WeatherBrains 265: Spann Gets Powdered

| February 21, 2011 @ 11:55 pm | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 265 is now online (February 21, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dr. John Ogren, NOAA
Our Guest WeatherBrain for episode 265 is Dr. John Ogren. Dr. Ogren is Director of the National Weather Service Training Center located in Kansas City, MO. As an integral component of mission support, the NOAA/NWS Training Center provides training to NOAA/NWS employees in the areas of management, meteorology, hydrology, equipment maintenance, systems support, and related activities. And the NWSTC Leadership Academy offers leadership training to all federal agencies. Training Center staff develop and deliver courses in a number of formats including residence classes and workshops, web-based and computer-based self-study tutorials, teletraining (interactive web delivery), and work aides. In addition NWSTC staff provide consulting services, research and development, technical and operational documentation assistance, and system deployment support.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Snow prominent in the weather picture across Northwest and North Central US
  • Snow cover was at 42 percent across lower 48
  • Minnesota hard hit with snow – Governor asks people to stay off roads
  • 20 below in Montana and 94 at McAllen, Texas
  • 151 inches of snow in Syracuse
  • Happy Birthday to Harry Buckles
  • and more!

  • Our mail in box continues getting some attention and Kevin seems to be getting them all. Of course multitasking causes Kevin some trouble.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: This week we take a look at elevated convection. Sometimes, weather development does not start at the surface, but at some point above the surface due to a variety of environmental events.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of February 22nd.

    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 265:

    NWS Training Center

    NWS Training Portal

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Weathermen, Underground

    Bill Murray – Weather Spark

    Brian Peters – A Source for Worldwide Weather

    Kevin Selle – NWS Proposed Watch, Warning, Advisory Display

    James Spann – IEM NWS Text Product Finder

    The WeatherBrains crew gets together on most Monday evenings and includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable weather 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 all 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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