Tuesday, April 20, 2010

TWC Hires a New Eye on Hurricane Forecasts

This is inconceivable! I've been watching Dr. Steve Lyons' hurricane forecasts on The Weather Channel (TWC) for 12 years, and before him Dr. John Hope's. Yes, I've been "eye'ing" hurricanes THAT LONG!

Well, the latest announcement is that Lyons will move to San Angelo's National Weather Service as Meteorologist-in-Charge, and
Rick Knabb, former Senior Hurricane Specialist at the National Hurricane Center (NHC), will be taking over as TWC's On-Camera Hurricane Expert and Tropical Program Manager. In doing so, he will help lead on-air and cross-platform tropical coverage, providing continuous updates on hurricane and tropical storm development.

TWC says Knabb will bring tremendous experience to the Channel and is no stranger to high profile hurricane activity, having worked with the NHC during the record-setting 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.

Here's hoping the transition goes well! Hurricane season begins six weeks from today, on June 1!