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WeatherBrains 530: Engineer Roy Makes an Appearance

| 5:15 am March 15, 2016

WeatherBrains Episode 530 is now online (March 14, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Diane McAlileyAs a special treat to this show, we begin with Mrs. Diane McAliley, 6th Grade Science Teacher, Pizitz Middle School, Vestavia, AL. She and her 6th grade class just completed a successful balloon launch with the help of Bill Murray, and she’ll recap the whole project. The balloon went to an altitude of 106,000 feet and their chase team was able to recover the whole assembly including spectacular 6-second data an two GoPro cameras complete with stunning video.

Dr. Joseph P. (Joe) Bassi is an Assistant Professor of Arts and Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/Worldwide Campus. He is also an (online) adjunct lecturer at the National Security Studies Institute, University of Texas/El Paso. Dr. Bassi completed his PhD in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in June, 2009. He specialized in the history of modern US science and technology. He was a senior project engineer with the Aerospace Corporation supporting national security space efforts at Vandenberg AFB from 2009-2010. During his PhD program, Dr Bassi was a Guggenheim pre-doctoral fellow in Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. His recent book, “A Scientific Peak: How Boulder Became a World Center for Space and Atmospheric Science,” recently was selected as one of the best books in atmospheric sciences for 2015 in the history category by Atmospheric Sciences Librarians International.

Dr. Joseph BassiA retired US Air Force officer with twenty-six years of active duty, he at various points in his military career served as Director of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (Guam), Professor of Strategic Studies at a DOD college, Headquarters US Air Force Action Officer and Program Element Manager, Chief of the Acquisition Meteorology Office at Air Force Space Systems Division, and Assistant Professor of Physics at the USAF Academy. After retirement from active service, Professor Bassi served as a space policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense while working for the Aerospace Corporation.

In addition to the PhD, he has graduate degrees in Meteorology from Penn State, Astrophysics from the University of Colorado, and History from the George Washington University. While at GWU, he was a NASA Space Grant Research Fellow at the Space Policy Institute, Elliot School of International Affairs. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1974 with a BS in Physics (Phi Beta Kappa) and was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 98 at Cotulla, TX, and 11 at Caribou, ME, and Presque Isle, ME
  • Risk of severe weather in Carolinas
  • Risk of severe weather in Indiana, Illinois Day 2
  • Tremendous flooding in AR, LA, and East TX
  • Warmth is the word for much of the eastern US
  • 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: Tornadoes are ranked on a scale from 0 to 5 and hurricanes are ranked, too. But did you know that the National Climatic Data Center ranks winter storms? That’s right, they do, so in this episode the professor delves into how winter storms are ranked.

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 530:

Video and story on the Pizitz Middle School balloon launch

Dr. Bassi’s book, A Scientific Peak

Book on Halsey’s Typhoon

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

Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – Pizitz Middle School balloon launch

Brian Peters – Oklahoma City modifies tornado warning system

Kevin Selle – We Love Weather Community

James Spann – SSEC Geostationary Satellite Imagery

Aubrey Urbanowicz – 100+ female meteorologists wearing THE DRESS

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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 529: Attacked by a Possum

| 5:15 am March 8, 2016

WeatherBrains Episode 529 is now online (March 7, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is an atmospheric scientist with deep roots in severe convective storms, synoptic meteorology, applied climatology, GIS techniques, operational meteorology, and hazards. He is an Associate Professor of Meteorology at the College of DuPage. Victor Gensini, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Dr. Victor GensiniDr. Gensini has a relatively diverse background, but he considers himself first and foremost an atmospheric scientist. His research interests are primarily rooted in: severe convective storms, synoptic meteorology, applied climatology, GIS techniques, operational meteorology, and hazards. He is currently researching the relationship between historical observed convective variables and those produced by reanalyses datasets. Of interest is the relative utility of using reanalysis to approximate atmospheric environments conducive to severe convective storms. Additionally, he is researching aspects surrounding high-resolution dynamical downscaling of global climate model data using the WRF model for purposes of resolving convection under future SRES emissions scenarios. And if that doesn’t fill your plate, he is investigating linkages between various climate teleconnections and severe weather activity across the US.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 92 at Zapata, TX, and 4 at Presque Isle, ME
  • Major rain event setting up on the western side of the Lower Mississippi River
  • Risk of severe storms in Texas and Oklahoma during the show
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is now the chief at her station, so she does the show from the studio. And for the first time ever, we get the email segment in at the top of the show.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Oops! The professor completely forgot to record his 101 segment after getting it ready. So tune in next week for a look at ranking winter storms.

