Category: WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 557: Looking at a Big Outbreak in Indiana

| September 20, 2016 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 557 is now online (September 19, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

On August 24th of this year, an outbreak of about 23 tornadoes touched down across Central Indiana, northwestern Ohio, and into Ontario, Canada. The event was well warned, but created a controversy because the event was unusual in that it was unforecast by them.

Listener Jay Farlow, ham radio call of W9LW (Whiskey Niner Lima Whiskey), suggested we talk about the outbreak on tonight’s show. Fortunately there were no deaths or serious injuries in the event.

Our Guest WeatherBrains with insight into this event include Dan McCarty, Danielle Dozier, and Dr. Jeff Frame.

Our first Guest WeatherBrain is Dan McCarthy, the Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) of the National Weather Service in Indianapolis, IN. Dan is a veteran of WeatherBrains.

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is a meteorologist with Fox 59 in Indianapolis, IN. Danielle Dozier, welcome to the show.

And our final Guest WeatherBrain is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Frame teaches courses on introductory meteorology, synoptic-scale weather systems, weather forecasting, and severe thunderstorm dynamics. Dr. Jeff Frame, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 110 at Death Valley, CA, and 24 at Crested Butte, CO
  • TD 13 in far eastern Atlantic
  • TS Karl in Central Atlantic
  • Hurricane Paine in the eastern Pacific
  • Discussion of weather response at OU
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer was fighting weather computer issues, so the email bag gets pushed off.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: With this episode the 101 segment will end the three-part series on air pressure with some notes from the 1800s about the meaning of pressure changes.

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 557:

U.S. Tornadoes post on August 24, 2016

Fox 59 Weather

Video of Starbucks collapse

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

Picks of the Week:

Jeff Frame – Department of Atmospheric Science U of I

Nate Johnson – Atlantic article on use of drones in place of Hurricane Hunters

Dan McCarthy – talks about Twitter

Brian Peters – Himawari satellite animation of Typhoon Malakas (large file)

Rick Smith – Article on Fighting Fatigue in the weather enterprise

James Spann – NWS overview of August 24, 2016, tornado outbreak

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Layoffs end flag reports in West Virginia

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 556: Dr. John and the Swami Hat

| September 13, 2016 @ 5:53 am

WeatherBrains Episode 556 is now online (September 12, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This week’s show is all about the 2016 NWA Annual Meeting!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • NWA Annual Meeting
  • Dr. Brian Neudorff makes an appearance
  • Todd Lericos, Lead Met at NWS Las Vegas
  • 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: This episode continues the series on air pressure with a look at the units used for pressure as well as how changes come about in air pressure.

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.

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

Picks of the Week:

Kevin Selle –  No Pick this week – Gets the Horn!

Rick Smith – National Preparedness Month

James Spann – Nate Johnson Twitter

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 555: Playing with Nick’s Dongle

| September 7, 2016 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 555 is now online (September 6, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Nick Walker of the Weather Channel. His hometown is Fort Worth, TX. He has a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Texas and a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Nick Walker, Weather ChannelWhen he’s not on the air talking weather, he enjoys educating young people about weather through school and community appearances. He is the author of “Sing Along with the Weather Dude,” a book and musical recording for children. As a singer and songwriter, he has produced several recordings of original music, including “Don’t Get Scared, Just Get Prepared,” a CD of severe weather preparedness songs for young people.

Nick also likes to write, and he has had articles and stories appear in local and national publications, including several “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books. Other interests include reading, traveling, and hiking.

Nick actually stumbled into weather when he was a news reporter in Seattle. One of the meteorologists left suddenly and his boss threw him on the air after a 4-day crash course. But he quickly became hooked and never looked back and it’s what he’se wanted to do ever since.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 106 at Death Valley, CA, and 20 at Bodie State Park, CA
  • Hermine has become a post tropical storm
  • Hermine still causing problems for New England coastline
  • Hurricane Newton in Eastern Pacific heading into Baja California
  • Some risk of severe weather Upper Midwest
  • Not cooler in Southeast US but drier air
  • 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: It’s all around us all the time but we can’t see it but we can feel it. That’s air and while we can’t see it, it does exert a force on us. This week we begin a three-part series about air pressure.

