All of that, and more, is the topic of Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather. The link will take you to the Kindle version of the book. The Nook version is here.
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let the reference to "technology" scare you off. The book is
written in the form of a novel and completely non-technical.
Given that one-in-four homes in the Florida Keys was destroyed by Irma (a fact not well covered by the media) and that the storm did $100 billion in damage, weather science clearly saved thousands of lives as compared to if the hurricane had struck without warning.
The story of the people behind this scientific triumph is uplifting and fun. I hope you'll purchase a copy.