In the sky with a hurricane hunter: Part 1 | Across the Sky podcast

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Our guest today is Warren Madden, who leads the Air Force’s Chief Aerial Recon Coordination of All Hurricanes (aka CAR-CAH) at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Warren was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Air Force in 1985, worked on the air as a meteorologist in Dayton, Ohio, in the 1990s, and joined the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron in 1998.

Before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2012, he flew into some of the most historic hurricanes on record: Floyd, Ivan, Rita and Wilma.

In this first episode of a two-part series, Warren provides background on how he got interested into weather and meteorology, and explains how aircraft can be used during hurricane season.

About the Across the Sky podcast

The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team:

Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises’ Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.