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WeatherBrains 795: April 16, 2011

WeatherBrains Episode 795 is now online (April 12th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief Meteorologist at ABC 11 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He’s been in broadcast meteorology since 1991.  He was named Chief Meteorologist in in 2007.  Chris Hohmann, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is the Emergency Coordinator for central Carolina amateur radio Skywarn.  She’s been volunteering with the NWS since 2005.  She’s also a SKYWARN class instructor.  Virginia Enzor, welcome!

Our third guest WeatherBrain is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS in Raleigh.  He’s been with the NWS since 1999.  He’s worked at the NWS offices in Newport, Morehead City, Tampa, Flagstaff and Raleigh, where he’s been since 2012.  Nick Petro, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Challenges of getting word out about significant severe threats (45:00)
  • Role of NWS Chat during 4/15/11 outbreak (1:00:30)
  • What did meteorologists learn from 4/15/11 outbreak?  (1:04:00)
  • 1984 North Carolina tornado outbreak (1:09:40)
  • 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 795:

ABC-TV 11 Raleigh weather

Picks of the Week:

Nick Petro – ‘Average’ Atlantic hurricane season to reflect more storms

Bruce Jones – April 11, 1965 Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak

Jen Narramore – Car spins, flips during tornado in Seneca, South Carolina

Nate Johnson – April 16, 2011 Tornado Outbreak

Troy Kimmel – HDWX Products

Kim Klockow-McClain – What is a Tornado Outbreak? Perspectives through Time

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Extended Range Forecast of Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Activity and Landfall Strike Probability for 2021

Aubrey Urbanowicz – WXCHARTS

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. grhic