Monday, March 17, 2008


Note: This post was originally published January 29, 2008. If you enjoy weather and want to learn more, this is a must listen! Last week, on March 10, Episode 111, James Spann and J.B. Elliott mentioned me in relation to my question about the closet ever proximity between a tornado and snow.


It is way past time that I mention one of my favorite weather resources, WeatherBrains. WeatherBrains is a weekly netcast about all things weather, by a bunch of self-proclaimed weather geeks, led by ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann from Birmingham, Alabama.
WeatherBrains has been running weekly programs now for about two years and I have not missed one yet. This morning was the 105th episode. In addition to Spann, regulars include Kevin Selle, Brian Peters, J.B. Elliott, Bill Murray, and David Black.

According to their website, WeatherBrains “is a weekly netcast for weather enthusiasts. Originating from The Weather Company in Birmingham, Alabama, the WeatherBrains crew takes an in depth look at all sides of the weather scene. Interviews with news makers, detailed explanations of research, weather history, as well as how people deal with the weather, all with good humor and good fun. New shows are posted each Tuesday.”

If you are reading my blog you may have already heard of this program you may already be a listener, but if you are not, I highly recommend that you give it a try.

I can’t resist mentioning that I (yes, little ol’ me) have been mentioned on a few episodes. In Episode 58, the guys discuss the March 1, 2007 Enterprise, Alabama tornado. James Spann mentions some statistical data I sent to him about tornadoes and schools. In Episode 100 on December 24, 2007 a joke I shared was read at the email segment toward the end of the program. Also my idea about a new weather channel was mentioned in Episode 103 on January 14, 2008. I have asked a question on one or two other occasions that was addressed. In today’s episode, Brian Peters mentions Snowflake Bentley, which he read about on this blog recently.

Enough of the self-aggrandizement. This is a really educational and fun show. It’s great to listen to while working on other things on your computer and it is also available to Ipod users.


Dewdrop said...

Way to get out there, Mike!

Mike Wilhelm said...

Thank you Dew.