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WeatherBrains 648: The Popcorn Girl

WeatherBrains Episode 648 is now online (June 18, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Today’s WeatherBrain is Steven Zubrick, the Science and Operations Officer at National Weather Service in Sterling, VA.  Steve has previously appeared on WeatherBrains; welcome back to the show!   Also, joining us as Guest Panelist is Tanja Fransen, Meteorologist In Charge of the National Weather Service in Glasgow MT.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Looking back at Hurricane Frederic of 1979
  • Summer Policy Colloquium 2018
  • Ellicott City MD floods of 2016 and 2018
  • Discussion on EAS Alerts
  • 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:

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 648:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety Guidance and Inspection Checklist

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Brian Peters – Out

Tanja Fransen – Summer Policy Colloquium

Kevin Selle – Cliff Mass – Reforming the National Weather Service, Changing the Role of the Human Forecasters

Rick Smith – Out

James Spann – Port-A-Potty goes flying

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 647: Unconscious on The Floor

WeatherBrains Episode 647 is now online (June 11, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

 

This week’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Philom. We will find out exactly what that means in a moment. He is the seventh editor of Farmers’ Almanac, which is significant, given that it was founded in 1818. Peter Geiger, welcome to WeatherBrains!

 

 

 

 

 

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Sun spot cycles
  • Tropical disturbance in the Caribbean
  • Meaning of the word “Philom”
  • 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: The professor is off sailing on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 101 should return for the next episode IF the professor can tear himself away from the cruise.

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 647:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Hurricanes are Slowing Down

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Gasoline Made by Capturing Carbon Dioxide from the Air

Rick Smith – Out

James Spann –  Foghorn

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Foghorn

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 646: Kernel Panic

WeatherBrains Episode 646 is now online (June 4, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

We couldn’t get Google Hangouts to function for our guest this week, so this week’s WeatherBrains is a discussion amongst the regulars about what is on their minds.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Subtropical Storm Alberto
  • Extreme heat in the Southwest early in season
  • Negativity and fighting on social media
  • Problematic attempts at forecasting random summertime afternoon storms
  • “First Alert Days” and their place in 2018 broadcast meteorology
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center: The 101 segment is missing this week along with the author who is participating in some civic duties as a poll worker for the primary election in Alabama.

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 646:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson –  Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – ‘Uber for disasters’

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Rick Smith Tweet

Rick Smith – Definitive Book on U.S. Tornadoes

James Spann – AHPS Precipitation Analysis

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Ellicott City Flood Aerial Video Water Levels Resources And History

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 645: Distribute the Hordes

WeatherBrains Episode 645 is now online (May 29, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

The first named storm of 2018 is now in the books, so we’re going to be talking with two experts in the area of tropical weather, Max Mayfield, left, and Bryan Norcross, right.

These two hurricane specialists currently work for WPLG in Fort Lauderdale. They both need no introduction. Max Mayfield, former Director of the National Hurricane Center, and Bryan Norcross, Mr. Hurricane who appeared on the show a few months ago when his book came out.

Max was unable to get connected to the hangout.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 111 at Death Valley, CA, and 28 at Leadville, CO
  • Alberto developed in SE Gulf and moved north through Alabama
  • Humongous flooding in Ellicott City, MD
  • 4 lightning deaths in US this year
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this edition of 101 we take a look at the dry line. Dry lines are quite common along the eastern slopes of the Rockies but fairly rare east of the Mississippi.

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 645:

WPLG Weather

Radar loop of Camille (YouTube)

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – Study of Deaths from Maria in Puerto Rico

Bill Murray – Cyclone Phase Evolution

Bryan Norcross – Yaboca, PR, Maria video on YouTube

Brian Peters – Gets the Fog Horn!

Kevin Selle – Rick Smith Tweet

James Spann – Cliff Mass post on “Climate Deniers”

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Ellicott City, MD, Flooding 2018

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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