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WeatherBrains 501: Brushing My Tongue

| 5:15 am August 28, 2015

WeatherBrains Episode 501 is now online (August 27, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dr. Keith Blackwell, University of South AlabamaTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain #1 is a show alum and one of the leading tropical experts in the world. He is an Associate Professor in the Meteorology Department at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, and is part of the Coastal Weather Research Center. As a meteorologist, he achieved the rank of Major in the Air Force and Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. He was the Director of Meteorology at the Air Force Academy. Dr. Keith Blackwell, welcome back to WeatherBrains.

Ken Graham, MIC NWS Slidell, ALTonight’s 2nd Guest WeatherBrain began his NWS career in Slidell, LA. After stops in Corpus Christi, Birmingham, Fort Worth, and NWS Headquarters, he is now back in Slidell, LA, as the Meteorologist in Charge. Ken Graham, welcome back to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 118 at Death Valley, CA, and 32 at Stanley, ID, and Baraga Plains, MI
  • Tropical storm Erika passing Puerto Rico
  • Potential for storm to affect Florida
  • Fairly mild temperatures across the Continental US
  • and more!

Aubrey will be back in the next show to handle the incoming mail.

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Web Sites from This Episode:

NOAA Natural Disaster Survey Report

If you want information on Katrina, just perform a search using your favorite search engine; you’ll get many!

Dr. Scala’s article for the Capital Weather Gang

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Picks of the Week:

No Picks in this Special

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

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WeatherBrains 500: Takes His Hat off for More than One Reason

| 5:15 am August 25, 2015

500th Weather Brains Episode

WeatherBrains Episode 500 is now online (August 31, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

The tables are turned on the WeatherBrains crew with Bruce Thomas holding down the role of host and firing the questions.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 118 at Death Valley, CA, and 28 at West Yellowstone, MT
  • Danny Dying in the Northern Leeward Islands
  • Atlantic basin more active with Danny and two other potential systems
  • Tropical Storm Erika has formed in the Atlantic Basin
  • 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: Our guest WeatherBrain two weeks mentioned storm surge and how it is often overlooked as being deadly. This prompted a little research on the topic from the helpful archives of the National Hurricane Center. And this will be the second of three episodes on storm surge. This episode we look at some of the variables that make the storm surge different from storm to storm.

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 500:

Tribute to JB Elliott

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Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Interpreting Tropical “Spaghetti Model” Plots

Bill Murray – Gets the honorary foghorn

Brian Peters – Hurricane Hunters web page

John Scala – NASA to Build Hurricane-Probing Micro-Satellite Fleet

Kevin Selle – Cooling Off

Rick Smith – Agenda for the NWA’s 40th Annual Meeting

James Spann – NOAAVIEW Data Exploration Tool

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

Aubrey Urbanowicz – World Weather Forecast and Climate History

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

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WeatherBrains 499: Aubrey Can’t Go Own

| 5:15 am August 18, 2015

WeatherBrains Episode 499 is now online (August 17, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is co-founder and CTO of Green Electronics, the makers of the RainMachine. He is managing a team of hardware and software developers that focus on the industrial design, network architecture and hardware implementation aspects of the RainMachine product line. He is a strong proponent of OpenSource frameworks involving water conservation projects where increased conservation and efficiency can be achieved though better access of environmental information. Andrei Bulucea, welcome to WeatherBrains.

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is a native of Southern California and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He worked with Gary England in Oklahoma City before moving to Kansas City in 1992. He became the Chief Meteorologist at KSHB in 1999, where he has been ever since. Gary Lezak, welcome to WeatherBrains.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 122 at Death Valley, CA, and 27 at Stanley, ID
  • Tropics still quiet but disturbed area in far Atlantic
  • Next week is show #500!
  • Heat in Oklahoma but about to change
  • 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: Our guest WeatherBrain last week mentioned storm surge and how it is often overlooked as being deadly. This prompted a little research on the topic from the helpful archives of the National Hurricane Center. And this will be the first of three episodes on storm surge.

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 499:

Weather2020

WeatherRate web site

To subscribe to the brand new SkyWritings, an email newsletter from the WeatherBrains gang, click HERE.

Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – How California is winning the drought

Brian Peters – Old Farmers Almanac gets ripped

Kevin Selle – Digital Meteorologist story

Rick Smith – Do You Have What It Takes to Predict the Future?

