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Tornado Warning Barbour County until 4:45 PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 16:09


Dangerous storm moving across southeastern portions of the county. State highway 131 and U.S. 431 could be impacted by this storm. There is an area of rotation showing up in this storm. It continues to track off to the northeast.

Baker Hill and Richards Crossroads are in the path of this storm. If it maintain intensity, it could affect Eufaula.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL BARBOUR COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 406 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
WAS LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTH OF RICHARDS CROSSROADS…OR 7 MILES NORTH
OF ABBEVILLE…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
RICHARDS CROSSROADS AND BAKER HILL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING.

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Rain Ends Late Tonight, Then Much Cooler

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:47

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SOAKING RAIN: Quite a rainy day in the great state of Alabama. A large mass of rain and storms covers much of the state at mid-afternoon; some communities have received over one inch of rain so far, and the rain keeps falling.

CLAY COUNTY TORNADO WARNING: A brief circulation showed up on radar over western Clay County, and we had a short lived tornado warning around 3:30 this afternoon, but no additional tornado warnings are expected.

To the west, the western counties have been rain-free for a few hours, but a line of storms is entering West Alabama as I write this. The storms over Northwest Alabama will produce heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning.

The rain will end after midnight as drier air pushes in from the west.

MUCH COOLER TOMORROW: We note Memphis and Little Rock are barely out of the 40s at mid-afternoon, and we will feel that cooler air tomorrow.

We don’t expect to get past the mid 60s tomorrow; the sky will be partly sunny and the day should be dry for North-Central Alabama.

FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Look for lows down in the mid 40s early Friday and Saturday morning; the record low for both mornings in Birmingham is 43 (May 16 set in 1973; May 17 set in 1956)… we will be very close to that level. The high Friday will be in the low 70s, followed by mid 70s Saturday and upper 70s Sunday. Each day will be partly sunny, and our weather will be mostly rain-free. Spokes of energy rotating around the base of the big upper trough could squeeze out a little light rain over the northern third of the state, but for places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden, the chance of rain is tiny.

NEXT WEEK: Dry weather is the story for at least the first half of the week with highs back in the 80s. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

AT THE BEACH: Rain and storms will wind down late tonight, and the sky becomes partly sunny tomorrow from Gulf Shores over to Panama City. Perfect weather Friday through early next week with sunny days and fair nights… highs on the immediate coast will be in the upper 70s. The weather could not be better for the annual Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores this weekend.

WEATHER RADIO PROGRAMMING: We are at the Publix on Highway 150 in Hoover from now until 6:30 p.m… if you need help, come see us.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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May 14 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:26
May 14 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
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Tornado Warning Clay County until 4 PM

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:26



A thunderstorm that has continued shows signs of rotation is moving north through Clay County. This storm has a history of producing some damage as it moved through Alexander City in Tallapoosa County. Trees were reported down on Dean Road just east of U.S. 280.

The storm is north of Millerville and will be affecting state highway 77 west of Ashland. Take shelter if you are in the path of this storm.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 400 PM CDT

* AT 322 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ASHLAND…AND MOVING NORTH AT 25
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SPRINGHILL AND GUNTHERTOWN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR
THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.

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Early Afternoon Update

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 13:19

Much of the state remains under a slight risk for severe weather today (the green outline). Areas along and north of U.S. 84 from Grove Hill, to Monroeville, Andalusia, and Dothan are included in this risk. Portions of the Tennessee Valley are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 7 PM and this includes Huntsville, Decatur and the Shoals. No active watches or warnings for Central Alabama at this time, but that could of course change.

The radar has certainly lit up and filled in the last several hours as more and more showers and thunderstorms continue to develop and lift north through the state. Many locations across the state are reporting moderate to heavy rain at times. Some rumbles of thunder are being heard as well.

For the rest of the afternoon and heading into this evening, we will continue to see showers and storms develop. Cold front to the west will continue to creep into the state and will help enhance uplift that could allow for some strong and locally severe storms to develop. The main severe weather threat for Alabama will continue to be a threat for hail and damaging wind gusts. Of course we are going to have to watch rainfall rates carefully as there may be some areas that could see some flash flooding. The NWS Offices in Tallahassee and Mobile have many of their counties included in a flash flood watch, but nothing as of yet from NWS Birmingham.

