WeatherBrains 578: Hair Sticks to My Lip Gloss

| February 15, 2017 @ 7:53 am

Photo courtesy of Smithsonian.com

WeatherBrains Episode 578 is now online (February 13, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!


Joining us as the Guest WeatherBrain for this show is W. H. Maya, Assistant Editor at Smithsonian.com. She discussed her grandfather’s role in the NIMBUS weather satellite program. The NIMBUS satellite was a gamechanger in terms of its instrumentation and the weather information it would provide to forecasters. It also was a major step forward in the Space Race. Maya discussed the role of the scientist in journalism and getting youg women interested in STEM careers.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 89 at Laredo, TX, & McAllen, TX, and -9 at Big Piney, WY
  • Temperatures fairly mild across US Lower 48
  • 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: The Professor finds himself under the weather, a possible topic for a future segment. Unfortunately this means that he has no voice with which to record a 101 segment. But just like Arnold, he will be back!

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 578:

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

Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – Today In Weather History 2/13/1899: Birmingham’s Coldest Ever

Kevin Selle – 4K Black & White Time Lapse

James Spann – Explanation of SPC Severe Weather Parameters

Aubrey Urbanowicz – 4K Black & White Time Lapse

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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Bill Murray is the President of The Weather Factory. He is the site's official weather historian and a weekend forecaster. He also anchors the site's severe weather coverage. Bill Murray is the proud holder of National Weather Association Digital Seal #0001 @wxhistorian

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