WeatherBrains 277: Bedbugs, Snakes, and Dogs, Oh My!

WeatherBrains Episode 277 is now online (May 16, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Matt Ernst, Fox 34, Lubbock, TXTonight’s Guest Panelist is Matt Ernst. Matt is responsible for introducing us to tonights Guest WeatherBrain. In honor of his timely introduction, we invited him to serve in the honorary seat on the panel tonight. He is the morning meteorologist for FOX 34 in Lubbock, TX. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and holds his certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Dr. Ernst Keisling, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TXTonights Guest WeatherBrain, Dr. Ernst Kiesling, is one of the world’s leading experts on storm shelters. He is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Texas Tech University and Executive Director of the National Storm Shelter Association. He and his colleagues developed the In-Residence Storm Shelter, an above-ground storm shelter capable of providing a very high degree of protection from extreme winds. Texas Tech provided shelter designs and other input in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publications on storm shelters. He was instrumental in the founding of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) and has served as Executive Director since 2001.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Kevin edges into the sound effects territory of James Spann
  • Cool weather across the Southeast US
  • Mississippi River still in flood, some of the flooding at historic levels
  • Frost advisories in North Central US
  • Fire Weather Warnings for New Mexico and Florida
  • 93 at Pecos, TX, and 18 at South Lake Tahoe, UT
  • and more!
  • The letters have been dropping into the mail bag, but have they been dropping into Kevin’s basket? We get to see what he has gotten along with his witty responses to them.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: This edition of WeatherBrains 101 takes a look at some of the improvements coming in weather radar.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of May 17th. The week featured a heat burst, one of JB’s favorite topics, in Oklahoma.

    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 277:

    Texas Tech University shelter information

    Texas Tech University Wind Engineering

    FEMA Storm Shelter Guidelines

    National Storm Shelter Association

    Thunder Shirt for Dogs

    iMap Weather Radio

    Picks of the Week:

    Dr. Tim Coleman – ASPCA

    JB Elliott – JB’s Pick

    Matt Ernst – Lubbock Tornado, 1970

    Bill Murray – David Black’s Story on Helpers after the Storm

    Brian Peters – Hurricane Preparedness Week

    Kevin Selle – How the Drudge Report Stays on Top

    James Spann – St. Louis Tornado

    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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