Kenneth Graham is the next NOAA assistant administrator for weather services and the 17th director of the National Weather Service, effective today, June 7, 2022. “Ken has the scientific integrity, trusted leadership, and communication prowess that will take the National Weather Service to even...
Ken has a really good handle on day-to-day operations of NWS offices and should make a fine Director of NWS. The previous director, Louis Uccellini, had a primary interest in computer models and, to my knowledge, had never worked in a NWS field forecast office.
It is somewhat concerning that they are moving the NHC director out just as hurricane season begins. Uccellini retired at the beginning of the year, so there was plenty of time to make a decision. That said, selections for NWS Director typically take quite a bit of time.