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WeatherBrains 737: The Men’s Underwear Indicator

WeatherBrains Episode 737 is now online (March 2nd, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a professor in the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at Northern Illinois University.  Dr. Victor Gensini, welcome back to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • What is a raspberry pi and what is its role?
  • Convective Allowing Models (CAMs)
  • How do operational meteorologists improve probabilistic forecasts?
  • 20th Century Reanalysis Project
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 737:

Dr. Victor Gensini Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Victor Gensini – National Center for Atmospheric Research

Nate Johnson – CIMSS Satellite Blog

Troy Kimmel – AXIS P1365 Mk II Network Camera

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala –  Out

Kevin Selle – KFC Chicken & Donuts

James Spann – Scientists are using nuclear weapons surveillance tech to ‘hear’ tornadoes

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Foghorn

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle 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 736: Hot Water Heater Brains

WeatherBrains Episode 736 is now online (February 25, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the President of CX Markets, which is a division of the financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald.  CX Markets has recently launched a product called TradeWeather, which is the first regulated short-term weather futures market design for small businesses and individuals.  He’s also a pilot with 8,000 flight hours and is a dedicated weather enthusiast.  Rich Jaycobs, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our first Guest Panelist is a 6-time Emmy winning meteorologist from Channel 41 Action News KSHB-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.  He is also the Founder of Weather 2020 and appears frequently on WeatherBrains.  Gary Lezak, welcome back!

Our second Guest Panelist is the brains behind tonight’s presentation and is Market Analyst and Customer Service Representative for TradeWeather, which is provided by CX Markets.  A. J. Grossbardt, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Severe thunderstorms late Thursday for Mid-Atlantic?
  • 3 missing persons on Tennessee River in wake of recent river flooding
  • How is RVR (Runway Visible Range) calculated?
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 736:

Weather 2020

TradeWeather

Gary Lezak Bio

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Stephen Strader Tweet

Troy Kimmel – Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala –  Out

Kevin Selle – Encore Volume 1: Opening Act by Matthew Selle

James Spann – Ensemble Kernel Density Model Output Statistics (EKDMOS)

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 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 735: Cool Season Fescue

WeatherBrains Episode 735 is now online (February 17, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is affectionately known as The Godfather of Pacific Northwest weather.  He’s a professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington.  He also runs his own weather blog.  Dr. Cliff Mass, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Global modeling funding
  • NOAA Forecasts vs private sector
  • DiCast vs Model Output Statistics
  • Data assimilation issues
  • The importance of machine learning in Meteorology
  • How many days in advance can meteorologists effectively assimilate a forecast?
  • NWS IT issues
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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Web Sites from Episode 735:

“The Weather of the Pacific Northwest” by Dr. Cliff Mass

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Tim Buckley Tweet

Troy Kimmel – U.S. Operational Weather Prediction is Crippled By Inadequate Computer Resources

Kim Klockow-McClain – Bite-Sized Science: Threats In Motion

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Spring Safety Infographics

Kevin Selle –  Foghorn

James Spann – Why One Should Never Use the Term “Climate Denier”

Aubrey Urbanowicz – The Washington Post

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Kevin Selle 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 734: They Have Hormone Problems And Smell Weird

WeatherBrains Episode 734 is now online (February 10, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a 6th grade science teacher at Pizitz Middle School near Birmingham, Alabama. She will be discussing her classroom’s weather balloon launch project.  Diane McAliley, welcome to WeatherBrains!

She is also joining us with three of her students – Tatum Osbourne, Dean Patchett, and Eliot Spokes.  Welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Unusual WPC “High Risk” of flooding
  • Are flood warnings too confusing?
  • Record positive arctic oscillation
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

Web Sites from Episode 734:

Diane McAliley Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Pegasus pilots investigated over fatal crash in Istanbul

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Early Season Tornado Outbreak Sweeps Across Mid-Atlantic

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Foghorn

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 and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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