WeatherBrains 289: Trolls and Yoopers

| August 9, 2011 @ 1:46 am | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 289 is now online (August 8, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain for this edition of the show is Jeff Piotrowski. Jeff is an experienced storm chaser. He is also a Regional Sales Manager at Baron Services. He and his wife Kathryn, also a chaser, live in Tulsa OK.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • JB’s lunch included a fruit bucket
  • Our guest has obscene dew points at his location!
  • 30 at Truckee, CA, and 112 in Needles, CA, for extremes
  • Heat still the big issue
  • Only 5 states with heat advisories today
  • 105 at DFW
  • 110 at Childress, TX, for the hottest today
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag has been getting some attention and Kevin puts it in perspective.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Any self respecting weather enthusiast knows what you call the center of a tropical cyclone – it’s an eye! This week, as yet another Atlantic storm fizzles, WeatherBrains 101 takes a look at the eye of a hurricane and some of the characteristics associated with it.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of August 9th. Camille takes center stage for this week in weather history with its formation and naming.

    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 289:

    Twister Chasers web site

    Atlantic Wire story on Joplin, MO, tornado with Jeff

    Video from Jeff of Joplin, MO, EF-5 Tornado

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Caribbean Hurricane Climatology

    Bill Murray – Tuscaloosa Tornado (2011) Rapid Deployment Damage Assessment Team

    Brian Peters – Gets the Fog Horn!

    Kevin Selle – Tornado Alley Movie

    James Spann – American Red Cross Shelter App via iTunes

    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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