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Late Morning Radar Check

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:21

Showers and storms continue to develop across the state this morning and are lifting off to the north rather rapidly.Currently, no activity across the state is severe, but there are some heavy downpours embedded within this area of convection that is moving north. There are a few flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder as well.

As we head into the afternoon, showers and storms will continue to increase in coverage. With the front approaching, uplift will be enhanced and we will likely see a few strong and severe storms develop. The main concerns with storms today will be damaging wind gusts and hail. The SPC is currently working on a new severe thunderstorm watch that will include portions of Alabama and it should be issued by lunch-time.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Coming Soon

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:09

The SPC continues to monitor trends across Alabama and the Mid-South this morning. Much of the state remains outlined in a slight risk for severe weather today. As we head through the day, and the atmosphere becomes a bit more favorable for thunderstorms, a severe thunderstorm watch will be needed. The SPC is currently working with local NWS offices in the affected areas on the a new watch that will be issued soon. Still waiting to see if Central Alabama will be included in the watch.

The main concern with storms today remains the threat for damaging wind gusts, hail, and very heavy rainfall.

AREAS AFFECTED…NERN MS/NRN AL/MIDDLE TN AND VICINITY

CONCERNING…SEVERE POTENTIAL…WATCH LIKELY

VALID 141556Z – 141800Z

PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE…80 PERCENT

SUMMARY…INCREASING RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF
HOURS SUGGESTS WW ISSUANCE WILL BECOME LIKELY THROUGH NOON.

DISCUSSION…WV LOOP ACROSS THE MID SOUTH/CENTRAL GULF-COAST REGION
SHOWS LARGE-SCALE ASCENT INCREASING ATTM…AHEAD OF A VORT MAX NOW
CROSSING THE NERN TX/ERN OK VICINITY. WHILE CLOUD COVER –
ESPECIALLY INTO MS/AL — IS LIMITING HEATING TO SOME
DEGREE…DEWPOINTS RANGING FROM THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S WILL
SUPPORT A CONTINUED DIURNAL INCREASE IN CAPE /ATTM INTO THE 1000 TO
1500 J/KG RANGE FOR SURFACE-BASED PARCELS PER OBJECTIVE ANALYSES/.

WITH DEEP-LAYER SHEAR SUPPORTIVE OF ORGANIZED/ROTATING STORMS…AND
AREA VWPS HINTING AT A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FLOW MAGNITUDE ABOVE 900
MB — CONFIRMING A STRENGTHENING TREND IN LOW- TO MID-LEVEL FLOW PER
12Z MODEL FORECASTS — THE OVERALL ENVIRONMENT WILL BECOME
INCREASINGLY SUPPORTIVE OF SEVERE STORMS WITH TIME. AS THE
OBSERVED/GRADUAL INCREASE IN CONVECTION /PER LATEST RADAR IMAGERY/
CONTINUES…SEVERE RISK — INCLUDING POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS
AND A TORNADO OR TWO — WILL LIKEWISE INCREASE ACROSS THIS REGION.

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Slight Risk for Much of Alabama

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 08:40

The latest day one convective outlook just released from the SPC continues to have much of Alabama included in a standard slight risk for severe weather today. Areas along and north of U.S. Highway 80 across the Black Belt Region of the state are in this threat. This does include the cities of Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, Montgomery, Clanton, Demopolis, Auburn, Gadsden, Cullman, Huntsville, Muscle Shoals, and Hamilton.

This morning, we are already seeing some showers and thunderstorms developing and lifting north through the state. As we head through the day, we are expecting additional showers and storms to develop as well. A cold front to our west and shortwave in the mid-levels, will move across the area today and will help enhance the uplift. Instability values are modest, and actually any showers and storms developing this morning, could limit how much instability values increase today. The other severe weather parameters are not overly impressive, however, when it comes to thunderstorms in Alabama, always expect the unexpected.

