WeatherBrains 390: Eat a Lot of Spinach

| July 16, 2013 @ 5:10 am

WeatherBrains Episode 390 is now online (July 15, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Ginger Zee, MeteorologistGinger Zee is an American television personality. She is currently the meteorologist on the weekend edition of Good Morning America on the ABC Television Network. Ginger graduated from Rockford High School in Rockford, MI, in 1999. Her goal at graduation was to be a meteorologist on the “Today” show by age 30. After attending Valparaiso University, she worked at WEYI-TV in Flint, MI, WYIN-TV in Merrillville, IN, WLAV-FM and WOOD-TV both in Grand Rapids, MI, and WMAQ in Chicago, IL. While at NBC owned and operated WMAQ, Zee filled in as meteorologist on the weekend edition of Today, fulfilling her high school goal. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in meteorology and is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. Ginger became a meteorologist on Good Morning America in 2011.

By the way, Ginger was named for one of the characters on “Gilligan’s Island.”

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • National extremes: 121 at Death Valley, CA, and 32 at Silver Lake, OR
  • 30 at Dead Horse, AK
  • Heat in the western states
  • Small slight risk in Montana, no slight risk areas for Tuesday and Wednesday
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer wanted some incoming messages from our listeners and he got it!! We got some good guest suggestions, too!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Hurricane season is underway in the Atlantic Basin, but inside the season we also have a period more favorable for a special type of hurricane.
    These are the ones that form from tropical waves moving of the African continent and forming near an island grouping called the Cape Verde Island. So this week the 101 segment takes a look at what makes a hurricane a Cape Verde storm.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of July 15th.

    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 390:

    Good Morning America

    SkyDaver’s Fog Bank

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Weather instruments from Ben Franklin

    Nate Johnson – Measuring hurricane wind speeds

    Bill Murray – Gripping photos of extreme weather

    Brian Peters – Information about the Cape Verde Islands

    James Spann – National Data Buoy Center

    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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    Brian Peters is one of the television meteorologists at ABC3340 in Birmingham and a retired NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist. He handles the weekend Weather Xtreme Videos and forecast discussion and is the Webmaster for the popular WeatherBrains podcast.

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