WeatherBrains 146: Secondary Severe Weather Season

| November 10, 2008 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 146 is now online (November 10, 2008). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

The secondary severe weather season is a major event across the Southeast US, so our guest for this episode is Tim Troutman, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Huntsville, AL. The season centers on November but can begin in late October and last into the first couple of weeks of December. One of the biggest Fall tornadoes occurred in Huntsville in November, 1989, and another one on December 16, 2000, in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • weather around the country including flash flooding in Central Texas
  • Dr. Tim’s tow boat adventure
  • cold temperatures across many sections like Alaska
  • weather in Iraq
  • Mars lander succumbs to winter
  • local severe storm spotter training in Birmingham
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag has been getting some attention and Kevin puts it in perspective.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: This week the Professor tackles scales – not the bathroom kind – but the various scales of weather.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of November 11th through the 17th. This week features a look back at a big storm in 1940. It is interesting to note that while forecasts were not too reliable, the Chicago Weather Bureau office was not staffed at night, so the rapidly developing storm did not get the notice it deserved. Bill has all the details on one of the deadliest blizzards in US history.

    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 146:

    NWS Huntsville, AL

    Tow boat adventure video

    Picks of the Week:

    Brian Peters – Nikon DSLR

    James Spann – Earl Barker’s Weather Web Site

    JB Elliott – Percent of cloud cover and US weather stats

    Dr. Tim Coleman – Arctic Weather Information

    Join James Spann, JB Elliott, Dr. Tim Coleman, and Brian Peters as they come together for another fascinating netcast about the weather.

    We love to hear from you! To leave a recorded message, call 1-888-247-8627. Some calls may be used in future episodes. Also, feel free to post comments to the site and drop us an email at email at (at symbol) weatherbrains dot com.

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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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