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WeatherBrains 257: Last of the Past

| 2:05 pm December 27, 2010 | Comments (0)

WeatherBrains Episode 257 is now online (December 27, 2010). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tyler Allison, Allison HouseThis week’s Guest Panelist, Tyler Allison, has had a long and varied career. At one time or another Tyler has been a storm chaser, network engineer, security manager for the largest research super computing facility in the world, computer security consultant, computer forensic investigator, firearms instructor, software developer, ham radio operator, gardener, beekeeper, Jeep owner, backpacker, home remodeler, tinkerer, husband and father. Tyler is driven by new challenges, learning something new and doing things that folks believe either cannot be done or are too hard to do. He lives in Wheaton, IL, with his wife and two children. His day job is to be the President and CEO of Allison House, a weather data provider.

Greg Carbin, SPC WCMComing to us as our Guest WeatherBrain for the last episode of 2010 is Greg Carbin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Oklahoma. He has been a forecaster at the SPC since 1996. His love of weather began when he was a child in New England experiencing the excitement of snowstorms. When he received his degree in meteorology from Lyndon State College, he knew he wanted to be involved in operational meteorology and forecasting. He came to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman after working for Fleet Weather and for the National Weather Service (NWS) in North Carolina.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Christmas snow across a large section of the Southeast
  • JB bails so few notes
  • Big blizzard occurring in the Northeast US
  • Airports in Northeast closed
  • and more!
  • Our email bag has gotten some input even if all the WeatherBrains have not been getting them in a timely manner. With Kevin off – again! – who knows who will jump in to recap the mail bag!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Taking a turn away from the science elements for an episode, the topic this week is some interesting weather facts that might amaze you. Listen in before the professor dismisses class for 2010.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of December 28th. Weather implications for football – with championships coming up, Bill recalls three big weather and football events.

    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 257:

    Storm Prediction Center

    WCM’s Page at SPC

    WeatherWise Article on Greg Carbin

    Allison House

    Preparedness Information

    Picks of the Week:

    Tyler Allison – Wx for Mac

    Bill Murray –
    pick 1: Hamweather
    pick 2: Newseum, Washington, DC

    Brian Peters – Storm Report Page at SPC

    James Spann – Surprise in New York Blizzard

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

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