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 529:

Texas Severe Storms Association

American Weather and Climate Industry Association

College of DuPage

College of DuPage Meteorology

College of DuPage Next Generation Weather Lab

Forecasting tornadoes 2-3 weeks in advance

Extended Range Tornado Activity Forecasts (ERTAF)

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Picks of the Week:

Victor Gensini – Columbia University Severe Weather Seminar

25th advanced spotter seminar

Time lapse weather video collection

Bill Murray – Tim Vasquez’ Weather Map Handbook

Brian Peters – A global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

John Scala – Time-lapse video of the weather of 2015

Kevin Selle – Update on NHC products and services in 2016

James Spann – Review of the WeatherBrains podcast

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Twitter post of Wisconsin Thunderstorms

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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 528: Roughy, Scruffy Woodsfest

| 5:15 am March 1, 2016

WeatherBrains Episode 528 is now online (February 29, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dennis MersereauOur guest WeatherBrain for this evening is Dennis Mersereau. Dennis was born in New Jersey during a massive heat wave, likely predisposing him to an intense interest in the weather. He moved to Virginia at the age of three, where he lived in Woodbridge and graduated from Woodbridge Senior High School in 2009. His love for the weather only grew when storms like Hurricane Isabel, the President’s Day Blizzard of 2003, the June 4, 2008, derecho, and the many tornadoes spawned by Hurricane Ivan’s remnants blasted through the D.C. area. He is recently graduated from the University of South Alabama in the rainiest city in the contiguous United States, Mobile AL, pursuing a major in political science and a minor in meteorology. For the last several years, he has provided weather information for readers at Daily Kos, as well as his followers on Twitter and Facebook. He writes occasionally for the Capital Weather Gang.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 91 at Imperial, CA, and Death Valley, CA, and -11 at Flag Island, MN
  • Day 2 Outlook from SPC has slight risk over large portion of Southeast US
  • Fairly mild across US except small portion of North Central US
  • Severe thunderstorm watch large portion of OK during our show
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer has been burning it at both ends, so she is out this evening. Hopefully she’ll return next week with a full email bag!

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This week our 101 episode tackles the term “mixing ratio.” You might be surprised to find that it is used in other fields besides meteorology. So be sure to listen in to learn more about this term and the property that makes it appealing in the field of weather.

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 528:

Dennis Mersereau’s blog, WeatherDAM

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Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Facebook post on Candidates comments at Chasers

Brian Peters – Minnesota Severe Storms Conference

John Scala – EF2 Tornado near White Horse, PA, on Feb. 24, 2016

Kevin Selle – Gets the fog horn!

Rick Smith – VORTEX SOUTHEAST

James Spann – Chaser book by Gabriel Cox

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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 526: Aubrey After Dark

| 5:25 am February 16, 2016

WeatherBrains Episode 526 is now online (February 15, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Andrew Oldaker, SimuAWIPSTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain, Andrew Oldaker, is back after appearing on episode 290 in August, 2011. We have all been big fanboys and girls, nod to Aubrey, of his SimuAWIPS site. There have been some changes to the site recently, and we thought we would bring Andrew back to discuss those. As you can tell from the image, Andrew is really into hot sauce!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 95 at Lake Forest, CA, and -26 at Saranac Lake, NY
  • Severe weather across Central Gulf Coast today
  • 18 reported tornadoes produced damage in AL and MS
  • Winter weather from eastern TN to ME
  • Cold air from western Great Lakes to VA and up to New England
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Unlike the Post Office, our email bag officer is letting a little icing get in the way of her appointed rounds! Listener emails next week.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this episode we’ll take a look at VIIRS. No, it’s not a case of bad spelling, but rather stands for the instrumentation on the Suomi NPP satellites. So listen in to find out how you can access this data, too.

