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Weather You Know: Severe Weather Trivia

AMS Staff | Default | May 2, 2024

Pigeon Point Green Flash

Jan Null | News Item | Apr 15, 2024

Weather Band Spotlight


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

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

AMS Staff | Default | Apr 3, 2024

Join our special 90-minute webinar discussing the historic April 3-4, 1974 tornado outbreak, which devastated 13 states and Ontario with at least 148 tornadoes, including the most F5 tornadoes from a single event.

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!

Eclipse 2024! Sunblock, Scorpions and Double Diamond Rings

AMS Staff | Video Share | Apr 2, 2024

NASA Heliophysist Dr. Lika Guhathakurta and Dave Jones of StormCenter Communications discuss all you need to know about the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse and more!

The Weather is Tamed: On-Demand Weather Modification, Fact or Fiction?

AMS Staff | News Item | Apr 2, 2024

Robert L. “Bob” Russell spoke with AMS Executive Director Emeritus Keith Seitter about Russell’s book, Thor’s Apprentice, on the new AMS Author Webinar Series. Thor’s Apprentice is his thought-provoking fictional story of the potential good and evil of on-demand weat

Iridescent Contrail

Soumyadeep Mukherjee | News Item | Mar 28, 2024

Back in 2020, when I started taking interest and practicing astrophotography, images of different optical phenomenon caught my attention. The beauty and colours of halos, rainbows, and iridescence was something that I fell for and started imaging those, whenever I had a chance.

Electrical Storm Over the Strait of Malacca

Graeme Guy | News Item | Mar 26, 2024

Graeme Guy was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He had appointments as a biochemistry researcher in Australia, England and Singapore. A major interest for most of his life has been nature photography with all the natural world being potential targets. While living in Singapore Graeme founded the

Triumph from Tragedy: How a Discovery from the 1974 Super Outbreak Saved Countless Lives

Bob Henson | News Item | Mar 25, 2024

It took quite a while for scientists to gauge the full scope of the damage produced by the 1974 Super Outbreak. One fateful step in this process was when the eminent tornado researcher Tetsuya Theodore “Ted” Fujita flew over and photographed damage tracks. What Fujita discovered in th

Clouds Devouring the Sunset

Carlos Gustavo Blanco Matus | News Item | Mar 21, 2024

I looked out the window and saw the clouds, illuminated by that orange color of the sun at sunset, majestic, losing all dimension and proportion, and when I made several clicks I noticed the figure that was formed in the clouds, those of an immense shark , about to devour everything in its path,

Fata Morgana in the Arctic

Ellie Van Os | News Item | Mar 19, 2024

Fata Morgana is a pretty simple physics principle. When there is a large difference in temperature between a surface and the air immediately above it, this causes a thermal inversion due to the difference in density that bends the light making objects on the horizon appear lengthened or raised up

You, Science, and the Sun: Be a Citizen Scientist During the April 8 Eclipse!

AMS Staff | News Item | Mar 15, 2024

Did you know that you can observe the wonder of the upcoming April 8 solar eclipse AND make an important contribution to science at the same time? Learn about citizen science projects taking place on eclipse day and find out how you can help to contribute potentially groundbreaking data. 

Fogbow Over Pack Ice

Ellie Van Os | News Item | Mar 14, 2024

In the arctic winter, the air is cold and the water is frozen and out of circulation, therefore the atmosphere is clear. With summer warming comes cracks in the pack ice. As the dark water is warmed by the atmosphere, water droplets escape into the atmosphere forming fog and clouds. 

Avalanche Safety 101

AMS Staff | Webinar | Mar 12, 2024

Join the Weather Band for an educational webinar on avalanches, featuring expert insights on identifying risk factors, weather influences, and safety measures.

Mapping Inequity

AMS Staff | News Item | Mar 8, 2024

Air pollution does not affect all populations equally, and a new website seeks 
to highlight disparities in the United States by mapping exposure to particulate airborne 
matter, known as PM2.5, by various demographics.

These Data Are for the Birds

AMS Staff | News Item | Mar 6, 2024

As the lowest layer of the tropo­sphere, the planetary boundary layer (PBL) connects the atmosphere to Earth’s surface and significantly influences weather and climate, which means “understanding PBL dynamics is fundamental to answering a lot of questions about the Earth system.&r