The Great New England Hurricane of 1938: A Look Back

Hurricane1938_WoodsHoleThe Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most powerful and destructive storms ever to strike Southern New England.  During the recent Weather Conference held on September 21, 2013, the 75th Anniversary of this historic storm, local radio station WATD conducted audio interviews of some of the weather and hurricane experts who attended the Conference to record their thoughts on the storm’s widespread impact and related topics.  The ten interviews include:
Part 1. Charles Orloff talking about Katherine Hepbune’s experience during the 1938 hurricane
Part 2. Dr. Louis Uccellini, NWS Director, talking about the impact of the 1938 hurricane
Part 3. Dr. Louis Uccellini talking about global warming
Part 4. Robert Thompson, Director of the Taunton NWS Office,  talking about the 1938 hurricane and rising sea levels
Part 5. Robert Thompson talking about future hurricane impacts on Boston
Part 6. David Vallee, NWS Hydrologist, describing the structure and movement of hurricanes
Part 7. David Vallee comparing tropical cyclones Diane and Irene
Part 8. Meteorologist Rob Gilman comparing Nor’easters to hurricanes
Part 9. Dr. Kerry Emanuel, MIT, talking about rising sea levels, global warming, and the impacts on flood insurance
Part 10. Charles Orloff talking about history of the Blue Hill Observatory
The audio interviews can be played or downloaded from the WATD web site.