WeatherBrains 246: Vuvuzela On My Thing

| October 11, 2010 @ 11:15 pm | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 246 is now online (October 11, 2010). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain this week is Andy Bailey, who has been a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for 17 years and is currently the Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) at the NWS office in Kansas City, MO. His activities are aimed at making the office’s forecast and warning programs more effective. Additionally, he is an instructor at the International Association of Assembly Manager’s Academy for Venue Safety and Security where he instructs venue managers on hazardous weather threats specific to large event venues. Andy has twice received his agencies highest award, the Department of Commerce Gold Medal, for Distinguished Achievement in the Federal Service. Prior to this position, he served as WCM at the NWS in Las Vegas, NV, General and Senior Forecaster at the NWS in Rapid City, SD and Intern at the NWS in Des Moines, IA. Prior to joining the National Weather Service Andy was employed with a private meteorological firm in Madison WI, and an ABC affiliate in Iowa.

Our guest panelist is Shane Smith, Morning Meteorologist at WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, WV.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Is Kevin still cranky?
  • J.B.’s late lunch
  • Can you do a podcast while watching a baseball playoff game?
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag has been getting some attention and Kevin puts it in perspective.

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    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott -Gets the HORN again!

    Bill Murray – Sheldon Kusselson’s presentation at the NWA on the heavy rainfall and flooding in early May in the Tennessee Valley

    Kevin Selle – Digital Meteorologist post by Nate Johnson on NWS and Facebook

    James Spann – Sponsafy Your Ride Contest (vote for one of our WeatherBrains listeners)

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

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    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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