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WeatherBrains 692: The Mafia In St. Louis

WeatherBrains Episode 692 is now online (April 22, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s WeatherBrain features Dr. Harold Brooks from the National Severe Storms Laboratory.  Dr. Brooks earned his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics at William Jewell College outside of Kansas City and performed graduate study at Columbia University.  Dr. Brooks earned his PhD on thunderstorm modeling at the University of Illinois.

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In addition, our second Guest WeatherBrain Dr. Victor Gensini of Northern Illinois University joins us this week.  Dr. Gensini earned his Masters Degree on severe thunderstorm climatology, and wrote his dissertation on severe thunderstorms and climate change.  His current focus is on sub-seasonal to seasonal variability, and how that drives weather patterns across the United States.  Gentleman, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Differences in severe weather events in Tornado Alley and Dixie Alley
  • Future product in-between Watch and Warning to warn residents of manufactured homes?
  • National Weather Round-up
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

Web Sites from Episode 692:


Picks of the Week:

Dr. Harold Brooks – “Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America”

Dr. Harold Brooks – Oklahoma/Kansas Judgement and Decision Making (OKJDM) Annual Workshop

Dr. Victor Gensini – Mind The Gap Workshop

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – WPC Day 1 Excessive Rainfall Outlook

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – Hurricane Michael upgraded to a Category 5 at time of U.S. landfall

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Special Weather Report: Tornado Alley

James Spann – The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of Weather Messaging For The Masters

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Annual Severe Weather Report Summary

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, 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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