As the front approaches the state this afternoon, the main area of showers and storms will develop. There will be some strong storms, and there could certainly be a few isolated severe storms today. For us in Alabama, the main concerns will be damaging winds gusts and hail. There is a threat for tornadoes today, but to the north of Alabama in the Ohio Valley. That is where the better dynamics are with this system. Though showers and storms will be possible all day, the main thunderstorm action will affect the state later this afternoon and into the evening hours.

In addition to the severe weather threat, with any storms today, there will be heavy downpours, as well as frequent and very dangerous lightning.

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May 14 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 06:11
May 14 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From... From: abc3340 Views: 763 3 ratings Time: 06:00 More in News & Politics
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Rain/Storms This Afternoon And Tonight

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 06:10

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EARLY THIS MORNING: Not much happening across our state at daybreak; only a lone shower near the Tennessee border as I write this. But, showers and storms should become widespread this afternoon and tonight ahead of a long wave upper trough and a surface cold front. SPC continues the standard “slight risk” of severe weather for a pretty part of North and Central Alabama…

But, severe weather parameters are less than impressive with marginal instability and shear values, and relatively weak wind fields. If we have strong storms this afternoon or early tonight, the main risk is from hail and gusty winds. The tornado threat should be confined to areas well to the north of Alabama.

Rain amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch are likely here, but heavier totals are possible to the south. NWS offices in Mobile and Tallahassee have issued flash flood watches for parts of far South Alabama.

MUCH COOLER TOMORROW: The rain will end from west to east early tomorrow morning; for many communities the rain will be over by daybreak. The day will be breezy and much cooler with a high only in the mid 60s; the average high for May 15 in Birmingham is 81. The sky should become partly sunny during the day as dry air takes over. And, tomorrow night, temperatures will drop quickly, and we expect temperatures down in the mid 40s by early Thursday morning.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: A long wave upper trough over the eastern third of the nation will keep temperatures below average; the high Friday will be near 70, followed by mid 70s Saturday, and upper 70s Sunday. Each day will be partly sunny, and we can’t completely rule out a touch of light rain over far North Alabama each day, but the air will be pretty dry, and the chance of significant rain for places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden is tiny.

NEXT WEEK: The first half of the week will be dry with highs getting back in the 80s. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

AT THE BEACH: Showers and storms are likely today and tonight from Panama City to Gulf Shores, and a flash flood watch is in effect. Showers will end tomorrow, and the weather looks delightful Friday through Sunday with sunny days and fair nights. Highs on the immediate coast will be mostly in the upper 70s, and sea water temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s. A perfect weekend for the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores.

WEATHER RADIO PROGRAMMING: We will be at the Publix on Highway 150 in Hoover today from 3:30 until 6:30… if you need help with your weather radio, come see us.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

CONNECT: You can find me on all of the major social networks…

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I have a weather program this morning for the kids in the gifted program in St. Clair County (I will speak at the John Pope Eden Vocational School in Ashville). Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day…

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May 13 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:51
May 13 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
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Rain/Storms Tomorrow; Then Much Cooler

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:46

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RADAR CHECK: As you might expect on a very warm, humid day, we have a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across North/Central Alabama this afternoon. They are moving north, and some are producing brief heavy downpours and some lightning. Otherwise, the sky is partly sunny, and temperatures are in the mid to upper 80s.

WET DAY TOMORROW: A cold front and upper trough will bring showers and thunderstorms to Alabama tomorrow. The best coverage of rain will come tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night, although some morning rain sure can’t be ruled out.

SPC maintains the standard “slight risk” of severe weather for parts of North and West Alabama…

If we have severe storms around here tomorrow afternoon, the main threat would come from hail and gusty winds; the core tornado threat will be well to the north, where higher helicity values will exist over states like Kentucky and Ohio.

Rain amounts across North/Central Alabama should be in the 1/2 to 1 inch range.

