30th Anniversary of first seasonal hurricane forecast by Colorado State University

 Bill Gray in 2006      In April of 1984, Bill Gray and a team of meteorologists from Colorado State University issued their first seasonal hurricane forecast.  This was the first attempt to prognosticate the number of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic basin for the coming year using statistical correlations with various parameters, such …

15th Anniversary of the Landfall of Cyclone Vance

Cyclone Vance near its peak (NOAA) On March 22, 1999 Severe Cyclone Vance made landfall on Australia's west coast, near Exmouth.  The storm was Category Four on the Australian Bureau of Meteorology tropical cyclone intensity scale scale with wind gusts measured at 166 mph (267 km/hr) at Learmonth.  This surpassed the previous highest recorded gust in Australia …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of March 2014

March's Science meeting had 5 presentations: Altug Aksoy - "Thoughts on quality control in data assimilation: How can we identify “bad” observations?" Jason Dunion - "The Tropical Cyclone Diurnal Cycle" Robert Rogers - "Multiscale structure and evolution of Earl (2010) during rapid intensification" Robert Black - "Microphysics influences in HWRF" Hua Chen - "Development of …

HRD researchers at 68th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference/Tropical Cyclone Research Forum – 4-6 March 2014

HRD scientists participated in the 68th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference/Tropical Cyclone Research Forum from 4-6 March 2014 remotely from NHC and AOML. HRD scientists presented or were coauthors on 10 of the 63 presentations. Shirley Murillo and Jason Dunion co-chaired two sessions and Frank Marks participated in a panel discussion on Agency Perspectives representing  NOAA/HFIP. Presentations: …

NHRP founder Bob Simpson honored on his 101st birthday

Dr. Robert Simpson, founder of the National Hurricane Research Project (what eventually became HRD), as well as former director of the National Hurricane Center and co-developer of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, was feted at an Explorers Club Washington Group luncheon at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, on March 8, to celebrate his 101st birthday. …