WeatherBrains 345: Nameless People

| September 5, 2012 @ 5:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 345 is now online (September 4, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrains are James and Daphne LaDue. Both are educators and weather researchers.

Jim is an educator at the Warning Decision Training Branch in Norman, Oklahoma. He trains meteorologists on how to use radar and satellite data so they may produce more accurate forecasts and warnings. He develops new techniques for combining satellite and radar data. He is a WB alum, having appeared on show 300 last year.

Daphne is the Director & Principal Investigator of the National Weather Center Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at the University of Oklahoma. And she is collaborating on a series of projects that integrate users into the development of the MultiFunction Phased Array Radar. She is employed by OU’s Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms.

They both have been to Birmingham in the past year, Jim for NWA and Daphne for WeatherReady Nation.

Also participating in this edition is Jeff Wilcox from Iowa and Chester Lamkin of KSDK, St. Louis, MO.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 116 in Death Valley, CA, and 26 at Stanley, ID
  • JB stays muted for the weather summary
  • and more!

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From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: This week finishes up a series on things that Doppler radar sees other than precipitation. So this is the all encompassing anomalous propagation..

TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of September 4th which includes a number of hurricanes including Hurricane Easy, Norma, Hurricane Fran, and Hurricane Betsy to name just a few. This is also the week of the Galveston Hurricane, the nation’s worst natural disaster.

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 345:


Warning Decision Training Branch

National Weather Center

Jim LaDue’s Blog

Don’t Forget the FogBank

Picks of the Week:

JB Elliott – Dual Pol Technology

Chester Lampkin – Wall Cloud from Isaac

Nate Johnson – Days AOA 100 degrees

Bill Murray – Ohio Thunderstorm Project

Brian Peters – Juneau NWS Web Page

Kevin Selle – KSDK Promo – Five Pair of Eyes

James Spann – CIMMS Satellite Blog

JP Spann – Gets the Horn

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.

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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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