WeatherBrains 412: Viewing the El Reno Storm

WeatherBrains Episode 412 is now online (December 16, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Eric FisherOur first Guest WeatherBrain is Eric Fisher, Chief Meteorologist, WBZ, Boston, MA, Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a suggestion of Friend of the Podcast, Justin Dill. We take those guest suggestions very seriously here in the Guest Booking Department, so keep em coming. Eric Fisher is a native New Englander who returned home this summer to be the Chief Meteorologist at WBZ in Boston. He started his career in Boston, then did four years at Springfield, MA, before heading to the Weather Channel for three years.

Dr. Anton SeimonDr. Anton Seimon is tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain #2 who was promoted from Panelist to Brain after the pre-show interview. He is a by-product of our conversation with Roger Edwards a couple of weeks ago. Dr. Anton Seimon is an environmental scientist with extensive experience in meteorological and lightning research. He is a lead for the El Reno Project. He is joining us tonight from his home right outside New York City.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 89 at San Gabriel, CA, and -29 at Crane Lake, MN
  • 13th Anniversary of Tuscaloosa Tornado of 2000
  • Beautiful clear sky in Central Alabama
  • Very cold in Alaska
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners in spite of a mail bag that is a little thin!!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: We’re coming up on the Christmas season which was the source of the name for a major weather event that occurs on irregular intervals. So this week we take a look at El Nino and the counterpart La Nina.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of December 16th.

    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 412:

    WBZ Television

    El Reno Survey

    Dr. Lance F. Bosart

    Stitcher Podcast Award

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Winter Weather Safety

    Nate Johnson – Climate of Middle Earth

    Bill Murray – 2000 Tuscaloosa Tornado

    Brian Peters – mPing Project

    Anton Seiman – NWS Norman May 31, 2013, Tornado and Flash Flood Event

    James Spann – Earth Wind Map

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – National Snow Analyses

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

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