WeatherBrains Episode 358 is now online (December 3, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!
Troy Christensen is the weekend morning meteorologist for KFOR-TV Channel 4 in Oklahoma City. Like many television meteorologists, Troy has had a passion for weather from a young age. Some of his first weather related memories included reading about clouds and taking daily rainfall measurements. His passion brought him to the University of Oklahoma where he studied meteorology and journalism. While in college, Troy was a Weather Anchor for OU Nightly, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning daily newscast. He also took part in forecasting accuracy competitions and the student-run weather forecasting service. Troy worked as a meteorologist for KLBK in Lubbock, TX, for several years before returning to Oklahoma City.
Troy is experienced in tracking severe weather from storm chaser and emergency management standpoints. He is also trained in disaster preparedness and response, as well as emergency communications. Troy is a member of the American Meteorological Society and interned with meteorologists from WGN-TV and WLS-TV in Chicago. Troy is a native of Naperville, IL, a suburb of Chicago, but he also lived in Germany as an exchange student for almost two years.
When his mind is not focused on the weather, Troy has many interests including hiking, traveling, watching Chicago Cubs and Bears games, and skiing.
Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:
- Extremes 88 at Alice, TX, and 11 at Lake Yellowstone, WY
- -50 at Northway, AK
- Mild weather covers about half of the country while the western sections are much colder
- and more!
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From The Weather Center:
WeatherBrains 101: Besides precipitation which can reduce visibility, we have a number of other items which can also pose problems for visibility. So this week we take a look at such things as ash and sand!
TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of December 3rd.
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Web Sites from Episode 358:
Picks of the Week:
Troy Christensen – Ken Burns Dust Bowl production
Nate Johnson – Bryan Norcross Blog
Brian Peters – National Snow Analysis from NWS
Kevin Selle – Digital Meteorologist
James Spann – NCAR/NCEP Snow Analysis from FSU
JP Spann – Mama Mia, an Italian Tornado
The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.