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The world's greatest weather podcast. Join weather geeks James Spann, Kevin Selle, Nate Johnson, Brian Peters, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, and Rick Smith, along with some of the most brilliant minds in the weather enterprise every week!

    WeatherBrains 795: April 16, 2011

    WeatherBrains 795: April 16, 2011

    Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is the Chief Meteorologist at ABC 11 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He's been in broadcast meteorology since 1991.  He was named Chief Meteorologist in in 2007.  Chris Hohmann, welcome to WeatherBrains!  Our second Guest WeatherBrain is the Emergency Coordinator for central Carolina amateur radio Skywarn.  She's been volunteering with the NWS since 2005.  She's also a SKYWARN class instructor.  Virginia Enzor, welcome!  Our third guest WeatherBrain is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS in Raleigh.  He's been with the NWS since 1999.  He's worked at the NWS offices in Newport, Morehead City, Tampa, Flagstaff and Raleigh, where he's been since 2012.  Nick Petro, welcome to WeatherBrains! 

    • 1 hr 49 min
    WeatherBrains 794: ASPROMP8

    WeatherBrains 794: ASPROMP8

    Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is a leading authority on weather, climate and human affairs.  He served as a contributing author and expert reviewer for the IPCC.  He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Meteorological Society. Awards include the Eduard Bruckner Prize for interdisciplinary climate research and the Sally Hacker and Louis J. Battan book prizes.  He studied astronomy and atmospheric science before earning his phD in history from Princeton University.  Dr. James Fleming, welcome!  Tonight's first Guest Panelist is the Head Weather Ready Nation Ambassador.  Doug Hildebrand, welcome!  Also returning to the show as Guest Panelist is friend and former regular of the show, Dr. John Scala.  Welcome back!  Coral Arroyo and Cory Demko also join the panel to discuss the AMS Weather Band.  

    • 1 hr 48 min
    WeatherBrains 793: Beard Envy

    WeatherBrains 793: Beard Envy

    Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is John De Block, who is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NWS in Birmingham.  Welcome back to the show!  Also joining us as second Guest WeatherBrain is a Professor of Meteorology at at the University of Georgia.  He's made several prior appearances on WeatherBrains.  Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. John Knox, welcome back to WeatherBrains!

    • 2 hr 1 min
    WeatherBrains 792: Minion Of MOS

    WeatherBrains 792: Minion Of MOS

    Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain has done more things in meteorology than we can mention, but we will say that he won the National Weather Association Lifetime Achievement Award for improving marine safety through increasing the number of marine weather observations.  David Gilhousen...welcome to WeatherBrains!  Tonight's Guest Panelist is the Director of Research and Modeling at WeatherFlow, Inc. An engineer and meteorological scientist by trade, He leads WeatherFlow’s forecast systems and severe storm product development, overseeing a talented team capable of turning innovative ideas into functioning systems. An avid outdoorsman and observational meteorologist, He brings a unique blend of academic and applied skills to the company since joining in 2011.  Dr. Marty Bell, welcome to WeatherBrains!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    WeatherBrains 791: Hope Is No Plan

    WeatherBrains 791: Hope Is No Plan

    Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain is one of the world's leading experts on tornadoes from an engineering perspective.  He's a veteran and friend of the podcast, having appeared in several prior episodes.  Tim Marshall, welcome!  Tonight's Guest Panelist is the General Manager for the Hampton in Fultondale.  Her hotel was destroyed by an EF3 tornado in January.  Lisa Stone, welcome!  Also joining the show as Guest Panelist is Jason Davis, the General Forecaster at the NWS in Birmingham.  He is the one who issued the warning on the night of the EF3 in Fultondale.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    WeatherBrains 790: Aurorasaurus

    WeatherBrains 790: Aurorasaurus

    Tonight's Guest WeatherBrain earned his PhD in atmospheric and space sciences from the University of Michigan.  He was part of the team that transitioned the Space Weather Modeling Framework (SWMF) from research to operations at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center - the first such transition of a physics-based numerical geospace model.  He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.  He is a developer for the SWMF and studies both the physics of space weather and advancements in space weather forecasting.   Dr. Daniel Welling, welcome to WeatherBrains!  Tonight's Guest Panelist is the suggestion of Friend of the Podcast Jay Farlow.  Our Guest Panelist is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS in Indianapolis.  Sam Lashley, welcome!

    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

giddyslick ,

Should have reviewed sooner bc they are AWESOME!

Love your podcasts! I grew up in Arkansas and now live in California, so I don’t get much weather here. But I use you guys to both keep me up to date and to continue to increase my knowledge of weather (I use to work as a meteorologist for air quality). I have told so many family and friends about you guys and it is typical for us to go “did you hear on Weatherbrains last week....” keep up the great work!

Jamberson ,

Great Weather Focused Podcast

I’ve been a WeatherBrains listener for many years and very much enjoy the show. From the guests and panelists sharing viewpoints and thoughts on the weather enterprise and how to improve it, it’s very informative.

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The oldest - and I’m still listening

Great viewpoints and great guests. It’s nice to hear from fellow meteorologists in a long form podcast. I’m a winter weather guy so I’m always bias toward cold weather talk, but I understand why the focus is severe weather. Looking forward to another decade of Weatherbrains. Congratulations on the big milestone

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