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Welcome Message from Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace

Welcome to the Bahamas Weather Conference at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort.


The Facts According to Max Mayfield

Former director of the National Hurricane Center, Max Mayfield, shares thoughts on key topics from the 2009 Bahamas Weather Conference.


The State of Tourism in the Nation of The Bahamas

The economic crisis in the U.S. has been felt far beyond its borders. How is The Bahamas faring and what is the country doing to court visitors? Are there any bright spots not visible in gloomy trend reporting? Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace discusses.


The 13th Annual Bahamas Weather Conference Begins

Highlights of the Opening Ceremonies.


One for the Books

If the 2008 hurricane season seemed quiet, you must not live along the Gulf Coast. With 16 named storms, six consecutive strikes on the U.S. and Ike, it was actually one for the record books. Review the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season with Bill Read, director of the National Hurricane Center.


What’s In Your Disaster Supply Kit?

Max Mayfield, former director of the National Hurricane Center, shares hurricane preparation tips and the components of a disaster supply kit.


The Atlantic Hurricane Season: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Coming off the accuracy of last year’s Atlantic Hurricane Forecast, Dr. Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University makes his 2009 predictions.


Does History Repeat Itself?

Dr. Bill Gray of Colorado State University explains the role of history in predicting the future.


What Saffir-Simpson Can and Cannot Tell You

Have Americans become so category-focused that we forget to watch for deadly storm surge? Should the Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale be updated or replaced? Bill Read, director of the National Hurricane Center, and former director Max Mayfield share their insights.


Bahamas Tourism in Today’s Marketplace

It’s nearly summer vacation time, but will consumers be traveling this year? Vernice Walkine, director general, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism talks about the business of travel and why now may just be the time to start planning a getaway.


Impact of 2008 Hurricane Season on The Bahamas

Hurricane season 2008 was a soggy one in the southern Bahamas, but the destination successfully rode out another stormy season. Arthur Rolle, director of the Bahamas Department of Meteorology recaps the activity.


Fear the Wind, Flee the Water

Communities in the path of hurricanes Gustav and Ike were on alert for wind, but in fact it was water that took out their homes. Dr. Wilson Shaffer from the National Weather Service’s Meteorological Development Laboratory discusses some storm surge misconceptions.


Panel Discussion on Forecast and Response to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike

Emergency managers and forecasters work together in times of crisis, but do they have competing priorities? Education is the key in encouraging public response and cooperation.


Hurricane Ike Live at 5:00

Hear from the meteorologists who reported live from the scene of Ike’s destruction. Did they blend drama with responsible reporting? Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Steve Lyons of The Weather Channel.


Has the Financial Crisis Swamped the Insurance Industry?

More than 90 percent of Americans think the economic downturn has affected the insurance industry’s ability to pay claims. Is this fact or fiction? We’ll find out from Dr. Robert Hartwig, president and CEO of the Insurance Information Institute.


Saffir-Simpson Surge Scale: Throw It Out

Dr. Steve Lyons of The Weather Channel suggests that Saffir-Simpson, even with added surge scale, is not the best way of communicating storm impact.


What is the Ultimate Storm Surge Scale?

Feet. Dr. Chris Landsea of NOAA and the National Hurricane Center adds to the discussion of Saffir-Simpson and its limitations.


Changing Channels for Emergency Messages

America’s Emergency Network offers a direct conduit for the distribution of emergency messages even when the traditional networks are crippled by power failures.


House of Cards?: Progress of Hurricane Resistant Construction

When entire towns are nearly wiped from the map by a category 3 hurricane, there is clearly room for improvement in building codes. Nanette Lockwood, PE of Solutia, Inc. advises the public to demand more.


Hitting the Homework to Mitigate Loss

Loss prevention begins at home with an educated consumer. Get the latest from Julie Rochman, president and CEO of the Institute of Business and Home Safety.


