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WeatherBrains 317: We Don’t Need No Organizing

| 2:00 am February 21, 2012

WeatherBrains Episode 317 is now online (February 20, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Russ Schneider, SPC DirectorTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain has spent his entire career in the National Weather Service. He began at NCEP’s Environmental Modeling Center before becoming the first science and operations officer at the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center. He was the science support branch chief at SPC in Norman, OK, before becoming Director in 2010. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles in professional publications and was an associate editor of the American Meteorological Society Journal “Weather and Forecasting” for more than a decade. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Russ Schneider to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • USA Extremes: -17 at Daniel, WY, and 88 at Pompano Beach, FL
  • Coldest in Alaska – 24 below
  • 71 below in Greenland
  • Avalanches killed four in the Northwest US
  • Accidents in TN and VA due to snow
  • and more!
  • Kevin completely fails at getting our guest to take on the EO job, so he summarizes the incoming stacks from our listeners.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: In tonights episode of 101 we are going to talk about scale. No, not the type like you have in your bathroom. This a scale that covers a big chunk of territory and we call it the synoptic scale. This is a term that has been used at least 18 times in previous 101 segments, so now we take a look at what it means.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of February 21st. Tornadoes begin to dominate the pages of This Week in Weather History.

    TWIWH: Matthew brings us another chuckle!

    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 317:

    Storm Prediction Center

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Aurora Picture

    Bill Murray – Budget Petition on behalf of NWS

    Brian Peters – Gets the Horn! ! !

    Kevin Selle – Terry Heaton’s PoMo Blog

    James Spann – Earl Barker’s web site

    JP Spann – Dog River Watershed article

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, and Bill Murray. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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