WeatherBrains 391: Sirens Suck

| July 23, 2013 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 391 is now online (July 22, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Well, our Guest WeatherBrain tonight is not really a guest. It’s our very own Nate Johnson who is going to provide a retrospective look of the recent AMS Broadcasters Weather Warnings and Communications session.

Aubrey Urbanowicz, MeteorologistJoining us tonight as our Guest Panelist is Aubrey Urbanowicz. She was the Guest WeatherBrain on Show #379 in April. Aubrey is the 5 pm meteorologist at the ABC affiliate in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, WHSV-TV Channel 3 in Harrisonburg, VA. She got a big response from the audience, so we’re bringing her back as a GP.

Aubrey Urbanowicz is the 5 pm Meteorologist at the ABC/Fox/CBS affiliate in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, WHSV-TV Channel 3 in Harrisonburg, VA. Aubrey is from Wallingford, CT, and she attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. She received a Bachelors of Geosciences degree from Mississippi State with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology. She worked for Chili’s for nearly 12 years where she had the opportunity to travel the country training employees and opening restaurants. It was after being caught in all four Florida hurricanes of 2004 and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita of 2005 working for Chili’s that Aubrey found her calling into weather. She pursued her degree while living in Johnson City, TN, and eventually interned at WJHL in the Tri-Cities.

Aubrey has been with WHSV for nearly 3 years now. She produces and presents her own “Weather Questions with Aubrey” segment on Monday night at 10pm on the Valley’s Fox in the Shenandoah Valley. Aubrey is a member of the National Weather Association and she is currently working on her National Weather Association Broadcasters Seal.

In her spare time Aubrey loves to hike, and explore Virginia’s wineries, and visit the local historical sights. The Shenandoah National Park is one of her favorite spots to visit. Yes it’s true, she was named after the Bread song, “And Aubrey was Her Name”.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 115 at Death Valley, CA, and 30 at Stanley, ID
  • MCS traversed the Southeast US
  • SPC severe weather outlook for North Central US for Day 1 and then Ohio River Valley for Day 2
  • Wave coming off African continent
  • and more!
  • Nate Johnson, the man with the mail, explores his findings in our email bag. And watch out, Nate gets cranky when we don’t get email!!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Over the last couple of weeks, the term ‘TUTT’ has appeared in several weather discussions, so since the topic was first presented in September, 2007, it seemed appropriate to rehash this one due to the current relevance.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of July 22nd.

    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 391:

    WHSV-TV Weather web page

    American Meteorological Society

    James Spann’s AMS Talk link

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Adriatic Sea Waterspouts

    Nate Johnson – NASA Images of Earth

    Bill Murray – Online Program AMS Broadcasters Conference 2013

    Brian Peters – Heat Deaths in Automobiles

    James Spann – Weathermob

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – picture of fog in Shenandoah National Park

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, 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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