WeatherBrains 392: Do Pigs Ears Have Ear Wax?

| July 30, 2013 @ 5:10 am

WeatherBrains Episode 392 is now online (July 29, 2013). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the founder of, owner of Cirrus Weather Solutions, LLC, and senior aviation meteorologist with FedEx Express in Memphis, TN, Erik Proseus. Erik is good friends with David Drobny @NashSevereWx and they benchmark regularly as our social media work is very similar. Erik covers the 8-county Memphis metro on the web, mobile web, mobile apps, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Blogger) from a hyper-local perspective under the (MWN) brand. MWN has over 14,000 fans on our Facebook and Twitter accounts alone and they use social media to nowcast every severe weather event that affects the metro (for over 3 years now), and nearly every rumble of thunder. They also have a social media spotter program with NWS-Memphis that is very similar to the one David organized in Nashville.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 111 at El Centro NAS, CA, and Thermal, CA, and 29 at Stanley, ID
  • Flash flood problems in Central US
  • Lightning intense out West and over Mexico
  • Remnants of Dorian passing north of Puerto Rico
  • Heat across western states
  • Trivia: Name two towns in US with weather connotation
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Squall line or QLCS, this discussion came up last week. So for this episode we peek into the origination of these, and what the differences might be.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray does a weather trivia contest that does stump some of the WeatherBrains gang.

    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 392:

    Cirrus Weather Solutions, LLC


    NWS Computing Power Upgraded

    National Heatstroke Prevention Day

    Picks of the Week:

    JB Elliott – Information on Pop-up Thunderstorms

    Nate Johnson – Storify on Chromecast
    James Goes Shopping

    Bill Murray – US Daily Temperature Analysis

    Brian Peters – Wireless Emergency Alerts (FEMA site)

    Erik Proseus – Tsunami Warning Center

    James Spann – NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

    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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