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Dr. Phil Klotzbach

Colorado State University

Dr. Phil Klotzbach is a research scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University where he has been for the past 17 years. He was co-author on the Atlantic basin hurricane forecasts with Dr. William Gray through 2005 and became the first author on the seasonal hurricane forecasts in 2006. Dr. Klotzbach developed the two-week forecasts currently being issued during the peak months of the hurricane season between August-October.

Dr. Klotzbach has published over two dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Climate and Weather and Forecasting. He is frequently consulted by the media and has been quoted regularly on the Weather Channel, Forbes, The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Klotzbach holds a B.Sc. in Geography from Bridgewater State College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University.