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Renowned hurricane forecaster William Gray, emeritus professor at Colorado State University, speaks about global warming and hurricanes at the Governor's Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Friday, May 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Bloomberg) – He changed the way the world looks at hurricanes, and in later years he challenged the science behind climate change, but most people will probably remember Bill Gray as the creator of the modern seasonal forecast for Atlantic storms.

Gray died Saturday at the age of 86. He was professor emeritus of atmospheric science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he had served as a full-time professor from 1961 to 2005.

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