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WeatherBrains 788: Peaks Of The Week

WeatherBrains Episode 788 is now online (February 22nd, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This week’s Guest WeatherBrain needs no introduction.  He last appeared on August 27, 2015, on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  He was the MIC at the NWS in Slidell then.  He has since gone on to become the Director of the National Hurricane Center.  Ken Graham:  Welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • A look back at 2017 hurricane season (12:50)
  • New ideas for what happens when we run out of names in hurricane season (21:30)
  • What is the purpose of tropical seasonal outlooks?  (59:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

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 Web Sites from Episode 788:

National Hurricane Center

Picks of the Week:

Bruce Jones – Beijing soars to 78 degrees, its warmest winter temperature on record

Jen Narramore – Central Florida Tornado Outbreak – February 22-23, 1998

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Drive Weather App

James Spann – NOAA expands purchase of commercial radio occultation data for weather models

James Spann – U.S. Hasn’t Gone This Long Without a Big Hurricane in 150 Years

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore, Nate Johnson, 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 787: DC To Coyoteville

WeatherBrains Episode 787 is now online (February 16th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University where she studies the human side of meteorology. She is also this year’s president-elect for the National Weather Association.
Dr. Kathy Sherman-Morris, welcome to the Show!

Tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is a Lecturer in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University and the Chief Meteorologist at KAGS TV. His research interests are diverse and include public perception of weather information and public response to hazards.  Christopher Nunley, welcome to the Show!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is no stranger to the show, and former regular panelist, Rick Smith.  Rick is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS in Norman, OK.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Power grid issues in Texas (7:30)
  • Worsening issues of threats on social media (31:00)
  • North Carolina tornado kills 3 (26:35)
  • Men vs women and their perceived knowledge of weather (1:27:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

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

 Web Sites from Episode 787:

 

Picks of the Week:

Rick Smith – Power Outages

Dr. Kathy Sherman-Morris – Weather, Climate and Society

Bruce Jones – The Blizzard of 1948-49

Jen Narramore – Out

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Oklahoma Mesonet

Bill Murray – Tim Vasquez Forecast Lab

James Spann – Snow maps are all over social media. How seriously should you take them?

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

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

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