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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!

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

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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WeatherBrains 733: Merely A Member Of The Ensemble

WeatherBrains Episode 733 is now online (February 3, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is an Emergency Management Specialist with the Atlanta Fulton County Emergency Management Agency where he’s worked in Atlanta for over 5 years.  He’s also the Chair of the International Association of Emergency Managers and Merging Technologies Committee.  Chayne Sparagowski, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is the Emergency Operations Coordinator for Sacramento County, California.  Mary Jo Flynn, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • WEA Alerts
  • Utilizing social media to issue various emergency alerts
  • Upcoming storm spotter training
  • 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 733:

International Association of Emergency Managers

Chayne Sparagowski twitter

Mary Jo Flynn twitter

Australian brushfire tracking

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Home Page

Kim Klockow-McClain – New emails show how President Trump roiled NOAA during Hurricane Dorian

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Out

Kevin Selle – The National Mesonet Program

James Spann – A ‘Category 5’ winter storm? Weather Service’s new rating scale is a promising new communication tool

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Earth Observatory On This Day

Chayne Sparagowski – https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/01/10/those-shrieking-flash-flood-alerts-your-phone-expect-fewer-them/

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 732: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

WeatherBrains Episode 732 is now online (January 27, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s WeatherBrains is a Home Grown show with a discussion on various issues among the regulars.  Topics include the aftermath of 2014’s “Snowmageddon”,  the 2007 Enterprise tornado, the 2013 Moore tornado, worst forecast busts and more.  Join us!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • What should be considered “winter storm warning” criteria?
  • The January 11th severe weather event
  • A look back at the Jarrell tornado of 1997
  • How should school Administrators handle severe weather emergencies?
  • Forecast confidence among meteorologists
  • 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 732:

Snowmageddon 2014

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Kim Klockow-McClain – Foghorn

Bill Murray – Foghorn

Dr. John Scala – Out

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – Cullman Co. teacher reflects on working inside Enterprise HS during the 2007 tornado

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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