WeatherBrains 300: Armed with a Strawberry Shortcake

| October 25, 2011 @ 1:55 am | 1 Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 300 is now online (October 24, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

James LadueTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is James Ladue, an educator at the Warning Decision Training Branch in Norman, OK. He trains meteorologists on how to use radar and satellite data so they may produce more accurate forecasts and warnings. He develops new techniques for combining satellite and radar data. He was one of the really big brains that were in Birmingham last week for the National Weather Association Annual Meeting. He has a life long fascination with weather and sky, and he is doing something about it. His undergraduate work in meteorology was done at SUNY Oswego and his Masters is from the University of Oklahoma. He is also into canoeing, hiking, skiing, storm chasing, and photography.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Hurricane Rina in the western Caribbean
  • 16 at Gunnison, CO, and 95 in Yuma, AZ, among other places
  • 8 inches of snow at Barrow, AK
  • Trivia – what airport id is the answer to hunger?
  • Somewhat quiet across the fruited plain
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag has been getting some email and Kevin summarizes the stacks and stacks of letters.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: The field of weather is filled with all kinds of alphabet soup. So this week we tackle NPP and NPOESS. Both relate to satellites and 101 got some great exposure to these at the NWA annual conference in Birmingham, AL, last week.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of October 25th. This week’s history includes the perfect storm.

    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 300:

    Warning Decision Training Branch

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Meteorology at Virginia Tech

    Bill Murray – NWA Video Channel

    Brian Peters – Gets the Fog Horn

    Kevin Selle – Dual Polarization Installation Schedule

    James Spann – Auroral Activity Extrapolated

    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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