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.
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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
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.