WeatherBrains Episode 279 is now online (May 30, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!
WeatherBrains has a special appearance in this episode with Gary Bandy, Chief Meteorologist, KSN, Joplin, MO. Gary was driving to the station even as the tornado was hitting the town. Hear some of this thoughts on the tornado.
And our guest WeatherBrain is Chris Novy. Chris hails from Illinois, but he is currently the Assistant Chief Engineer with the FOX/CW station in Oklahoma City. He is an active storm spotter and has trained thousands of spotters across the Midwest in spotter safety. His degrees are in law enforcement and he is a amateur radio operator. He runs the WX-CHASE and WX-TALK discussion boards.
Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:
Our mail bag is still active even if our Email Officer is no where to be found! Secret government assignment, huh?
From The Weather Center:
WeatherBrains 101: With tornadoes occurring in a near epidemic proportion across numerous sections of the US, this weeks 101 will delve into the term “wedge tornado.” This is a phrase that seems to have been heard a lot over the last month or so and becomes the target for this episode.
TWIWH: Bill Murray, the famous weather history, looks back at the week of June 1st. Bill provides the run down on a forecast that changed history.
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 279:
Picks of the Week:
JB Elliott – 3D Supercell Animation
Chris Novey – ruc.noaa.gov
Brian Peters – Gets the Horn ! !
James Spann – Yahoo News Hail
The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.