THURSDAY: Rain will end from west to east during the morning hours, and the weather turns much cooler. Most communities won’t get out of the 60s with clouds hanging tough much of the day, although some clearing is possible by mid to late afternoon. Then, Thursday night, temperatures will drop pretty quickly, and we project lows in the 40s early Friday morning.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The weather looks generally dry, and temperatures will be below average due to big upper trough over the eastern third of the nation. Waves rotating through the base of the trough will bring scattered clouds, and there might even be a few sprinkles or showers at some point, but the air will be very dry in the low levels, and the best chance of raindrops will come over far North Alabama. Highs will be around 70 Friday, with mid 70s Saturday and Sunday.

Dry weather continues into the first half of next week with temperatures rising back into the 80s.

HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL: While scattered showers and storms are possible on the Gulf Coast tomorrow and Thursday, the weather will be picture perfect Friday through Sunday with sunny days, fair nights, and no rain. Highs on the immediate coast will be in the upper 70s. The sea water temperature at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab this afternoon is up to 79 degrees.

WEATHER RADIO HELP: We will be at the Publix on Highway 150 in Hoover tomorrow from 3:30 until 6:30. If you need your weather radio programmed or checked, some see us.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

CONNECT: You can find me on all of the major social networks…

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Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

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May 13 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 06:12
May 13 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
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Showers/Storms Increase Tomorrow, Then Cooler

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 06:07

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SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER AGAIN TODAY: Very warm, very humid weather conditions will continue across the great state of Alabama today with a mix of sun and clouds along with a high in the upper 80s. Like recent days, a handful of widely scattered showers and storms will most likely form during the peak of the daytime heating process. Some of them could linger into the night as a cold front approaches from the west.

TOMORROW: Showers and storms become likely statewide. It won’t rain all day, but it could rain at any time during the day, and a few strong thunderstorms are possible, if not likely. SPC keeps the standard “slight risk” of severe weather up for parts of North and West Alabama…

The 06Z NAM shows surface based CAPE values of 1,000-1,200 j/kg, certainly adequate for strong storms, but the shear and wind field values look pretty marginal. If we do have a severe storm around tomorrow afternoon, the main threat would be from hail and strong, gusty winds. The tornado threat is very low.

Rain amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch look likely tomorrow and tomorrow night.

THURSDAY: The weather turns much cooler; we won’t get out of the 60s with a north breeze developing in the wake of the cold front. Rain will end from west to east Thursday morning, and I think the clouds stick around most of the day, although some clearing is possible over West Alabama Thursday afternoon.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: For North/Central Alabama, the weather looks generally dry and very pleasant. We drop into the 40s early Friday morning, and highs will be in the 70s on these three days with very low humidity levels.

Lobes of energy rotating around the big upper trough over the eastern third of the nation will bring the risk of a little scattered light rain to far North Alabama and Tennessee Friday or Saturday, but I think the air down our way is simply too dry for any significant rain over the weekend.

We stay dry early next week with a warming trend. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL: This is one of the biggest weekends of the year on the Alabama Gulf Coast at Gulf Shores. Scattered showers and storms are possible today through Thursday, but the weather looks excellent Friday through Sunday with sunny days and fair nights. Highs on the immediate coast will be in the upper 70s, and sea water temperatures are now in the mid to upper 70s.

WEATHER RADIO PROGRAMMING: This week we will be at the Publix on Highway 150 in Hoover Wednesday from 3:30 until 6:30. If you need help with your weather radio, come see us.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. Scroll down for the show notes on the new episode we recorded last night.

CONNECT: You can find me on all of the major social networks…

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I will be doing weather safety program this morning at Alabama Power HQ in downtown Birmingham… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 or so this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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WeatherBrains 433: Patriot Act Sucks

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 05:15

WeatherBrains Episode 433 is now online (May 12, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

It’s a three for one special on tonight’s show as we have a surplus of WeatherBrains. They’ll be going for a dime a dozen.

And an important panel announcement: Rick Smith, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) at the NWS Norman and one of the of most respected voices in weather will be joining the panel next week and will be with us regularly from then on. He will provide a good NWS perspective on the show.

Tonight’s first guest WeatherBrain is a meteorologist for BAM Chase.net. Michael Clark works with the storm chase/weather consulting company in Indianapolis, IN.

