Warm and humid is today's forecast with little rain chance. A cold front is approaching but will not arrive until after midnight. It will keep our winds up a bit and make the afternoon breezy. The afternoon highs will top out near the 90 mark with mostly sunny skies.
The 2013 Hurricane Conference concluded today with the take home message being that advancements in early forecast warning and the lessons of the past season will help keep the public safer in the upcoming hurricane season.
In front of an international audience of hurricane preparedness experts, Charlotte County Emergency Management director Wayne Sallade was recognized at the National Hurricane Conference with the Outstanding Achievement Award in Public Service. The award was given in recognition of a program Sallade implemented to increase public awareness of evacuation zones.
Today is the opening session of the National Hurricane Conference where meteorologists, and members of emergency management are gathered to share information and hone techniques for hurricane preparation and response. With freezing temperatures and the winds whipping through the streets here in New Orleans, members of the National Hurricane Center, Fema, local emergency management and media are filling warm hallways and meeting rooms discussing the lessons learned from last years storms an...