A meteorologist who has overseen warnings and predictions in one of the most active regions of Atlantic hurricane activity on record has been appointed the new director of the National Weather Service, while scientists learn how to manage climate extremes.

According to the 2018 US National Climate Assessment, heat-trapping extremes have become ‘have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration’ and are only starting to get worse.

Watch: NOAA predicts another hurricane season featuring 3 to 6 serious storms

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday named National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham to become the Bureau of Meteorology’s head of weather operations, replacing the winter storm expert Louis Uccellini, who has retired on January 1.

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Jamie Romm, assistant director of the National Hurricane Center, will succeed Graham as acting director.

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