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Make 'Snow' Mistakes: Tips for Measuring Winter Precipitation

AMS Staff | Webinar | Nov 28, 2023

Lacking the Pack

AMS Staff | News Item | Nov 20, 2023


AMS Staff | News Item | Nov 20, 2023

Readings - In Brief

AMS Staff | News Item | Nov 19, 2023

Weather Band Spotlight


Ted Best

Ted Best is a lifelong weather enthusiast who enjoys volunteering and writing.  He has served as a Skywarn storm spotter, ham radio Skywarn coordinator (KD5JEO), and a CoCoRaHS volunteer observer. He has been an associate member of the AMS since 2002, and was a member of the North Texas local chapter while living in Texas.  His weather interests include severe storms, mesoscale convective systems, and Alberta clippers (a result of moving to Minnesota.)  He is very grateful for the opportunities to co-author two case studies on convective wind events for online journals.  He has authored two Weather Band articles, one on stratocumulus and the other on a mesoscale convective vortex, which he co-authored with a fellow enthusiast.


From Climate Science to Kindergarten

AMS Staff | Webinar | Nov 16, 2023

Join the conversation on one AMS member’s journey teaching in Thailand and unlearning scientific writing to author a book.

The Inner Mongolian Farmland that Makes Thunderstorms

AMS Staff | News Item | Nov 15, 2023

Humans aren’t just altering the climate: our biggest projects can also change the weather.

Getting Ready for an El Niño Winter: 2023–2024 Outlook

Douglas Hilderbrand and Katie Pflaumer | News Item | Nov 14, 2023

Get ready for the first El Niño winter since 2018-19. Likely to be the strongest El Niño in more than a decade, this will be one of the main factors affecting global weather patterns this winter. 

The New Face of Severe Weather--As Manifest at the Higher Level of "Earth's Reality Game"

William H. Hooke | News Item | Nov 12, 2023

In recent years, US weather threats have changed significantly, shifting from more "traditional" weather hazards to new challenges. The adaptive and flexible mindset of gamers might prove to be an important asset to help us address 21st century challenges.  

Readings - Interview: Atmospheric Thermodynamics

AMS Staff | News Item | Nov 9, 2023

Adam Sobel, professor of applied physics and applied mathematics and of Earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University, sat down with authors Craig Bohren and Bruce Albrecht to talk about the second edition of their book, Atmospheric Thermodynamics.

"It Just Seems Like Storms Always Go There, Not Here"

Kim Klockow McClain | News Item | Nov 6, 2023

Have you ever felt this way about the place you live? Does it feel like anytime storms roll through, the worst seems to go around you? Do you feel, deep down, like the place you live just won’t be hit by a tornado? Or if you live along the coast, perhaps, that a hurricane is unlikely to aff

Summer Season Review...Wildfires, Extreme Heat, and Beach Safety

AMS Staff | Webinar | Nov 1, 2023

This webinar will look back on a hot, and at times, tragic summer season.

Weather, Climate, and the Boys of Summer: A Fall Classic Conversation

AMS Staff | Video Share | Oct 30, 2023

Clear Skies Ahead: Melissa Burt

AMS Staff | News Item | Oct 29, 2023

Melissa Burt, associate professor and associate dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Colorado State University, on how an internship led her in the direction of a research career. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with new episodes released every month.

Nudge Theory and Choice Architecture: Can Weather Social Science Be this Simple?

Kim Klockow McClain | News Item | Oct 26, 2023

Interest in integrating social science into meteorology has grown significantly in recent years, leading to substantial research in the field. However, a major challenge lies in defining and measuring success in communication, particularly regarding weather resilience, raising questions about the

Living On The Real World, With William H. Hooke

AMS Staff | News Item | Oct 23, 2023

Climate Change Science in K–12 Education

Eclipse 2023-2024: A Different Kind of Sunblock!

AMS Staff | Webinar | Oct 11, 2023

The sun impacts all of our lives every day, but what about during an eclipse? Join us for a discussion on the annular eclipse that will be happening on Saturday, October 14 and of course we will be talking about the total solar eclipse that will impact millions of people on April 8, 2024.

A Cat. 5 Five Years Later... the Lasting Legacy of Hurricane Michael

AMS Staff | Webinar | Oct 10, 2023

On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, and became the first Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the contiguous United States since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Cultivating a Model for Post-Tornado Fieldwork at NSSL

Kim Klockow McClain | News Item | Oct 9, 2023

In just a few decades’ time, the physical science of meteorology has evolved rapidly, aided in part by increasingly sophisticated field campaigns of many kinds. Spurred by an explosion of scientific development, including improved theoretical and empirical research in recent years, alo

Weather You Know: AMS Weather Band Trivia - September 2023

AMS Staff | Webinar | Oct 5, 2023

Our first AMS Weather Band Trivia Night! It was a thrilling battle of weather knowledge, where enthusiasts competed on various weather topics. Participants aimed to secure a spot on the leaderboard and win AMS prizes.

Clear Skies Ahead: Maria Molina

AMS Staff | News Item | Oct 3, 2023

Maria Molina, assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, on advice for students wishing to pursue research opportunities when they graduate. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with new episodes released every month.

Rising Seas of Solitude

AMS Staff | News Item | Sep 29, 2023

9–12 million—The approximate number of people in the United States who could be at risk of isolation because of rising sea levels by the end of the century under a scenario in which global sea levels increase 2 meters.

The Hot(test) Spots

AMS Staff | News Item | Sep 25, 2023

Researchers looked at reanalysis data and historical climate model simulations, as well as extreme value statistics—which can estimate the return periods of rare events—to determine the regions where record-breaking temperatures are most likely to occur next, or in the near future.

Keeping Up with Big Data

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