WeatherBrains 343 – Spann is Packin’

WeatherBrains Episode 343 is now online (August 21, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dr. John Christy is the State Climatologist for Alabama. Dr. John R. Christy is the Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he began studying global climate issues in 1987.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • The climate change issue
  • Bill visits Alexandria, LA
  • Extremes include Death Valley, CA with 119 and 32 at Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  • 70 Forest Fires in 13 States
  • 8 children have been killed by being left in hot cars this month
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center: The tropics continue to heat up with three areas of possible development. Invest 94L seems to be the most significant threat to the U. S. coast.

WeatherBrains 101: This week the topic continues to be things the Doppler radar network see that are not precipitation. This is one of the more unusual ones that does not occur in too many places. The weather radar can see wind farms. That’s right, those clusters of turbines that generate electricity.

TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of August 20th.

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 343:

UAH Atmospheric Science Department

Picks of the Week:

JB Elliott – Active Week in Tropics

Nate Johnson – Hurricane Tracks since 1851

Bill Murray – Joplin 2011 Quick Response Report

Kevin Selle – Loopcam

James Spann – Radar Beam Width and Height Calculator

JP Spann – Gets the horn!

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

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