Hurricanes are predictably…unpredictable! The science of meteorology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the last 50 years. However, predicting the exact track of a tropical storm or a hurricane is still difficult. Even with satellites and sophisticated computer programs, forecasters still have their hands full providing accurate forecast tracks of many storms. That is why it is important to understand the limitations of such a forecast and to have a “Hurricane Plan” in place prior to one actually coming your way. This year is forecast to be very active with over 15 major storms predicted.
Terry Latham, our guest speaker, served as a weather forecaster in the U.S. Navy for 30 years. He spent over ten years monitoring and forecasting hurricanes and typhoons and will provide us with some background on the formation and development of these storms and acquaint us with the difficulties in accurately forecasting their movements and the related severe weather phenomena that accompany these storms which can cause more damage than the actual hurricane winds do.
Meeting Location: Manatee Hall