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 555:

The Weather Channel

Weather Dude web site

Article on Sinclair Broadcast Group interest in Weather Channel

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

Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – Meteorology Lab with Tim Vasquez

Brian Peters – Radar catches birds before earthquake

Kevin Selle – Hurricane Vortex Data Message Decoder

James Spann – TV alert goes awry

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Historical Hurricane Tracks

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 554: Bracing For Impact

| August 30, 2016 @ 5:01 am

WeatherBrains Episode 554 is now online (August 29, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This episode of WeatherBrains takes a look back on the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

John Zarrella is this week’s guest WeatherBrain; he worked for CNN from 1981–2013. In addition to covering numerous hurricanes and tropical storms, he was the principal correspondent for CNN’s coverage of the U.S. space program, covering such events such as John Glenn’s 1998 return to space, the Mars Pathfinder mission and numerous space shuttle launches.

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 113 at Death Valley, CA, and 34 at Lake Yellowstone, WY, Truckee, CA, & West Yellowstone, MT
  • Heading into meteorological Fall but still hot
  • Tropical Atlantic has sprung into action
  • 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:

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 554:

NCDC report on Hurricane Katrina

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

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – The Watch & Warning Rainbow

Bill Murray – National Weather Association WeatherReady Fest 2016

Kevin Selle – Drone data used to upgrade storm

Rick Smith – News organizations embarrassed with rotten weather reporting

James Spann – 30-minute tornado warnings?

Aubrey Urbanowicz – NOAA Hazard and Data Viewer

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 553: Most Exposed Guy

| August 23, 2016 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 553 is now online (August 22, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Jeremy Scott SmithOur Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is a Senior Meteorologist at FedEx Global Operations Control Center, Jeremy Scott Smith. He’s also a contributor for Ray’s Weather Center, covering the Appalachian Mountains of NC at VA, a former meteorologist at the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve with 10 years of experience in aviation meteorology. He has 2.5 years on the media side with a B.S. from Mississippi State and he is working toward a M.S. at University of North Dakota in Space Science.

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a suggestion of listener and contributor Tony Rice. Jeremy, welcome to the show!!!

Greg DubinJoining Jeremy as tonight’s second Guest WeatherBrain is a flight dispatcher for a major legacy carrier in the U.S., Greg Dubin. Since he is not an official spokesperson, we will call his employer “Global Airlines.” Depending on how tonight’s show goes, he will be entering the WeatherBrains Guest Protection Program. He has spent many years in flight operations including several as a dispatcher. He is a ham radio operator, loves aviation and traveling, and, of course, weather. Greg, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Jeremy, we want to thank FedEx for being the Title Sponsor of the upcoming National Weather Association WeatherReady Fest at the Nauticus Science Museum in Norfolk on Saturday, September 10th.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 113 at Death Valley, CA, and 27 at Stanley, ID, Bondurant, WY, & Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, WY
  • Tropics have heated up
  • Have Fiona, TD 7, and a disturbed area approaching Leeward Islands
  • Some heat in northern Rockies
  • 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: Do you have any idea what a WEA is? I suspect that most people do not, so this episode is a description of what a WEA is and when you can expect to see one. If you want even more information about WEAs after you hear this episode, you can find an informational document here.

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 553:

FedEx USA

Ray’s weather center

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

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Aviation weather site

Brian Peters – Boston Globe article about tornado in Concord

Kevin Selle – #WeLoveWeather Twitter account

Rick Smith – Louisiana flood raises questions

James Spann – NHC pronunciation guide

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 552: This Show Has Meat?

| August 16, 2016 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 552 is now online (August 15, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guests include the leaders running the 2016 NWA Annual Conference which will be in Norfolk, VA. There is a link in the web site section to the NWA conference page. These guests include Janice Bunting, Trevor Boucher, Michael Vescio, and Trisha Palmer.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 121 at Death Valley, CA, and 31 at 1 mile east of Dillon, CO
  • Record flooding in southern Louisiana from a weak upper low
  • Severe weather this evening across Indiana
  • Some life in tropical Atlantic
  • Tony Rice out – reasons amazing!
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is out and actually flying back to her home.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: We continue to look at some of the myths associated with lightning. The death toll from lightning in the United States has reached 25 and is rapidly approaching the 10-year average of 31. And there are so many myths about lightning. Striking twice in one spot as well as how close will the next strike be to the last one.

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 552:

Obituary of Gil Clark, hurricane forecaster

NWA 2016 Annual Conference

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

Picks of the Week:

Trevor Boucher – See a Flash, Dash Inside!

