WeatherBrains 256: Eating a Girl Scout Cookie!

| December 20, 2010 @ 11:58 pm | 1 Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 256 is now online (December 20, 2010). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Jeff Lyons, WFIE-TVOur Guest Panelist is Jeff Lyons. Jeff is the Chief Meteorologist at WFIE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Evansville, IN. He joined the news team there in 1988. He is a Hoosier from Indiana University and the proud father of three. The Indiana University graduate currently anchors the weathercasts for 14 News at 5, 6 and 10. Jeff earned his National Weather Association seal of approval in 1991 and the American Meteorological Society seal of approval and certification as a meteorologist in 1993.

Jason SamenowAnd coming to us from Washington, DC, is our guest WeatherBrains, Jason Samenow Before graduating from high school, tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain interned for NBC4 chief meteorologist Bob Ryan. At the University of Virginia, he earned a degree in environmental science, focusing in atmospheric science. He went on to earn a master’s degree in atmospheric science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. From 2000 to September, 2010, he worked as a climate change analyst for the federal government, monitoring, analyzing and communicating the science of climate change. He founded in early 2004, the first professional weather blog on the Internet which was absorbed by the Post in 2008. He is a past chairman of the D.C. Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and a Weather and Society Integrated Studies Fellow. He lives with his wife, Deborah, in Washington, DC, where he serves as the Editor of the Weather Page for the Washington Post and as the Chief of the Capital Weather Gang.

And we have the pleasure of a special student guest tonight, Laura Radford. Laura is from Athens, AL. She is in the 3rd semester of Masters program in Geography at the University of Alabama. Her research is focusing on hurricane warning graphics and their interpretation. She hopes to work in Emergency Management one day.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • 5″ of new snow in Minneapolis
  • Snow could mean spring flooding
  • Viking game being played in frigid conditions
  • Wind to 125 mph over Sierra Madre range
  • Snow cover stands at 48 percent
  • -18 at Devils Lake and 89 at Laredo
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag has been getting some attention and Kevin puts it in perspective.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: A WeatherBrains listener sent a question concerning how the snow can disappear even when the temperatures remain well below freezing. So the class director takes a look at sublimation, the process where solid snow or ice go directly to the gaseous state.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the weather of 2010.

    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 256:

    Capitol Weather Gang

    Nash Roberts Timeline

    Weather Legend Nash Roberts Dies

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Lost His Pick! No Lunch!
    But James recovers it – Niagara Falls Ran Dry

    Bill Murray – Open Source Planetarium for your Computer

    Brian Peters – Minnesota Blizzard from Space

    Kevin Selle – ECMWF Home Page

    James Spann – Gets the Horn!

    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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