WeatherBrains 434: Buzzing Both Sides

| May 20, 2014 @ 5:15 am

WeatherBrains Episode 434 is now online (May 19, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is no stranger to anyone who follows tropical meteorology. He has been a research meteorologist with the Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory at NOAA. Chris Landsea now is the Science and Operations Officer at the National Hurricane Center.

Tonight’s in person Guest WeatherBrain is back for his fourth appearance on the show, fresh off a gig as the speaker. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia. Dr. John Knox is a good friend of the podcast.

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is a junior at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH, majoring in meteorology. He was a student meteorologist for the local public access channel this past semester. He is very involved, serving as the president of the American Meteorological Society chapter at PSU, the Student Rep to the Faculty, the Student Body President, and the Senior Class President. So Hail to the Chief, Alex Herbst!

WeatherBrains Episode 434 Guests

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 102 at Pecos, TX, Death Valley, CA, Presideo, TX, Russell, TX, and 24 at Bridgeport, CA, and Mt. Washington, NH
  • Rick Smith joins the WeatherBrains crew
  • Transforming from the core of severe weather season to the heat of summer
  • Wildfire danger pretty high due to lack of rain in Oklahoma and New Mexico
  • Weather fairly quiet across the country
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer handles the incoming messages from our listeners, a great job for the daughter of a mail carrier.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Anybody played a good game of horseshoes lately? Maybe you’d like to play with horseshoe vortices. What the heck are those and when will I see one? Those and other questions answered in this episode of WeatherBrains 101.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of May 19th.

    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 434:

    NWS Norman, OK


    Picks of the Week:

    Alex Herbst – Plymouth State Weather Center

    Nate Johnson – Disaster Distress Help Line

    Bill Murray – Award Nominations

    Brian Peters – Gets the Fog Horn!

    Rick Smith – first regular pick: A Lasting Image

    James Spann – Warnings of a monster super El Nino

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – Meteor Shower Fizzle?

    SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, 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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