Local 10 Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross and meteorologist Luke Dorris bring their expertise and experience to discuss what kind of weather phenomena is currently happening in the tropics and around the world.
Norcross Pod, E56: NHC Branch Chief – Forecaster Unit Manager Dr. Mike Brennan
Bryan and Luke Dorris talk with Dr. Mike Brennan who runs the unit at the National Hurricane Center that produces the advisories and outlooks that we’re all so familiar with. They discuss Hurricane Season 2020 – what was especially difficult during this very busy season? How did the computer models do this year? How does the National Hurricane Center use the models and avoid big swings in the forecast? And much more about hurricanes and hurricane forecasting.
Norcross Pod, E55: South Florida Water Management District Emergency Manager Beth McElroy
Bryan and Luke talk with Beth McElroy, the Director of Emergency Management at the South Florida Water Management District. The District is the agency that’s tasked with keeping South Florida from flooding from heavy rain and protecting the fresh water supply. Learn how the massive system works that controls the water in the major rivers and canals that crisscross South Florida, and makes the region livable for millions of people.
Norcross Pod, E54: Former National Hurricane Center Director and Local 10 Hurricane Specialist Max Mayfield
Bryan and Luke Dorris talk with former National Hurricane Center Director and Local 10 Hurricane Specialist Max Mayfield about the changes in hurricane forecasting during his time in the business, forecasting Hurricane Gilbert and Andrew, how communications have changed, and much more.
Norcross Pod, E53: Former FEMA Administrator and Florida Emergency Management Director Craig Fugate
Bryan and Luke Dorris talk with former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate about managing hurricanes and other disasters including Covid-19, his time in Florida dealing with the monumental hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005, and lessons for dealing with hurricanes in the future.
Norcross Pod, E52: The next generation of weather specialists
Bryan and Luke Dorris talk with two very prolific and accomplished young meteorologists: Matthew Cappucci of the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang and Jack Sillin, who is still in school at Cornell University, but also has a big presence on Twitter and his own weather websites. Both have been active since they were very young, and now produce extremely professional and articulate analyses of complex weather topics. Meet the next generation of leaders in meteorology.
Norcross Pod, E51: Storm Surge Specialist Jamie Rhome on Laura, Sally, and modern day storm surge forecasting
Bryan and Luke Dorris talk with National Hurricane Center Storm Surge Specialist and leader of the Storm Surge Unit Jamie Rhome about the challenges presented by erratic Hurricane Sally, the forecasting success in Hurricane Laura in spite of the instant criticism, and the modern science behind storm surge forecasting.