WeatherBrains 347: Soaked and Getting an F

| September 18, 2012 @ 4:50 am

WeatherBrains Episode 347 is now online (September 17, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

George KourounisTonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Canadian adventurer, television presenter, storm chaser, and explorer, currently best known for his television series Angry Planet.

George Kourounis is a renowned global adventurer, storm chaser, explorer and television presenter. Based in Toronto, his efforts to document nature’s worst weather conditions have taken him all over the globe, into places most normal people are fleeing from. Whether it’s a tornado outbreak in Kansas, a monster hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, forest fires in British Columbia, or even an erupting volcano, he’s usually in the middle of the action with his camera rolling. His efforts have been seen around the world on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Explorer, BBC-TV, CNN and of course, his own adventure TV program Angry Planet which has been broadcast in over 100 countries. The program airs on OLN, City TV, The Travel Channel, The Weather Channel, Halogen TV & others.

He started chasing tornadoes and other storms almost 15 years ago and has continued to expand his explorations to include all types of extreme natural phenomena.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 110 Death Valley, CA, and 22 Stanley, ID
  • Numerous storms in Southeast US
  • Some severe storms in Tennessee and northern Mississippi and Alabama
  • Tornado Watch for northern Georgia and parts of Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners even with a light mail bag and his visit to Wisconsin.

    From The Weather Center:

    Gen. Albert J. MyerWeatherBrains 101: I never cared much for history in high school, but a professor of history at Florida State changed that by making history more interesting. So this week we take a look at a name in the history of the weather business, General Albert J. Myer. Checkout this episode to find out what he is known for.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of September 17th. There are many hurricanes during this period of time.

    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 347:

    George Kourounis web page

    Angry Planet

    gkourounis YouTube Channel

    Mars Weather Reports

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott (greatest) – Imagery of Hurricane Isabel

    Nate Johnson (Email Officer) – All About Rainbows

    George Kouroounis – Tropical Storm Risk

    Bill Murray (historian) – Southern 630 at Trussville, AL

    Brian Peters (professor) – NHC view on storm surge categories

    Kevin Selle (chief grump) – Weather Wiz Kids

    James Spann (host) – Birmingham TV coverage of Hurricane Ivan, 2004

    JP Spann (producer) – Guide to Typhoon Formation

    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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