WeatherBrains 301: J.B.’s Big Shakers

| October 31, 2011 @ 11:35 pm | Reply

WeatherBrains Episode 301 is now online (October 31, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Mike Brown, Mississippi State UniversityOur guest WeatherBrain is Mike Brown, Associate Professor of Meteorology & Climatology at Mississippi State University. Mike is a climatologist/meteorologist with interest in land-surface-atmosphere interactions. Mike has looked at the impact of heterogeneous surfaces upon formation regions of convection in Illinois and Mississippi. Mike has also studied severe local storms in the Mid-Atlantic region in an attempt to identify processes generated at the Earth’s surface that augment the mesoscale atmosphere creating an environment of enhanced instability and shear. Outside of work Mike enjoys storm-chasing, playing with his dogs, restoring antique sewing machines, and training for triathlons.

Ryan StinnettJoining us as a WeatherBrains guest panelist is Ryan Stinnett. Ryan has his Masters degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. He did his undergraduate work at South Alabama. He recently was part of a prestigious national forecasting contest. And he was one of the most valuable volunteers at the recent National Weather Association (NWA) annual conference held in Birmingham, AL.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

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Our mail bag has been getting some attention and Kevin puts it in perspective.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This week’s episode actually comes from a well written summary of our atmosphere that came in the October newsletter from Davis Instruments.

TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of November 1st.

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 301:

Mississippi State University weather

Picks of the Week:

JB Elliott – Riverton, WY, NWS Facebook Page

Bill Murray – Ryan Stinnett’s Resume Tape

Brian Peters – Facts Behind “The Blue Marble”

Kevin Selle – Use of Location Data by Accu-Weather

James Spann – Halloween Weekend Snow Paints a Ghostly Picture in the U.S. Northeast

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, and Bill Murray. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

Category: Alabama's Weather

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James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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