An Entertaining Approach to Hurricane Awareness

Education is part of the foundation of a strong house. Federal Alliance for Safe Homes’ (FLASH) Leslie Chapman Henderson shares how edu-tainment can be used to change hurricane risk behavior.


Preventing Future Losses

Wise choices in site planning and construction are the keys to mitigating future loss of property from hurricanes. Dr. William H. Hooke, director of the American Meteorological Society Policy Program, explains how.


Better than Bells and Whistles?

New technology is helping the hearing and sight impaired react quickly to approaching storms and warnings. Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of Volunteer Florida, shares information now new ways to communicate with this public.


Two Week Warning? Madden-Julian Oscillation

Dr. Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University investigates the use of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) as a predictor for Atlantic basin hurricane activity on a one- to two-week timescale.


Hurricanes and Global Warming: What Can the Observations Tell Us?

The globe is warming, but is it causing an increase in tropical storms and hurricanes? Dr. Chris Landsea, National Hurricane Center, shares his observations.


Observed Tropical Cyclone Variability and Trends

The strongest storms are getting stronger. Is global warming to blame? Jim Kossin, of NOAA, will discuss observed changes and their effect, or not, on tropical cyclones.

Panel Discussion on Global Warming and Hurricanes

Has research yet resolved the relationship of global warming to hurricanes or is there much work still to be done? Stay tuned for a lively discussion by an expert panel of what all this means for those of us who wonder.

Remarks by the Director General of Tourism Vernice Walkine


It has been a pleasure to welcome you to the tenth annual Bahamas
Weather Conference I am particularly pleased that my good friend Dr.
Bob Sheets continues to be involved in steering and directing this
conference and I welcome the opportunity to add my own voice to the
sentiments expressed yesterday by our Minister of Tourism.
Yesterday, the Minister also expressed his appreciation for the impact
this conference has had on our tourism industry. Today, I welcome
the opportunity to echo these sentiments. After all, meteorologists
don’t always get the respect they’re due. Take fore example the
following list of top 10 annoying e-mails received by a broadcast

10. "My son’s science experiment is due tomorrow. Can you give me
an idea of what to do and how to do it?
9. "You make a lot of money just to get the forecast wrong."
8. "Would you like to come shovel your 5 inches of partly cloudy off
my driveway?"
7. "You really love to show yourself on TV. If you break into my
favourite show one more time I am going to go insane."
6. "I need to know every high and low temperature for every Saturday
or Sunday over the course of the last three years when the moon was
full. P.S. Who won the world series of poker last night?"

5. "Would you please mention my hometown today… or.. that’s it.. I
am not watching your channel anymore."
4. "I know I need an umbrella when it rains. Can you please stop
making me feel like an idiot?"
3. "When it is very cold, is it the plants I am suppose to bring in or is it
the pets?"
2. "Whatever, I don’t care what you say, that was a UFO in the sky."
And the #1 most annoying e-mail received by a broadcast
meteorologist: . "Will it rain on my wedding in two months from now?"
Here in The Islands of The Bahamas you can bask in widespread
appreciation, thanks largely to the positive impact the Bahamas
Weather Conference has had, particularly with regard to our
understanding of hurricanes.

Even after ten years it seems like a contradiction in terms to some
that a tourism-dependent economy should find value in hosting a
hurricane conference. Of course, you and I know better because we
have come to recognise the greater clarity that this conference has
brought to the consumer perception of us in relation to hurricanes and
tropical storms. This has come about through your own improved
understanding and more detailed and accurate reporting.
I think it is fair to say that most of you have benefited in some way
from regular attendance at the conference. While, as you know, we
make no input to the conference’s content, we take great pains to
help you to understand and appreciate the various features of our  3
country. Even experienced professional like yourselves can easily
underestimate the huge area covered by The Islands of The

