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Storm Surge Lecture Held on May 20

MAY 24, 2021 — This month’s "You Don't Know What You Don't Know" lecture featured Mr. Jamie Rhome, team lead at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, where he serves as a subject matter expert on storm surge and coastal inundation for the National Weather Service’s hurricane program.

Screen shot from presentation.
Image credit: NOAA.

He is also the NOAA Representative for the tri-agency National Hurricane Program. Jamie oversees the National Hurricane Center's Storm Surge Unit which produces official storm surge forecasts during tropical cyclone threats to the United States, supports the Nation’s hurricane warning program, and facilitates post-storm response and recovery efforts. Jamie received both his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in meteorology from North Carolina State University and went on to join the National Hurricane Center in 1999 as a marine forecaster in Tropical Analysis. He became a hurricane specialist in 2006 and was selected to lead the NHC’s storm Surge program in 2008.  For his pioneering work in developing new storm surge forecast and warning systems, Rhome received the 2016 National Weather service Isaac Cline award, the 2017 Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the 2019 NOAA Administrator’s Award and the 2019 Service to America Medal. 

For further information, contact Hayley.Betker@noaa.gov.

Last updated Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:39am PDT