WeatherBrains 320: OxTail Gets 9.5

| March 13, 2012 @ 2:10 am

WeatherBrains Episode 320 is now online (March 12, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Kevin Harned, WAVE 3 Chief MeteorologistTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief Meteorologist at WAVE channel 3, the NBC affiliate in Louisville. Kevin Harned is a graduate of Purdue University and began his career at WAVE 3 in June, 1998. Over the years he has worked with the area’s best meteorologists: Tom Wills & John Belski. Harned became the chief meteorologist at WAVE in 2010. Harned was one of the youngest members of the American Meteorological Society to receive the AMS Television Broadcast Seal of Approval. He enjoys forecasting, but says there is nothing like witnessing the power of nature.

Kevin’s favorite weather is 70 degrees and sunny, but he also enjoys a good thunderstorm. In his spare time, he likes to water ski and enjoys spending time with friends & family.

In his years at WAVE, Kevin has hosted WAVE 3 Listens, filled in on the anchor desk and even delivered breaking news a time or two. He is currently the host of Secrets of Louisville Chefs & Secrets of Louisville Chefs LIVE on the Ion Network. He makes numerous community appearances and uses his “weird” hobby of auctioneering to benefit many local charities. Harned says that weather is his hobby and people are his passion!

As an additional guest, we speak with Robert Ballard, Science and Operations Officers at NWS Honolulu, HI. Hawaii is known for it’s ideal weather, but this past week featured some severe weather including hail and a supercell.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 87 at Dryden, TX, and 13 at Mullan Pass, ID
  • Gorilla on the loose in Central Alabama
  • Gorilla located in JB’s neck of the woods
  • Warm is the rule across the country
  • James out of power during WeatherBrains
  • and more!
  • Kevin continues to shoulder the burden of our mail bag. Thanks to all of those that have written into us. Kevin has even spoken about a replacement so much someone has volunteered for the job!

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: There’s a big element that permeates weather, but an element over which meteorologists have no control. That element goes by a variety of names and is the topic for this segment of WeatherBrains 101. You’ll probably be surprised when you hear what it is.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of March 13th. This week featured some tremendous snow storms, a tornado at the Georgia Dome, and the Tri-State Tornado, the longest in the US.

    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 320:

    WAVE-TV Channel 3

    European Storm Forecast Experiment

    Picks of the Week:

    Bill Murray – Surveillance Video of Tornado

    Brian Peters – 50 Years of NASA’s Blue Marble

    Kevin Selle – Minor Modification to Hurricane Wind Scale

    James Spann – A Younger James Spann with the Blizzard of 1993

    JP Spann – Surveillance Video of Tornado

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