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WeatherBrains 252: Weather Cross the Pond

| 11:15 am November 22, 2010 | Comments (0)

WeatherBrains Episode 252 is now online (November 22, 2010). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This week’s Guest WeatherBrain grew up in Beaumont, TX. He did his undergraduate work at LSU followed by a year abroad at the University of East Anglia. He got his Masters at Mississippi State University in operational and broadcast meteorology. Matrimony came soon after the degree and then a move to England 6 years ago. He works for private company called WeatherQuest and has done some on air work for the BBC as well as some teaching at East Anglia. Welcome Chris Bell to the show.

Joining us as Guest Panelists Josh Johnson from WSFA-TV in Montgomery, AL. Josh Johnson is a graduate of the Broadcast Meteorology program at Mississippi State University. As the morning meteorologist for WSFA TV in Montgomery, AL, you’ll find him on air from 5 to 7 am weekdays and on their 11 am Alabama Live show and the noon newscast. An example of today’s harried meteorologist, he stays connected with his audience through blog, website, radio, newspaper and two digital channels as well as social media.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • A front bisecting the country.
  • 90 degrees in Laredo but 18 below in Montana.
  • 29 below in northern Saskatchewan.
  • 16 inches of new snow at Grand Tetons
  • More new snow across Northwest US
  • Live report from our correspondent in Gartner, MT
  • High of 80 in Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Kevin Selle nominated for mayor of Mansfield, TX
  • and more!
  • Stacks and stacks of nothing in the email bog! Kevin sets a new low in email bag statistics!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Three fronts down and one to go. This episode features a look at the occluded front, perhaps one of the hardest to conceptualize and understand.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of November 23rd which included a big Thanksgiving Day storm in 1950 with blizzard conditions.

    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 252:

    Royals Become Storm Chasers

    East Anglia University

    WeatherQuest

    Steve and Steph’s Blog

    Chris Bell bio

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – no pick this week!

    Bill Murray – Caught in the Path

    Brian Peters – Yellowstone National Park cams

    Kevin Selle – Cumulus Weather Station

    James Spann – Vantage Vue Weather Station

    Steve Hill – Earth and Environmental Systems Podcast

    Chris Bell – UK Weather World

    Josh Johnson – Iron Bowl weather stats

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

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