WeatherBrains 241: Mounds Fail!

| September 7, 2010 @ 11:56 pm | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 241 is now online (September 7, 2010). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Bonar Menninger, authorTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a native of Topeka, KS, but now lives in Mission KS, just outside Kansas City. He is a writer with a degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas. He has done investigative reporting for the Kansas City Business Journal and the Washington D.C. Business Journal, plus he has written for several other publications. His 1992 book, Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed Kennedy, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 1992. His new book, And Hell Followed With It, is a fascinating account of the tornado that hit Topeka in 1966.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • three Sneaky Pete’s hot dogs, a diet Buffalo Rock ginger ale, two bananas and a partial bowl of fruit
  • Kevin actually working as depression Hermine moves through Texas
  • Tropics relatively active as Hermine brings rain to Texas as it moves northward
  • Weather warnings across Texas from Hermine
  • Remnants of Gaston still defined as it moves westward followed by two more disturbances
  • Major wildfires near Boulder, CO
  • Worst flooding in Pakistan and drought in Russia
  • What is so unusual about the Bay of Fundi?
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag gets the attention of our email officer Kevin. In fact, the box is overflowing but weather keeps him from all of them! Comments are always welcome.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101:My good friend, Paul Prance, author of the iPhone/iPad app, wxRadar, asked me a question about radar. So this week we take a look at ground clutter. What is it, does it really hinder radar interpretation, and much more to answer the question about this topic.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of September 7th. This week featured the country’s worst natural disaster at Galveston, TX.

    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 241:

    BookAbout the book, And Hell Followed With It

    Topeka Tornado Video

    NWS Topeka Tornado Summary

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – negative

    Bill Murray – Live Reconnaissance Data in Google Earth

    Brian Peters – Droning on about hurricanes

    Kevin Selle – Unisys Skew T Text Data

    James Spann – a conference at Mississippi State University

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, Bill Murray, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

    Category: Pre-November 2010 Posts

    About the Author ()

    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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