HURRICANE ZONE FEATURE STORY 20 HEADLINE HURRICANE ZONE EYE OF THE STORM An Interview with Top Atmospheric Science Researcher, Dr. Philip Klotzbach Dr. Phil Klotzbach (left) and his mentor Dr. Bill Gray (right). "Why are you studying hurricanes in Colorado? …You're not really near any oceans." And my predecessor, Dr. Gray, used to always say, "It's because the storm surge can't get you at 5,000 feet."