WeatherBrains 288: We Have a Theme Song!

| August 2, 2011 @ 1:52 am | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 288 is now online (August 1, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Steve BauerLong time listener Steve Bauer suggested tonights topic, and as is the long time tradition on WeatherBrains, if you suggest it, you own it. So when he wrote in and said we should do a show on the challenges that people with disabilities face in utilizing weather information, we made him the Guest WeatherBrain. Steve Bauer is totally blind. But that doesn’t stop him from being involved in weather. He has been a licensed amateur radio operator (also known as hams) since 1972. His call sign is W0QA. Even before then, he enjoyed listening to spotter networks on amateur radio. For 13 years he did severe weather coverage for a group of broadcast stations, even doing continuous coverage.

Mile Muzio Our second Guest WeatherBrains for this show is Miles Muzio. Miles is the chief meteorologist at KBAK-TV in Bakersfield. He has been working in weather for 37 years. He was a meteorologist for the Air Force for 12 years and got started in television in Anchorage, AK, and did some moonlighting in San Antonio, TX.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Brian back from the YooPee (UP)
  • Heat still a big item
  • Hail in New York City
  • Severe storms in Upper Midwest
  • Lightning struck a girl – adds to JB’s lightning is frightening data
  • and more!
  • Kevin is still trying to pawn off the Email Officer position on some unsuspecting soul! But he still does a good job recapping your emails.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Hurricane season 2011 is well underway with the fifth storm of the season having just been named. So we take a look at what is often one of the biggest killers in landfalling hurricanes. And it doesn’t come from the violent wind but does come with the water!

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of August 2nd. A trains encounter with weather marks one of the big events of this week.

    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 288:

    Steve Bauer JazzNotes

    Weather Section of KBAK-TV

    National Weather Association 2011 Conference

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Drought Termination and Amelioration

    Bill Murray – Southern Living Article on April 27th Storms

    Brian Peters – New York City Storm Paralyses Area

    Kevin Selle – CIMSS Tropical Cyclones
    Kevin’s Pick 2 – Hurricane Museum

    James Spann – Traverse City, MI, Lip Dub

    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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