WeatherBrains 528: Roughy, Scruffy Woodsfest

WeatherBrains Episode 528 is now online (February 29, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dennis MersereauOur guest WeatherBrain for this evening is Dennis Mersereau. Dennis was born in New Jersey during a massive heat wave, likely predisposing him to an intense interest in the weather. He moved to Virginia at the age of three, where he lived in Woodbridge and graduated from Woodbridge Senior High School in 2009. His love for the weather only grew when storms like Hurricane Isabel, the President’s Day Blizzard of 2003, the June 4, 2008, derecho, and the many tornadoes spawned by Hurricane Ivan’s remnants blasted through the D.C. area. He is recently graduated from the University of South Alabama in the rainiest city in the contiguous United States, Mobile AL, pursuing a major in political science and a minor in meteorology. For the last several years, he has provided weather information for readers at Daily Kos, as well as his followers on Twitter and Facebook. He writes occasionally for the Capital Weather Gang.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 91 at Imperial, CA, and Death Valley, CA, and -11 at Flag Island, MN
  • Day 2 Outlook from SPC has slight risk over large portion of Southeast US
  • Fairly mild across US except small portion of North Central US
  • Severe thunderstorm watch large portion of OK during our show
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer has been burning it at both ends, so she is out this evening. Hopefully she’ll return next week with a full email bag!

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This week our 101 episode tackles the term “mixing ratio.” You might be surprised to find that it is used in other fields besides meteorology. So be sure to listen in to learn more about this term and the property that makes it appealing in the field of weather.

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 528:

Dennis Mersereau’s blog, WeatherDAM

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Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Facebook post on Candidates comments at Chasers

Brian Peters – Minnesota Severe Storms Conference

John Scala – EF2 Tornado near White Horse, PA, on Feb. 24, 2016

Kevin Selle – Gets the fog horn!


James Spann – Chaser book by Gabriel Cox

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, 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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