WeatherBrains 681: That Thing Flew Right Out Of My Ear

| February 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 681 is now online (February 4, 2019). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

First joining us tonight is Leslie Chapman-Henderson, CEO of FLASH (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes), to congratulate our very own James Spann on winning the 2019 National Weather Person of the Year award. Leslie, thanks for joining us!

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Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a retired National Weather Service WCM for Little Rock, Arkansas. After many years of service, he retired in 2015. John Robinson, welcome to the show!

Also joining us as Guest Panelist is is the Field Meteorologist and Executive Weather Producer for KOCO 5 First Alert Weather. Mike Armstrong, welcome!

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Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • James wins WeatherPerson of the Weather 2019
  • American Airlines Flight 1420 crash of 1999
  • 1999 Arkansas tornado outbreak
  • Correlations between tornado fatalities and socioeconomic status?
  • The Astronomy Report from Tony Rice
  • and more!

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From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: No WB101 this week

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Web Sites from Episode 681:

KOCO-5 TV

Picks of the Week:

Nate Johnson – Out

John Robinson – Runway Overrun During Landing, American Airlines Flight 1420

Mike Armstrong – E-Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology

Troy Kimmel – Seattle snow/Seattle NWS

Kim Klockow-McClain – Think You Know the Polar Vortex? Think Again.

Bill Murray – National Tropical Weather Conference

Dr. John Scala – Meteorological Model Ensemble River Forecasts

Brian Peters – Out

Kevin Selle – What the heck is a frost quake?

James Spann – James Spann Reads Mean Tweets – 2019 Edition

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Extreme Chicago Cold Tweet

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Dr. John Scala, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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