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WeatherBrains 259: Who Did You Sleep With?

WeatherBrains Episode 259 is now online (January 11, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Nate JohnsonTonight’s guest panelist, Nate Johnson, is a weather producer/meteorologist at WRAL-TV in Raleigh. He is on a return visit and on a mission tonight.

Mike GibsonAnd our special Guest WeatherBrain is a big man in radar. Mike Gibson has a background in computers as a software design engineer with two decades of experience writing PC applications and operating system software. His primary specialty is graphics and font technology, from the API down to the driver level. He is the inventor or co-inventor in three patents related to that work. Mike is the owner of Gibson Ridge Software, an Atlanta-based company. He developed one of the most widely used radar interpretation programs in the world.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Special report from the NWS Boston, MA
  • JB recaps the frozen tundra of the US
  • Snow cover stands at 69 percent of the lower 48
  • 49 states of 50 have some sort of snow cover
  • Weather Emergency in New York City
  • Boston to get blizzard conditions Wednesday
  • Wind chill advisories even for some portions of Florida
  • 1060 millibar high off coast of Alaska
  • Check at the bottom of the page for a special graphic
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag has been getting some attention and Kevin puts it in perspective.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: The Southeast US got hit by a BIG winter weather event just a few days ago, so the topic is freezing rain and what it is.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of January 11th. The topic as you might expect for this time of year is the cold! But how about some really high pressure?

    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 259:

    Gibson Ridge Radar Software


    WRAL’s Meteorological Mystery

    NWS Boston, MA

    Podtrac Survey

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Gets

    Nate Johnson – Clemson University Ornithology Laboratory

    Bill Murray – Tablet with Barometer

    Brian Peters – Gets the Horn!

    Kevin Selle – SPC SREF Interactive Point Plume & Probability Products

    James Spann – Weather Obs Across the Country but it was stolen!

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, Bill Murray, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

    Special Graphic

    Festus Spann

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