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WeatherBrains 405: Caught in the Storm

| 5:15 am October 29, 2013

WeatherBrains Episode 405 is now online (October 28, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Raquel Nicora, FSU Meterology studentShow 405’s Guest Panelist is Raquel Nicora. She is a senior at Florida State University where she is studying meteorology. She is a Team Leader Meteorologist at WFSU TV/FM Public Broadcasting. [Editor's note: Go Noles!!]

Mike Bettes, meteorologistAnd tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain, Mike Bettes, needs no introduction to our audience. He is one of the most visible On Camera Meteorologists at The Weather Channel. Mike was born in Ohio and grew up in Akron, the snow belt of Ohio, where he said it seemed to snow constantly. He became interested in weather and was affected by watching Dick Goddard on television.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 92 at Edinburg, TX, and 12 at Bigfork, MN
  • Big storm in Europe biggest in years
  • High wind warning in Southwest US
  • Major winter storm underway from Rockies into Northern Plains
  • Severe risk in Oklahoma area on Wednesday
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is continuing to ably handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: This week in the 101 segment we take a look at one of the terms used in the field of meteorology, synoptic. Synoptic has two primary characteristics for meteorologists.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of October 28th which feature a big storm, Sandy.

    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 405:

    Mike Bettes’ bio

    The Weather Channel

    Florida State University Meteorology Department

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – NOAA’s Ocean Today

    Nate Johnson – New York Times story about riding out Sandy

    Bill Murray – Tropical Tidbits

    Raquel Nicora – Streaming Weather at FSU

    Brian Peters – Naval Observatory seasonal table

    James Spann – NASA’s Hurricane Sandy Satellite Animations

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – NASA’s Cloud Observations Online

    Skydaver’s Blog – SkyDaver

    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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