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 526:

SimuAWIPS

Raytheon AWIPS web site

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Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Shepherd Smith on Fox News

Bill Murray – Gets the fog horn!

Andrew Oldaker – SPC Storm Reports

Brian Peters – NASA HD time lapse movie of the Sun

John Scala – Fatal 50-car pileup on I-78 involving whiteout

Kevin Selle – Tornado Pod during missile test

Rick Smith – National Tornado Summit

James Spann – Century, FL, Tornado Entrapment

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Man-made constellation in night sky

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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 524: Groundhog Ensemble

| 5:15 am February 2, 2016

WeatherBrains Episode 524 is now online (February 1, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Jason Bowman, My Weather ConciergeOur Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Jason Bowman. For over 30 years, he has been studying and forecasting the weather. Over the past 10 years, he’s found that social media has provided atmospheric scientists and broadcast meteorologists with the ability to follow our passion, as well as share our knowledge to keep people safe and also entertained. Like many atmospheric scientists, Jason was born with the love of the weather. At a young age, Jason would create winter forecasts for his family and classmates, dreaming for the day he could provide millions with their personalized weather conditions.

In 1992, Jason went to the State University of New York in Albany. Jason forecasted at WNYT, the NBC affiliate in Albany NY. After graduation in May, 1996, Jason shifted his focus to the advertising industry, working for organizations such as National Geographic and MTV. While fine tuning his business management skills, Jason would continue to forecast on the Facebook page he created prior to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. With rapid growth of the Facebook forecast page, Jason co-created My Weather Concierge®, a new and unique mobile weather app, powered by a group of tremendously talented forecasters. My Weather Concierge provides you with handcrafted weather forecasts for cities across the country, 365 days a year with direct access to their forecaster to help them through any weather related situation. Planning a trip? Getting married? Safety of children at camp or on snow days for school. Jason’s goal for the mobile app was to provide a personalized forecast for any occasion.

In late winter of 2015, Jason was approached by The Weather Channel to appear on a new video based show called “Weather Gone Viral” and appeared on STARS XM SIRIUS as a weather expert to discuss the Blizzard of 2014. Today, Jason continues to develop his mobile platform forecasting center and is a winter weather expert and a Long Range Forecasting Analyst.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 95 at Cotulla, TX, and -21 at Old Faithful, WY
  • SPC has enhanced risk area for Day 2 in the Southeast US
  • Same storm kicking up blizzard from Colorado to Wisconsin
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer has her hands on the pulse of our email and comments from listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This week on the 101 episode we take a look at the latest on the polar orbiting satellites under the name of Suomi-NPP. What does that name stand for and just what do the polar orbiting satellites provide?

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 524:

My Weather Concierge

John Huntington’s Snow Time Lapse

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Picks of the Week:

Jason Bowman – Shoutout to Mayor of New York City who dropped Charlotte, the groundhog

Nate Johnson – GOES 1-Minute Data

Brian Peters – SPC Interactive Tornado Outbreak site

John Scala – Meteorological Model Ensemble River Forecasts

Kevin Selle – Gets the fog horn!

