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WeatherBrains 675: We Knew There Were Going to be Problems

WeatherBrains Episode 675 is now online (December 24, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center.   Since 1996, he has performed as a severe weather, fire weather, mesoscale, and lead forecaster at the SPC.   Greg Carbin, welcome to the show!

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Also joining us as Guest Panelist is the Lead Forecaster at the Storm Prediction Center, Rich Thompson.  Welcome to WeatherBrains!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • What really happens during a government shutdown?
  • More hurricane-related fatalities in 2018 than tornado-related fatalities
  • 2018 Hurricane Michael’s aftermath largely ignored by national media?
  • Probability of seeing a Day 3 Convective Outlook “High Risk”
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:   No WB101 this week

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 675:

NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Greg Carbin –  Extreme Precipitation Monitor

Rich Thompson –  Foghorn

Troy Kimmel – U.S. Tornado Power Has Increased by More Than a Factor of Two Since 1994

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Upcoming 2019 WeatherBrains Preliminary Guest List

Dr. John Scala – IRI ENSO Forecast

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – How a weird fire vortex sparked a meteorological mystery

James Spann – GOES-17 Images and loops

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Flickr Weather Photostream

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 674: Trying Not to be Killed by my Wife.

WeatherBrains Episode 674 is now online (December 17, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is a meteorologist recently retired as MIC from the NWS Birmingham.  Jim Stefkovitch, welcome to the show!

Our second Guest Panelist is the MIC of the NWS in Atlanta.  Keith Stellman, welcome to the show!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Professional of Sociology at Northwestern University. His PhD is from Harvard, and he has received numerous fellowships. In fact, he is probably the smartest person we have ever had on the show. Dr. Gary Alan Fine, welcome to WeatherBrains.

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • TV meteorologist tragically lost to suicide
  • The role of politics in the day-to-day operations of the NWS
  • Upcoming 5th anniversary of “Snowmageddon”
  • 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:   No WB101 this week

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 674:

Gary Alan Fine

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Jim Stefkovitch – Do You Want More Complex Tornado Warnings??

Dr. Gary Alan Fine – Chicago IL NWS Official Page

Keith Stellman – Winter Storm Severity Index

Troy Kimmel – Brief History of National Weather Service Offices

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Foghorn

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Atlantic hurricane season needs to expand and begin on May 15

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Facebook blocked multiple National Weather Service sites, even during winter storm

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Flickr Weather Photostream

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 673: Just Reached Puberty

WeatherBrains Episode 673 is now online (December 12, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain No. 1 was born and raised in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her undergraduate degree is from Ohio State University.  While working on her Master’s Degree at the University of Arizona, she started employment as a Forecaster with the NWS Honolulu.  Tina Stall, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain  No. 2 graduated with a B. S. in Meteorology from Saint Louis University in 1993 and a Master’s Degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He’s been with the NWS since 1993 and in Hawaii since 2000.  Robert Ballard, welcome to the show!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist appeared on the show two weeks ago.  He has a degree in meteorology from Ohio State University and did graduate work with the University of Nebraska.  Jeremy Bower, welcome back!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Interesting Hawaiian winter weather scenarios
  • Oklahoma City snow controversy on social media
  • Freezing fog event in Birmingham 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:   No WB101 this week

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 673:

JRB Storm Photography

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Tina Stall – Helicity Designs

Robert Ballard – Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Jeremy Bower – Remembering B. J. Fictum

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Atmospheric scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Identifying Between Rain, Sleet and Snow

James Spann – National Snow Analyses

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  The Weather Doctor’s Bookstore

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 672: I’m Only In There For 30 Seconds

WeatherBrains Episode 672 is now online (December 3, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Branch Chief at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory.  He has his PhD from the University of Oklahoma.  Curtis Alexander, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Curtis Alexander NOAA

Tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is also a researcher at the Earth System Research Laboratory.  He has his PhD from Penn State University.   Stephen Weygandt, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • How weather models have changed over the years
  • National weather round-up
  • 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:   No WB101 this week

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 672:

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – December 3, 1978: Bossier City F4 Tornado

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Frequency Comics

James Spann – The Lost Tapes: Tornado Super Outbreak

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  The Great Alaska Earthquake

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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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