WeatherBrains 270: Give me the Banana

| March 29, 2011 @ 1:55 am | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 270 is now online (March 28, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Carol Ann GarrattListener Ronald Argo heard tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain speak in Atlanta back in November. He thought the Weatherbrains Nation would be interested in hearing how she used weather to help her set a new world record. So tonight we introduce you to Carol Ann Garratt, a true aviation pioneer. She smashed the around-the-world speed record in a light, single-engine plane. It’s a record that stood for more than 20 years. She and her copilot flew 24,000 miles in 8 days. They not only broke a world record, but they also raised a lot of money for a great cause. Hear all the details in this episode.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • JB is cruising
  • 99 yesterday in Laredo with 13 below in Wisconsin
  • Monday snow cover stands at 38 percent
  • Snow melt likely to produce some significant flooding this Spring
  • New York City has had over five feet of snow this season – well above seasonal total
  • JB’s weather quiz(zes)
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag officer is prepared – for a change! Viewers mention RadarScope and RadarWx, iPhone and iPad apps.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: The National Weather Service just announced some changes to the Hurricane Forecast System run by NCEP for the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, so we turn our eyes toward tropical storm forecasting. What kind of changes are coming and what kind of improvement can we expect to see? Look for this information in this weeks 101 with more on the GFDL hurricane forecasting model next week.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of March 29th.

    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 270:

    Dash for a Cure



    Picks of the Week:

    Dr. Tim Coleman – No Pick – gets the fog horn despite skydaver’s work!!!!

    JB Elliott – Spring Flood Outlook from NWS

    Bill Murray – Picks this Zinio Digital Magazines & Books for iPad but still gets the fog horn

    Brian Peters – Aurora Borealis Timelapse

    Kevin Selle – Nancy Grace interviews Bernie Rayno

    James Spann – Plymouth State Weather Center (make your own product generator)

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, Dr. Tim Coleman, 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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