Bob Sheets

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Bob Sheets
Born (1937-06-07) June 7, 1937 (age 79)
Marion, Indiana
Alma mater Ball State University
University of Oklahoma
Occupation Former 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.



  • 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
Neil Frank
Director of the National Hurricane Center
Succeeded by
Bob Burpee