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WeatherBrains 762: Cavity Search

WeatherBrains Episode 762 is now online (August 24th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is earned his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University, and finished his undergraduate study in math and physics at the University of South Carolina.  He is the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, performing the duties of Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.  Dr. Neil Jacobs, welcome to the show!

Dr. Neil Jacobs, assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is an Associate Professor at Ohio State University, where he also earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Dr. Jay Hobgood, welcome!

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Tonight’s Guest Panelist is the Science and Operations Officer for the NWS in Birmingham.  Kevin Laws, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Seminars – Fall 2015 | Earth System Science News

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • One year since Dorian controversy:  What have we learned?
  • Importance of model ensembles
  • What causes tropical cyclone rapid intensification?
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 762:

Dr. Jay Hobgood Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Jay Hobgood – Tropical Storm Laura Forecast Discussion

Jen Narramore – John Kucko Tweet

Nate Johnson – Who else can point to a single date for when they knew they wanted weather as a career?

Troy Kimmel – How Weather Detectives Scrutinize Would-Be World Records

Kim Klockow-McClain – 1.3 The Origin of the “Fujiwhara Effect”: The Typhoons that Postponed the End of World War II

Bill Murray – Out

James Spann – Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS

Aubrey Urbanowicz – AMS CONUS Surface Data

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 761: Pixelated Ghost

WeatherBrains Episode 761 is now online (August 17th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is the Severe Weather Services Program Leader for the National  Weather Service.  Greg Schoor, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Todd Lericos, the Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC) of the National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Las Vegas, NV, a position he has held since November, 2012. Todd grew up in Southwest Florida and began his career in meteorology by joining the Air Force in 1991 as a Weather Observer. His first assignment was Homestead AFB, arriving just eight months before Hurricane Andrew hit the base in August, 1992.  Welcome!

Our third Guest WeatherBrain is Alan Gerard, the President of the National Weather Association Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on the education and scholarship aspects of the National Weather Association. Welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Hurricane Camille of 1969
  • Atlantic Basin heating up?
  • Iowa Super Derecho/clean-up
  • NWA Annual Meeting September 2020 goes virtual
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 761:

Todd Lericos Twitter

Greg Schoor Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Greg Schoor – Son Jack turns 18 months old Friday!/National Weather Service Radar page gets 2.0 version refresh within next few months!

Todd Lericos – “Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence”

Alan Gerard – NWA Foundation

Jen Narramore – Fire Tornado Warning

Nate Johnson – 45th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille

Troy Kimmel – March 1995 Austin TX Local Storm Report

Troy Kimmel – October 2004 Birmingham AL Tornado Warning

Kim Klockow-McClain – Iowa derecho corn damage

Bill Murray – Report of Palm Sunday Tornadoes April 1965

James Spann – NWS Quad Cities Tweet

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Iowa Derecho

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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