Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fog Bank, June 25, 2012

Hello Weather Brains listeners, this is David Phillips, @skydaver on Twitter.  You can send me your picks on Twitter, or use my Google+ account, at http://gplus.to/skydaver (it also might be over on the right side of the page.)

It is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, Jun 24-30.  My first pick is the Lightning Safety page from the National Weather Service.  It has many new links for posters & toolkits

Second, I have more Transit of Venus photos, from SpaceWeather.com

The third pick comes from the Earth Science Picture of the Day, with an Anvil cloud in Bangalore, India

Fourth is a June 12th Twitter update "Sweet lightning image from Mike Hall in Arkansas last night. This one is 6 separate shots combined." #ARwx http://pic.twitter.com/fsixQ3AO

My fifth pick comes from the Weather Channel's Nick Walker, @wxdude, a video of a roll cloud forming up

I have a bonus pick this week, for Brian Peters, sent by Chuck Prevatte, Lifehackers.com guide to getting free Wi-Fi
I suspect Brian could probably have written this

Audio Fog Bank

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fog Bank, June 18, 2012

Hello Weatherbrains listeners, welcome to the Fog Bank. Send me your items for the Fog Bank on Twitter, where I am @skydaver

My first pick is from the National Weather Service with their Beach Safety Tips online

Second, I have a book recommendation, "Turbulence" by Giles Foden.  A novel of a weatherman involved in the meteorology predictions for D-Day. It's also available on audible.com

My third pick is a photo posted by the NWS office in Albequerque, NM,  of an overshooting top as seen from satellite

Fourth, some great mammatus cloud photos from Denver, posted at The Weather Channel

I'll close out with photos of the transit of Venus from Earth Science Picture of the Day

Thanks for listening
Skydaver, out!

Fog Bank Audio

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fog Bank, June 11, 2012

Weather Brains recorded on June 12 this week, as James Spann was pretty busy with severe weather on the 11th.  I did my picks live in the Google hangout, so the script doesn't exactly match.  I do have audio that I'd sent to James, just in case I couldn't make the hangout.  I also had a rant directed at Kevin Selle, wherein I pointed out the great things that can be done (Nate Johnson had his pick of the week up on a screen share)

Hello, WeatherBrains listeners, welcome to the FogBank.  Follow me on Twitter, @skydaver, and help me keep WeatherBrains fog horn free for JB.

Chuck Prevatte sent me a link to MyFoxHurricane.com. He described it as "Good hurricane stuff in one place.  Typically TV Network News Cheesy but some decent information."

Chuck also sent a link to a blogpost by a Washington reporter about potential furloughs at the NWS.

My third pick is from NOAA, with their web page on the Wireless Emergency Alerts

Fourth, Earth Science Picture of the Day had a great springtime Aurora photo

Finally, a tutorial on Dual Pol Radar and Tornadic Debris Signature

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out!

Sent to JB
Chani Norris, @weathertroll on Twitter, had some great photos of a storm at evening

Audio Fog Bank

Fog Bank, June 4, 2012

Geez, I keep forgetting to update the blog with each week's Fog Bank.

Hello Weather Brains listeners, Welcome to the Fog Bank, and the first week of summer.
Send me your choices for Picks of the Week on Twitter, where I am @skydaver.

First up, from the National Hurricane Center, an article on hurricane hazards

The next pic is from the Earth Science Picture of the day, sun halos

Astronomy Picture of the Day had a great picture of the earth taken during the annular solar eclipse

My fourth pick is a graphic showing 56 years of tornado tracks in the US
I think there were many places that had this, but it was sent to me by @newton21989

Finally, from Weather Underground, a great lightning photo from Texas

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out!

Sent to JB
Tornado Titans had a great supercell photo, from Piedmont, OK, May 29