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WeatherBrains 314: Colder than a Well Diggers Bohunkus

| 1:55 am January 31, 2012

WeatherBrains Episode 314 is now online (January 30, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Lans Rothfusz, MIC, Peachtree City, GATonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) of the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Peachtree City, GA. Lans Rothfusz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982 and his Master of Science degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in 1985. After two years of postgraduate work at the University of Oklahoma, he began his tenure with the NWS in 1987. With the NWS, he has served in Chattanooga, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Fort Worth, TX; as the Meteorologist in Charge of the offices in Tulsa, OK and now Peachtree City. Lans was also the MIC of the Olympic Weather Support Team for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He joins us tonight from his home in Fayetteville, GA.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • JP Spann debuts as WeatherBrains producer
  • Extremes include minus 17 at Land O’Lakes, WI, and 81 at Fort Myers, FL
  • Cold in Alaska – minus 62 at Fort Yukon
  • 85 inches of snow in parts of Alaska
  • No SPC Outlooks
  • One Lightning Strike in the Central Gulf of Mexico
  • and more!
  • Our Email Officer is inundated with a bountiful supply of emails.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: The series on the history of upper air observations continues as we look into the latest period of observations from the 1980s to present day.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of January 31st.

    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 314:

    NWS Peachtree City, GA

    Information on Alabama Tornadoes of January 23, 2012

    Atlanta Integrated Warning Team Summary

    Integrated Warning Team Training

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – 1. Brad Panovich’s Blog on Winter Tornadoes
    2. NASA Terra Satellite Image

    Bill Murray – Gets the Horn!

    Brian Peters – New weather.gov

    Kevin Selle – 1. Extreme Weather 2011 from NWS
    2. The Front Page, Blog of American Meteorological Society

    James Spann – CNN Video

    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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