Janice Bunting – Weather Ready Nation Summer Safety Campaign

Nate Johnson – Weatherman versus weather app

Bill Murray – SPC Mesoscale Analysis Pages

Trisha Palmer – stolen from Rick!

Brian Peters – Rebuttal to Mr. Spann’s POW

Kevin Selle – Fire tornado in Oregon

Rick Smith – Psychology of dealing with unprecedented events

James Spann – Age of TV Weathermen is Over

Michael Vescio – Forest Service article

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 551: Mr. Bammer

| August 9, 2016 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 551 is now online (August 8, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain tonight is Tony Rice. Tony is an information security engineer and Virginia Tech alumni working at a telecommunications company in Research Triangle Park, NC. His career has spanned various areas of research and development in software engineering, analytics, and information security.

Tony speaks in area classrooms, museums and libraries. He also helps broadcast meteorologists across the country share the night sky with their viewers. He is also a frequent guest on local television news in Raleigh, NC, discussing current NASA missions and astronomical phenomenon, and he has been known to hold impromptu sidewalk astronomy sessions with passers-by.

His proudest moment so far is leading an event with the National Park Service at the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC, for over 800 visitors on the Space Shuttle program leading up to the launch of the final mission.

Tony is also the voice of our Astronomy Outlook.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 117 at Death Valley, CA, and 29 at Denio, NV
  • Small areas of slight risk across North Central US
  • Tropical Atlantic remains quiet
  • Heat continues in OK and N TX
  • Deep South highs in the 80s with numerous storms
  • Earl crossed into Pacific to become Javier
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is out tonight but she’ll handle the incoming messages from our listeners when she returns.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Last week we took a look at the lightning deaths so far for 2016. Unfortunately, 2 more people have been added to the statistics, both struck on the beach. In this episode of 101 we’ll take a look at a couple of well known myths about lightning.

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 551:

WeatherBrains 159: Dave Schwatrz

NBC Stations get Mobile Radar Trucks

Spot the Station (ISS)

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

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Clear sky forecasts

Bill Murray – Gets fog horn

Brian Peters – Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Tony Rice – Juno mission

Rick Smith – Discussion on evacuation versus staying ahead of hurricanes

GOES-14 SRSOR Imagery

James Spann – NOAA Satellites and Information real-time tropical products

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 547:

| July 12, 2016 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 547 is now online (July 11, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Dr. Kevin Kloesel. He is also the Associate Dean for Public Service & Outreach in the College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. He is also an Associate Professor at OU.

Dr. Kevin KloeselDr. Kloesel is Associate Dean for Public Service and Outreach in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. He is directly responsible for outreach programs and tours for the over 30,000 people that visit the National Weather Center facility in Norman annually. In addition, he is an Associate Professor in the OU School of Meteorology with teaching and research interests ranging from synoptic meteorology to societal impacts and decision making in weather-impacted situations. He led the team that won the Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University and the Ford Foundation for their work with the emergency management community in Oklahoma.

Currently, he works directly with thousands of K-12 students and teachers, as well as hundreds of emergency management agencies, in finding appropriate applications for weather data in local education and decision making. He was also a content designer for Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm children’s museum exhibit that is currently touring the US. He works closely with the Norman Chamber of Commerce and Norman Economic Development Coalition to provide continuing education opportunities to the growing private weather enterprise in Norman. Previously, he was Director of Outreach for the largest state climate office in the country, the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, and served as director of the Florida Climate Center in Tallahassee, FL. While a tenured faculty member at Florida State University, he served as a research fellow with the Cooperative Institute for Tropical Meteorology, and co-directed an outreach project, EXPLORES!, which provided NOAA satellite data ingest capabilities to over 200 schools throughout Florida.

Dr. Kloesel has appeared on WeatherBrains twice before on episodes 397 and 455.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 110 at Borger, TX, Carlsbad, NM, Guymon, OK, Imperial, CA, & Phoenix, AZ and 28 at Boca Reservoir, CA
  • Tropical Atlantic is quiet
  • Celia and Five-E swirling in the Eastern North Pacific
  • Severe weather occurring next three days from Iowa to Michigan
  • Snow at higher elevations in Idaho
  • Potential for horrible heat
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer brings everyone up to date on the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: It’s a word that has actually been used 11 times in previous 101 segments, but it has never had its own segment. So tonight the professor brings to live the term tropopause and what it means in the scheme of things.

