As we approach the peak of the hurricane season, our message remains the same: be informed and be preparedMid-season hurricane forecast is issued Aug 08, 2006
The folks there in Mississippi and Louisiana who made a conscious decision not to evacuate were not just tempting fate, they were playing Russian rouletteAll quiet on Day 1 of hurricane season Jun 01, 2006
But it will weaken and by (midday) tomorrow we'll have a much weaker hurricane than we have todayHurricane Wilma makes landfall at Cozumel Oct 21, 2005
We have to remember that more than 300,000 people have been killed by tropical systems in this hemisphere since Christopher Columbus arrivedHurricane forecasters urge preparedness Mar 19, 2005
To think Florida is going to continue to be hit by four hurricanes a year is unlikelyScientists puzzle over of hurricane surge Oct 11, 2004
Britt Max Mayfield (born on September 19, 1948 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a meteorologist who served as the director of the National Hurricane Center from 2000 to 2007. As director, Mayfield became a trusted voice in preparing for weather-related disasters, particularly those involving tropical storms and hurricanes.
Mayfield began his forecasting career with the United States Air Force in 1970, after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in mathematics, serving as a first lieutenant until 1972. In 1972, Mayfield joined the National Weather Service as a satellite meteorologist. Mayfield earned his master’s degree in meteorology at Florida State University in 1987, becoming a hurricane specialist. Max became the director of the National Hurricane Center in January 2000 after the retirement of Jerry Jerrell.
Mayfield is the current chairman of the World Meteorological Organization's Regional Association-IV, which supports 26 members from Atlantic and eastern Pacific countries. He is one subject of an upcoming documentary titled New Orleans Story concerning Hurricane Katrina, which is currently in post-production.