Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.
By: Dr. Jeff Masters ,
For those of you who haven't read it, the story of my final flight with the Hurricane Hunters into Hurricane Hugo makes for a great read on just how hairy a pentration into the eye of a ferocious Category 5 hurricane can be. On Tuesday, May 31, at 8pm EDT, I'll be discussing that flight and talking more generally about flying into hurricanes as a guest on the Internet weather talk radio station, http://radio.nhcwx.com. They have a weekly show called "Talking Tropics" which features scientists, hurricane experts from the National Hurricane Center, and disaster preparedness officials. They have an audience of several thousand listeners on a typical show. Listeners can email in questions, but cannot speak on-air.
Another more interactive weather talk Internet site during hurricane season is hurricanecity.com. I did several interviews with them last season, and gave away free wunderground.com memberships to callers who correctly called in to answer their hurricane quiz question of the day. Listeners can call in and talk with the featured experts. hurricanecity.com kicks off hurricane season on Wednesday, June 1, at 8pm EDT.
Have great Memorial Day weekend, everyone, and I hope some of you can tune in Tuesday night!
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