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May 16, 2022
Numerical Weather Prediction & Model Performance: What Everyone Should Know
Numerical Weather Prediction & Model Performance: What Everyone Should Know
May 3, 2022
Gaining a better understanding of the actions people take during a tornado emergency
Gaining a better understanding of the actions people take during a tornado emergency
April 13, 2022
Think Like a Lifeguard this Spring Break, upcoming summer, and beyond
Think Like a Lifeguard this Spring Break, upcoming summer, and beyond
March 30, 2022
Statements of the American Meteorological Society
Statements of the American Meteorological Society

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.

March 24, 2022
Understanding and Predicting Northeast Snowstorms: A Lifelong Journey
Understanding and Predicting Northeast Snowstorms: A Lifelong Journey
March 14, 2022
Think Like a Lifeguard
Think Like a Lifeguard

"Think Like a Lifeguard" this Spring Break, upcoming summer, and beyond

February 23, 2022
Winter Weather: Forecasting Snow and the Challenges That Come With It
Winter Weather: Forecasting Snow and the Challenges That Come With It

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.

January 28, 2022
Observations in the Great Unknown
Observations in the Great Unknown

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.

January 14, 2022
Fostering Weather Education
Fostering Weather Education
January 13, 2022
The Weather at Waterloo
The Weather at Waterloo
December 2, 2021
Reporting from the Heart of the Storm with Jen Carfagno
Reporting from the Heart of the Storm with Jen Carfagno

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.

November 23, 2021
Severe Convective Storms: Past, Present, and Future
Severe Convective Storms: Past, Present, and Future

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. 

November 15, 2021
Winds of War
Winds of War
October 21, 2021
Q&A with AcuRite
Q&A with AcuRite

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. 

October 20, 2021
How Plants Influence Weather and Climate
How Plants Influence Weather and Climate

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? 

By Professor Christopher Skinner
October 6, 2021
Da Vinci and the Downburst
Da Vinci and the Downburst
September 15, 2021
All Hail the Cannon
All Hail the Cannon

Learn about Weather Modification Before World War I, hail cannons, and historical attempts to control weather, reduce damage from storms, and protect crops. 

September 10, 2021
How Hot is Too Hot?
How Hot is Too Hot?

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.

August 26, 2021
The New Climate Normals
The New Climate Normals

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! 

August 18, 2021
Are You Ocean Safe? A Conversation with Bruckner Chase
Are You Ocean Safe? A Conversation with Bruckner Chase

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.

August 11, 2021
Origin of the Weather
Origin of the Weather
August 6, 2021
Chasing Weather with Matthew Cappucci
Chasing Weather with Matthew Cappucci

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. 

August 4, 2021
How Ancient Greece Created Our Climate Zones
How Ancient Greece Created Our Climate Zones

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. 

July 30, 2021
Q&A with Ambient, Kestrel, and RainWise
Q&A with Ambient, Kestrel, and RainWise

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. 

July 21, 2021
Webinar Reschedule: July 29 with Ambient, Kestrel, and RainWise
Webinar Reschedule: July 29 with Ambient, Kestrel, and RainWise

Thank you for your patience as we worked to reschedule this webinar!

On July 29 at 12:30 PM EDT/9:30 AM PDT, representatives from Ambient, Kestrel, and RainWise will join the AMS Weather Band to discuss their weather instruments, data dashboards, and more.

You can register here for the live event. And if you're a Weather Band member, you'll be able to watch the replay on demand.