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WeatherBrains 699: Why Is There No Hurricane Kim

WeatherBrains Episode 699 is now online (June 10, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a physical scientist who works for the National Weather Service.  She works with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which is a specialized UN agency.  Born and raised from Jamaica, she experienced Hurricane Gilbert at a young age, and has been fascinated with weather ever since.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Meteorology from Iowa State University and a Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University.  Dr. Shanna Pitter, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Satellite frequencies
  • Dallas/Fort Worth severe weather incident
  • Does the general public pay attention to severe thunderstorm warnings?
  • “Code Red” broadcast meteorologist controversy
  • 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 699:

IAO: Staff Listing

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – University of Wisconsin-Madison Satellite Page

Kim Klockow-McClain – WMO Elections

Bill Murray – Golden eagle and funnel cloud, over Oregon

Dr. John Scala – Traffic circles are causing all of these tornadoes

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Iowa Environmental Mesonet

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

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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