WeatherBrains 611: Lots of Hurricane Talk

| October 3, 2017 @ 6:57 am

WeatherBrains Episode 611 is now online (October 2, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President and CEO of FLASH, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, is our first guest in this episode coming to the show from Austin, TX, where she is attending a meeting. Insured losses in Puerto Rico from Maria alone are estimated to be between 40 and 80 billion dollars.

Joining us for the second half of the show is Bryan Norcross, a television meteorologist and hurricane specialist in the United States. He works for the Weather Channel and has been a meteorologist for WTVJ-TV (the NBC owned-and-operated television station in Miami, Florida), WFOR-TV, and the chief hurricane analyst for NBC News in New York City.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 95 at McAllen, TX, and 14 at Bodie State Park, CA
  • Not much severe weather threats next several days
  • Only two areas of concern in Atlantic, one off Florida and one over Yucatan
  • Storms along front from NB to nrn WI
  • Severe wx watches in Central US this evening
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this episode we look into the equipment aboard the JPSS-1 polar orbiting satellite and what all of that equipment measures.

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 611:

The WeatherPros

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

Bryan Norcross book

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow – Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana

Bill Murray – National Disaster Resilience Conference

Bryan Norcross – Bryan Norcross book

Brian Peters – Hurricane hunter aircraft failures

Rick Smith – WeatherReady Nation Ambassador recognition (click on #75)

James Spann – September ENSO update: La Niña Watch!

Aubrey Urbanowicz – NCDC freeze/frost climate data

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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