James Spann – SPC state-by-state outlook graphics

Aubrey Urbanowicz – NCDC Groundhog Day web site

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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 523: Between Storms

| 5:15 am January 28, 2016

WeatherBrains Episode 523 is now online (January 27, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s guest on this slightly delayed episode of WeatherBrains are Jeff Piotrowski and John Huntington. This will be Jeff’s fifth appearance on our podcast having appeared in Episodes 384, 354, 289, and 282. John Huntington is also a repeat guest having been on Episode 290. Both of our guests were at ChaserCon 2016 along with our own Rick Smith.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 83 at Opa Locka, FL, and -23 at Antero Reservoir, CO, & Crested Butte, CO
  • What a difference a week makes
  • Snow storm is gone but some of that snow is still around
  • Lower 48 snow cover stands at 44 percent
  • SPC has defined severe wx area for Day 7 (next Tue-Wed)
  • This could mean a severe episode for Lower Mississippi River Valley
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is just like the Post Office – neither rain nor sleet nor snow shall keep her from the email bag and those wonderful emails from our listeners. But a cold or some other bug has taken her out before the show reached the email segment. But we also have an audio file from our Estonia correspondent.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This week in our 101 segment we take a look at one of those early pioneers who studied lightning. G. W. Richmann also became the poster child for lightning safety. Listen in to learn how he accomplished this feat.

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 523:

Human Element in Weather Forecasting by Chuck Doswell

Chaser Con 2016 recorded sessions

John Huntington Photography

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Picks of the Week:

John Huntington – Coney Island Cam

Bill Murray – Incredible snow time lapse

Brian Peters – NASA’s web site on Suomi-NPP

Jeff Piotrowski – 3 inch hail in California

John Scala – Summary of DC Snowstorms (scroll to bottom)

Kevin Selle – Tornado Pod

Rick Smith – Time Lapse of Washington, DC, Snowfall

James Spann – Over Reliance on Models?

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Summary of Snowzilla by Capital Weather Gang

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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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Tonight’s WeatherBrains Postponed ’til Wednesday Night

| 7:02 pm January 25, 2016

wxbrainslogo 2 300Hey WeatherBrains Fans!

Tonight’s show has been postponed til Wednesday night due to the big nor’easter on the East Coast. No, not really.

The show has been postponed til Wednesday night because the Eveready Bunny that is our host is under the weather.

Yes, you heard me right. James is under the weather. He should be back Wednesday.

The rest of the team will be filling in for him until he returns.

– Bill

WeatherBrains 522: Real Cold or Alabama Cold?

| 5:15 am January 19, 2016

WeatherBrains Episode 522 is now online (January 18, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Ben ReppertBen Reppert is a ‘home-grown’ Pennsylvanian, living the first 18 years of his life in the farmlands of Eastern Pennsylvania – an area prone to tropical storms, wind whipped Nor’easters and big snow storms. His love for weather is no surprise. Dairy farming is an interest of his, having worked on the 300 acre dairy farm that he grew up next to for six summers. Ben attended college at Penn State University from 2011 until graduation in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology. In August of 2015, Ben was rehired by the Department of Meteorology at Penn State to join the Weather Communications Group full time as a research assistant, social media developer, and co-host of the 32-year old weather magazine show, Weather World. Ben also has done fill-in work at WTAJ, the CBS affiliate in Altoona, PA, as a weekend evening meteorologist. He is happy to call central Pennsylvania his new home.

Jacob DeFlitchBorn in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Jacob DeFlitch known to his friends as Jake has interests that have led to many experiences, incorporating his interest for meteorology with his love for photography. Jake attended Pennsylvania State University from August, 2011, to May, 2015, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Meteorology. Jake was a founding member of the Penn State Storm Chase Team, an organization that continues today. As a photographer for Pennsylvania State University, he captured the beauty of the State College campus. Jake interned with Good Morning America and ABC World News the Summer of 2014. He then volunteered at the National Weather Service in State College from January-May of 2015. After graduation, Jake participated in the Plains Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) project, where he assisted the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR) in the collection of data to better improve forecasting night thunderstorms. In September, 2015, Jake was hired as a meteorologist for AccuWeather, a position he continues today.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 74 at Harlingen, TX, & Tucson, AZ, -31 at Cotton, MN
  • Eastern US snowstorm shaping up
  • Models going nuts with snowfall projections
  • Issues with what to put into forecast
  • Especially when dealing with events 5 to 7 days out
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is on top of the messages coming in from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This edition of the 101 segments delves into those things called teleconnections. What are they and what kind of impact do they have on the weather.

