Melissa Griffin currently serves as the Assistant State Climatologist at the South Carolina State Climatology Office. Melissa received a degree in meteorology from Florida State University and has worked in the weather and climate enterprise for the past two decades. Melissa is also involved in various weather-related outreach and education initiatives, including the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network.
AMS Staff | News Item | Sep 6, 2023
Jana Houser, associate professor at The Ohio State University, and Robin Tanamachi, assistant professor at Purdue University, on how they came to collaborate to create a storm-chasing course. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with new episodes released every month.
William B. Gail | News Item | Aug 31, 2023
Road weather conditions significantly contribute to vehicle accidents and transportation delays, with more than one in five crashes in the US being weather-related. Observations from Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) stations and emerging technologies like connected vehicles and autonomous
Jessica Moore | News Item | Aug 24, 2023
On May 17th, 2019, an unusual bimodal severe weather setup unfolded across the Central and Southern Plains. Focusing on the Nebraskan border near McCook, convergence, moisture, and instability combined to create a severe weather setup, leading to the formation of a picturesque white elephant trun
AMS Staff | Video Share | Aug 23, 2023
Brian Golding discusses how the weather enterprise can collaborate to provide more effective warnings that are timely, culturally sensitive, and easily understandable amid the increasing occurrence of extreme weather in our changing climate.
AMS Staff | News Item | Aug 23, 2023
Matthew Cappucci—a meteorologist at MyRadar, The Washington Post, and Fox5DC—on the influence his teachers have had on his career and perspective. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with new episodes released every month.
Jessica Moore | News Item | Aug 17, 2023
On May 16th, 2021, while analyzing weather models, Jessica, a meteorologist, travel writer, and professional photographer, spotted the potential for an isolated supercell in the Texas Panhandle. Though not guaranteed, the allure of capturing a serene storm drew her in. As daylight faded, she mana
AMS Staff | Video Share | Aug 10, 2023
In this webinar, a panel of lightning safety advocates from around the world discuss their perspectives on lightning safety. Learn more about how those in the weather and climate enterprise are working to reduce lightning casualties around the world.