Jun 17, 2013
Our Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Bill Read, former director of the National Hurricane Center and the KPRC Local 2 Hurricane Expert.
In spite of over 40 years living on the Gulf or Florida coasts, the strongest winds he personally experienced was 1954’s Hurricane Hazel as it passed through Delaware, where he grew up. Hazel and the big Nor’easters that happen on the east coast spurred Bill to pursue an education in the science of weather. After earning a BS in Meteorology from Texas A&M in 1971, Bill served in the U.S. Navy, where once again he came face to face with hurricanes – flying into the storms with the Navy Hurricane Hunters out of Jacksonville, Fla. After four years in the Navy, Bill attended graduate school, earning the MS in Meteorology at A&M in 1976.
Also joining us as Guest Panelist is Matt Ernst from Lubbock, TX. Matt has been on the show a number of times, and it is always nice to have his West Texas perspective on things. He is the morning meteorologist for FOX 34 in Lubbock, TX. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and holds his certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.