Houston July 2018 Luncheon

"Communicating the Unthinkable Forecast: Hurricane Harvey’s Rain in Houston" - Speaker: Matt Lanza, Staff Meteorologist, Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Nearly one year after Hurricane Harvey’s devastating Houston flooding, our speaker Matt Lanza will look back on the forecast and share some insights on what he was grappling with in the days before Harvey. Matt will talk a bit about how both Space City Weather handled the messaging of Harvey’s impacts and how a meteorologist fit into the decision-making process at Cheniere Energy. With the approach of the peak of hurricane season 2018, he will also touch on what expectations look like heading into August and September.

Matt Lanza is the staff meteorologist at Cheniere Energy, Inc., where he focuses on how weather impacts LNG operations at Cheniere's terminals, as well as weather impacts on U.S. and global natural gas demand. Matt has 15 years of experience forecasting weather, and prior to joining Cheniere, he was a meteorologist for Deutsche Bank's energy trading group in Houston, as well as at Southern California Edison in Los Angeles. Matt began his career as a broadcast meteorologist, working in the Syracuse and Utica, NY television markets. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Science in Meteorology. Matt also does writing about weather on the side. He's managing editor of Space City Weather, a Houston focused weather blog that served as an information link to hundreds of thousands of people during Hurricane Harvey. His work has also appeared on FiveThirtyEight.

The Downtown Club at Houston Center
1100 Caroline Street - 11th Floor (Level C in elevator in garage)
Houston, TX 77002

Parking is available at 1111 San Jacinto Garage (garage is at street level with Downtown Club at 1100 Caroline Street located above the garage):
  • ENTER GARAGE FROM LAMAR - From Caroline Street, take a right on Lamar; garage entrance will be on your left
  • Take the Caroline Street bank of elevators to Level C (11th floor) to reach the Downtown Club - Houston Center

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When and Where

Thursday July 19, 2018
11:30 AM

The Downtown Club
11th Floor
1100 Caroline Street

Houston, TX 77002