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WeatherBrains 335: Don’t Hit the Red X!

WeatherBrains Episode 335 is now online (June 26, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

WeatherBrains 335 commemorates the 55th anniversary of deadly Hurricane Audrey, which killed over 500 people around Cameron, Louisiana on June 27, 1957. The panel heard a riveting description of that terrible day from two survivors, Jimmy and Keith Trahan, of Cameron, who lost their mom and sister in the storm. Jimmy and Keith are the stars of a spectacular documentary about the hurricane, called “All Over But to Cry.” The special interview was set up by Jill Kidder, from the National Hurricane Museum and Science Center, a project that is under development in Lake Charles. We also spoke with Gray Stream, the Board Chairman of the National Hurricane Museum and Science Center about their project.

We had a special extra interview with Cathy Post. Author of Hurricane Audrey, The Deadly Storm of 1957, published by Pelican Books in 2007. She joined us from her home in New Mexico. Here is that interview:

Our guest panelist this week is Brian Neudorff. Brian is the chief meteorologist at KMVT in Southern Idaho. A graduate of Purdue University, Brian also has earned his Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology and is certified by the American Meteorological Association.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extreme flooding south of Tallahassee
  • Tropical Storm Debby
  • National Heat Wave continues
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is getting the hang of things, so he summarizes the incoming email.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Coming through the first month of hurricane season for 2012, so there is a question as to how big tropical storms are. 101 delves into that question coming up with some interesting facts on the biggest and smallest of storms.

TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of June 26th.

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 335:


Picks of the Week:

Brian Neudorff – Mesowest Weather Observations

JB Elliott – NASA’s Blue Marble Project

Nate Johnson – T. S. Debby revised forecast tracks

Bill Murray – established a new show record for picks, since Brian was away. His picks were:

Emmy winning documentary about Hurricane Audrey “All Over But to Cry”

Cathy Post’s superb book Hurricane Audrey: The Deadly Storm of 1957 from Pelican Books. Also available on Amazon and at BN. But not on Audible, yet!

The National Hurricane Museum and Science Center website

Brian Peters – no pick this week

Kevin Selle – Mushroom cloud over Beijing

James Spann – Meteorological Weatherstation

JP Spann – Wind Map

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


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Time June 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

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