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WeatherBrains 260: 40 Grit TP

WeatherBrains Episode 260 is now online (January 17, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is Dr. Curtis Carey , the Director of Communications and Executive Affairs for the National Weather Service. He is also an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C., where he teaches Social Marketing.

He is immersed in national issues ranging from energy policy to natural disaster preparedness and response.  As a national press officer in Washington, D.C., he has produced over 100 news conferences and placed news stories in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, as well as on national network and cable news shows.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Why is there a huge toilet paper roll in James’ office?
  • Dr. Tim returns!
  • We need a theme song!
  • Kevin is cranky again.
  • We check in with a listener with some questions from Hawaii.
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag has been getting some attention and Kevin puts it in perspective.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: We survive because of an atmosphere that is clear and gaseous, but it does weigh something. This week the topic is air pressure.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of November .

    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.

    Picks of the Week:

    Dr. Tim Coleman – A future blog post on convective snow, to be on

    JB Elliott – Gets the HORN!

    Bill Murray – Pralines from Mobile, Alabama

    Kevin Selle – Video – guy letting air out of his tires so his car won’t sink in a flood

    James Spann – BUFKIT visualizer

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

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