Wunderground Meteorologist Shaun Tanner

Broadcast Network Gets A Makeover

By: shauntanner, 5:43 PM GMT on February 26, 2010

In our constant effort to provide the best possible weather experience for our users and members, the Weather Underground Broadcast Network has undergone a major makeover. This change will be live this week and will include new features and more direct information relayed to you by Weather Underground meteorologists. The first broadcast will be at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific on Tuesday and will last for one hour. The schedule will be as follows:

4:00-4:10: National Forecast
4:10-4:20: Regional Forecast
4:20-4:30: Dr. Masters Blog Recap Or Learning Corner
4:30-4:40: International Forecast
4:40-5:00: The Weather Show with Shaun and Tim (Call ins welcome)

The new show will be called "The Daily Downpour" and will consist of 10 minute segments of:

--National weather: A general forecast of national weather for the days to come.

--Regional weather: A productive breakdown of each region's weather.

--International weather: What is going on around the world? Let's not be so America-centric.

--Dr. Masters' blog recap: There is no question that Dr. Masters is a phenomenon in the world of weather. So, the show will recap what Dr. Masters has said in his most recent blog posts

--Member profiles: This will be the show's ode to you, the member. We will interview a member every couple of weeks to let you know what they are up to and how they got interested in the site.

--Phone calls: The phones will be open near the end of the show for phone calls. You can call us about anything you want to talk about.

--Learning corner: Ever wanted to learn about the atmosphere? This segment will let you in on its secrets.

Weather Underground will remain very open for your communication to our expert meteorologists about whatever you want to talk about. What other weather source gives you this capability?

Updated: 11:10 PM GMT on March 01, 2010

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The Weather Show At 4 p.m. Eastern

By: shauntanner, 8:46 PM GMT on February 23, 2010

Please join us at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific for The Weather Show with Shaun and Tim. On today's show we will discuss what the weather is doing around the country, or rather what it is not doing.

Get caught up on your current weather events as well as exciting new developments in the Weather Underground Broadcast Network.

You can listen to the show by going to the show's homepage.

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The Weather Show At 4 p.m. Eastern

By: shauntanner, 5:37 PM GMT on February 18, 2010

Please join us at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific for The Weather Show with Shaun and Tim. On today's show we will discuss what the weather is doing around the country, or rather what it is not doing.

Get caught up on your current weather events as well as exciting new developments in the Weather Underground Broadcast Network.

You can listen to the show by going to the show's homepage.

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The Weather Show At 4 p.m. Eastern and WunderCast

By: shauntanner, 5:49 PM GMT on February 16, 2010

The Weather Show With Shaun and Tim will once again air an original broadcast at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific. We will discuss current weather, the games going on in Vancouver, and the Mavericks competition that went down over the weekend on the West Coast.

Please join us on the discussion. You can access the show by going to the homepage.

I have had multiple requests to archive the show and I wanted to tell you that we are working on just that. We hope to have the shows podcasted very soon for downloading. I will also be replaying past shows before the live show begins at 4 p.m. Eastern.

The WunderCast Competition has been completed. I am sorry for updating it late as I was out of town this past weekend. If you have trouble viewing the scores, just break your cache. The winner of the competition is beell after winning by over 3 points. Only two contestants beat MOS, while 5 people beat consensus. Thank you all for participating!

If you cannot get to the results, just go here.

Updated: 7:17 PM GMT on February 16, 2010

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Original Weather Show With Shaun And Tim at 4 p.m. Eastern

By: shauntanner, 5:28 PM GMT on February 11, 2010

Be sure to join us for The Weather Show with Shaun and Tim at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific for the latest news on yesterday's record-setting storm in the East. We will also be discussing this storm in the context of Global Warming as it has revived this debate once again. We both will have some interesting things to say regarding this issue.

To listen to the show, all you have to do is to go to the Weather Underground Broadcast Network homepage.

Link to WunderMap of storm off East Coast.

Updated: 8:56 PM GMT on February 11, 2010

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Live Update Of Blizzard In East At 4 p.m Eastern

By: shauntanner, 7:40 PM GMT on February 10, 2010

There will be a live update of the conditions in the East caused by the most recent blizzard at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific. You can listen to the live update by clicking here.

We will discuss what has occurred as well as what is expected to happen over the next few hours. Please join us for the most up-to-date information about this storm.



Updated: 10:17 PM GMT on February 10, 2010

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New Storm On The Weather Show Today

By: shauntanner, 5:22 PM GMT on February 09, 2010

A new storm is barreling toward the East and today is the perfect time for The Weather Show With Shaun and Tim. Please tune in to the show at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific, today for the latest updates on this storm as well as a recap of the previous record-breaking snowstorm.

To tune in, all you have to do is go here. Join us and get informed!

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The Weather Show Resumes Tuesday

By: shauntanner, 8:39 PM GMT on February 08, 2010

The Weather Show with Shaun and Tim will resume on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific. Of course, we will be discussing the more recent record-breaking snow storm that pummeled the Mid-Atlantic. We will also be talking about the next storm that will wreak havoc on the East. Please join us!

You can access the Weather Underground Broadcast Network by clicking here. There is also a chat room on that page where you can submit questions to Shaun and Tim and have a conversation with other listeners. I hope you enjoy it.

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Have You Heard About The Storm?

By: shauntanner, 6:19 PM GMT on February 05, 2010

Have you heard about the storm that is ravaging the country? It is wrecking havoc throughout the East, closing schools, causing accidents, and generally causing headaches and stuff? Well, that's enough about that storm, let's talk about what is going on in the West.

