WeatherBrains 268: Apple Apps Absolutely

| March 15, 2011 @ 1:10 am | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 268 is now online (March 14, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Mike Wolfinbarger, RadarScopeWith a background in software development, you might wonder why we’d invite Michael Wolfinbarger to be our guest WeatherBrain. Well, Michael – or Mike as he prefers – is the founder of RadarScope, an iPhone/iPad app that brings radar data right to your phone. Mike took a job at OU working for the Oklahoma mesonet where he focused on visualization tools. He founded RadarScope which is the 2nd highest grossing weather app for the iPhone and iPad. He enjoys working on GUIs and in computer visualization. He helped to spin off Weather Decision Technologies in Norman, OK.

He is currently collaborating with Tyler Allison to integrate Allison House feeds into RadarScope.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • 31,000 people displaced in flooding in Brazil
  • Northeast US flooded including New Jersey
  • Chicken, Alaska, one of JB’s favorite locations
  • 28 percent of Lower 48 covered by snow
  • Syracuse still snow champ in Lower 48
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag has been getting attention, but Kevin has abandoned us for family activities. So James picks up on the email and Brian adds a rant.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: They contain a wealth of information and meteorologists use them every day. So the topic for this episode centers of weather maps and the station model. Did you know that the currently used station model for plotting weather data has been used since 1941? That’s just one of the amazing facts when we delve into the station model.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of March 15th. The week included a major tornado outbreak in the State of Alabama, an outbreak that has not been equalled since.

    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 268:

    Weather Decision Techologies

    RadarScope app for iPhone/iPad

    WeatherBell Analytics, LLC

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Tornado FAQs from SPC

    Brian Peters – Before and After Aerial Views of Tsunami in Japan

    James Spann – Pinpoint Lightning App

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

    Category: Alabama's Weather

    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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