Winter Storm Expert to Lead National Weather Service - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is turning to an agency veteran and winter weather expert, Louis W. Uccellini, to lead the troubled National Weather Service (NWS) at a time of budget challenges and ongoing debate over the agency's performance during Hurricane Sandy. Acting director Laura K. Furgione will return to her previous role as deputy administrator of the NWS.
COURTNEY DRAGGON is Director, International Activities Office, National Weather Service @NWS. She is responsible for supporting the NWS mission and operations through international engagement. Ms. Draggon has worked on a variety of international hydro-meteorological issues, ranging from disaster preparedness activities in hurricane-prone regions, to education and training to build forecaster competencies in developing country hydro-meteorological services.
Today marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will run until November 30. Long-term averages for the number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are 12, 6, and 3, respectively. The list of names for 2016 is as follows: 2016 Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Names #HurricanePrep #HurricaneStrong #ItOnlyTakesOne pic.twitter.com/ZGFAtKREpI — NWS Mobile …
This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Plan now for an emergency to mitigate against property damage--and to keep your family and pets safe. Learn more at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html#.VV8oulxgvdl
'The Perfect Storm', 1991 by NOAA, wikimedia.org: Also known as "The Halloween Nor'easter of 1991", The "perfect storm" moniker was coined by author Sebastian Junger after a conversation with NWS Meteorologist Robert Case in which Case described the convergence of weather conditions as being "perfect" for the formation of such a storm.Today, the term 'perfect storm' is almost synonymous with 'worst cast scenario'. #Hurricane #Perfect_Storm #wikipedia