Dr. Louis Dr. Louis Uccellini, the recently appointed Director of the National Weather Service (NWS) recalls his mentors and colleagues during his time as a student at UW-Madison’s Department of Meteorology in the 1970’s. He comments on the increased accuracy of the science of weather forecasting, the need for continued collaboration and taking an interdisciplinary approach to the science of forecasting. Read the entire transcript of the interview. In addition, visit the NCAR Archives and listen to personal oral histories of individuals mentioned in the interview. For example, Rick Anthes, Verner Suomiare, Charlie Anderson to name a few.