Bob Simpson


Age: 102

Summary: meteorologist who began his career with the U.S. Weather Bureau in 1940 and established a tropical weather observatory at Mauna Loa, Hawaii while he was director of the National Hurricane Center, where he and engineer Hebert Saffir developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which rates hurricanes on a scale of 1-5 for their potential to cause property damage.

Cause of Death: After a stroke

Born: November 19, 1912

Died: December 19, 2014

Washington, D.C.