WeatherBrains 377: JB Unplugged ! !

| April 16, 2013 @ 5:10 am

WeatherBrains Episode 377 is now online (April 15, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Seth Binau, SOO, Wilmington, OHThis week’s Guest WeatherBrain, Seth Binau, is a suggestion of listener John McCoy from a famous tornado town, Xenia, OH. He has been the Science and Operations Officer at the NWS Office in Wilmington, OH, for the past three and a half years. His prior NWS positions include a Meteorologist Intern in Aberdeen, SD, a Journeyman Forecaster in the Twin Cities, and a Senior Forecaster in La Crosse, WI. He was born and raised in Upper Sandusky, OH, and attended Iowa State University where he received his BS in Meteorology in 1999. At his current position in the NWS, he manages the office’s science and training program and is beginning his 15th year in the NWS. He is married, with two children, ages 10 and 6. His interests outside of weather include traveling, outdoor sports and activities, and being a Dad!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 102 at Laredo, TX, and -7 at Burgess Junction, WY
  • Coldest in Alaska – -22 at Alpine
  • 68 inches of snow at Valdez, AK
  • Just over 22 inches of rain for 2013 at Birmingham, AL
  • Winter weather still ruling the Northwestern Plains, Upper Midwest, and New England
  • Moderate risk from SPC for Day 3, Wednesday, in Central Plains
  • Big Birthday coming up for JB!
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is ambidextrous at handling the incoming messages from our listeners.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: There are some changes coming to the hurricane program of the US National Weather Service. One of the biggest will be the expansion in time of the Tropical Weather Outlook. Be sure to listen to the 101 segment to get up to date on the changes coming for 2013.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of April 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 377:

    Wilmington, OH, NWS web site

    NWS Furlough News

    Service Assessment of June 29, 2012, Derecho

    NWS Wilmington, OH, Facebook presence

    New Weather Radar in DFW Area (also Kevin’s second pick)

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Calgary, Alberta, Lightning Display

    Nate Johnson – Looking for Volunteer Weather Observers

    Bill Murray –

    Brian Peters – Retirement of the Name Sandy from Hurricane List

    Kevin Selle – News is Bad for You

    James Spann – SPC Experimental Forecasts

    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. graphic

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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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