WeatherBrains 334: Put Your Clothes on, JB!

| June 19, 2012 @ 4:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 334 is now online (June 18, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Daryl Herzmann, Iowa State UniversityOur Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Daryl Herzmann, from Iowa State University. Daryl earned a degree in meteorology from Iowa State in 2001, so he is an Iowa State Cyclone! He has been working in the Meteorology Department at Iowa State since his graduation.

He has worked diligently to collect environmental data supporting agricultural activities in the Hawkeye State.

Captain Nicole MitchellAnd joining us as a special guest WeatherBrains is Captain Nicole Mitchell from the United States Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters. She joined Bill Murray for a special video interview from Atlanta Monday afternoon. Formerly an On Camera Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, she claims that her contract was illegally terminated because of her military service.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 121 in Death Valley, CA, and 34 in West Yellowstone Lake, WY
  • Severe weather across the Upper Midwest
  • A little activity in the Atlantic but moving away from the US into the North Atlantic
  • and more!

  • Our email bag officer is getting the hang of things, so he summarizes the incoming email.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Coming through the first month of hurricane season for 2012, so there is a question as to how big tropical storms are. 101 delves into that question coming up with some interesting facts on the biggest and smallest of storms.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of June 18th. The week included Agnes on the Gulf Coast which produced devastating flooding later in Pennsylvania.

    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 334:

    Iowa State University

    Iowa State Meteorology

    Iowa State Mesonet Web Page

    Nicole’s Lawsuit Press Conference

    Copy of Law

    Weather Channel Response

    Interactive NWS

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Hole in the Clouds from Space

    Daryl Herzmann – Gravity Wave Video

    Nate Johnson – TX Tornado Net

    Bill Murray – Precipitable Water Plots

    Brian Peters – Ice Crystal Growth with Music

    Kevin Selle – Joplin One Year Later

    James Spann – WeatherBrains on Google+

    JP Spann – Parrot radar echo

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Kevin Selle, 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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