Gene Norman asked me to make everyone aware of the first-ever National Flood Conference to be held in Houston from October 24 to 26, 2010. Their web site is here.
In Warnings, I tell the story of the progress we have made with hurricanes, tornadoes, and downbursts. Unfortunately, we have made somewhat less progress with regard to floods. The good news is that some new technology, known at dual-polarization radar, will be introduced in the next 12 months. That allows radar to more accurately estimate the amount of rain and the rate at which it is falling which will likely lead to better warnings.
The conference promises to be very interesting, plus it is a great time of year to visit Houston. Check it out!