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Ice Station Housman

Ice Station Housman is a show all about the weather – what causes it, what effect it has on us puny humans, and what we can do to improve the weather and/or our reaction to it. Hosted by weather enthusiasts, Jimmy Marks and Joel Housman and ACTUAL METEOROLOGIST Becky DePodwin.
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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 23, 2016

This week on the show, El Nino follow-up, listener feedback questions, and winter precipitation. What is the difference between sleet and hail? What is Graupel? What exact atmospheric conditions cause freezing rain? We cover all the answers to these questions and others you might have about winter precipitation.

 

Show Notes!

Introduction

El Nino Follow-up

El Niño Just Made That Mysterious Warm Blob in the Ocean Disappear

Listener Feedback Follow-up - Thanks Steve Owens!

The American Meteorological Society's Weather Resources

Know Your Snow

Winter Weather Precipitation Types

Outro Music: "Looks Like Rain" by Bob Weir.

[Image Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, "NASA Sees Winter Storm Slamming Eastern United States"]

Feb 4, 2016
Harken back to a simpler time: January, 2016. Snowzilla (“Winter Storm Jonas” if you’re a weenie) was bearing down on the DC Metro area. Thrill at this tale of yesteryear as Joel and Jimmy consult Becky Elliott (@AccuWxBeck) about the storm, the hard work that goes into predicting major weather events, professional liability in meteorology, and driving in the snow for…fun? What? That’s ridiculous. 
 
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE: Jimmy and Joel recap the storm a few days after and decide once and for all if liking severe weather events (esp. blizzards) is elitist. 
 
BONUS FEATURE: Jimmy, sighing dejectedly as Becky and Joel talk about how much they love snow. 
 

“SNOW” NOTES:

OUTRO MUSIC

“Let It Go” by Idina Menzel, from the movie ‘Frozen’

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