WeatherBrains Episode 261 is now online (January 24, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!
Our guest panelist is Nicole Misencik (pronounced Miz-CEN-sick). She is weekend sunrise meteorologist at WTHR – Channel Indianapolis. She studied at Mississippi State University. Nicole’s first television job was in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she “did it all” including producing, reporting, anchoring the news, and forecasting the weather for northern Arizona, all in one day. Nicole graduated from Northern Arizona University majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Women’s Studies and also studied meteorology at Mississippi State University. She has been a part of the SkyTrak weather team at the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis since August, 2007.
Guest WeatherBrain for the show comes from the heart of the Nation’s breadbasket. Scott Blair is a general forecaster with the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) in Topeka, Kansas. Prior to arriving in Topeka, he served as a meteorologist with the NWS in Goodland, KS. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences. While in Louisiana, Scott was employed by KEDM-FM in Monroe, LA, as a broadcast meteorologist. He was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, so he is well versed in all the different weather an area can experience. Scott is an avid photographer with a special interest in severe storms which he has been actively documenting since 1996.
Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:
Our email officer is on the job with a rundown on the email bag.
From The Weather Center:
WeatherBrains 101: If you are a weather enthusiast of modern time, you’ve probably never been without satellite imagery. After all, satellites have been around since the latter part of the 60s, over 50 years. But one of the more interesting aspects of satellite images is water vapor imagery. So this week we delve into that topic to explain what water vapor images are.
TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at some sports/aviation disasters where weather was a factor.
Listener 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 261:
Picks of the Week:
Scott Blair – Electronic Journal of Meteorology
Dr. Tim Coleman – KAKEland Weather Plex Tour
JB Elliott – Gets the Fog Horn – and some Sons of the Pioneers
Nicole Misencik – NWS Chat
Brian Peters – High Res Rapid Refresh Data
Kevin Selle – Decoding METAR Observations
James Spann – Snow Model Stuff
The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, Dr. Tim Coleman, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.