We have also taken care to make you conversant with our relatively
high building codes and traditional building techniques that have
evolved since times when it was impossible to predict storms and
hurricanes. As the first nation in the region to address the issue of
hurricanes directly, we have benefited from greater understanding
and improved awareness on all sides, with the result that prospective
travellers to The Bahamas have been able to make well informed
travel decisions.
By the same token, Bahamians are now much better prepared for
hurricanes – more than our fore-bearers were, even more than we
were 20, even 12 years ago. Here again, by virtue of more and better
information provided by you, we are able to prepare better and further
in advance. This has helped to mitigate damage to our communities,
minimise loss of life and assist in speedy recovery from hurricane

We have also taken care to make you conversant with our relatively
high building codes and traditional building techniques that have
evolved since times when it was impossible to predict storms and
hurricanes. As the first nation in the region to address the issue of
hurricanes directly, we have benefited from greater understanding
and improved awareness on all sides, with the result that prospective
travellers to The Bahamas have been able to make well informed
travel decisions.
By the same token, Bahamians are now much better prepared for
hurricanes – more than our fore-bearers were, even more than we
were 20, even 12 years ago. Here again, by virtue of more and better
information provided by you, we are able to prepare better and further
in advance. This has helped to mitigate damage to our communities,
minimise loss of life and assist in speedy recovery from hurricane

The Out Islands followed a similar pattern, although the rate of
recovery was markedly slower. As you know, however Grand
Bahama was the worst hit by both storms and we are still in the
impact and recovery periods.
Analysis of the consumer reaction to hurricanes and their desire to
travel was also of interest, particularly when viewed against the
background of the availability of sound information. Our practice has
been to hit the ground running after a hurricane. Clean up activity of
our resort areas begins immediately and date-stamped photographs
depicting the prompt return to normalcy are distributed on the Internet
and placed on our website. Clearly, your role in reporting the path
and areas of impact of these storms has also served to shore up
consumer confidence. In 2004, for example our visitor arrivals from
California recovered almost immediately and even arrivals from
Florida, a state that was also impacted, displayed a remarkable
recovery right after hurricane Jeanne.

Also of great significance is the fact that not-with-standing the serious
hurricane impacts we experienced in 2004 and 2005, The Islands of
The Bahamas were able to achieve growth in our tourism arrivals
over the respective years before. Of even greater significance is that
in 2005 tourism expenditure in our country surpassed the two billion
dollar mark.
Having said all that, however, it remains true that we will never be at
ease with hurricanes. We’re perturbed by possible links with global
warming and any impact on the frequency or intensity of these
storms. For such reasons we find additional benefit and attach
special value to the Bahamas Weather Conference. These
deliberations must guide and assist more than our tourism economy,
given their far-reaching implications. We have all watched with horror
at the terrible force of Nature’s fury unleashed upon defenceless or
poorly prepared communities and wished that they had either been
able to have more advance warning, or that their leaders and
decision makers had taken more seriously such warnings as were
For these reasons, I’m confident that this year’s conference will have
attracted more serious attention than any before. I can hardly imagine
that the world would require additional wake-up calls.

In closing, ladies and gentlemen, thanks again for being here with us.
I urge you, now that the serious stuff is behind you, to turn your minds
and hearts to having fun. That’s our country’s stock in trade and we  6
insist that you indulge to the hilt. Finally, when you leave, if indeed
you must, I trust that you’ll continue to keep us in your thoughts this
hurricane season.


