The Disaster Management, Meteorological Services, and Scientific Communities around the region currently mourn the loss of a pioneer in hurricane forecasting, Professor Dr. William “Bill” Gray who died at the age of 86 on Saturday evening in Fort Collins, Colorado.
According to a press release from the office of Disaster Management, Dr Gray began researching hurricanes in 1985 and continued until his death. He retired from his faculty post at Colorado state university in 2005; however his predictions along with his student Dr. Phillip Klotsbach were annual features in the National hurricane Conference.
Dr. Gray was the head of the university’s tropical meteorology project and won the Neil Frank Award of the National hurricane Conference in 1995 for his research contributions.
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