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WeatherBrains 638: Corn and Cauliflower

WeatherBrains Episode 638 is now online (April 9, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Matt Solum. Matt is the Decision Support Services Program Manager at Western Region Headquarters of the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City, UT. Matt was in the California State Operations Center, basically the state EOC, supporting their full activation as a result of the fires in southern California. Their team was providing forecast information primarily for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and FEMA as it was a joint operation. They also provided weather information to other partners in the room including EPA, CalTrans, DOT, CalEPA, etc. He was deployed to both the October fires and the massive/prolonged December fires. Welcome to WeatherBrains, Matt.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 101 at Thermal, CA, and 2 at Raco, MI
  • Relatively calm weather across US
  • Threat for severe wx in Lower Mississippi River Valley on Friday
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This will be the sixth and final installment of a multi-part series on air masses and their classification that was begun in late February. After this episode we move on to new and exciting topics – even though I’m not sure what those will be.

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 638:

ABC 3340 Commemorative on F5 Tornado on April 8, 1998

Western Region of the NWS

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – Report events from your backyard

Brian Peters – Info graphic on satellite/radar

Kevin Selle – RadarScope for Windows announced

James Spann – Why meteorologists struggle with big storms

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Midwestern Climate Center climate calendars

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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