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WeatherBrains 584: The Only Stud Muffins On the Show

WeatherBrains Episode 584 is now online (March 27, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us for this episode is the infamous Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel. Also joining us is Kim Cunningham. Kim and Jim worked together at The Weather Channel.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 97 at Rio Grande Village, TX, and 17 at Climax, CO
  • Severe weather in Southeast US
  • Severe wx forecast in West Texas on Tuesday
  • Severe wx threat moves eastward through Thursday
  • Snow cover stands at 12 percent
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is out tonight – thanks to Spring Break – so no letters this week.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Because the discussion was so intense last week, the 101 episode will actually air in this episode. Morning glories are not just flowers! A recent online article about the Morning Glory cloud formation prompted the professor to learn a little more about this rare feature.

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 584:

The Weather Channel

Kim Cunningham’s web site

Jim Cantore’s bio

Dr. Doswell’s Editorial on Forecast Uncertainty

Storm Front Freaks podcast

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Picks of the Week:

Kim Cunningham – CIMSS Tropical Cyclone site

Brian Peters – Flying through the Southern Lights

James Spann – GOES-16 imagery

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 583: Difference Between Uncertainty and Confusion

WeatherBrains Episode 583 is now online (March 20, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us tonight as the Guest WeatherBrain is Dr. Chuck Doswell. Dr. Doswell last appeared on WeatherBrains Episode 507 and this appearance makes the fifth time he has been on WeatherBrains. By the way, his real name is Charles A. Doswell, III.

Dr. Doswell is an American meteorologist and prolific severe convective storms researcher. Doswell is a seminal contributor, along with Leslie R. Lemon, to the modern conception of the supercell, which was developed originally by Keith Browning. He also has done research on forecasting and forecast verification, especially for severe convective storms, and is an advocate of ingredients-based forecasting. Doswell was an early storm chaser; in fact, among the first scientific storm chasers, and still actively chases recreationally. He was the lead forecaster for the first project VORTEX in 1994/1995 and has produced more than 100 refereed publications and several contributions to books and encyclopedias. He edited the American Meteorological Society Monograph Severe Convective Storms as well as coauthored two papers therein. Doswell is a semiprofessional photographer with a special emphasis on storm photographs and also is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM). Doswell hosts the blues program Juke Joint and co-hosted with Gene Rhoden the severe storms program High Instability on the ShockNet internet radio station.

Joining us as Guest Panelist is Ricky Matthews from the Carolina Weather Group Podcast. Also joining us are Gary Szatkowski and Gina Eosco.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 98 at Childress, TX, & Dozier, TX, and -4 at Saranac Lake, NY
  • A little severe weather in Indiana today
  • SPC has a slight risk for Tuesday over parts of northern Southeast US
  • Cherry blossoms damaged in Washington, DC
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

There’s no snow or other atmospheric phenomenon to keep our email bag officer from handling the incoming messages from our listeners, but we run out of time due to the interesting discussion on the Northeast Blizzard.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Morning glories are not just flowers! A recent online article about the Morning Glory cloud formation prompted the professor to learn a little more about this rare feature.

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 583:

Carolina Weather Podcast

National Weather Podcast Month

Book recommendation from Kevin – The Attention Merchants

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Picks of the Week:

Chuck Doswell – picks Blackhawks to win Stanley Cup

Gina Eosco – Greg Carbin’s teaching ensemble forecasting

Ricky Matthews – ABI Bands quick guides

Bill Murray – National Tropical Weather Conference

Brian Peters – Boston Globe snow pictures from the past

Kevin Selle – Promoting prepare-not-scare

James Spann – Pivotal Weather Model Display, emphasis on gif production tool.

Gary Szatkowski – The Weather Social

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Spot the station

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 582: Some Show with Naked People

WeatherBrains Episode 582 is now online (March 13, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! And we’re also the longest running podcast about weather in the universe!

Our Guest WeatherBrain for this show is Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a Research Scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from CSU in 2007. Dr. Klotzbach has been employed in the Department of Atmospheric Science for the past fourteen years where he has been co-author on the Atlantic basin hurricane forecasts with Dr. William Gray. He became first author on the seasonal hurricane forecasts in 2006. Klotzbach developed the two-week forecasts currently being issued during the peak months of the hurricane season between August-October. He developed the Landfalling Hurricane Probability Webpage (available online at http://www.e-transit.org/hurricane) in partnership with the GeoGraphics Laboratory at Bridgewater State College. This webpage provides hurricane landfall probabilities for the entire United States coastline from Brownsville, TX, to Eastport, ME, as well as the Caribbean. He has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Climate, Weather and Forecasting, and Geophysical Research Letters.

