There is an important resource that members of the AMS Weather Band may not have on their radar, but should: Statements of the AMS. These are relatively short (a few pages) documents that provide the authoritative position of the AMS on an issue or topic. AMS Statements are created following a very tightly proscribed and rigorous process that involves experts in the subject are being covered and multiple levels of careful review.
"Think Like a Lifeguard" this Spring Break, upcoming summer, and beyond
Millersville University Weather Information Center (WIC) Director Kyle Elliott shows how to recognize and analyze the large-scale weather patterns that are favorable for winter storm formation.
Weather observations became a major business in the 19th century, as countries recognized the importance of this science and competed to gain economic and strategic advantages. The Austrians created the first national meteorological service in the world in 1851. England was a close second, as Admiral Robert FitzRoy founded the United Kingdom Meteorological Office in 1854. Other countries followed: India in 1875, Finland in 1881, and the United States Weather Bureau in 1890.
Learn more about Jen Carfagno's background, career, and life at the Weather Channel! She shares her top weather stories, looks back at the progression of weather technology, and gives us an inside look at her job in this conversation with AMS Weather Band members and friends.
In this fascinating and informative talk, Dr. Victor Gensini of Northern Illinois University walks through the environmental forces behind tornadoes and hail, how climate change is impacting severe weather, and how we can better predict severe weather across various time scales.
Get a personalized tour of weather stations, data dashboards, community, and home monitoring tools from the amazing team at AcuRite. They're always looking for customer feedback, so share your thoughts in the Weather Band community as well.
Get a whole new understanding of weather through this fascinating talk from Professor Christopher Skinner of the University of Massachusetts Lowell!
Plants move more water each day than the discharge of all the rivers in the world combined. How does that impact our weather and climate? And how do our own interactions with plants change weather and climate?
Learn about Weather Modification Before World War I, hail cannons, and historical attempts to control weather, reduce damage from storms, and protect crops.
Join the AMS Weather Band for a talk from Jared Rennie of the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies!
His recent research analyzes and expands on the current understanding of extreme heat events. This presentation looks at how extreme heat events are classified; how heat waves impact human health; what meteorological data besides temperature matter most for understanding heat impacts; and what different warning products can be created to help people avoid severe impacts.
Join Derek Arndt, Director of the Center for Weather & Climate at National Centers for Environmental Information and AMS Councilmember, for a presentation on NOAA’s new climate normals and what that means for weather forecasting, agricultural decisions, and much more!
This high energy conversation between Bruckner Chase and Weather-Ready Nation's Doug Hilderbrand focuses on beach and coastline safety and forecasting. Bruckner is an internationally renowned adventure-athlete, ocean advocate, and resident expert for NOAA Ocean and Coastal Safety campaigns. You'll get a taste of what it means to be a weather expert at and for the ocean, and get an inside look at the lifeguard mindset by learning more about what to look for to stay safe at the beach, how to forecast and plan for hazards, and what the major hazards might be in different weather conditions.
Join Matthew Cappucci of the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang as he describes his path to success, offers advice for building your career your way, and reflects on what the meteorologist of the future will be like.
What do we plant? What do we wear? What weather hazards do we prepare for?
Climate classifications make it easier to provide answers to all of those questions. As a framework for identifying the general weather patterns and climate characteristics of a region, classifications are not just for researchers. They also create a shorthand that helps take effort out of day to day activities, long term planning, and travel and vacation plans.
Join Michael Naughton and Colin Busby from Neilsen-Kellerman as they discuss weather products from Ambient, Kestrel, and RainWise; how those brands came to coexist under one company; and how to make the most of whichever system you have, whether it's for professional or home use.