WeatherBrains 62: “Hot Stuff”

WeatherBrains Episode 62 is now online (April 2, 2007)

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In this week’s episode:

Heatburst Radar– “Heatbursts” — Ted Ryan, Forecaster at the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth, TX, talks about a product of a thunderstorm that can sometimes be felt 100 miles away from the storm! Click here for some interesting slides from Ted’s recent workshop presentation. Can heatbursts really peel the paint from a house?;

– This Week In Weather History: Bill Murray remembers the “Super Tornado Outbreak” of 1974 and the WeatherBrains Crew shares some memories of an event they will never forget;

– ‘Tornado Alley’: Should we widen it, or leave it alone? And just where is it, anyway? The WeatherBrains crew weighs in on why they don’t like using the term;

Plane– “Wi-fi Woes Aloft” — Looking forward to wireless Internet access when you fly? Don’t hold your breath. David Black talks with journalist Galen Gruman, who tells us why efforts to bring Wi-fi to commercial airline flights has been a big flop;

Websites featured in this Episode:

Gaylen Gruman’s article on in-flight wireless…

Check out the Fort Worth Star Telegram article about the area called “Tornado Alley”…

Join David Black, J.B. Elliott, James Spann, Brian Peters and Kevin Selle…

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