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WeatherBrains 312: Babe Magnet Appears

| 1:55 am January 17, 2012

WeatherBrains Episode 312 is now online (January 16, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dr. Harold Brooks, NOAATonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is one of the leading severe weather researchers in the world. Dr. Harold Brooks leads the Modeling, Observation, and Analysis Team at the National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Dr. Brooks has served in a variety of positions primarily in the area of meteorological research since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Atmospheric Sciences in 1990. He has formally and informally be associated with over 100 publications including several books.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes today included 85 in South Texas and minus 27 at Saranac Lake, NY
  • minus 50 at Bettles, AK
  • Valdez, AK, has over 70 inches of snow
  • and more!
  • Kevin is still trying to pawn off the mail bag, but he manages to come up with a summary.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Measuring our atmosphere is a challenge. We need observations of how the atmosphere is changing, something we humans have been trying to do for over 200 years. So what is the history of getting upper air data? 101 starts a series this episode on the history of upper air observations in the United States.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of January 17th. Snow, avalanches, cold, a tornado, and tropical rain make the headlines for this week.

    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 312:

    Harold Brooks web page

    National Severe Storms Laboratory

    Warn on Forecast

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Extreme Snow in Valdez, AK

    Bill Murray – Full Surface Obs Plot from HPC

    Brian Peters – Hard Drives So Small

    Kevin Selle – How Often to Post to Twitter/Facebook?

    James Spann – Wolfram Alpha, computational knowledge engine

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, 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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