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WeatherBrains 651: Early Days of The Weather Channel

WeatherBrains Episode 651 is now online (July 9, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our two guest WeatherBrains tonight will help us all take a stroll down memory lane by looking back at some of the first years of The Weather Channel.

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain #1 is a legend in meteorology. He was the first Director of Meteorology at The Weather Channel, Chief Meteorologist at WSI, and was Dr. Dewpoint on the Intellicast website. He is currently Co-Chief Meteorologist at WeatherBell Analytics. We’re happy to have Joe D’Aleo.

Joining us as Guest WeatherBrain #2 is Al Lipson. Al was a Lead Forecaster at The Weather Channel in the early days. Apparently Al was a bit of a wise-cracker.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 121 at Death Valley, CA, and 34 at Bodie State Park, CA
  • Atlantic Basin has become active
  • Chris off Carolina coast now a hurricane
  • Beryl reached hurricane status but degenerated to an open wave
  • Hot in Southwest US
  • Drought centered on Four Corners Area
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer runs out of time, so a double mail bag next week.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Ever wonder about what the National Weather Service does all year as well as what it costs to provide those services? We take a look into some of the statistics that make up an average year for the NWS.

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 651:

WeatherBell Analytics

List of Weather Channel Mets

Weather Channel Pioneers (book)

Weather Channel Pioneers web page

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – SPC Thunderstorm Forecasting Series

Bill Murray – gets the fog horn.

Brian Peters – gets the fog horn.

James Spann – Tropical Tidbits satellite imagery

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Storm Events Database

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. graphic



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