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What the Sky Sings About

Akzharkyn Kuandyk | Solo | Jun 10, 2024

Lightning over Bangkok

Vasily Iakovlev | News Item | Jun 9, 2024

Kansas Supercell

Brian Harrison | Solo | Jun 3, 2024

The Happy Dust-Eater

Kevin Selle | News Item | May 27, 2024

Weather Band Spotlight


Kevin Kloesel

Kevin is responsible for providing weather forecast and weather safety information to University
of Oklahoma stakeholders and direct forecast and weather decision making for hundreds of
events annually on the OU Campus.


A New Kind of War Effort

AMS Staff | News Item | May 19, 2024

 During World War II, sailors on U.S. Navy ships in the Pacific Ocean were required to log meteorological conditions every hour. How can this valuable data be made more easily accessible?

Look, Up in the Sky! It's...Superbolts!

AMS Staff | News Item | May 13, 2024

Superbolts are 1,000 times more energetic than the average lightning bolt. Although they comprise less than 1% of all lightning, they can wreak havoc on ships and infrastructure when they do strike.

Extreme Heat and Health Impacts and Preparedness for Summer 2024

Amber Liggett | News Item | May 7, 2024

It is important to monitor how your body feels in the heat. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), extreme heat caused more emergency department visits associated with heat-related illnesses in May – September 2023 than previous years, especially among males

2024 Total Solar Eclipse Community Story Map

AMS Staff | Default | May 6, 2024

Discover the stories and observations of the AMS Weather Band community during the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

Huntersville Supercell

Zoey Uram | News Item | May 6, 2024

Green sky supercell in Huntersville. 

Readings - Interview: Creating Community at the Ends of the Earth

AMS Staff | News Item | May 6, 2024

BAMS spoke with Elizabeth Rush about her new book, The Quickening: Creation and Community at the Ends of the Earth. Rush is also the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her work has appeared in a wid

Weather You Know: Severe Weather Trivia Night

AMS Staff | Webinar | May 3, 2024

Weather You Know: Severe Weather Trivia Night (May 2, 2024)

Fire Rainbow

Tyler Kennedy | News Item | Apr 30, 2024

What we see represented in this photo is what some would call a rare opportunity to capture. The phenomenon is referred to as "Circumhorizontal arc" or some call it a "fire rainbow" or a "sundog". This occurrence was my first experience seeing one of these in pe

When a Forecaster Issues a Tornado Emergency: Insights from the Front Lines

Ashton Robinson Cook and Bob Henson | News Item | Apr 29, 2024

On May 3, 1999, the first-ever tornado to receive the "tornado emergency" distinction tore across central Oklahoma. That tornado was so high-end, and so close to a large metropolitan area, that forecasters decided to invoke "emergency" to convey a sense of the unusually seriou

In Forty-five Years

Timothy Press | Solo | Apr 26, 2024

I have written, recorded, and donated this song in the hopes that it is heard by many people. It was my intention to portray a positive message that may help to assuage the pervasive gloom & doom surrounding this subject. I invite you to listen, and maybe it will help move the needle. We all

Heading into the 2024 Hurricane Season: What Everyone Needs to Know

AMS Staff | Webinar | Apr 25, 2024

NHC Director Dr. Mike Brennan highlights improvements to NWS products and services and discusses recent social media chatter on creating a Category 6.

Weather Lens: the 2023 Weather Band Photo Contest Winners

AMS Staff | Webinar | Apr 19, 2024

The 2023 Weather Band Photo Contest winners, Kristy Sharkey, Elan Azriel, and Michael Seger shared the stories behind their stunning photos. Alan Sealls moderated as they discussed their winning entries and offered insights into great weather photography.

Pigeon Point Green Flash

Jan Null | News Item | Apr 15, 2024

As a long-time meteorologist, I have known of and have been watching for the Green Flash whenever I ventured to the coast at sunset. Those efforts were unsuccessful until about four years ago when I moved to the central California coast and began photographing sunsets regularly with a telephoto l

Rooting into Plant Hardiness Zone Maps for Blooming Good Gardens

Chris Vagasky | News Item | Apr 11, 2024

Gardeners are well aware of the effects of weather on their plants. The timing and amount of rain, snow, heat, cold, sun, or clouds can impact the performance of their plantings. Climate plays an important role, as well, with some perennial flowers, trees, and shrubs better able to handle colder

Mountain wave over Lake Ontario

Alan Baughman | News Item | Apr 10, 2024

A Pilot Report over Lake Ontario near Rochester (ROC), New York showing high wind from the east which caused a mountain wave near Rochester west of the mountains.

Raining Away

Ashley Orehek Rossi | News Item | Apr 8, 2024

Do you ever stop to smell flowers? Sit back and watch the clouds? I’m a huge proponent of purposefully immersing oneself in nature (or lazily basking in the sunshine). Mindfulness lets me find those little moments in nature most people miss and lets the weather come to me instead of me

Clear Skies Ahead: Matthew Brown

AMS Staff | News Item | Apr 7, 2024

Matthew Brown of the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma, on a typical day on the job as a postdoctoral fellow.

A Day That Changed Tornado Research - A Look Back at the 1974 Super Outbreak

AMS Staff | Video Share | Apr 5, 2024

Weather Band Maestros: Preparing for the Eclipse

AMS Staff | Default | Apr 3, 2024

Some of AMS Maestros are getting ready to experience the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. Check out what they are doing to get ready, and join AMS Weather Band before and after the eclipse for webinars and ways you can get involved!