WeatherBrains 67: “Not Since 1999”

WeatherBrains Episode 67 is now online (May 7, 2007).

Welcome to WeatherBrains, a weekly audio program for people who love weather.

In this week’s episode:

Radar Velocity Data from Greensburg tornadoOn The Radar: We visit with Mike Umscheid from the National Weather Service Office in Dodge City, KS. Mike was the radar meteorologist on duty during the EF-5 tornado that plowed through Greensburg, Kansas. He’ll talk about what he saw on radar and what it feels like to work through a “career storm“, the first EF-5 on the new scale and first F-5 in the U.S. since 1999. Click here to link to ongoing coverage from NWS Dodge City, KS;

Reed TimmerWay Too Close: Reed Timmer and Joel Taylor came within 50 yards of a powerful tornado in Oklahoma last weekend. Their video has been seen around the world on CNN and YouTube. David Black talks with Reed Timmer about the dangerous chase and the amazing video they shot. Visit their website at TornadoVideos.net;

Around The Roundtable: J.B. looks at his “reflection” in the Gulf of Mexico…is the National Guard ready for more severe weather? And we talk about hurricane season;

The Week In WeatherThe Week In Weather: A police officer, and her car, get tossed around…get ready for more space storms…and Alaska, wolves and snow;

This Week In Weather History: Bill Murray tells us about a high flying kite…a busy tornado week…and the beginning of official tornado forecasts from the U.S. Weather Bureau;

GlobeWeatherBrains 101: It takes a pile of computing power to generate the forecast. Professor Peters takes a look at how much. (Hint: It is a BIG number….).

Websites featured in this episode:

National Weather Service, Dodge City, KS EF-5 site.

Mike Umscheid’s Blog.

Reed Timmer and Joel Taylor website, TornadoVideos.net.

Visit our new global warming site, ClimateBrains.

Join David Black, Kevin Selle, J.B. Elliott and Bill Murray…

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