WeatherBrains 605: Ode to a Saltine Cracker

| August 22, 2017 @ 6:11 am

WeatherBrains Episode 605 is now online (August 21, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain needs no introduction to the average American, much less the average WeatherBrains listener. But in case you have been living under a rock, meet the man who made FEMA what it is today. Mr. Craig Fugate, finally, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 113 at Death Valley, CA, and 34 at Gothic, CO
  • The Eclipse of 2017 is in the rearview mirror!
  • Many weather stations showing a dip coincident with eclipse.
  • Slight risk for severe wx from Wrn KY to Nrn VT
  • Still not too hot in the East; hot in the West
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Note: Extremes are typically for the Monday evening of the show, but that may vary depending on when the show is recorded.

Our email bag officer dips into the pouch to see what the latest incoming messages are about.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: Can you believe that it is already coming up on the start to meteorological Fall? So just what contributes to the autumn colors we see in the leaves? With the help of some information from the U.S. Forest Service, we’ll take a look at those factors.

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 605:

Full bio on Craig Fugate

FEMA web site

2004 hurricane season (from NHC)

FCC Changes to WEA

Picks of the Week:

Brian Peters – Eclipse 2017 pictures from across the country Special thanks to Rick for the pick!

Kevin Selle – Saltine cracker view of the eclipse

Rick Smith – Solar eclipse transformed America

James Spann – New tornado alley emerges

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Mt. Washington Twitter page

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

How NOT to prepare for a total eclipse!


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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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