WeatherBrains 645: Distribute the Hordes

| May 30, 2018 @ 6:19 am

WeatherBrains Episode 645 is now online (May 29, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

The first named storm of 2018 is now in the books, so we’re going to be talking with two experts in the area of tropical weather, Max Mayfield, left, and Bryan Norcross, right.

These two hurricane specialists currently work for WPLG in Fort Lauderdale. They both need no introduction. Max Mayfield, former Director of the National Hurricane Center, and Bryan Norcross, Mr. Hurricane who appeared on the show a few months ago when his book came out.

Max was unable to get connected to the hangout.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 111 at Death Valley, CA, and 28 at Leadville, CO
  • Alberto developed in SE Gulf and moved north through Alabama
  • Humongous flooding in Ellicott City, MD
  • 4 lightning deaths in US this year
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

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

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this edition of 101 we take a look at the dry line. Dry lines are quite common along the eastern slopes of the Rockies but fairly rare east of the Mississippi.

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 645:

WPLG Weather

Radar loop of Camille (YouTube)

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – Study of Deaths from Maria in Puerto Rico

Bill Murray – Cyclone Phase Evolution

Bryan Norcross – Yaboca, PR, Maria video on YouTube

Brian Peters – Gets the Fog Horn!

Kevin Selle – Rick Smith Tweet

James Spann – Cliff Mass post on “Climate Deniers”

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Ellicott City, MD, Flooding 2018

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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