WeatherBrains 269: Banned From Oklahoma

WeatherBrains Episode 269 is now online (March 21, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This week’s guest weather brain is Sean Casey,¬†an IMAX filmmaker who produced the Tornado Alley film that is playing around the nation. Sean also built the Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV) and the Tornado Intercept Vehicle 2 (TIV2) to film inside a tornado.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Perhaps we found a new host for “picks of the week”!
  • What happens when you make a “pass gas” sound into a talking GPS?
  • What cities in the nation are named after weather?
  • Does J.B. live on a train?
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag has been getting some attention and Kevin puts it in perspective.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Station models plotted on surface weather maps contain a wealth of information. Wind is one of those elements and this week the discussion centers on how to understand those wind barbs.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of March 22nd.

    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 269:

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – World map showing clouds and daylight as well as terrain.

    Bill Murray – The song from the new Chevy Traverse commercial.

    Kevin Selle – WxRadar iPhone/iPad app

    James Spann – MacBook Pro 2011

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

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    1. skydaver says:

      I apologize for the duplicate pics of the week in the two audios; I included them in the second batch after I didn’t hear the first set last week.

      Here are the three pics from 3/14 that I didn’t duplicate:

      Radar pic of Mobile Bay tornado from @wxbrad (Brad Panovich, WCNC)
      posted on Twitter at 9:54 EST 09 Mar 2011

      Brad Panovich Weather blog for the March 9-10 storms

      Cryosphere Today, from Univ. of Illinois Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences Polar Research Group

      For James Spann, the “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” segment with Cal Ripken Jr.

      The picks I sent in for March 21

      NWS Flood Safety Week

      NWS Significant Flood Outlook

      A view of all the world’s clouds, updated from three sources. It also shows the day/night terminus; near the equinox, the terminus is nearly vertical

      A newspaper article from the Louisville KY Courier Journal, written by Joe Sullivan, NWS WCM for Louisville, on surviving severe weather

      March 10 Storm, captured by NASA AIRS instrument (NHC Facebook page)

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