HRD begins Tropical Weather Map Discussions

NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division is beginning its daily map discussions on Monday, July 17th in support of its 2017 Hurricane Field Program. These discussions are led by scientists that report on the tropical weather and any features that are of interest for flight missions. We invite our remote collaborators to attend our daily discussions weekdays at […]

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170th Anniversary of Barbados hurricane warning system

In July of 1847, William Reid, Royal Governor of Barbados, inaugurated a hurricane warning system on that island.  As a colonel of the Royal Engineers, Reid had been assigned to Barbados to rebuild barracks destroyed by a hurricane in 1831.  Seeing the vast destruction left by the storm spurred an interest in Reid, and he […]

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