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WeatherBrains 374: A Radar Cake Kapooya?

| 5:05 am March 26, 2013

WeatherBrains Episode 374 is now online (March 25, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Greg NordstromOur guest WeatherBrain is Greg Nordstrom. He was born in Hollywood, CA, and grew up in Los Angeles, CA, until he was almost 12 years old. After a brief stop in Raleigh, NC, he moved to Arlington, VA, in 1992. Greg always had a strong interest for weather, especially hurricanes, but a year later when the Superstorm of 1993 hit, his interest became a passion. The pressure dropped to 28.53″ at his house during the height of the storm! He enjoys studying all types of weather from Nor’easters to tornadoes, but my favorite is hurricanes. In his opinion, there is nothing that can compare to the power of a hurricane! He has been very fortunate to have experienced some of the strongest hurricanes of my era, and his ultimate goal is to chase 100 hurricanes before he dies. He loves being a part of a great university like Mississippi State with an excellent department!

In his spare time, Greg loves to watch sports including Raiders, Lakers, UCLA, and the Dodgers. He loves forecasting, historical weather, photography, videography, traveling to the Florida Keys, and, of course, storm chasing ALL types of weather any chance I get! If you ever see him storm chasing, stop him and say hello.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 89 at Ocotillo Wells, CA, and -21 at Lake Yellowstone, WY
  • Really cold across much of the Central US and that cold spreading east.
  • Slow warming by the end of week.
  • We’ve got a strongly negative NAO.
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners but submits an audio version since he is off doing something else.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: You hear all kinds of phrases when you are avidly watching the weather. One of those phrase you may have seen is “dew point depression.” So what is that and what meaning does it hold for weather enthusiasts?

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of March 25th. The week features a tornado event in Talladega County, AL, that involved four deaths in mobile homes.

    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 374:

    Greg’s bio at MSU

    Mississippi State University Geosciences Department

    Greg Nordstrom’s video of Ike

    1935 Keys Hurricane

    Mississippi State Severe Weather Symposium

    Bad Weather Brewery

    Greg Nordstrom on Twitter

    Picks of the Week:

    Bill Murray – Gets the Fog Horn

    Greg Nordstrom – tropmet.com

    Brian Peters – Summary of Hurricane Ivan

    Kevin Selle – Weather Story from The Verge

    James Spann – Kapooya-Autotune Remix

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

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