WeatherBrains 396: Breaking News Exclusives

| August 28, 2013 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 396 is now online (August 27, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Frank Alsheimer, SOO, Charleston, SC NWS
Our special Guest WeatherBrain is the SOO, Science and Operations Officer, at the National Weather Service in Charleston, SC. And that would be plenty of reason to have Frank Alsheimer on the show. But tonight’s appearance is especially timely, since he is the Program Chair for the National Weather Association Annual Meeting, coming up in a few weeks in Charleston, SC. Frank Alsheimer, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Bruce Thomas, Midland Radio
And we also welcome a Friend of the Podcast, and frequent WeatherBrain. You know him as the face and voice of NOAA Weatheradio, a role he assumes as the very visible Vice President of Midland Radio, the largest manufacturer of Weatheradios. And more importantly to tonight’s show, he is the elected President of the NWA this year. Bruce Thomas, welcome back to WeatherBrains.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 109 at Death Valley, CA, 32 at Lakeview, OR, Chemult, OR, & Stanley, ID
  • Breaking News – NWA moving headquarters to Norman, OK
  • Steve Harned retiring as Executive Director
  • Unusual low temperatures in Alabama
  • Low humidity in Southeast US, too
  • Hot in Texas
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is working into handling the incoming messages from our listeners. Keep ’em coming!!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: This week our 101 episode looks at the long history of the recently retired GOES-12 satellite, also known as GOES EAST.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of August 26th.

    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 396:

    National Weather Association

    NWA 38th Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC

    NWA 38th Annual Conference Agenda

    Midland Radio

    Dan Satterfield’s Blog on Farmers Almanac

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Alpine Thunderstorm photo

    Nate Johnson – ISS photos by Canadian astronaut Chad Hatfield

    Bill Murray – NWA Central Alabama Chapter Meeting

    Brian Peters – Global Tropics Hazards and Benefits Outlook

    James Spann – Tropical dry air image

    Bruce Thomas – National Geographic

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – Sun exploding comet

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