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 | Event | Sep 28, 2023
Join us for the inaugural AMS Weather Band Trivia Night, a thrilling interactive showdown of weather knowledge. Compete head-to-head against fellow enthusiasts on Mentimeter via Zoom, with a chance to win AMS prizes and secure your spot on the leaderboard. As you vie for victory, you'll also gain
AMS Staff | News Item | Sep 20, 2023
BAMS talked with Thomas Huang about the book Big Data Analytics in Earth, Atmospheric, and Ocean Sciences, of which he is the lead editor. The book explores new tools for the analysis and display of the rapidly increasing volume of data about the Earth and is part of the AGU Special Publications
AMS Staff | Webinar | Sep 19, 2023
The 1938 Hurricane, a rare and devastating event, struck Long Island and New England on September 21, 1938, causing over 685 fatalities and widespread damage. Join us for a comprehensive discussion on the storm's impact, including a forecast review, and explore how current forecasting capabilitie
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 | News Item | Aug 23, 2023
“Wildfires are not just a consequence of climate change or global warming—they’re also an active participant.”
—Xin Huang of Nanjing University, coauthor of a recent study in Science that suggests large fires can create feedback loops that alter local weather
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.
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