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WeatherBrains 647: Unconscious on The Floor

WeatherBrains Episode 647 is now online (June 11, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

 

This week’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Philom. We will find out exactly what that means in a moment. He is the seventh editor of Farmers’ Almanac, which is significant, given that it was founded in 1818. Peter Geiger, welcome to WeatherBrains!

 

 

 

 

 

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Sun spot cycles
  • Tropical disturbance in the Caribbean
  • Meaning of the word “Philom”
  • 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: The professor is off sailing on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 101 should return for the next episode IF the professor can tear himself away from the cruise.

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 647:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Hurricanes are Slowing Down

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Gasoline Made by Capturing Carbon Dioxide from the Air

Rick Smith – Out

James Spann –  Foghorn

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Foghorn

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 646: Kernel Panic

WeatherBrains Episode 646 is now online (June 4, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

We couldn’t get Google Hangouts to function for our guest this week, so this week’s WeatherBrains is a discussion amongst the regulars about what is on their minds.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Subtropical Storm Alberto
  • Extreme heat in the Southwest early in season
  • Negativity and fighting on social media
  • Problematic attempts at forecasting random summertime afternoon storms
  • “First Alert Days” and their place in 2018 broadcast meteorology
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center: The 101 segment is missing this week along with the author who is participating in some civic duties as a poll worker for the primary election in Alabama.

WeatherBrains 101:

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 646:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson –  Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – ‘Uber for disasters’

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Kevin Selle – Rick Smith Tweet

Rick Smith – Definitive Book on U.S. Tornadoes

James Spann – AHPS Precipitation Analysis

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Ellicott City Flood Aerial Video Water Levels Resources And History

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 645: Distribute the Hordes

WeatherBrains Episode 645 is now online (May 29, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

The first named storm of 2018 is now in the books, so we’re going to be talking with two experts in the area of tropical weather, Max Mayfield, left, and Bryan Norcross, right.

These two hurricane specialists currently work for WPLG in Fort Lauderdale. They both need no introduction. Max Mayfield, former Director of the National Hurricane Center, and Bryan Norcross, Mr. Hurricane who appeared on the show a few months ago when his book came out.

Max was unable to get connected to the hangout.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 111 at Death Valley, CA, and 28 at Leadville, CO
  • Alberto developed in SE Gulf and moved north through Alabama
  • Humongous flooding in Ellicott City, MD
  • 4 lightning deaths in US this year
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this edition of 101 we take a look at the dry line. Dry lines are quite common along the eastern slopes of the Rockies but fairly rare east of the Mississippi.

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 645:

WPLG Weather

Radar loop of Camille (YouTube)

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – Study of Deaths from Maria in Puerto Rico

Bill Murray – Cyclone Phase Evolution

Bryan Norcross – Yaboca, PR, Maria video on YouTube

Brian Peters – Gets the Fog Horn!

Kevin Selle – Rick Smith Tweet

James Spann – Cliff Mass post on “Climate Deniers”

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Ellicott City, MD, Flooding 2018

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 644: Sometimes My Tool Goes Out

WeatherBrains Episode 644 is now online (May 21, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain was an Air Force Meteorologist in the late 80s and early 90s. In the late 1990s, he left the Air Force to run his weather consulting programming business. He has published numerous books on weather forecasting. Tonight, we will watch over his shoulder as he broadcasts his nightly Meteorology Lab program on YouTube. Think of it as a 45 minute Weather Xterme Video like James and Brian do, only on steroids. Tim Vasquez, welcome to WeatherBrains.

Tonight’s show is also a first for WeatherBrains as we do a joint podcast with Tim. And it features the longest weather roundup ever.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 103 at Death Valley, CA, and 25 at Cotton, MN
  • SPC has marginal risk areas next two days
  • Weather roundup from Tim
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer was absent last week, but weather and her television job interrupt her email bag report this week.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: There have been an abundance of weather photos over the last several weeks of shelf clouds which sometimes seem to be depicting the end of the world. In this episode we take a look at shelf clouds and what they really represent.

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 644:

Tim’s Weather Analysis and Forecasting book

Meteorology Lab (Tim’s podcast)

Weather Graphics page

USGS Volcano Twitter account

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Cliff Mass blog post changing forecaster roles

Kim Klockow-McClain – Volcano Alert Levels (USGS)

Bill Murray – Gets fog horn!

Brian Peters – Weatherwise magazine

Kevin Selle – Newsweek story on Tim Samaras

James Spann – Radiosonde as suspicious package

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Gets fog horn (due to weather and flooding)!

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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