WeatherBrains 381: Hanging Out With Babes

WeatherBrains Episode 381 is now online (May 13, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

We might have found a guest WeatherBrain who does more in less time than James Spann!

Kim ElmoreDr. Kim Elmore is a research scientist with CIMMS, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, and adjunct associate professor of Meteorology at OU. He was part of the VORTEX2 project on the SR2 mobile radar team. Prior to that, he was an associate scientist with the RAP at NCAR. His current project is known by its very onomatopoeic name, “mPING” – the mobile Precipitation Identification Near the Ground project. They’ve just released a new mobile app. When he’s not at work, he’s a husband, father, runner, a single/multiple-engine and glider-rated pilot, an extra-class amateur radio operator, and – as if that wasn’t enough – violinist with the National Weather Center’s new performing ensemble, “Helical Flow.”

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • 115 at Death Valley, CA, and 16 at Brimson, MN
  • Severe weather risk across Idaho and Montana, Day 6 possible severe weather Central Plains
  • 91 in Bismarck today!
  • 36 inches of snow on the ground at Valdez, AK
  • Ice on Great Lakes caused damage
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: As we approach the summer season which includes an uptick in lightning occurrences, the 101 segment takes a look at a little of the history of lightning research. Did you know that lightning research actually netted one person a Nobel prize? All the details in this episode.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of May 13th.

    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 381:

    Contest: Send your home screen capture to myapps at weatherbrains dot com. The prize is a James Spann Bobblehead Doll 2.0.

    The Drink of Nate Johnson, Cheerwine!

    NOAA Release on mPing app

    Ping Project

    NSSL Web Page

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Lightning pic from the rim of the Grand Canyon

    Nate Johnson – Time Lapse of World Change

    Bill Murray – Rarity: Tornado Drought or Tornado Surplus

    Brian Peters – Gets the Fog Horn!!

    Kevin Selle – Mount Washington Observatory

    James Spann – Forecast for the Future

    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. graphic

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