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WeatherBrains 679: Bag Phones And 1200 Baud Modems

WeatherBrains Episode 679 is now online (January 21, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the President of the National Weather Association Paul Schlatter.

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Also joining us as Guest Panelist is Greg Fishel, Chief Meteorologist at WRAL-TV.

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Government shutdown continues as Federal employees work without pay
  • Is the government and private weather enterprise on the same page??
  • Usage of long term model forecasts on social media to get shares/likes
  • To use dewpoints/pressure on TV weather forecast or not to use
  • EF2 tornado strikes Wetumpka, AL
  • The Astronomy Report from 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 679:

Greg Fishel WRAL-TV Bio

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – MSE Creative Consulting Blog

Troy Kimmel –

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – How shutdown affects weather forecasting

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Giant ice disk: 300-foot frozen spectacle forms in Maine river

James Spann – Snow and stress: Tracking the storm with no paycheck

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  GOES EAST (GOES-16) Loops and Images

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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