NASSAU, The Bahamas, March 8, 2006 – The Bahamas Weather Conference will mark its
tenth anniversary at the annual gathering of weather experts and meteorologists hosted by the
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, March 8-12, 2006. Dr. Robert Sheets, former director of the
National Hurricane Center, has again assembled a panel of experts that will look back at a
historic 2005 hurricane season and forward to 2006.
The 2006 Bahamas Weather Conference will gather more than 100 television
meteorologists from the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Italy and France at The Westin, Grand
Bahama. Speakers including Max Mayfield, director of the National Hurricane Center, Dr.
William Gray of Colorado State University, Dr. Will Shaffer of the National Weather Service
and Prof. Nicholas Coch of Queens College New York City will give presentations exploring the
tracking and climatology of Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma as well as the devastating effects of
storm surges and flooding rain. Conference weather experts will also be joined by Emergency
Managers from the Gulf Coast and Florida including Dr. Walter Maestri of Jefferson Parish, LA.
A unique feature of the Bahamas Weather Conference is the onsite satellite television
facility provided by the conference. This capability, coupled with the access to so many weather
and emergency management experts, allows many of the meteorologists attending the conference
to share valuable information and insight with their viewers at home. Millions in markets from
Houston to Baton Rouge LA, Mobile AL, Pensacola FL, Miami, Tampa FL, Orlando FL,
Atlanta, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York and Boston have benefited from information
relayed by their favorite local weather person from the sandy beaches of The Bahamas. The
Conference also attracts national coverage with attendees from MSNBC, TODAY Weekend
Edition, CNN and The Weather Channel broadening the reach of its message.

Top experts plus the technology to broadcast key lessons from the Bahamas Weather
Conference equals a powerful opportunity for participants. “The Bahamas Weather Conference
gathers some of the leading tropical cyclone specialists in the western hemisphere. Opportunities
to learn abound — not just in the formal sessions but during broadcast interviews and other
gatherings. For those of us forecasting in hurricane prone cities, it’s an event we can’t miss,” said
John Morales, chief meteorologist at WSCV in Miami.


Weather Conference Goals
In 1997, the Bahamas Weather Conference began with 22 people and a mission to bring
true weather content together with a lesson in Bahamian geography. The past decade has seen the
Conference grow in size and stature, but the approach has remained the same with Dr. Sheets at
the helm of the presentations agenda and The Bahamas as host. North American meteorologists
have much greater awareness of The Islands Of The Bahamas as a region and are much more
familiar with the names and locations of the major islands within the 700-island archipelago.
“We are pleased that meteorologists have taken to heart our message of The Bahamas
being an expansive destination that requires accurate reporting with great attention to
geography,” said Vernice Walkine, director general of the Ministry of Tourism. “While The
Bahamas are sometimes threatened, hurricanes rarely affect the entire country.” This increased
familiarity with the region and the resulting detail and accuracy on reporting on hurricanes in the
region has benefited Bahamian tourism and Bahamian residents who often get their news and
weather reports from U.S. television stations.
“As the first Caribbean nation to address hurricanes directly, The Bahamas, and the
meteorological community, have benefited greatly from this respected annual event,” Hon. Obie
Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism said of the event. “There has been a substantial increase in
accurate reporting of the names and geography of The Islands Of The Bahamas by conference
alumni, allowing prospective visitors to make sensible decisions about traveling to our shores
during hurricane season.”


Weather Conference Success
The success of the Bahamas Weather Conference is based upon its ability to bring
together experts from diverse backgrounds – government forecasters, academics, emergency
managers – for spirited, but civil, discussions of the many aspects of hurricanes. These presenters
deliver valuable lessons for the participating local television meteorologists who are the
gatekeepers and disseminators of information critical to public safety. “Many media participants
over the years have commented to me that it is the best conference they have ever attended that
directly helps them in doing their job relative to the hurricane problem,” said Dr. Robert Sheets.
“They learn about the skills and limitations of hurricane forecasts and what tools are used. They
get to know on a first name basis the people doing those forecasts as well as interacting with
them. They get to know the constraints that the Emergency Managers work under and why the
system is set up as it is and indeed learn how a TV meteorologist in Chicago can impact what
happens in Miami, The Bahamas or any other threatened community.”
Weather Conference Recognition
The value of the Bahamas Weather Conference has also been recognized by the National
Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. Both professional organizations
extend continuing education credit to their members who attend the Conference.