WeatherBrains 243: Dancing With The Clouds

| September 20, 2010 @ 6:07 pm | 1 Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 243 is now online (September 20, 2010). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Mary Wasson

Our Guest Panelist on this rare morning recording of WeatherBrains is a graduate of the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program. She worked in Rapid City, SD and she is currently the morning meteorologist on WTVQ in Lexington, KY. Mary did a presentation last Friday at the 9th Southeast Severe Storm Symposium in Starkville, MS, about the changing landscape for women in broadcast meteorology.

Gavin Preytor-Pinney, authorThe WeatherBrain for this episode is Gavin Pretor-Pinney from The Cloud Appreciation Society. He attended Westminster School, the University of Oxford, and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He co-founded the magazine The Idler and founded the Cloud Appreciation Society in 2004. He grew up in West London and now also lives in Somerset. He is the author of the best-selling The Cloudspotter’s Guide.

Also we have a special guest, Sandy LaCorte, from the NWS in Huntsville, AL, who will give us the latest on the Rocket City Weather Fest.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • J.B. gains 7 pounds over the weekend at Mississippi State
  • WeatherBrains goes on location next week!
  • James Spann in Dancing With The Stars?
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag officer is AWOL – again – so the big question will be who fills in for Kevin?

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Radar is a very complex tool used everyday in weather. One concern for meteorologists centers on false echoes. So this episode 101 focuses on second trip echoes and how they come about.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of September 21st.

    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 243:

    Cloud Appreciation Society

    Cloud Collector’s Handbook

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – The 1936 outbreak mostly affecting Tupelo and Gainesville, Ga.

    Bill Murray – SLOSH Model Output. NHC has made SLOSH data available for emergency managers and decision makers. Anyone can download it. It is not to replace evacuation advice and should not be used by the general public to take action during an approaching hurricane, but weather enthusiasts and the media can utilize the information.

    James Spann – Mississippi State Meteorology Program

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

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    About the Author ()

    James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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