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 522:

Sunset Weather

Contrail Education Project

AMS 2016 Annual Conference

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Picks of the Week:

Jacob DeFlitch – xmACIS web site

Brian Peters – Climate Prediction Center (CPC)

Ben Reppert – Cool Weather Records

John Scala – Potential for Very Snowy Winter in Mid-Atlantic States

Kevin Selle – Gets the Fog Horn

Rick Smith –
Part 1: Web Conference for this missing #AMS2016
Part 2: Part 2 of >Web Conference for this missing #AMS2016

James Spann – COD Radar and Satellite Pages

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Northeast Snowstorms (Vol. 1: Overview & Vol. 2: The Cases)

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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 520: Drop the Bomb and Leave

| 5:15 am January 5, 2016

WeatherBrains Episode 520 is now online (January 4, 2016). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain tonight comes from an encounter at the NWA national conference in Oklahoma City. We’re pleased to welcome Carol Fowler to the show.

Carol FowlerCarol Fowler is a senior content strategist and entrepreneur dedicated to great writing, impactful headlines, engaging social conversations, and the best SEO practices. For two decades, she led award-winning media operations, bringing them into the digital age. Carol is committed to combining the best of proven storytelling with social media and new technologies to maximize engagement through relevant, quality content. She’s experienced with using data on daily basis to guide content decisions about audience interest, i.e. Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, AdWords, and is partial to Word Press and Adobe Photoshop for content creation. Carol has been recognized for her exceptional skills in marrying various mediums (i.e. text, video, social media) to provide context for new audiences, with shorter attention spans, who self-select content and find out what’s happening on-the-go.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 72 at Pembroke Pines, Opa-Locka, & Key West, FL, and -19 at Moose, WY
  • There is a lack of severe weather across the country
  • Rather cold weather across eastern much of US
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer was overcome by unexpected guests, so she’ll have your notes and emails next week. But James promised to read at least one email.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Just about everyone interested in the weather has heard about the jet stream. But just what is a jet stream and what role does it play in weather? That’s the topic for the latest 101 episode for the start of 2016.

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 520:

KloboMedia

The Soc Reports

Lake Superior State University banned words

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Picks of the Week:

Brian Peters – Summary of historic flooding and tornado, Dec. 23-25, 2015

Carol Fowler – would love feedback

James Spann – Spann’s Discussion of “Social Media-orologists”

Kevin Selle – Troll complains about pregnant OKC meteorologist

Nate Johnson – Map of outlook days in 2015

Rick Smith – Examples of Horrific Construction

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Dr. John Scala, 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 518: We’re Really Off

| 5:15 am December 22, 2015

WeatherBrains Episode 518 is now online (December 21, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Andrew OldakerUnable to connect with our guest tonight, so we’ll plan of having Andrew Oldaker back to discuss SimuAWIPS.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 87 at Naples, FL, and -3 at Boulder, WY
  • Today marks the winter solstice, the official beginning of winter
  • It is also the shortest day of the year in northern hemisphere
  • Arctic Oscillation strongly positive
  • Very warm over the eastern half of the country
  • Discussion of El Nino and impact on US weather
  • Talk of long range outlooks
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice talking about solstice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is on the job just like Santa’s elves processing the incoming messages from our listeners. And we love to get them.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: It’s all around us made up of a fairly constant set of elements. But this thing we call the atmosphere is a fluid that you cannot see, making it challenging to forecasters. This episode of 101 takes a look at air with some interesting facts thrown in for good measure.

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 518:

SimuAWIPS web site

National Snow Analysis

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Picks of the Week:

Brian Peters – Dreaming of a White Christmas

John Scala – Arctic Oscillation Analysis and Forecasts

Rick Smith – NOAA Weather Radio voice sings Deck the Halls

James Spann – SPC SWODY images by state

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Maps of the Arctic Area

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

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