WeatherBrains 276: Rollin’ on the River

WeatherBrains Episode 276 is now online (May 9, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain for Episode 276 is Richard Okulski, Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) for the National Weather Service (NWS) in Memphis, TN. Richard is probably THE most scheduled guest on WeatherBrains along with the most postponed! Richard was supposed to have been on the show at least three times before, but weather sometimes has a knack of getting in the way. He will be discussing outdoor weather events along with comments about the record flooding on the Mississippi River.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • JB mutes us!!
  • Are we on the air or on the ether?
  • Mississippi River crests at 47.8 feet, flood stage is 34 feet, in historic flood
  • $3 billion in damage from April 27th tornadoes
  • 108 degrees at Laredo, TX
  • High wind warnings in New Mexico
  • Torrential rains along with snow pack in northern US contributed to flooding
  • and more!
  • The email keeps flowing in and stacking up so Kevin puts it all in perspective. EAS performance during the April 27th tornado break was brought up.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: What do L, S, C, X, and K all have to do with the weather? Well, if you are really on your toes, you probably know that those letters refer to band designations with which weather radars operate. But what are the differences and how do each of these bands get used? You’ll hear all the answers in this episode of WeatherBrains 101.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of May 10th. Some of the events of this upcoming week include the issuance of tornado warnings and tornadoes in San Angelo and Waco, TX.

    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 276:

    NWS Memphis, TN, web page

    Memphis in May

    We Are Alabama

    Mike Wilhelm’s Weather Blog

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center

    Brian Peters – NWS Site Map

    Kevin Selle – Article on James Spann

    James Spann – iMapWeather Radio app

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

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