WeatherBrains 284: The Kids are Hurricanes

| July 6, 2011 @ 1:50 am | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 284 is now online (July 5, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Dr. Chris Landsea, SOO, NHC Miami, FLTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain, Dr. Chris Landsea, has been a research meteorologist with the Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory at NOAA. Now he is serving in the capacity of the Science and Operations Officer (SOO) at the National Hurricane Center. What does his job involve and what do hurricane forecasters do during the half of year when hurricanes don’t usually occur?

NHC is once again the official name with TPC or Tropical Prediction Center having gone by the way. Few new products this hurricane season, but work is underway on some experimental products that will be available in the next couple of years. This includes extending the hurricane forecast to seven days.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Around the country, rip currents off New York
  • Slight risk in Central Plains tomorrow
  • 110 in Laughlin, Nevada
  • and more!
  • Our Email Officer continues to look for a replacement. But the mail bag still gets some attention, so Kevin summarizes your input.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: We talk alot about all the parameters that favor convection, but there are some conditions which inhibit convection. So this week WeatherBrains 101 delves into CIN or CINH.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray doesn’t look back at the week of July 5th! Instead he hosts a brief weather trivia quiz for the gang. So which dude on the show gets the most trivia questions right?

    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 284:

    National Hurricane Center

    Dr. Landsea’s Letter resigning from IPCC

    Picks of the Week:

    Dr. Tim Coleman – mail tornado pictures or video from April 27, 2011, to

    JB Elliott – What is a heat burst?

    Bill Murray – Tropical Storm Wallets

    Brian Peters – Noctilucent cloud photo gallery (NASA)

    Kevin Selle – Wave or camera artifact?
    Weather Apps for the iPad

    James Spann – Weather Geeks Invade Talladega

    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.

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    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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