WeatherBrains 372: Category Two Hair

| March 13, 2013 @ 4:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 372 is now online (March 12, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Texas A&M University. Steve LaNore is a 6-time award-winning broadcaster with nearly three decades of television experience, including stints in Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. He has served as Chief Meteorologist at KXII-TV in Sherman since 2006.

Steve LaNore, Chief Meteorologist, KXII News 12Steve first stepped in front of the camera in 1984. Part-time jobs while a student at Texas A&M then led to his first full-time position as Chief Meteorologist in Victoria, Texas, in 1986. From there, he took on the Chief Meteorologist role in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he covered the stormy skies of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas for three years.

LaNore then covered the flash-flood prone climate of San Antonio, Texas, for nine years before assuming the role of Chief Meteorologist at KDAF in Dallas in 1998. Steve’s most recent work before coming to KXII was a six-year stint at the CBS affiliate in Austin, Texas. He joined the KXII-TV News12 team in 2006.

Steve has received “Best Weathercast” awards five times in his career; three times from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (OAB) and twice from the Associated Press.

LaNore enjoys sharing his love for science with others and in 2012 he released his first book entitled “Weather Wits & Science Snickers”. It combines humor and facts for a fun and interesting read. It is available online at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats.

Steve is married to Gera LaNore and has an adult stepson, Geraed (pronounced “Jared”). He graduated from Pottsboro High School in 2009 and is now studying computer programming. Steve’s varied interests include music, writing, travel, history, philosophy, and, of course, science! Steve and Gera especially enjoy traveling as time permits.

LaNore serves on the board of the Texoma Regional Blood Center and encourages all who can to give.
Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: -3 at Lake Yellowstone, WY, and 86 at Ocotillo Wells, CA
  • Memories of the Blizzard of 1993
  • and more!
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    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of March 12th.

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    Web Sites from Episode 372:

    KXII-TV Web Site

    Steve’s Book on Amazon

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Southeast Severe Storms Symposium – Mississippi State

    Nate Johnson – Capital Weather Gang Storm Names

    Bill Murray – Univ of Georgia Researchers Analyze Debris After Tornadoes

    Kevin Selle – Boston.com winter weather images

    James Spann – RadarScope 2.0 for iPhone

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

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    James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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