WeatherBrains 773: Old Men Cry Easily

WeatherBrains Episode 773 is now online (November 9th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a suggestion of Tony Rice.  He earned his Bachelor’s in Meteorology from Virginia Tech University.  He’s served as a Forecaster at the NWS offices in Raleigh and Blacksburg and currently is the Executive Officer at the NWS HQ.  James Morrow, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • NWS turns 150
  • Should we change the number and type of weather warning products?
  • Theta forms in Atlantic – Record 29th named tropical cyclone
  • 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 773:

 

Picks of the Week:

James Morrow – NWS Heritage

James Morrow – NOAA Student Internships

James Morrow – NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

James Morrow – Knauss Fellowship Program

Jen Narramore – Dancefloor Facebook

Nate Johnson – Out

Tony Rice – Patrick Air Force Base

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Veterans Day November 9-11, 2002 Tornado Outbreak Service Assessment

Aubrey Urbanowicz – 1985 Hurricane Juan Floods

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.

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WeatherBrains 772: Getting The Mileage Out Of The Air Sickness Bag

WeatherBrains Episode 772 is now online (November 2nd, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a West Virginia born, raised, and schooled aerospace engineer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hurricane Hunters. Since 2016, Nick has served as an aircrew member aboard NOAA’s fleet of research aircraft supporting a number of science missions including Arctic sea ice surveys, marine mammal surveys, atmospheric river reconnaissance, and hurricane research and reconnaissance. To date, he has flown into 16 hurricanes across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, including Hurricanes Irma, Florence, and Dorian. Nick is also pursuing a master’s degree in physical oceanography at the University of South Florida. He is passionate about sharing NOAA’s mission of environmental stewardship, promoting hurricane awareness, and STEM education.  Nick Underwood, welcome!

Aerospace Engineer Nick Underwood prepares a dropsonde at the Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) station

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is one of the organizers of the Annual Indiana Storm Chasers Convention in Indianapolis. She has a B.S in Professional Meteorology and Climatology from Ball State University, with a minor in Geographic Information Systems.  She interned under Chief Meteorologist Brian Wilkes at FOX59 WXIN Indianapolis for a year, and also interned at the National Weather Service Indianapolis.  She’s a co-owner and consulting meteorologist at Thermdynamic Solutions LLC (TDS Weather).  She issues daily forecasts for various industries in the Mid-West including snow removal and landscaping, hospitals, sporting and outdoor venues, golf courses, agriculture, and more.  Beth Carpenter, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • The process of using dropsondes
  • Hurricane Eta nears Category 5 strength
  • Where will Eta go after landfall?
  • Role of NOAA plans in search and rescue
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

 

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

Web Sites from Episode 772:

Nick Underwood Twitter

Thermodynamic Solutions LLC

Picks of the Week:

Beth Carpenter – StratObserve

Nick Underwood – NOAA Aircraft Operations Center

Nick Underwood – Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right

Jen Narramore – DEVILS TOWER Lightning Fantasia

Nate Johnson – Foghorn

Troy Kimmel – Power Outages

Troy Kimmel – Hourly weather observations without 5 min Data

Hourly weather observations with 5 min Data

Satellite Cloud Product

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – GOES-16 Satellite Imagery

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

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.

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