WeatherBrains 642: Blocking the Moisture

| May 8, 2018 @ 7:05 am

WeatherBrains Episode 642 is now online (May 7, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest for this episode of WeatherBrains is Rudy Simoneaux. Rudy is the engineering manager of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, along with being the project manager of the LSU Center for River Studies. He is also the president-elect of the Louisiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 108 at Death Valley, CA, and 20 at Bodie State Park, CA
  • SPC Day 3 Slight Risk in Central US
  • Hot from SW AZ to Texas
  • Oklahoma had their first tornado of 2018 last week
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is handling the incoming messages from our listeners. And we love to get them.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: While preparing a forecast discussion video for our weather blog, I brought attention to the GFS forecast of a negatively tilted trough early next week. So why make note of this feature and just what does a negative tilt to a trough mean?

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 642:

LSU Center for River Studies

American Society of Civil Engineers

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Mississippi River Delta Model story

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – Hearing on Space Weather

Bill Murray – GeoStationary Cloud Algorithm Test-bed

Brian Peters – NHC Product Changes for 2018

Rick Smith – CBS Story on Studying Tornadoes

James Spann – Glossary of NHC Terms

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Fire Incident Information System

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, Kim Klockow-McClain, 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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