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WeatherBrains 327: Left to Right You Bozo

| 2:45 am May 1, 2012

WeatherBrains Episode 327 is now online (April 30, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dr. Chuck DoswellTonight’s guest WeatherBrain needs no introduction to our community of weather geeks. He is one of the premiere severe weather researchers in the world. His monograph, Severe Convective Storms, has a place on the bookshelf of nearly every serious meteorologist in the country. He appeared on show number 197 in November, 2009. Dr. Chuck Doswell, welcome back to WeatherBrains!

Dr. Doswell retired from Federal Service as of January 13, 2001. He has a half-time position as a senior research scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma.

Ryan Hoke, WBBJ-TV 7Our guest panelist for this episode is Ryan Hoke, an undergraduate meteorology student at Mississippi State University and a weekend weather forecaster at WBBJ-TV Channel 7 in Jackson, TN. Ryan Hoke’s passion for weather started at a very early age with a childhood fear of thunderstorms which quickly developed into a full-fledged obsession with weather. Ryan joined a storm chasing vacation tour company during his junior year of high school in 2008. Since then, he has spent many weeks in the Great Plains guiding and driving customers to see tornadoes and severe weather. Ryan has seen over a dozen tornadoes and thrives off the thrill of the chase while relaying crucial storm reports to the National Weather Service and media. Storm chasing has been the ultimate field-learning experience, giving him an early edge in severe weather tracking and forecasting that most students never get. Even though he calls Louisville his hometown, his birthplace of Murfreesboro, TN, remains close at hand.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes today 106 at Death Valley, CA, and 17 at Big Piney and Shirley Basin, WY, and Saranac Lake, NY
  • No tornadoes in Alabama in April plus 6th driest April on record
  • Active weather in the Plains states tonight
  • Possible destructive tornado in Medford, OK
  • JB is driving at Talladega Super Speedway
  • and more!

  • Our mail bag officer continues to hunt for a stooge willing victim to take over the most important position on the show. Of course, Kevin still does a stellar job at bringing all of the email notices to life!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: POES and GOES! These are the two primary satellite systems in use for weather observations, so for this episode of 101, we take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages for each method of observing Planet Earth.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of May 1st which included the Greensburg Tornado.

    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 327:

    Dr. Doswell’s home page

    Chuck Doswell’s Blog

    WBBJ-TV

    High Instability, a show with Gene Roden and Chuck Doswell

    Happy Birthday to SkyDaver!

    Chandra Clark Video on media coverage from April 27, 2011

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Snow Deficit as of March 30, 2012

    Ryan Hoke – Chaser Problems

    Bill Murray – Video of Phil Campbell Tornado, April 27, 2011

    Brian Peters – Chuck Doswell’s Blog on Tornadoes of 2011

    Kevin Selle – Stewart’s Fountain Classic Flavors

    James Spann – ABC 3340 Video from April 27, 2011

    JP Spann – Great Satellite View of Storms April 30, 2012

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable weather geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, and Bill Murray. Rounding out the cast is the quiet, humble, and extremely handsome Brian Peters who lands his Learjet once a week to grace the show. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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