WeatherBrains 238: James Misses the Post

| May 8, 2012 @ 3:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 329 is now online (May 7, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Brian Shields, WFTV, Orlando, FLOur guest panelist for this episode is Brian Shields, morning meteorologist at WFTV, the ABC affiliate in Orlando, FL. He graduated from Villanova with a degree in geography and went on to obtain his Broadcast Meteorolgy degree from Mississippi State. He worked in Salisbury, MD, and Charleston, WV.

He grew up in Connecticut and Virginia and always loved the weather. In 1985, Hurricane Gloria triggered a serious interest in weather, in particular the tropics!

At Villanova University, he teamed up with his professor and published two studies on hurricanes and their impact on increased precipitation in the Eastern United States. He is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) through the American Meteorological Society and also has his National Weather Association Seal of Approval for weathercasting.
He is a big fan of the New York Yankees and when the college basketball season rolls around, he is glued to the TV to watch the Villanova Wildcats!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a senior forecaster at the NWS Forecast Office in Paducah, KY. Chris Noles got his start in weather in 1991 with WeatherData and joined the NWS in 1992.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes were 104 in Laredo, TX, and 16 at West Yellowstone, WY
  • Some absences on the show with JB and Kevin out
  • Severe weather risk in Texas moving out into the Southeast on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Nearly 100 severe weather reports on May 7th
  • Severe weather moving through San Antonio area
  • and more!
  • Our mail bag is still on the job despite his attempts at unemployment!! But Kevin is likely to use the weather in North Texas to get out of the show.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: There has been a steady string of severe weather across the United States over the past week, so 101 takes a look at some of the characteristics for producing hail.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of May 8th.

    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 328:

    NWS Paducah, KY

    WFTV Weather Page

    Picks of the Week:

    Bill Murray – Hypothermia Deaths of Children in Vehicles

    Brian Peters – Loves that Horn ! !

    Brian Shields – Giant Sink Hole in Florida

    James Spann – Video of UK tornado

    JP Spann – Ryan Hoke Storm Chasing Adventure Tours

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