The typical El Nino pattern has once again brought precipitation to the West, but especially the Southwest. Just as a recap, let's look at some of the precipitation numbers in the area to date. Phoenix, Arizona gets most of its annual precipitation in the Summer due to the monsoons, but it is way about average to date with 2.44 inches of rain. Tucson is up there too with 2.16 inches. This is all good news if you look at the Drought Monitor in Figure 1. The drought conditions in the Southwest have waned in the past few weeks, as you can see in the week-by-week animation in Figure 2. You can see in the animation that the drought conditions really slacked in the last frame, mostly because of the precipitation the area has received recently.

Now, take a look at Figure 3 which shows the Severe Weather in the country. I know the glowing colors are in the East at this moment, but something is also happening in the Southwest. The green shades represent Flood Watches and Warnings, while the blues represent Wind Advisories. The whites represent Winter Storm Warnings. It is interesting to note that it doesn't take much precipitation for hills to begin to slide or for standing water start to accumulate. This is partly because there is not much vegetation on the hills of Southern California, but also because the soil just does not absorb much moisture. Thus, all that moisture immediately runs off into the watershed and out into the ocean.

Snow depths in the Sierra Nevadas are running better good, with nearly 90 inches currently near Donner Summit. This is good news not only for the ski resorts, but for thirsty people down in the lower elevations as well.

The floodgates appear to be open at least for the weekend for the West Coast. Another Pacific storm will slam into the coast (Figure 4), renewing rain and high elevation snow, especially in California. Southern California will get hit again, so expect flooding concerns to continue.


Figure 1. Drought Monitor showing the drought conditions throughout the country.

Figure 2. Week-by-week Drought Monitor.

Figure 3. Severe Weather map for the country.

Figure 4. NAM surface analysis for Saturday.

Updated: 6:20 PM GMT on February 05, 2010

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The Weather Show And WunderCast

By: shauntanner, 5:32 PM GMT on February 04, 2010

In an unforeseen turn, MOS has taken first place in PANC, although only a handful of people have stuck around through the entire forecast period. Only six days left in the contest and beell remains in first place. Can anyone catch him? Does anybody want to move to Anchorage after seeing what temperatures are going on out there?

Also, a reminder that The Weather Show with Shaun and Tim will stream live today at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific. You can find the show by going here. You can also join the chat room on that page to chat with us doing the show.

On today's show, we will be talking about the upcoming major storm that will sweep through the East, as well as the active weather that will hit the opposite side of the country.

Also, lesson of the week will be El Nino. We will discuss what is going on with the most current event and what El Nino even means.

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WunderCast In PANC and The Weather Show

By: shauntanner, 4:28 PM GMT on February 03, 2010

WunderCast has begun in its final location for this installment. There was a trace of precipitation in Anchorage yesterday, but it wasn't measurable, of course. It was a somewhat balmy day with a high of 28 degrees.

Who will be able to pull it out as the winner? There are only 7 days left in the contest so time is scarce.

In case you haven't heard, the Weather Underground Broadcast Network debuted yesterday with the Shaun and Tim Weather Show. In case you missed it, the show will be replaying on the network's page at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific. An original show will air Thursday at the same time and will continue to air every Tuesday and Thursday. We would love for you to listen and participate in the show.

On Thursday's show we will be talking about the active weather that is set for the country later in the week and through the weekend.

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The Shaun and Tim Weather Show

By: shauntanner, 6:13 PM GMT on February 02, 2010

The Weather Underground Broadcast Network will debut today at 4 p.m. Eastern time (1 p.m. Pacific time) with The Shaun and Tim Weather Show. I hope you will all join us in listening to the show, which can be heard by clicking here. The show's aim is to be informative, yet entertaining about weather and climate. This will include a look at current national and global weather as well as a rundown on the current events in the world of meteorology. You may also learn a few things every now and then from Shaun and Tim, who are professional meteorologists.

The show will run 30 minutes and we hope it is enjoyable to everybody. Again, to listen to the show, all you have to do is click here.

Updated: 8:20 PM GMT on February 02, 2010

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Weather Underground Broadcast Network Starts Tomorrow

By: shauntanner, 3:17 AM GMT on February 01, 2010

As promised link to the show.

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the Weather Underground Broadcast Network. It probably sounds more official than it actually is at this point. The network will be streamed live over the internet and at this point will have one show twice a week. The Shaun and Tim Weather Show will debut this Tuesday and Thursday, February 2nd and 4th. It will start at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific and will run for 30 minutes. The show's format will be mostly weather related and will do a good job and catching all listeners up on the weather around the country and the world. It is our hope that East Coast members will listen to the show on their way out of work to go home, and people who are already at home will listen for the entertainment. People on the West Coast (including us) will want to tune into the show at 1 p.m. to get information about various weather stuff. Basically, it will be a weather show, so if you are interested in the atmosphere or interested in learning about the atmosphere, you will want to tune in.

Also, as the show gains in popularity, we will be airing information about new Weather Underground events and products, interviewing various Weather Underground employees, and adapting the show to fit listener interests. All in all, we hope you have a good time listening to us and we also hope you get your weather fix all in a short 30 minute time span.

As I said, it will be a 30 minute show streamed live over the internet with an mp3 format. All you need to do is go to the Weather Show Download Link and open the link into iTunes or another player. You can also go to this link on your smartphone and listen to it as well. Eventually, the show will be podcasted so people who didn't have a chance to listen to it the first time will be able to on their schedule.

Lastly, we have set up a community chat room so that people who are listening to the show can contact Tim and myself during the show itself. Just go here and enter the room having to do with our show. You can also find the chat room by mousing over Blogs at the top of the page and going to "Community Chat."

I hope everybody has fun with it.

Updated: 10:47 PM GMT on February 01, 2010

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Shaun Tanner has been a meteorologist at Weather Underground since 2004.

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