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WeatherBrains 589: I Don’t Watch TV for Religious Reasons

WeatherBrains Episode 589 is now online (May 1, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrains this week include Dr. Laura Myers, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Public Safety, University of Alabama, and Kevin Laws, Science and Operations Officer with the National Weather Service in Birmingham, AL. Each of these distinguished people have been on WeatherBrains before.

Kevin Laws, SOO, NWS BHM Dr. Laura Myers

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 102 at Palm Springs, CA, & Death Valley, CA, and 12 at Pine Junction, CO
  • Severe weather from northern NY to North Carolina coast
  • Big upper low swirling over Great Lakes area tonight
  • Snow falling in Rockies
  • 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: How about a little quiz to test your knowledge of the naming of hurricanes? That’s what’s on tap in this episode of WeatherBrains 101.

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 589:

NWS Birmingham, AL, web site

Center for Advanced Public Safety, University of Alabama

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Picks of the Week:

Kevin Laws – Severe weather on April 5, 2017

Laura Myers – Mighty Whirl Wind by David Wagler

Brian Peters – Capitol Weather Gang article on warning lead times

Rick Smith – NWS survey on hazard simplification
Second survey on hazard simplification

James Spann – Christian Science Monitor article on tornadoes

Aubrey Urbanowicz – NASA sees severe weather

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 588: Brian Drinks A Lot Of Schlitz

WeatherBrains Episode 588 is now online (April 24, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Shawn Miller

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Chair of the American Meteorological Society Board on Enterprise Economic Development, under the AMS Commission on Weather and Climate Enterprise. He is also an Engineering Fellow with Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems in Aurora, CO. Dr. Shawn Miller, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 103 at Death Valley, CA, and 23 at Lake Yellowstone, WY
  • Risk of severe wx Central US Tuesday
  • Then risk shifts into Lower Mississippi River Valley
  • Flooding in VA and NC
  • First tropical storm has already occurred
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is out once again due to family visiting, so mail bag postponed until next week.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The professor is experiencing voice issues, so there will be no WeatherBrains 101 episode 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 588:

AMS web page Commission on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise

GOES-R Satellite web page

JPSS web page

2017 AMS Washington Forum

Shawn Miller profile from AMS

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Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – Historical Hurricanes from Hurricane Research Division

Brian Peters – Information on Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017

James Spann – Weather resources from AMS

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 587: Horns Out of Your Ears

WeatherBrains Episode 587 is now online (April 17, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us on this episode is Tony Rice who prepares our astronomy outlook. Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Senior Information Security Engineer at Cisco and a Solar System Ambassador at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory by day, and a contributor to WRAL-TV and WeatherBrains by night. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Computer Science, beginning his career as a software engineer at BAE Systems/British Aerospace. He has also worked as a Senior Member of Scientific Staff at Nortel Networks. Most of us know Tony Rice best for his weekly contribution to WeatherBrains as our resident astronomer. Tony Rice, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 96 at Imperial, CA, El Centro NAS, CA, & Presidio, TX, and 10 at Tioga, ND
  • Dry for the past week in the Southeast US
  • Stormy pattern returns after a week long hiatus
  • Numerous wildfires in Florida
  • Wildfire near Harrisonburg, VA
  • No Astronomy Outlook from Tony Rice since he is on the show
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is here and dies into the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This week we take a look at a process that can lead to some interesting cloud formations. That process is called glaciation

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 587:

NASA site for information on 2017 eclipse

Historical cloud cover for eclipse

Alaska Airlines total eclipse video

Wichita Falls tornado from 1979

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Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – Total solar eclipse from airplane

Brian Peters – weather science for kids

Tony Rice – NASA eclipse site

Kevin Selle – video of tornado with power line arcs

James Spann – Mastodon social network

Aubrey Urbanowicz – video of a big dust devil

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 586: Four Hour Email Segment

WeatherBrains Episode 586 is now online (April 10, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain this week is Dr. Leigh Orf.  Also joining us is Mark T Jelinek from “What Is It With The Weather” Podcast.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes:
  • Dr. Orf’s Severe Weather research
  • U. S. Severe Weather roundup
  • Dallas sirens hacked
  • Maine meteorologist found dead
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer finally returns, so look for a lot of email from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The professor is AWOL this week, so there is no WeatherBrains 101 episode for this show.

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 586:

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Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson –  Off

Mark Jelinek – Cloudy with a Chance of Pain

Leigh Orf –  Shift in computing from CPU to GPU for Weather Models

Bill Murray – Terrible Tuesday Spotter Audio

Kevin Selle –  Off

Rick Smith – Terrible Tuesday

James Spann – Severe Weather Checklist

Aubrey Urbanowicz – T-shirts for weather enthusiasts

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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