WeatherBrains Episode 449 is now online (September 2, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!
Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Program Lead for New and Enhanced Products for NOAA’s National Weather Service. She is better known to this audience as one of the hosts of AM Weather, the long running show produced by NOAA and Maryland Public Broadcasting in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Joan von Ahn, welcome back to WeatherBrains. Joan gets a welcome back because she appeared on show 196 in October, 2009.
Tonight’s Guest Panelist has over 25 years of experience in forecasting Gulf Coast weather…tracking hundreds of tropical storms and hurricanes including major Louisiana storms such as Andrew, Lili, Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. He is the Chief Meteorologist at KATC in Lafayette LA. Rob Perillo, welcome to the show.
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From The Weather Center:
WeatherBrains 101: This week the 101 segment continues looking into the topic of air pressure. Last week we talked about pressure in a container, but the Earth’s atmosphere is not a container exactly.
Listener 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 449:
Picks of the Week:
Nate Johnson – What we know and don’t know about tornado formation
Kevin Selle – WxSat App for iPhone
Rick Smith – NWS Enhanced Data Display
James Spann – Spann Instagram feed
SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank
The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle, Dr. John Scala, and Rick Smith. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.