James Spann – Tropical Cyclone Guidance Project

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

Aubrey Urbanowitcz – These countries have the best weather

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

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WeatherBrains 498: Talking Tropics

| 5:20 am August 11, 2015

WeatherBrains Episode 498 is now online (August 10, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MIT. He started with NOAA’s Hurricane Division in 1984 before coming to the National Hurricane Center in 1999 where he was a Hurricane Specialist for ten seasons. He was named Branch Chief of the Hurricane Specialist Unit in January, 2009. James Franklin, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 114 at Death Valley, CA. and 30 at Walden, CO
  • Hilda may affect Hawaiian Islands
  • Atlantic Basin remains quiet
  • 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: For this episode of WeatherBrains 101 we take a look at a common occurrence during the summer months, haze!

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 498:

ATCF: Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting System

National Hurricane Center web site

To subscribe to the brand new SkyWritings, an email newsletter from the WeatherBrains gang, click HERE.

Picks of the Week:

James Franklin – Hurricane Forecast Accuracy

Nate Johnson – NOAA weatherView

Brian Peters – Lightning Compilation

Bill Murray – Layered Precipitable Water product

John Scala – 10 Years Later: 2005 Hurricane Season

Rick Smith – Scary tornado in Taiwan

James Spann – Resurgence in Podcasts

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

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

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WeatherBrains 495: Smoking Bedbugs

| 6:17 am July 21, 2015

WeatherBrains Episode 495 is now online (July 20, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a long time, renowned storm chaser, father of three brilliant children, husband to an amazing wife, erstwhile stand-up comedian, and contemporaneous Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. He worked at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, until December, 2011, until returning to the Plains with an appointment at the University of Colorado in January, 2012 where he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Jason Persoff, welcome to WeatherBrains.

Tonight’s Guest Panelist, Troy Kimmel , started doing tv weather back in 1978 in Bryan/College Station before moving to Austin when he graduated from Texas A&M. He was the Chief at KTBC and KEYE. He was the Chief at a group of radio stations in Austin. He has been teaching at the University of Texas since 1988 where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Issues related to storm chasing
  • 2011 Joplin tornado aftermath
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • Hot weather nationwide
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Professor Peters is taking a few weeks off but will return soon!

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 495:

Jason Persoff Website

Troy Kimmel Website

Full Troy Kimmel biography

To subscribe to the brand new SkyWritings, an email newsletter from the WeatherBrains gang, click HERE.

Picks of the Week:

Rick Smith – Bad Weather Words

Troy Kimmel – Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Jason Persoff – Grand Theft Auto V Weather

Bill Murray – NWS Enhanced Data Display

Nate Johnson – 46th anniversary of the moon landing

John Scala – Insurance release on weather losses

James Spann – Important Message from Children’s Hospital

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Waterspouts over Chesapeake Bay

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

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

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WeatherBrains 494: My Wife is Playing Poker

| 5:15 am July 14, 2015

WeatherBrains Episode 494 is now online (July 13, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Geoff FoxGeoff Fox had been with WTNH for 27 years, and did a brief stint at Fox CT before moving across the country to Palm Springs Ca , where I hear this time of year the average high is 107 degrees!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 116 at Death Valley, CA, and 36 at Truckee, CA
  • TS Claudette formed off North Carolina coast
  • Claudette soon to be post tropical
  • 700+ mile squall line across Ohio Valley
  • Death ridge over Texas
  • Eastern Pacific has Hurricane Dolores and TS Enrique
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Thanks to a tweet from a WeatherBrains fan for the topic for this episode of 101. We take a look at those interesting circles sometimes seen on the NWS Doppler radar network around dawn sometimes referred to as roosting rings.

    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 494:

    Geoff Fox Blog

    KMIR-TV weather web site

    Full Geoff Fox biography

    Wings of Carolina Flying Club

    NASA television

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    Picks of the Week:

    Geoff Fox – Bufkit plug

    Nate Johnson – Japan’s new weather satellite

    Brian Peters – Twitter posting from SPC

    John Scala – Understanding the Madden-Julian oscillation

    Kevin Selle – Italian tornado chase

    James Spann – Drone video of Kansas tornado

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane

    SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

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

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