WeatherBrains 379: It’s All in the Sizzling Sauce!

| April 30, 2013 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 379 is now online (April 29, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE best netcast audio program for you! And it even comes in a video version!

Aubrey Urbanowicz, MeteorologistListener Mike Toliver of Harrisonburg, VA, recommended tonight’s guest WeatherBrain. Aubrey Urbanowicz is the 5 pm meteorologist at the ABC affiliate in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, WHSV-TV Channel 3 in Harrisonburg, VA. Aubrey is from Wallingford, CT, and she attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. She received a Bachelors of Geosciences degree from Mississippi State with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology. She worked for Chili’s for nearly 12 years where she had the opportunity to travel the country training employees and opening restaurants. It was after being caught in all four Florida hurricanes of 2004 and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita of 2005 working for Chili’s that Aubrey found her calling into weather. She pursued her degree while living in Johnson City, TN, and eventually interned at WJHL in the Tri-Cities.

Aubrey loves to travel, hike, run, and just about anything outside or in the mountains, as well visit friends and her youngest brother Andrew in Johnson City, TN.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 111 at Ocotillo Wells, CA, 23 at Crane Lake, MN, & Pinedale, WY
  • Relatively little severe weather threats this week
  • Upper low over middle of country by weekend
  • Interesting blocking pattern
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is AWOL again, but this time we hear from him using the magic of pre-recorded segment. And Kevin plans to sue for non-payment of the rights to “He’s Out.”

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Unraveling the mysteries of the near-time environment of tornadoes. A daunting task to say the least. So why not use some stick figures to do it? Well, a project at Texas Tech has done just that, but they call the instruments “stick-nets.” This segment of 101 has the low down on just what stick-nets are.

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    Web Sites from Episode 379:

    WHSV-TV Channel 3

    Hurricane Francis 2004

    Local Weather Data on WHSV

    Picks of the Week:

    Brian Peters – Video of Hailstorm

    Kevin Selle – Environmental Visualization Lab Flooding Image
    WxSat app

    James Spann – Hurricane on Saturn

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – picture of smoke funnel below

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

    Picture of smoke funnel:

    Smoke Funnel

    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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