On Monday, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration moved to replace its acting chief scientist with a full-time hire. Ryan Maue, a hurricane researcher who has worked for a number of private weather companies, is taking over the position being vacated by Craig McLean.
Perhaps you, like me, are done with the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Well, sucks to be in the U.S., because the heart of the season is still ahead, and a new forecast issued Thursday calls for the already hyperactive season to ramp up.
It’s the first dayÂ of spring in the United States, but that’s nothing to celebrate, unfortunately, as this season is forecast to come with dangerous flooding.