Klotzbach graduated from Bridgewater State College with a BS degree in Geography in 1999. He then attended Colorado State University where he received his Masters degree in Atmospheric Science in 2002. After receiving his Masters degree in 2002, Klotzbach thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine (2100+ miles). He has also climbed all 54 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado, and has completed eight marathons and five ultra-marathons. He’s crazy about hurricanes and just plain crazy about other things!

Dr. Klotzbach has been with us several times including episode 77 and episode 559.

Dakota Smith is a atmospheric science graduate student studying the carbon cycle at Colorado State University. He graduated from Penn State. Along with Tyler Jankoski, he produces a weekly podcast called “The Weather Junkies” (see link in section below).

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 100 at Thermal, CA, and -20 at Mount Washington, NH
  • Major weather system affecting Mid-Atlantic States to New England
  • Blizzard warnings from just north of Philadelphia, PA, to Portland, ME
  • Deep cold trough over the eastern US
  • Very warm in Southwest US
  • Very cold from the Dakotas to New England
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Unlike the US Postal Service, our email bag officer let’s snow stand in the way of her appointed round, so she’ll have to catch up on the incoming messages from our listeners in the next episode.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Prompted in part by the huge nor’easter occurring tonight and Tuesday off the New England coast of the US, we take a look at just what a nor’easter is and a little bit about how it gets its name.

Web Sites from Episode 582:

The Weather Junkies

Colorado State Tropical Meteorology Project

Update on NHC Products and Services

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Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – NEXRAD data via Amazon Web Services

Brian Peters – Clearing a path through 60-feet of snow

Kevin Selle – RadarScope for Mac

Dakota Smith – Weatherhype podcast

Rick Smith – COMET Storm Spotter Training Modules

James Spann – NexLab Models for iPhone

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 581: We’re a Bunch of Ding Dongs

WeatherBrains Episode 581 is now online (March 6, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us tonight as Guest WeatherBrain is Dr. Russ Schneider, Director of the Storm Prediction Center, and our guest panelist, Jen Watson.

Dr. Russell Schneider was named Director of the NOAA-NWS Storm Prediction Center in August, 2010, and led the Center through the historic 2011 tornado season. The Storm Prediction Center is responsible for protection of life and property through official 24×7 nationwide forecasts and warnings for hazardous mesoscale weather phenomena including tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and wildfires. Russ began his NWS career in 1992.

Dr. Schneider’s responsibilities span all facets of NOAA-NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) programs, from critical operational weather forecasting, to integration the latest science and technology into SPC operations. He provides strategic direction for both the Operations and Science Support Branches, and assists National Weather Service Leadership in establishing and executing strategic plans for NOAA nationwide severe weather services.

Dr. Schneider was the first Science Support Branch Chief at the Storm Prediction Center and served in this role from 1997 to 2010. Russ earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Russ was awarded a Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for his contributions to US weather services in 2007, and the American Meteorological Society Kenneth C. Spengler Award for his efforts to bring diverse communities together within the collaborative environment of the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed in 2011. Dr. Schneider was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2012. Along with nine other NWS colleagues, Dr. Schneider was recognized by President Barack Obama for severe weather forecasts and warnings prior to the 20 May 2013 Moore, OK, tornado in a departure ceremony at Tinker Air Force Base next to Air Force One.

Jennifer Watson works for the social desk at The Weather Channel. She was on WeatherBrains Episode 324.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves to travel, storm chase, and spend time with her family and friends.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 88 at Alice Airport, Cotulla, Laredo Airport, & McAllen, TX, and -8 at Berlin, NH, & Fryeburg, ME
  • Severe weather ongoing in Central US – numerous warnings
  • Cold front to advance into Southeast US Tuesday
  • Large area of warmth from TX to Great Lakes to Mid-Atlantic States and Florida
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer went to a workshop put on by the NWS Blacksburg, so she’s taking the evening off to spend at home with her dog and her hubby.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this installment of WeatherBrains 101 we take a look at one of the elements discussed during storm spotter training, that of the wall cloud. A wall cloud is something that provides spotters with a clue, but a wall cloud does not necessarily mean that there will or won’t be a tornado. Give a listen for the details.

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 581:

Wood and weather – frames by Kevin Selle

Storm Prediction Center

National Weather Podcast Month

To subscribe to the brand new SkyWritings, an email newsletter from the WeatherBrains gang, click HERE.

Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – CIMSS Satellite Blog

Brian Peters – Wearable Weather Story

Kevin Selle – Geostationary lightning mapper aboard GOES 16

Rick Smith – Wildfire Detection using Rapid Scan Technology
Rick’s half pick – NWA Webinar

James Spann – RadarScope latest for Mac

Jen Watson – Hurricane weather data lookup

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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