WeatherBrains 351: Whatever Makes Me Happy

| October 16, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

WeatherBrains Episode 351 is now online (October 15, 2012). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

This week it’s a look back at the National Weather Association national meeting held in Madison, WI. At least two of the WeatherBrains crew were there, so here they discuss and review what went on. Also, Bill Murray talks with Jason Samenow from Capital Weather Gang to discuss the issue that arose during the NWA 2012 Annual Meeting concerning the Department of Commerce and the NWS.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Rafael becomes a hurricane
  • NWA Annual Meeting in Madison review and discussion
  • RadarScope software updates
  • SPC changes wording to “slight”, “moderate”, and “high” severe weather outlooks
  • Our host James Spann wins Broadcaster of the Year from the NWA
  • and more!

Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

From The Weather Center:   Rafael becomes a hurricane in the open Atlantic. Hurricane Paul continues to churn in the eastern Pacific.

WeatherBrains 101: This week we follow up on the two main types of low pressure systems by talking about the two main types of high pressure systems. While there are some similarities, there are some huge differences. Listen for all the details.

TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of October 15th.

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 351: Capital Weather Gang Blog
National Weather Association Annual Meeting 2012 Website

Picks of the Week:

JB Elliott – Analysis of past hurricanes

Nate Johnson – Red Bull Stratos Event

Bill Murray – Spann awarded NWA Broadcaster of the Year

Kevin Selle – The Big Picture Hurricanes and Typhoons

James Spann – Tornado in France

JP Spann – Spann In Tennis Gear Covering Tornado Warning

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, and Kevin Selle. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather. graphic


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About the Author ()

James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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