WeatherBrains 582: Some Show with Naked People

| March 14, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

WeatherBrains Episode 582 is now online (March 13, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! And we’re also the longest running podcast about weather in the universe!

Our Guest WeatherBrain for this show is Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a Research Scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from CSU in 2007. Dr. Klotzbach has been employed in the Department of Atmospheric Science for the past fourteen years where he has been co-author on the Atlantic basin hurricane forecasts with Dr. William Gray. He became first author on the seasonal hurricane forecasts in 2006. Klotzbach developed the two-week forecasts currently being issued during the peak months of the hurricane season between August-October. He developed the Landfalling Hurricane Probability Webpage (available online at in partnership with the GeoGraphics Laboratory at Bridgewater State College. This webpage provides hurricane landfall probabilities for the entire United States coastline from Brownsville, TX, to Eastport, ME, as well as the Caribbean. He has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Climate, Weather and Forecasting, and Geophysical Research Letters.

Klotzbach graduated from Bridgewater State College with a BS degree in Geography in 1999. He then attended Colorado State University where he received his Masters degree in Atmospheric Science in 2002. After receiving his Masters degree in 2002, Klotzbach thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine (2100+ miles). He has also climbed all 54 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado, and has completed eight marathons and five ultra-marathons. He’s crazy about hurricanes and just plain crazy about other things!

Dr. Klotzbach has been with us several times including episode 77 and episode 559.

Dakota Smith is a atmospheric science graduate student studying the carbon cycle at Colorado State University. He graduated from Penn State. Along with Tyler Jankoski, he produces a weekly podcast called “The Weather Junkies” (see link in section below).

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 100 at Thermal, CA, and -20 at Mount Washington, NH
  • Major weather system affecting Mid-Atlantic States to New England
  • Blizzard warnings from just north of Philadelphia, PA, to Portland, ME
  • Deep cold trough over the eastern US
  • Very warm in Southwest US
  • Very cold from the Dakotas to New England
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Unlike the US Postal Service, our email bag officer let’s snow stand in the way of her appointed round, so she’ll have to catch up on the incoming messages from our listeners in the next episode.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Prompted in part by the huge nor’easter occurring tonight and Tuesday off the New England coast of the US, we take a look at just what a nor’easter is and a little bit about how it gets its name.

Web Sites from Episode 582:

The Weather Junkies

Colorado State Tropical Meteorology Project

Update on NHC Products and Services

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

Picks of the Week:

Bill Murray – NEXRAD data via Amazon Web Services

Brian Peters – Clearing a path through 60-feet of snow

Kevin Selle – RadarScope for Mac

Dakota Smith – Weatherhype podcast

Rick Smith – COMET Storm Spotter Training Modules

James Spann – NexLab Models for iPhone

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather. graphic

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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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