WeatherBrains 608: Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

WeatherBrains Episode 608 is now online (September 12, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This will be one of the busiest WeatherBrains ever. First up is a visit with Kristen Wise who works in non-profit grants and Kaiti Blake, KSAT meteorologist, discussing Houston, Harvey, and “The Cajun Navy.” Next up will be a discussion with Kim Klockow and Dr. Laura Myers on hurricane messaging. The third segment will focus on a preview of the upcoming NWA annual conference with special guests Janice Bunting, Executive Director of the NWA, Gail Hartsfield-Supina, President of the NWA, Todd Lericos, co-chair of the Program Committee for the 2017 NWA Annual Meeting, and Miles Muzio, 2017 NWA Program co-chair.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 113 at Death Valley, CA, and 30 at Stanley, ID
  • Irma came into SW FL on Sunday affecting much of SE US
  • Severe weather down for next several days
  • SPC Watch/Warning map fairly quiet
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this episode our 101 goes back to a segment from last year which discusses the meaning of the term landfall.

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 608:

National Weather Association web site

NWA annual conference

Flood Insurance search results on

Picks of the Week:

Kaiti Blake – The Cloud Collector’s Handbook

Janice Bunting – Donating effectively after a disaster

Kim Klockow – Video of Alan Smalls on hurricane situation

Todd Lericos – Study maps social vulnerability

Miles Muzio – Discomfort index

Bill Murray – Article of lack of deaths in Irma

Brian Peters – Graphic from FWD about air from Irma

Kevin Selle – Model run times

Rick Smith – Hurricane Irma imagery (zoom in)

James Spann – Video from Jeff Piotrowski

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, 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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