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WeatherBrains 661: Not A Bug, But A Feature

WeatherBrains Episode 661 is now online (September 17, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Joining us for this episode of WeatherBrains is the Senior Policy Fellow and serves as the Associate Executive Director of the American Meteorological Society.  Since 2001 he has formulated and led the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium, a ten-day immersion in the Washington, DC, science policy process; over 500 early- and mid-career scientists have participated in this program over the past 15 years.  Also, in 2014 he wrote and published a book entitled “Living on the Real World:  How Thinking and Acting Like Meteorologists Will Help Save the Planet”.   Dr. Bill Hooke, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Aftermath of Hurricane Florence/Grading the weather enterprise and model outputs
  • Former NASA Engineer Randall Munroe cartoon
  • Issues with hurricane forecast cones and forecasting tropical system intensity
  • Univ of Maryland/Accuweather Tweet
  • Heavy rain event on Texas coast
  • 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:   No WB101 this week

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 661:

Randall Munroe Cartoon

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Hurricane Help

Bill Hooke – The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Out

Rick Smith –  Out

James Spann – UMD Tweet

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Out

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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