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 547:

Emergency Preparedness of OU

Presentation on HazSimp

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

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – NWS Twitter account

Kevin Kloesel – Book about the Chicago Heat Wave of 1995

Brian Peters – gets fog horn!

Kevin Selle – Anchor discussion of weather on Facebook Live

Rick Smith – YouTube video by Brad Panovich

James Spann – Dry/dusty air over Atlantic

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Mark Reynolds’ blog on tornado versus straight line wind event

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 546: Flooding Events in WV

| July 6, 2016 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 546 is now online (July 5, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Sheldon KusselsonTonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is a show alum, having appeared on show number 223 on May 4, 2010. He is a retired operational satellite meteorologist who worked for 36 years for NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) located in Maryland. Working as a meteorologist and specializing in the satellite analysis of precipitation, he interacted daily and around the clock with NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS) weather and river forecasters, who are tasked with issuing flood, flash flood ,and winter weather advisories, watches, and warnings to support NOAA’s mission of protecting lives and property. Sheldon Kusselson, welcome back to WeatherBrains!

Mike CharnickGuest WeatherBrain number 2 is a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Charleston, WV. His undergraduate degree and Masters is from Millersville University. He started working for the NWS in late winter of 2015. He loves weather photography as well. Mike Charnick, welcome to the show!

Spencer AdkinsAnd rounding out the trifecta for the show tonight is the Chief Meteorologist at WOWK in Charleston, WV. Spencer Adkins, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Joining us tonight is our guest WeatherBrain, Morgan Palmer.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes:
  • Atlantic tropical basin quiet
  • Blas and another disturbance in Eastern Pacific
  • Super Typhoon Nepartak in Western Pacific heading for Taiwan
  • More numerous thunderstorms in Southeast US
  • Kevin describes the weather there as “icky”
  • Cool in the Northwest but warm now
  • Some troughiness across Eastern US
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is back and handles the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This edition of 101 is a brief discussion of trough and ridges. Interesting that the weather pattern which is normally unchanging for much of the summer has, so far, been changing pretty regularly.

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 546:

WOWK-TV weather site

Morgan Palmer at KIRO-TV

The Weather Social

NWS Charleston, WV web page

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

Picks of the Week:

Spencer Adkins – Picks Bama & Nick Saban and Mountain Mission

Nate Johnson – Science behind the awesome thunderstorm photo

Sheldon Kusselson – Satellite pick

Bill Murray – Gets fog horn!

Morgan Palmer – How much water falls during a storm?

Brian Peters – Striking thunderstorm photograph

Kevin Selle – High quality graphics for GFLevelX and WeatherStudio

James Spann – NWS Guam Facebook page

Aubrey Urbanowicz – “And Soon I heard the Roaring Wind”

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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 545: Longhorn in the Office

| June 28, 2016 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 545 is now online (June 27, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

James Hocker, OK-FirstOur first Guest WeatherBrains is James Hocker, OK-First Program Manager. In this capacity, James serves as a lead instructor at all OK-First classes, develops training content, provides input and direction for software and tool development, and manages the program budget. The program is about 20 years old. James has B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

Andrea Melvin, OK-FirstAnd our second guest WeatherBrains also comes from OK-First. Andrea Melvin is the Outreach Program Coordinator for OK-First. She serves as instructor at many OK-First certification and re-certification classes and develops laboratory exercises and case studies for use at OK-First classes. Andrea has a B.S. degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 124 at Death Valley, CA, and 31 at Leadville, CO
  • Severe weather along eastern slope of Rockies
  • June 23, 2016, Tornado killed 99 in China
  • Atlantic Basin quiet for now
  • Tropical cyclone in Arabian Sea
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is AWOL again but we have to let her off on this one since her excuse is the horrific weather in her area during the last week.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This occurrence has not happened for nearly 50 years and will not happen again until 2062. It was the coincidence of a June full moon and the summer solstice and the moon has a special name.

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 545:

OK-First web site

NWA 41st Annual Meeting

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

Picks of the Week:

Justin Gehrts – Twitter feed for NWSPodunk

Nate Johnson – OK Mesonet Twitter

Bill Murray – Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product

Brian Peters – Your chance to own “Dorothy” from Twister

Rick Smith – Science of Mammatus Clouds

James Spann – GOES Project Science

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