Jeff Masters

Prior to his current position with Yale Climate Connections, Dr. Masters worked with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990. After a near-fatal flight into category 5 Hurricane Hugo, Masters began graduate studies at the University of Michigan, where he earned a PhD in meteorology. He and two colleagues co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995, and between 2005 and 2019 his “Category 6” blog was one of the Internet’s most frequently visited extreme weather sources of information.