WeatherBrains 677: Hot and Bothered

WeatherBrains Episode 677 is now online (January 7, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s show focuses on amateur radio and how it relates to meteorology.  Joining us are 3 top-notch amateur radio operators tonight.   First up is Jay Farlow (W9LW), who has been a ham since the early 1970s.  He’s also been a volunteer EMT and firefighter and member of a disaster medical assistance team.  Also joining us is Rob Macedo (KD1CY).  Rob has served as the ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Boston/Norton (formerly Taunton) since 1996 and has been an avid SKYWARN Spotter since he got his Ham license in 1988.  Last but not least, Jeff Stapel of SKYWARN (W8SWX) joins this week’s show from Michigan and shares his valuable insight.

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is Scott Martin from The Weather Factory.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • 2019 AMS Annual Meeting
  • Discussing the government shutdown’s effect on weather enterprise
  • Nov. 10th, 2002 outbreak and how amateur radio operators assisted in storm spotting
  • State of Connecticut has record number of tornadoes in 2018
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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From The Weather Center:

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Web Sites from Episode 677:

National Association for Amateur Radio

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Foghorn

Scott Martin – Racecast Weather

Jay Farlow – W9LW’s Ramblings

Rob Macedo – VolP Hurricane Net

Jeff Stapel – W5YI-VEC : Your Resource for Amateur Licensing

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – President Trump, support the U.S. weather prediction community — both its ideas and its people

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – NWS Norman Winter Weather Forecasts

James Spann – Madden Julian Oscillation

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Storm Front Freaks

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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