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WeatherBrains 313: Rants R Us

| 1:55 am January 24, 2012

WeatherBrains Episode 313 is now online (January 23, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Scott Unger, NWS ForecasterScott Unger is a forecaster at the NWS in Birmingham. After a stint in the Air Force, he got the weather bug and became an intern at Birmingham. He was promoted to a journeyman forecaster position in 2007 and has assumed responsibility as the focal point for the upcoming dual polarization radar upgrade. The Birmingham WSR-88D is scheduled to have the upgrade completed during February. He joins us tonight to talk about that process, the radar products, and some other interesting topics.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • 83 at Fort Myers, FL, and Brownsville, TX
  • minus 8 at Westby, MA
  • JB out tonight getting some well needed rest from severe weather last night
  • James fills in for JB with a R-A-N-T
  • James provides a second R-A-N-T
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag officer continues his desperate search for someone to fill his position. But for the time being,he continues to enjoy the extensive perks on the WeatherBrains lear jet flitting across the country on secret government missions and spending lavishly using the WeatherBrains unlimited credit card! Oh, and he also summarizes the incoming mail!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: This week in WeatherBrains 101 we continue with part two on the history of upper air observations.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of January 24th. Rains in Hawaii, a frozen river, and a couple of big snows make the cut for This Week in Weather History.

    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 313:

    NWS Birmingham, AL

    Picks of the Week:

    Bill Murray – Storm Surge Forum

    Brian Peters – Live Camera for Aurora Borealis

    Kevin Selle – Space Weather Prediction Site

    James Spann – SPC Mesoscale Analysis

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like 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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