Friday, March 1, 2013

Dr. Avila speaks to Metro students on hurricane forecasting

Professors Ng and Landolt and the SCAMS officers organized a lovely evening for us on Thursday!  They invited Dr. Lixion Avila to come speak.  He is a senior hurricane specialist from the National Hurricane Center in Miami.  He gave a lively talk about his job as a forecaster and about 50 of our meteorology students and several National Weather Service guests joined us for the talk.  I have never seen a room so animated with questions!  Several of the students and myself made goodies for the talk.  I made two dozen hurricane cupcakes, which were a big hit.  Thanks to all who came out!