Bob Sheets

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Bob Sheets
Born (1937-06-07) June 7, 1937 (age 85)
Alma materBall State University
University of Oklahoma
OccupationFormer director of the National Hurricane Center

Robert Chester Sheets (born June 7, 1937) is a meteorologist who served as the director of the National Hurricane Center from 1987 to 1995. He was born in Marion, Indiana.[1] He is well remembered for numerous interviews given from the Hurricane Center during Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Sheets also was a member and eventual director in Project Storm Fury, an attempt to modify hurricanes with silver iodide. Since retiring in 1995, Sheets has continued his relationship with the media, becoming a special-situation hurricane analyst with ABC network affiliates in Florida. He has also co-authored a book on hurricane information and stories.


  1. ^ American Men & Women of Science: Q-S – Google Books. 2003. ISBN 9780787665296. Retrieved 2011-12-10 – via Google Books.


  • Williams, Jack; Sheets, Bob (July 2001), Hurricane Watch: Forecasting the Deadliest Storms on Earth, Vintage, ISBN 0-375-70390-X

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Preceded by Director of the National Hurricane Center
Succeeded by