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WeatherBrains 656: Mike Dropping Moment

WeatherBrains Episode 656 is now online (August 13, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain served for nearly 30 years in Emergency Management in Alabama including stints under five governors. He served on the cabinets of two Alabama governors. For nearly seven years, he was the Director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. Today, he is the Managing Partner at Blue Skies Business Group.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 112 at Death Valley, CA, and 33 at Bodie State Park, CA
  • Disturbed area in North Atlantic not expected to develop
  • SPC has only marginal risk areas next two days
  • Still hot in Southwest US
  • Trough still along East Coast
  • Heavy rain NY and PA today
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is absent once again so no incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this episode of 101, we continue our four-part series on NOAA operations for hurricane and tropical storm research and operational support to hurricane forecasters. This episode looks at the NOAA aircraft used to measure the inside of the storms.

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 656:

Manufactured Housing statement on tornado deaths

Blue Skies Business Group

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – NASA’s Parker solar probe

Brian Peters – Bride gets through flood

Kevin Selle – The Coming Storm

James Spann – Chinese announcements through NWS phone system

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Kevin Selle, Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 655: Eat Your Eyeballs for Lunch

WeatherBrains Episode 655 is now online (August 6, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This episode features a focus on the upcoming National Weather Association annual meeting August 25 to 30, 2018, in St. Louis, MO. Joining us are Janice Bunting, Executive Director of the NWA, and Pat Spoden, Hospitality Host for the meeting as well as handling The RON! The RON is a special session to try to connect researchers and operational meteorologist.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 119 at Death Valley, CA, and 28 at West Yellowstone, MT
  • Hot along West Coast of US
  • Severe storms eastern Colorado Monday evening
  • Cooler weather coming to OK and North TX
  • 1st all-woman flight crew on hurricane hunter flight into Hector
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is out due to weather in her area.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a couple of pictures from NWA 2017.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this episode of 101, we begin a four part series discussing the various aircraft used by NOAA as part of hurricane forecasting and research. This episode begins with an introduction on hurricane hunters.

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 655:

National Weather Association annual meeting (click on tab)

OKC Dodgers special event for NWA

www.apple.com in honor of Kim’s trip

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – Trump’s pick for science advisor

Bill Murray – Article on Mendocino Fire

Brian Peters – NWS lightning statistics for 2018

Kevin Selle – Guide to colors and data visualization

Rick Smith – Avoiding rip currents

James Spann – Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Pat Spoden – Fascination with fires and weather impact

Greg Stumpf – Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains at the NWA in 2017 during The RON.

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WeatherBrains 654: Who Is That Creeper Behind You?

WeatherBrains Episode 654 is now online (July 30, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a weather legend, having spanned four decades as a broadcast meteorologist. He is a Fellow of the AMS. Joe Witte, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Athletes who are passionate about weather
  • What all is involved with TV weather internships
  • NASA’s intern program
  • KATV’s Ned Perme retiring after 34 years
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • Drake University sportscaster Larry Cotlar dies in Iowa flash flooding
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: There is no 101 this week due to the vacation schedule and off-week recording.

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 654:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Conversation with Joe Witte

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson –  Out

Joe Witte – NASA App Earth Now

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Kevin Selle – NOAA Research Model

Do You Understand What 40% Chance of Rain Means?

Rick Smith –  Out

James Spann – Hail Cuts Swaths of Damage Across South Dakota

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Isle of Youth converging cumulus clouds

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 653: We Never Know Where Aubrey Will Show Up

WeatherBrains Episode 653 is now online (July 23, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

For this show we talk with Chris White and Bill Hark who will be discussing the Virginia ChaserCon. There is a link below to information about the ChaserCon. Aubrey has the lead in grilling the guests.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 125 at Death Valley, CA, and 32 at Stanley, ID
  • Some cool weather in Southeast US – BHM high today 85
  • Anomalous trough over eastern US
  • Tropical Atlantic quiet
  • Eastern North Pacific watching two systems
  • Wet in Aubrey’s area
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this edition of 101 we take a look at what is called the fujiwhara effect or interaction when two low pressure areas become close enough to impact each one. This items originally appeared the show on August, 2008, and is being repeated now due to the interaction of two surface lows over the eastern US last weekend.

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 653:

Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon

Chris White background

MidAtlanticChaserCon web site

Picks of the Week:

Bill Hark – Chasing, Extreme Weather, and Photography

Kim Klockow-McClain – This is an FTP site – ftp://ftp.library.noaa.gov/noaa_documents.lib/OAR/NCRL/NCRL_subject_guides/NCRL_subject_guide_2018-15.pdf

Brian Peters – AMS Award Winners for 2019 meeting

Kevin Selle – Putting Clouds in Unlikely Places

James Spann – CIMMS Satellite Blog

Aubrey Urbanowicz – List of weather books for your summer reading

Chris White – State SPC images

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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