WeatherBrains 254: What’s That Smell?

| December 6, 2010 @ 11:58 pm | 4 Replies

WeatherBrains Episode 254 is now online (December 6, 2010). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dr. Jay TrobecThe guest WeatherBrain panelist tonight is Dr. Jay Trobec, Chief Meteorologist at KELO-TV Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Trobec has his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University, his Masters from Mississippi State in Geosciences, and his Ph.D. from South Dakota State University in Atmospheric, Environmental and Water Resources. He is a CCM and a CBM, and an AANG (all Around Nice Guy). He is the Chief Meteorologist at KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, SD.

Sean PotterOur guest WeatherBrain is Sean Potter, Communications Specialist National Weather Service/Freelance Science Writer. Sean is a free lance science writer and contributing editor at WeatherWise magazine. He is a Hoosier, graduating from Indiana University. He writes the column Retrospect for WeatherWise, which focuses on interesting events in weather history. He is a CBM and a CCM and a member NCIM. With all those acronyms, it’s no surprise that he works for the National Weather Service, where his day job is Communications Specialist. He’s married and lives in NYC.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Cold across the East and in Alaska
  • Lake effect snow underway in PA
  • Snow covers 39 percent of the lower 48
  • 82 in Tucson and -29 at Arctic Village
  • Upper 20s all the way into North Florida
  • Mt. Washington was at 0 degrees with a windchill of -32
  • and more!
  • Kevin is feeling very lonely since the mail bag has not gotten much mail – Bill’s fault according to Kevin! Mark your calendar to write him!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Weather events occur on all scales from the largest (synoptic) to the smallest (micro). Over the last few weeks the topics have been on a somewhat large scale, but this week we change the view and look at a smaller scale event in arid areas with an unusual name.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of December 7th through 13th. The week included a tragic aircraft event.

    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 254:

    KELO-TV Sioux Falls, SD

    National Weather Service

    National Weather Service Facebook Page

    WeatherWise magazine

    Weather Notebook

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Supercell Picture

    Bill Murray – WeatherWise article on Gavin Pretor-Pinney

    Brian Peters – OU Polarimetric Radar Explanation

    Sean Potter – Model Derived Winter Weather Impact Graphic

    Kevin Selle – Pick 1: NOEDAAS Dundee Satellite Receiving Station
    Pick 2: Supercell picture
    Pick 3: Star Wars snow flakes

    James Spann – Simulated AWIPS Weather Console

    Dr. Jay Trobec – CCM Web Page

    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: WeatherBrains

    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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