WeatherBrains 298: JB’s Buzzing Haboobs

| October 11, 2011 @ 2:15 am | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 298 is now online (October 10, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Mike Goldberg, MeteorologistTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a free lance broadcast meteorologist based in Richmond, VA. Mike Goldberg is a 20 year veteran of the weather industry. He has his CBM and NWA seals. He is a former chair of the Broadcast Meteorology Committee of the NWA. This will mark the third straight year that he has organized the extremely popular Broadcast Meteorology workshop. It will be held on October 16th at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, AL. Mike Goldberg, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Tropics have become quiet for the Atlantic Basin
  • Talk of babies
  • Extremes: 20 at Alamosa, CO, and 91 at Palm Springs, CA, and Yuma, AZ
  • Upper disturbance over Florida creating rain
  • Rain in Texas and Oklahoma where it is badly needed
  • Very little lightning in the US
  • Most hail prone city in US – Denver
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag officer is AWOL again, so the mystery is who will jump in to handle the all important duties?

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: There are many, many words out there with double meanings. Some of these words are used in meteorology, so we tackle one of these on this episode. The word is gate and it applies to radar.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of October 11th through the 17th. Hurricanes are still some of the biggest items in weather history.

    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 298:

    Mike Goldberg’s Web Site

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Unusual Weather Photograph

    Bill Murray – Commentary on Climatologist Firing

    Brian Peters – NWA 2011 National Conference in Birmingham, AL

    James Spann – Weather Channel Blog Posting

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, 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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