In this May 2005 file photo, Michael Black, then a meteorologist at the Hurricane Research Division of the National Weather Service in Miami talked about the data stored on these reels at the center.
In this May 2005 file photo, Michael Black, then a meteorologist at the Hurricane Research Division of the National Weather Service in Miami talked about the data stored on these reels at the center. MARICE COHN BAND Miami Herald File
In this May 2005 file photo, Michael Black, then a meteorologist at the Hurricane Research Division of the National Weather Service in Miami talked about the data stored on these reels at the center. MARICE COHN BAND Miami Herald File

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.