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WeatherBrains 657: Live from Japan

| August 21, 2018 @ 7:40 am

WeatherBrains Episode 657 is now online (August 20, 2018). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dr. David Bodine from the Advanced Radar Research Center (see link in Web sites section) in Norman, OK, is building the prototype phased-array radar. He will join us from Japan where he is working for a few months with researchers at Kyoto University. This is definitely one of the longest connections for a Guest WeatherBrain in the history of the podcast – perhaps THE longest.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 119 at Death Valley, CA, and 30 at 3 miles east of Agate, NE
  • Severe storms occurring in Mid-South Region
  • Tuesday severe possible western PA to northern VA
  • Tropical Atlantic is quiet
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is dealing with a new graphics system, so we’ll give her a pass for this episode. Quadruple mail bag results next week.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101:

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Web Sites from Episode 657:

Scroll to the bottom of the page for a special graphic.

Advanced Radar Research Center

Phased array tutorial

NWS Service Life Extension Program

Kevin’s story on radar

Chinese weather radar network

Picks of the Week:

David Bodine – Phased Array Radar Symposium at AMS

Brian Peters – Saharan Air Layer

Kevin Selle – Comeback in manufactured housing

Rick Smith – National Weather Museum

James Spann – Bryan Norcross article in Washington Post

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Twitter for #NWAS18

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. 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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