WeatherBrains 242: Save The PR-40!

| September 13, 2010 @ 10:40 pm | 2 Replies

WeatherBrains Episode 242 is now online (September 13, 2010). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain number 1 is a native of Oklahoma and a graduate of OU meteorology program. He recently completed his Masters in Earth Science. He is the Chief Meteorologist at WHNT in Huntsville, AL and shares his thoughts on nature on his Wild Wild Science Journal Blog.

Guest number 2 is Reed Timmer, a storm chaser best known for the series “Storm Chasers” on the Discovery Network. Reed joined us via phone from Puerto Rico.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • JB’s lunch included butternut squash ravioli
  • Hottest 111 in Death Valley
  • Coldest 21 at Shirley Basin, Wyoming
  • Some tornado warnings in Central US
  • Slight Risk area continues for the next couple of days
  • 17 million people impacted by Pakistani floods
  • 18 inches about average rain in Des Moines
  • Tropics active with Igor and Julia
  • and more!
  • Our email bag hangs heavily on Kevin’s shoulders. He gives us the rundown on what has been coming in.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: The last episode talked about ground clutter, so this week the professor looks at superrefreaction, subrefraction, and supercalifragilistic! What conditions promote these? Listen for the details!

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of September 14th. Hurricanes take the forefront as we are in the peak of hurricane season.

    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 242:

    Skeptical Science by John Cook

    Real Climate

    Reed Timmer’s Videos

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Gets the Horn!

    Bill Murray – NHC Tropical Cyclone Model Output Maps

    Brian Peters – GOES-P Status

    Kevin Selle – Flooding Video from Hermine: One and Two

    James Spann – Peer reviewed papers on global warming

    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

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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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