WeatherBrains 675: We Knew There Were Going to be Problems

WeatherBrains Episode 675 is now online (December 24, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center.   Since 1996, he has performed as a severe weather, fire weather, mesoscale, and lead forecaster at the SPC.   Greg Carbin, welcome to the show!

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Also joining us as Guest Panelist is the Lead Forecaster at the Storm Prediction Center, Rich Thompson.  Welcome to WeatherBrains!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • What really happens during a government shutdown?
  • More hurricane-related fatalities in 2018 than tornado-related fatalities
  • 2018 Hurricane Michael’s aftermath largely ignored by national media?
  • Probability of seeing a Day 3 Convective Outlook “High Risk”
  • and more!

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From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

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Web Sites from Episode 675:

NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Greg Carbin –  Extreme Precipitation Monitor

Rich Thompson –  Foghorn

Troy Kimmel – U.S. Tornado Power Has Increased by More Than a Factor of Two Since 1994

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Upcoming 2019 WeatherBrains Preliminary Guest List

Dr. John Scala – IRI ENSO Forecast

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – How a weird fire vortex sparked a meteorological mystery

James Spann – GOES-17 Images and loops

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Flickr Weather Photostream

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