BRECKENRIDGE, Co. (CBS4) – Space weather, arctic ice melt, and storm surges were just some of the topics discussed at the 24th annual Weather and Climate Summit held this week in Breckenridge, Colorado.

CBS4 Meteorologist Craig Setzer attended the conference.

Dr. Rick Knabb, the director of the National Hurricane Center was a presenter at the conference and talked about a new type of warning in the works.


The Storm Surge Warning would be similar to the Hurricane Warning for wind, but this warning would warn of impending ocean surge that sometimes can precede a hurricane by as much as a day.

According to Dr. Knabb, the warning is being evaluated and won’t be available until 2015.

Many in the meteorological community believe this warning could have been effective alerting residents in the path of Superstorm Sandy of the impending storm surge and destruction.

Craig Setzer