The best ways he's found to decompress from stress and chill out in Miami:
Out of the home: "It sure helps that hurricane flights are often based out of places like St. Croix or Barbados. Spending some time dozing on the beach or snorkeling does wonders. During the hurricane flights, I calm my stomach by feeding it junk food: Potato chips and chocolate bars are very nice. Chocolate-chip cookies from Subway are so buttery good and relaxing.
"After a long shift at the hurricane forecasters' desk, I take my daughter, who is five years old, swimming. Whenever I can, I get a massage."
In the home: "Ironically after spending all day looking at computer monitors, I relax at home by turning on my iMac, except that at home I'm playing Madden 2000 Football."
On top of all that: "Going into a hurricane, especially during the daytime when you can see, is such a thrill you very often forget that what you're doing is dangerous. The same is true of tracking hurricanes and forecasting. There is the thrill of doing something [you think] is important that helps get you through the difficulties."