Tonight’s other Guest WeatherBrains are from How The Weather Works. Mike Mogil is the founder of How The Weatherworks, which focuses on providing a wide array of services including forensic support, school learning programs, writing and editing, photography and forecasting. He serves as the Director of the National Weather Camp Program (now with more than a fourteen camp sites in operation). He and his wife also own and operate Mathworks, a tutoring company in Naples, FL, serving more than 150 students a year. He recently formed The Learningworks Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit company, dedicated to encouraging learning.

He is joined by Matt Bolton, a student and an intern at How The Weather Works. Matt has had a life-long interest in meteorology and has been active in the West Central Florida weather community since 2008.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • 96 at Dryden, TX, Laredo, TX, and Death Valley, CA, and 17 at Leadville, CO, and Yellowstone Lake, WY
  • Long line of thunderstorms from near Chicago to South Texas
  • Main severe weather threat in the vicinity of southern Lake Michigan
  • Big ridge in the East and deep trough in the West
  • Denver’s football field covered in snow
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer, Aubrey, is on the point bringing you the latest comments from the listeners who write.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: In this episode of WeatherBrains 101, we focus on streakers – jet streaks, that is. Jet streaks are part of the overall global flow of air called the jet stream.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of May 12th.

    Listener 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 433:

    How the Weather Works

    Learningworks Foundation, Inc.

    BAM Chase.Net

    Picks of the Week:

    Matt Bolton – Polar Water Vapor

    Michael Clark – Hail picture (no link)

    Nate Johnson – James Spann selfie at Chik-Fil-A

    Mike Mogil – Precipitable Water Chart

    Bill Murray – Realtime GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations

    Brian Peters – ISS images and streaming video

    James Spann – Tropical Cyclone Guidance Project

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – SPC Storm Reports page

    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.

    Categories: Weather

    WeatherBrains 433: Patriot Act Sucks

    WeatherBrains - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:45

    WeatherBrains Episode 433 is now online (May 12, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

    It’s a three for one special on tonight’s show as we have a surplus of WeatherBrains. They’ll be going for a dime a dozen.

    And an important panel announcement: Rick Smith, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) at the NWS Norman and one of the of most respected voices in weather will be joining the panel next week and will be with us regularly from then on. He will provide a good NWS perspective on the show.

    Tonight’s first guest WeatherBrain is a meteorologist for BAM Chase.net. Michael Clark works with the storm chase/weather consulting company in Indianapolis, IN.

    Tonight’s other Guest WeatherBrains are from How The Weather Works. Mike Mogil is the founder of How The Weatherworks, which focuses on providing a wide array of services including forensic support, school learning programs, writing and editing, photography and forecasting. He serves as the Director of the National Weather Camp Program (now with more than a fourteen camp sites in operation). He and his wife also own and operate Mathworks, a tutoring company in Naples, FL, serving more than 150 students a year. He recently formed The Learningworks Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit company, dedicated to encouraging learning.

    He is joined by Matt Bolton, a student and an intern at How The Weather Works. Matt has had a life-long interest in meteorology and has been active in the West Central Florida weather community since 2008.

    Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • 96 at Dryden, TX, Laredo, TX, and Death Valley, CA, and 17 at Leadville, CO, and Yellowstone Lake, WY
  • Long line of thunderstorms from near Chicago to South Texas
  • Main severe weather threat in the vicinity of southern Lake Michigan
  • Big ridge in the East and deep trough in the West
  • Denver’s football field covered in snow
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer, Aubrey, is on the point bringing you the latest comments from the listeners who write.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: In this episode of WeatherBrains 101, we focus on streakers – jet streaks, that is. Jet streaks are part of the overall global flow of air called the jet stream.

    TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of May 12th.

    Listener 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 433:

    How the Weather Works

    Learningworks Foundation, Inc.

    BAM Chase.Net

    Picks of the Week:

    Matt Bolton – Polar Water Vapor

    Michael Clark – Hail picture (no link)

    Nate Johnson – James Spann selfie at Chik-Fil-A

    Mike Mogil – Precipitable Water Chart

    Bill Murray – Realtime GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations

    Brian Peters – ISS images and streaming video

    James Spann – Tropical Cyclone Guidance Project

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – SPC Storm Reports page

    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.

    Categories: Weather