NBC 6 hosts Hugh Willoughby to discuss hurricane season expectations

FIU hurricane expert Hugh Willoughby spoke with NBC 6 Chief Meteorologist John Morales about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s prediction of an “above-normal” 2020 hurricane season and what it means for South Florida.

NOAA 2020 hurricane prediction chart
Photo courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Willoughby compares the 2020 season to previous ones and discusses how climate change affects hurricanes in the long-run. His history with studying hurricanes goes back decades to when he flew more than 400 missions into the eyes of hurricanes and typhoons as a meteorologist. Now a researcher in the Department of Earth and Environment, Willoughby studies tropical cyclone structure, intensity and their human and economic impacts.

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