WeatherBrains 423: Don’t Use Toenails

WeatherBrains Episode 423 is now online (March 4, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dr. David O. PrevattDr. David Prevatt is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida focuses his research on the mitigation of extreme wind damage to low-rise construction and particularly the performance of existing residential structures.

Shelby Hays is a graduating senior at OU in Norman, studying meteorology. She interned for Gary England for 2 years and for a summer at WKRN in Nashville. She starts at KFSM in Fort Smith, AR, on Thursday. She is a Student Member of the AMS Broadcast Board and was the Media Coordinator for the National Weather Festival in Norman, OK.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 85 at Vero Beach, FL, and -40 at Embarrass, MN
  • Winter weather impacts takes out a third of the WeatherBrains crew
  • Winter weather winding down – for now
  • No severe thunderstorms in any of the outlooks
  • It’s cold out there
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is missing in action, but will have the whole bag next week.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Two words in the field of meteorology which can occasionally get used interchangeably when they should not be are weather and climate. In this episode of WeatherBrains 101, we’ll take a look at the meaning of these terms and exactly what a “normal” is.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of March 3rd.

    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 423:

    Surviving Typhoons

    KFSM-TV 5 Weather

    Dr. David O. Prevatt

    Picks of the Week:

    Shelby Hays – Icicle as golf tee

    Brian Peters – Image of nearly Frozen Great Lakes

    James Spann – Roadway Icing and Weather: A Tutorial

    SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus one other notable geek who made the program tonight while the rest of the crew managed to succumb to, of all things, weather, namely Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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