Kenneth Graham to be Next NHC Director
NOAA announced today the Kenneth Graham would be the next Director of the National Hurricane Center, starting April 1st. He has been at the NWS New Orleans-Baton Rouge office since 2008. With his experience working coastal offices from Maryland to Texas and in events like Katrina to the Gulf Oil Spill, he looks qualified and recommended by his co-workers.
NOAA to Get New Planes
The $1.3 trillion spending package that Congress just approved includes $122 million for NOAA to acquire backup aircraft for its older fleet of "hurricane hunter" jets.
Comedian and Producer Byron Allen Bought the Weather Channel TV network
Comedian and producer Byron Allen bought the Weather Channel TV network for $300million. This was just the television portion of what used to be part of The Weather Company before Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast Corp. broke them up and sold the digital assets to IBM. Byron Allen has been putting together a network and is planning on investing farther into the Weather Channel including having more local reports.