Gordon E. Dunn 1905-199 4 Gordon E. Dunn, a weather enthusiast with an innate ability to synthesize observations and forecast weather accurately, died in south Miami, Florida, on 12 September 1994. During his 44-year career in the Weather Bureau (WB), he was the director of hurricane forecasting in Miami from 1955 to 1968. He earned the respect of fellow forecasters, the media, and the public with his outstanding technical skill, judgment, and resourceful- ness. He was a tireless worker with a low-key personality and subtle Vermont sense of humor. He originated procedures for improving public awareness of the hurricane threat, was a proponent of exchanges of ideas between fore- casters and researchers, and trained many WB forecasters to apply conceptual models and reasoning. Dunn was born on 9 August 1905 in Brownsville, Vermont. In love with weather when he was a boy, Dunn had a keen interest in weather phenomena as he grew up on his father's dairy farm. As a teenager he hitched 30-km rides to Northfield, the location of the only WB office in Vermont. During his visits, Dunn studied surface charts and discussed memorable weather events with the sole employee of the station. Dunn applied his
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Feb 1, 1995
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