WeatherBrains 340: Strings Out My Ears

| July 31, 2012 @ 4:30 am

WeatherBrains Episode 340 is now online (July 30, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Patrick MarshTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology. Patrick Marsh earned a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Physics (cum laude) from the University of Arkansas in 2005 and a Masters of Science in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. In addition to working on his doctorate, Patrick serves as the National Severe Storms Laboratory Liaison to the Hazardous Weather Testbed where his research interests lie in working with operational forecasters, data mining, data visualization, and all things high-impact weather.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • National extremes: 120 at Death Valley, CA, and 32 at West Yellowstone, MT
  • 96 in Birmingham, AL
  • Death Valley been very hot all summer
  • SPC slight risk in Southeast and Michigan
  • Drought over much of US – 1300 counties with serious drought
  • 370 million people in India without power
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: The email bag snagged a question concerning an interesting item on radar. So grabbing the question from our illustrious and completely competent Email Officer, 101 delves into the reason for this unusual radar artifact!!

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of July 30th. How about weather at football training camp? Heat stroke can be a killer.

    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 340:

    University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology

    Patrick Marsh blog

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Lightning is Frightening video

    Nate Johnson – SPC GIS Page

    Patrick Marsh – Iowa Mesonet

    Bill Murray – Patrick Marsh seminar

    Brian Peters – Editorial on NWS Budget Cutting

    James Spann – Tropical Precipitable Water

    JP Spann – Shelf Cloud picture

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