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WeatherBrains 244: Huck’s Rib Shack Live!

| 3:06 pm September 27, 2010 | Comments (1)

WeatherBrains Episode 244 is now online (September 2, 2010). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

WeatherBrains goes LIVE!!! This is a historic show going live at Huck’s Rib Shack in Leeds, AL. Special thanks to the whole Huck’s team for hosting us today. The menu is wonderful and the smells are out of this world!

Our guest WeatherBrain for this episode is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NWS in Glasgow, MT, Tanja Fransen. She has been with the NWS for 15 years. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and serves on the American Meteorological Society Board of Societal Impacts and is part of the Weather and Society: Integrated Studies (WAS*IS) program. She has been active with the SKYWARN program most of her career and is on the current SKYWARN Modernization Team.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • JB defends his drinking!
  • WeatherBrains gang goes around the horn with something about them
  • This includes saving a life, the Olympics, a cow, and ambidextrous Spann
  • Hurricane Opal almost takes out JB and James
  • JB uses notes to do the weather roundup
  • Tropical weather diminished
  • Nicole, Otto, Paul, Richard
  • Slight risk for tonight and Tuesday along East Coast
  • New York City big on weather this year
  • Flooding in Minnesota again
  • Nice rains in parched Southeast
  • Quick transition to Fall in the Southeast
  • and more!
  • Mail continues to come into our mail bag. This gives the EMO, Kevin, a big job to handle the incoming mail but the EMO is AWOL! James picks up some of the slack!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101:The earth’s heat budget comes from the sun. And we just passed the equinox! So this week’s 101 looks into sunrise and sunset and just how those parameters are defined.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of September 28th.

    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 244:

    Glasgow, NT, NWS Web Page

    Great Divide Weather Workshop

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Gets the Horn!

    Bill Murray – Rocket City WeatherFest

    Brian Peters – ProClip USA

    James Spann – Tropical Meteorology Project

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Bill Murray, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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    1. Josh says:

      Thundershower here in rainbow city. Heavy rain, gusty wind, and very tiny hail. Smaller than a pea but neat to see.

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