A Look Back at the 2012 Hurricane Season
and a Look Ahead to 2013 & Beyond

Daniel P. Brown
Senior Hurricane Specialist
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Hurricane Center

April 24, 2013

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"Very informative and useful."
James Chreitzberg

"Nice summary of lessons learned in 2012 and anticipated changes for 2013."
Joseph Mastandrea

"Good discussion."

"Good presentation."
William Warren

"More user friendly terminology should have been used. Graphics were too busy." 

"I appreciate the great presentation."
Bill Firestone

"Thank you, very interesting presentation."
Regina Zwinklis

"Good in-depth and informational brief on NHC's recent and planned activities."
Chris Keisling

"Very good presentation."
Nader Mehravari

"Well done."

"Great job!"
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Daniel Brown is a Senior Hurricane Specialist and Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Mr. Brown began his career with NOAA in 1993 as a meteorologist intern with the Tropical Analysis Forecast Branch of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. In 1995, he joined the National Weather Service forecast office in Miami as a journey forecaster. He rejoined the Tropical Analysis Forecast Branch as a journey forecaster in 1998. He became a hurricane specialist with the National Hurricane Center in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Hurricane Specialist in 2009. The position involves the issuance of track, intensity, and wind radii forecasts as well as associated watches and warnings for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific Oceans. His role as the Warning Coordination Meteorologist includes coordinating NHC’s outreach and training activities.

Mr. Brown authors and co-authors a number of the official National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Reports, and participates in a number of post-storm damage surveys. He teaches training courses on tropical meteorology to meteorologists and emergency managers, and provides radio and television interviews for NHC. He is member of the American Meteorological Society and currently serves on the AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones. He also serves on the Meteorology/Hydrology Topic Committee for the National Hurricane Conference.

Mr. Brown received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from the University of North Carolina-Asheville in 1993.

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