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, E72: Bryan and Luke talk National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini
Join Bryan and Luke Dorris for an in-depth conversation with the retiring Director of the National Weather Service, Louis Uccellini. Hear about Louis’s extraordinary career as a key player in everything to do with the science and practice of forecasting the weather in the United States and around the world. Louis recounts how today’s computer models were developed, the competition between U.S. modelers and the Europeans, his interaction with the National Hurricane Center before and after Hurricane Andrew, the seminal moment when computer models worked for the “Storm of the Century” in 1993, his path to success, the program to make the U.S. a Weather-Ready Nation, and much more.
Norcross Pod, E71:Bryan and Luke talk with Jim Carrier, author of "The Ship and the Sea"
Join Bryan and Luke Dorris for an in-depth conversation about the epic story of the cruising ship Fantome that was lost in Category 5 Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Prolific author Jim Carrier talks about the twists and turns in the saga that led to a huge passenger ship being trapped in the western Caribbean by a giant hurricane that refused to go where it was forecast. The story of the ship, the owner, the captain, the crew, and the Miami Beach company that owned it is quite a tale.
Norcross Pod. E70 - Bryan and Luke talk with legendary former NHC director Neil Frank
Join Bryan and Luke Dorris for a wide-ranging conversation with the amazing, 90-year-old former director of the National Hurricane Center Dr. Neil Frank. Neil recalls the great hurricanes of the 1960s, how forecasts were made at that time, and how he came to understand that communications is as important as making good forecasts. Learn how a kid from Kansas grew up to be the longest serving NHC director in history.
Norcross Pod, E69 – Andrew Freedman, climate and energy reporter at Axios
Bryan and Luke talk with Andrew Freeman, the climate and energy reporter at Axios. It’s a wide-ranging conversation about climate and climate policy in the United States and elsewhere in the world, working on Mount Washington in 100 mph winds, modern formats for communicating efficiently, and his fascinating career which included time out to be a stand-up comic.
Norcross Pod, E68:David Bernard, Chief Meteorologist at WVUE-TV in New Orleans talks about Hurricane Ida
Bryan and Luke talk with David Bernard, Chief Meteorologist at WVUE-TV in New Orleans, about his and his TV station’s experiences during Hurricane Ida. What did they know before Ida hit? Was it a surprise? What was it like in the city during the storm? How has the recovery gone in the city and it the hardest hit areas? How could communications have been better? And much more.
Norcross Pod, E67
Bryan and Luke talk with Dr. Roni Avissar, Dean of the oceanography and meteorology school at the University of Miami about research underway at the school, including a new idea for detecting the strength of hurricanes, a hurricane forecast model, using a helicopter to better understand how hurricanes strengthen, and what’s involved in being a dean at a high-level meteorology school.