Hurricane Season 2010
Understanding National Hurricane Center Product Changes

Bill Proenza
Director, Southern Region
National Weather Service, NOAA

June 16, 2010

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Related Websites:
National Hurricane Center Home Page
Summary of Product Changes for the 2010 Hurricane Season
National Hurricane Center Product Description Document: A User’s Guide to Hurricane Products

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"Great information. Thanks."
Bill Lang

"Excellent presentation with information we can use!"

"Well done and very informative."
H Straub

"This was a very interesting presentation and particularly timely."

"Excellent, excellent presentation! Very useful."
Karen Scott-Martinet
Norhtrop Grumman Corp.

"Great presentation."
Denise King
Southwest Airlines - Technology/BCP

"Good presentation, Bill. Thanks Amy and Avagene for putting it all together."
Lloyd Bokman

"Very informative."

"Excellent presentation!"

"Very good presentation and explanations."

"Very good presentation on how forecasts will be done and what they mean to residents of the coastal states."
Albert McLaurin

"Very good.A few slides seem to change a little too rapidly."
Gary Spegal
US Army Garrison Adelphi Lab Center

"Very Good Presentation, but that is to be expected from Bill Proenza. I also want to thank all involved with this concept, very nice idea."
Lew Fincher
Hurricane Consulting, Inc.

"Some of the slides had good info. They were run through pretty quickly. I'm not in emergency response directly, so I'm probably not your target audience."

"Excellent forum. Gave us opportunity to listen to Important updates from NWS leader Bill Proenza. Our office is located in the Keys and traveling to the mainland for meetings is difficult due to time and budget constraints. The NOAA/NWS webinars are an excellent way to get these important updates. I hope you continue to offer these webinars to provide updates during hurricane season."
Gus Rios
FDEP South District

"Good slide representation."
Orange Cty Fl Water Reclamation

"Very good presentation, excellent update on the Saffir-Simpson scale."
Philadelphia University

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Bill Proenza is the Regional Director of the National Weather Service (NWS) Southern Region, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The Southern Region encompasses approximately one quarter of the contiguous United States including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, amounting to 20 percent of the NWS’s employees. The region is one of the most severe weather active areas in the world.

He served as Director of the National Hurricane Center from January through August of 2007. During that time, he received an award from the scientists at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory for his satellite and hurricane research advocacy for the Nation's hurricane warning program. He also received in 2007, the NWS Employees Organization's national Kip Robinson Award for courageous leadership while at the National Hurricane Center.

In 2009, he received the annual Career Excellence Award from the International Association of Emergency Managers for outstanding and innovative support to the Nation’s emergency managers and responders. The award also recognized his courageous leadership while at the National Hurricane Center.

Proenza is an internationally recognized meteorologist officially representing the U.S.A. Since 2005, he has led United States delegations to the United Nations (UNESCO) meetings on tsunamis and the oceans. In 2007, Proenza served as chairman of the World Meteorological Organization's Hurricane Sub-Committee and now serves as a senior member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nation's World Meteorological Organization's Region IV which encompasses over 30 nations in the Americas.