WeatherBrains 303: The Fee is a Six Pack and a Can of Viennas

| November 15, 2011 @ 2:00 am | 2 Replies

WeatherBrains Episode 303 is now online (November 14, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Mike Eilts, Weather Decision TechnologiesTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is one of four people who founded Weather Decision Technologies in Norman, OK, in April, 1999. The founders of WDT all came from meteorological research organizations in Norman and WDT continues to maintain relationships with these research organizations to extract new technologies from them. Before founding WDT, he was employed with the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) for 18 years, the last 7 as Assistant Director. While at NSSL, he managed a Division that grew from 20 to 100 people when he left in 2000. He has written over 75 papers in meteorological journals and conference proceedings and is internationally recognized for his knowledge of Doppler radar and its application to precipitation estimation and hydrology, severe weather warning and aviation hazard detection and prediction. So we welcome Mike Eilts to episode 303! And Mike has a big announcement that is being made first on WeatherBrains.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Some severe weather today along cold front
  • 90 at Harlingen, TX
  • Dickson, WY, lowest
  • 21 below in Fairbanks, AK
  • Good start on snow cover – 69 percent of Central Rockies with snow cover
  • Slight risk in Lower Mississippi River Valley
  • Drought cost up to one of costliest events
  • and more!
  • The email officer continues to mount a string of excuses for not being at his post. So tune in this week to see what creative babble he can generate on who he’s trying to stiff with the job of Email Officer! Oh, and maybe he’ll even recap the emails we’ve gotten.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Carrying along on the theme of the atmosphere, one way we move heat is radiation. So this week we take a look at how the atmosphere gets heat from the big sun and then sends it back to outer space.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of November 15th featuring a really big name in tornado research, Dr. Theodore Fujita.

    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 303:

    Weather Decision Technologies


    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Weather Resources

    Bill Murray – NHC Misses 240 Tropical Systems

    Brian Peters – Movie of Earth from ISS

    Kevin Selle – Earth Cam

    James Spann – Geostationary Satellite Imagery
    Ginger Zee Story“>Ginger Zee Story

    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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