WeatherBrains 655: Eat Your Eyeballs for Lunch

| August 7, 2018 @ 8:25 am

WeatherBrains Episode 655 is now online (August 6, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This episode features a focus on the upcoming National Weather Association annual meeting August 25 to 30, 2018, in St. Louis, MO. Joining us are Janice Bunting, Executive Director of the NWA, and Pat Spoden, Hospitality Host for the meeting as well as handling The RON! The RON is a special session to try to connect researchers and operational meteorologist.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 119 at Death Valley, CA, and 28 at West Yellowstone, MT
  • Hot along West Coast of US
  • Severe storms eastern Colorado Monday evening
  • Cooler weather coming to OK and North TX
  • 1st all-woman flight crew on hurricane hunter flight into Hector
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is out due to weather in her area.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a couple of pictures from NWA 2017.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: In this episode of 101, we begin a four part series discussing the various aircraft used by NOAA as part of hurricane forecasting and research. This episode begins with an introduction on hurricane hunters.

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Web Sites from Episode 655:

National Weather Association annual meeting (click on tab)

OKC Dodgers special event for NWA

www.apple.com in honor of Kim’s trip

Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow-McClain – Trump’s pick for science advisor

Bill Murray – Article on Mendocino Fire

Brian Peters – NWS lightning statistics for 2018

Kevin Selle – Guide to colors and data visualization

Rick Smith – Avoiding rip currents

James Spann – Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Pat Spoden – Fascination with fires and weather impact

Greg Stumpf – Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery

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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WeatherBrains at the NWA in 2017 during The RON.

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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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