Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
About Robert Molleda
Robert Molleda is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Weather Forecast Office in Miami, Florida. Molleda, a native of Miami, has worked for the National Weather Service (NWS) since 1991 and has spent virtually his entire career in South Florida. Molleda has served as Warning Coordination Meteorologist since 2005, after working for seven years as a marine forecaster and Hurricane Support Meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center.
Molleda’s career has taken him through many South Florida tropical cyclones, from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 to Hurricane Irma in 2017, and every other hit and near-miss during, and since, that time period. He has worked in every aspect of hurricane forecasting, from assisting hurricane forecasters with data collection to writing forecasts and conducting local and national media interviews, as well as briefing local officials on expected storm impacts.
As Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Molleda is responsible for overseeing the NWS warning program in South Florida, which requires frequent interaction with key partners such as emergency management officials and media representatives. He is also in charge of the local NWS public awareness and outreach program; conducting weather-related information and safety presentations to many entities including local and regional government, civic organizations, business groups and schools.
Molleda is a product of the Miami-Dade County public school system, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida (1991).