WeatherBrains 817: Do Not Press The Red Button

WeatherBrains Episode 817 is now online (September 13th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain has worked for NOAA for nearly 18 years, with most of that time being with the National Weather Service in various roles.  Her current acting role is the Acting Deputy Director for the National Weather Service Office of Organizational Excellence.  She has a Bachelor’s in Meteorology from Penn State and a Masters in Science Technology Studies from Virginia Tech and is pursuing a Certification in Facilitation from Georgetown University.  Andrea Bleistein, welcome!

Our Second Guest WeatherBrain has worked for the National Weather Service for over 30 years.  She spent 15 years at the National Hurricane Center in Miami as a Hurricane Specialist.  She has a Bachelor’s in Meteorology, a Master’s in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, and a MBA in Technology Management.  Her current role is Director of the National Weather Service Office of Dissemination.  Michelle Mainelli, welcome!

  • The Blizzard of 1978 (20:00)
  • Uses of NWS chat (42:00)
  • What Went Wrong in New York City During Ida?  (1:40:00)
  • Dr. Neil Jacobs Joins WeatherBrains as a permanent Panelist! (1:51:30)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

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Web Sites from Episode 817:

Michelle Mainelli

Andrea Bleistein

Picks of the Week:

Michelle Mainelli – The Team has made significant updates over the last 9 months to improve the performance and enhance the design and functionality

Andrea Bleistein – Louis W. Uccellini, director of the U.S. National Weather Service, to retire

Jen Narramore – After Ida, New Orleans Residents Find A Source of Hope

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Hurricane Nicholas Makes Landfall in Texas

Kim Klockow-McClain – What Went Wrong With NYC’s Emergency Alerts, and How Can We Do Better?

Bill Murray – Purple Air

James Spann – Dramatic NASA Satellite Video Examines Hurricane Ida’s Eye in 3D

Aubrey Urbanowicz – MapPorn Tweet

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore, Nate Johnson, and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather. grhic

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