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May 3, 2019

Webinar: An Overview of Hurricane Florence

SECOORA is kicking off hurricane season with an analysis of Hurricane Florence. Join us for a webinar, May 28 at 12 PM ET, with Steven Pfaff from NOAA’s National Weather Service Office, Wilmington, NC.  Mr. Pfaff will discuss the slow-moving hurricane’s impacts, challenges for emergency managers, and examine the devastating flooding that affected the Carolinas. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

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During Friday morning September 14, 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, NC. The slow-moving hurricane produced historic rainfall across North Carolina, dozens of tornadoes, a long duration of strong winds, and significant storm surge.

Florence created unique public safety and decision support challenges for emergency managers and the National Weather Service.  The webinar  will discuss these issues along with the implications of the storm’s unusual track.  

This presentation will also include information about Florence in context with the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation (AMO) and an overview of the devastating flooding events which have impacted the Carolinas beginning with Hurricane Floyd in 1999. 

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Steven R. Pfaff
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
NOAA’s National Weather Service – Wilmington, NC

Steve Pfaff serves as the Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) at the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Wilmington, NC.  As the WCM since 2008, he is responsible for promoting weather safety outreach and awareness to the public. Steve is also responsible for providing emergency and decision support services to Emergency Management as well as a multitude of local, state, and federal partners. He first arrived at NWS Wilmington, NC as a Senior Forecaster in 1998. Steve was also a Journeyman Forecaster at NWS Corpus Christi, TX from 1994-1998. Prior to his NWS career, he worked at WNBC-TV in New York where he prepared the forecast and graphics for Al Roker. Steve was also an Asst. Environment Scientist at GPU Nuclear in Forked River, NJ. Steve received his degree in Meteorology from Kean University in Union, NJ in 1994.