WeatherBrains 502: Talking Aviation and Weather

| September 1, 2015 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 502 is now online (August 31, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our special guests this week are Paul Suffern and Brian Soper. They bring a wealth of knowledge on aviation weather which is our topic of this show.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 112 at Death Valley, CA, and 27 at Island Park, ID
  • Three Hurricanes in the Pacific and struggling Fred in the Atlantic
  • And Fred has degenerated to a tropical storm
  • Weather somewhat calm with no severe weather risks
  • Hot weather developing for the Central US
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer has been shirking her duties, so she’ll try to catch up on the messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This episode wraps up our look at storm surge by taking a look at the vulnerability of the United States. And the level of vulnerability may be surprising to many.

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 502:

The Pickle Juice web page

NTSB web site

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

ForeFlight app web page

To subscribe to the brand new SkyWritings, an email newsletter from the WeatherBrains gang, click HERE.

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – How to start a hurricane

Brian Peters – 10 Years After Katrina, pictorial scrapbook

John Scala – US Coastlines Vulnerability to Hurricanes

Kevin Selle – Katrina: Then and Now

Rick Smith – Why Today was the End of Meteorological Summer

James Spann – Tropical Cyclones – a Satellite Perspective

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Women in the Weather Bureau during WW II

SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, Rick Smith, 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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