WeatherBrains 296: Victoria Reveals Her Secret

| September 27, 2011 @ 2:00 am | 2 Replies

WeatherBrains Episode 296 is now online (September 26, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Christina Crowe, WFO Huntsville, AL
Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is Christina Crowe, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Huntsville, Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri with undergraduate work on convective snowstorms. She came to the University of Alabama in Huntsville to look at hurricane spawned tornado outbreaks. She was a Hollings’ Scholar in 2006 at the NWS in St. Louis. She worked at the NWS Springfield, MO, as an intern and at MDL and Huntsville as a SCEP Intern. She has been in Huntsville for 4 years, including a year at the NWS Office. She is one of the organizers of the Wednesday afternoon Weather and Forecasting Panel Discussion at the upcoming National Weather Association Annual Meeting in Birmingham.

We also have a quick call with Thomas Wilder from Alagasco Helps.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Typhoon Nesat strikes the northern Philippines
  • No prizes for the trivia contest
  • 107 at Cotulla, TX
  • 1.8″ of snow at Barrow, AK
  • Rockies have some fresh snow in higher elevations
  • Tornado at Cleveland, MS, last night
  • No slight risk from SPC for tomorrow
  • and more!

Kevin is still trying to find an email officer replacement, but without luck he perseveres with our mail bag.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: The science of meteorology has developed over the years thanks to many, many contributors. This week we take a look at one of the pioneers in solar radiation, Samuel Pierpoint Langley.

TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of September 27th. The hurricane season is heading on the downhill side, but there were still some serious hurricanes to deal with.

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 296:

Huntsville NWS Web Site

National Weather Association National Conference

Joplin Tornado Service Assessment Report

Weather Spark


Picks of the Week:

JB Elliott – Hurricane Ike Pictures

Bill Murray – Disaster Survey Report on Joplin Tornado

Brian Peters – NASA View of Earth from ISS

Kevin Selle – A Dolphin Tale

James Spann – StormChasers on Discovery Channel

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.

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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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