual member of the American Weather and Climate Industry Association. Matthew Parker, welcome to the show!

Alex ForbesAnd tonight’s Guest Panelist is currently a senior high school student who plans on pursuing a degree in meteorology. He wants to be a television meteorologist in a top ten market or at one of the networks. Alex Forbes, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 102 at Gage, OK, and 26 at Gunnison, CO
  • Little severe weather threats across the US over next few days
  • Tropics quieter as Nicole fades into North Atlantic
  • Drought in Southeast US
  • 29 days without rain in Birmingham
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer develops audio trouble, so no incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The professor skipped out this weekend, so unfortunately there is no 101 episode for this week. It should return next episode.

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 561:

Savannah River National Laboratory

American Meteorological Society

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Picks of the Week:

Alex Forbes – Picture of NC flooding

Bill Murray – Video of 2016 NWA WeatherFest

Brian Peters – Vermont foliage 2016 by Matt Benedetto

Kevin Selle – Kevin hung up!

James Spann – New York Times article

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Nature photographer Jen Johnson Twitter
Nature photographer Larry Brown Twitter

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 560: Sending Out Investigators

WeatherBrains Episode 560 is now online (October 10, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Pumpkins for Fall 2016

Mark SudduthTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain was on Episode 416. He needs no introduction to weather fans which is most of our audience. He has worked in hurricane awareness and education since graduating from UNC-Wilmington in 1995. Over the past eighteen years, he has had the privilege of working with local, state and federal agencies to develop award-winning hurricane awareness projects. In addition, his work with business and industry to reach out to communities on a local level has led to several large-scale hurricane preparedness campaigns from Texas to Maine. He is the Founder of HurricaneTrack.com. Mark Sudduth, welcome to WeatherBrains.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 100 at Death Valley, CA. & Imperial, CA, and 20 at Mount Washington, NH
  • Very limited risk of severe weather across US
  • Nicole still churning in Central Atlantic, and
  • Nicole likely to become hurricane with direct hit on Bermuda Thursday
  • Death toll from Matthew climbs to 21, so far
  • Power outages/flooding still happening in North Carolina
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice, sort of!
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This week the 101 episode features somewhat of a mini rant from the professor taking on the topic of landfall or landfalling. It seems this term was used a lot with Matthew and many times it was used improperly, so we take a look at what this term means and how it should be used.

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 560:

hurricanetrack.com

KVOE article about tornado warnings from KTA

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Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – Big picture from Boston Globe

Brian Peters – Eagle saved after Matthew

Kevin Selle – Story about hatching Twitter

Rick Smith – Mashable article about hurricane ratings

James Spann – Haitian City’s race into 21st century

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Lightning sprites over Matthew

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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Pumpkin picture courtesy of Kevin Selle. Putting the credits way down low so Kevin doesn’t get a big head ! !