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WeatherBrains 678: Corrupted By A Bunch Of Ding Dongs

WeatherBrains Episode 678 is now online (January 14, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s show won’t feature any guests, so the panel has extra time to RANT!  Tonight’s discussion mainly focuses on the current 2019 ongoing government shutdown.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • How will the 2019 shutdown effect the weather enterprise?
  • Major winter storm stretching from Midwest to DC
  • Discussion of Saffir-Simpson scale
  • Reductionist communication methods in broadcast meteorology
  • Signs of early start to tornado season???
  • The Astronomy Report from 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 678:

AMS Tweet

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – The Effects of the “War on Science” Frame on Scientists’ Credibility

Troy Kimmel – Flash Flood Statement

Kim Klockow-McClain –  AccuWeather says it has created its own hurricane scale, but why?

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – CIPS

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle –  Foghorn

James Spann – Meteogram Generator

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  2018 U.S. Radar Time Lapse

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 677: Hot and Bothered

WeatherBrains Episode 677 is now online (January 7, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s show focuses on amateur radio and how it relates to meteorology.  Joining us are 3 top-notch amateur radio operators tonight.   First up is Jay Farlow (W9LW), who has been a ham since the early 1970s.  He’s also been a volunteer EMT and firefighter and member of a disaster medical assistance team.  Also joining us is Rob Macedo (KD1CY).  Rob has served as the ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Boston/Norton (formerly Taunton) since 1996 and has been an avid SKYWARN Spotter since he got his Ham license in 1988.  Last but not least, Jeff Stapel of SKYWARN (W8SWX) joins this week’s show from Michigan and shares his valuable insight.

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is Scott Martin from The Weather Factory.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • 2019 AMS Annual Meeting
  • Discussing the government shutdown’s effect on weather enterprise
  • Nov. 10th, 2002 outbreak and how amateur radio operators assisted in storm spotting
  • State of Connecticut has record number of tornadoes in 2018
  • The Astronomy Report from 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 677:

National Association for Amateur Radio

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Foghorn

Scott Martin – Racecast Weather

Jay Farlow – W9LW’s Ramblings

Rob Macedo – VolP Hurricane Net

Jeff Stapel – W5YI-VEC : Your Resource for Amateur Licensing

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray –  Out

Dr. John Scala – President Trump, support the U.S. weather prediction community — both its ideas and its people

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – NWS Norman Winter Weather Forecasts

James Spann – Madden Julian Oscillation

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Storm Front Freaks

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 676: SexyMobile.RU

WeatherBrains Episode 676 is now online (January 2, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s show is the Brainchild of Mark Ingalls from Boardman, Oregon.

Tonight’s First Guest WeatherBrain has a special place in the pantheon of the show.  He does the intro for Tony Rice’s weekly segment.  To borrow a line that Kevin Selle used when he introduced Leo Laporte several years ago: “he has a voice like a basket of warm kittens.”  He is the Chief Meteorologist for KIRO-TV in Seattle.  Morgan Palmer, thanks for joining us!

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Tonight’s next Guest WeatherBrain is a teaching Adjunct Professor at The University of British Columbia.  He is an expert on Pacific Northwest windstorms.  Dr. Wolf Read, welcome to WeatherBrains.

Wolf Read, PhD

Tonight’s Final Guest WeatherBrain is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.  He is an expert on the weather in the pacific northwest.  He also wrote a book, “The Weather of the Pacific Northwest”.  Cliff Mass, welcome!

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Joining us as Guest Panelist is a meteorologist for Portland General Electric.  He forecasts for the utility and energy traders.   Charlie Phillips, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Increasing wildfire issues in the western US
  • Difficulty of winter weather forecasting in Washington State
  • The Astronomy Report from 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 676:

The Weather of the Pacific Northwest

The Storm King

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain –  Out

Bill Murray – Dr. John’s Christmas Card

Dr. John Scala – Shutdown upends scientific research

Brian Peters –  Out

Kevin Selle – Out

James Spann – The 17th Annual Southeast Severe Storms Symposium

Aubrey Urbanowicz –  Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweet

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 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!

Image of Rich Thompson, Lead Forecaster

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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