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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.

July 12, 2021
The Curse of the One Rabbit
The Curse of the One Rabbit
July 8, 2021
Airborne Science and NASA Mission Support
Airborne Science and NASA Mission Support

Join the AMS Weather Band for a webinar series on weather related careers! We are learning from a variety of professionals how they use meteorology in their jobs, and what type of weather knowledge matters most for them. 

This webinar features Ryan Bennett, who is the Data Manager at NASA's National Suborbital Research Center, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute. 

June 24, 2021
Q&A with PASCO
Q&A with PASCO

Learn more about PASCO's award-winning, hands-on science tools and datalogging solutions in this quick webinar. They connect students directly to science and STEM concepts with classroom technology such as sensors, interfaces, and data collection and analysis software. They also design and manufacture high quality lab equipment for physics and engineering and offer curriculum solutions for physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, and K-8 Science

June 15, 2021
Q&A with Maximum Weather Instruments
Q&A with Maximum Weather Instruments

Explore Maximum Weather Instrument’s array of beautiful, handcrafted weather instruments and preconfigured weather stations for your home or business. Learn more about the history of the company, how their instruments work in different packages, and what new products are being released soon. The discussion walks through how the Maximum instruments are used, how to site your instruments, and what observation and data collection partnerships Maximum is prioritizing for reporting and analysis.

June 11, 2021
The Forgotten Hurricane
The Forgotten Hurricane
June 3, 2021
Q&A with WeatherFlow
Q&A with WeatherFlow

Take an in depth look at the Tempest system, including its unique weather station hardware design and associated applications for amateur observers, in this presentation from WeatherFlow.

You'll also learn about the wide range of applications for the WeatherFlow systems:  from leveraging data science to inspect, curate, enhance, calibrate and qualify dependable data from the network; assimilating qualified data into hi-res modeling to improve performance with ground truth data; applying machine learning to post process model output and improve accurate for site specific forecasting; to delivery of real-time, historical, and forecasted weather data via API.

May 20, 2021
Q&A with Davis Instruments
Q&A with Davis Instruments

Learn more about Davis Instruments and the materials they have for beginning weather observers as well as advanced practitioners. This session covers the Vantage Vue (as an entry level station), Vantage Pro2 (for the more serious), WeatherLink Live (getting your data to the Cloud) and the WeatherLink (app/web for viewing data) and also introduces AirLink (their new air quality sensor).

May 11, 2021
Thunderstorm Photography Webinar: Capturing the Storm One "Flash" at a Time
Thunderstorm Photography Webinar: Capturing the Storm One "Flash" at a Time

Featuring Jeremy Bower of JRBStorm Photography and Paul Smith of Paul M. Smith Photography, it covers tips and tricks for thunderstorm photography as well as the larger role that photography plays in education and safety messaging. 

May 11, 2021
Inside the Hurricane Hunters
Inside the Hurricane Hunters

Lt. Col. Nicole Mitchell takes the AMS Weather Band inside the missions and experiences of the renowned Hurricane Hunters! This special event also features discussion with Bryan Norcross as moderator.

April 21, 2021
Understanding and Predicting Tornadoes
Understanding and Predicting Tornadoes

Distinguished Professor of Meteorology Paul Markowski of Penn State University provides a special inside look and first hand stories about how scientific “storm chasing” and state-of-the-art computer simulations have helped us better understand and predict tornadoes. 

AMS Councilmember, Policy Fellow, and Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Erica Grow leads the conversation following Professor Markowski's presentation. 

April 14, 2021
Twister History
Twister History
February 25, 2021
Webinar: Blizzards of 1978
Blizzards of 1978

This is part of a webinar collaboration with the Blue Hill Observatory!

In this webinar the speakers look back at the impacts and effects of the storms of 1978 in the Ohio Valley, and especially on the east coast of the United States. 

January 13, 2021
Wind Patterns in a Warming World
Wind Patterns in a Warming World

During Bob Henson’s recent Weather Band webinar looking at the August 10, 2020 derecho event that tore through the midwest of the United States, one of the questions that came up was “how is climate change impacting wind events?” As Mr. Henson explained, not only are derecho events hard to predict, but based on current research it is impossible to answer how they are being altered by climate change.

By Bob Henson
December 21, 2020
Lake Effect Snow: The Most Intense Snow On Earth
Lake Effect Snow:  The Most Intense Snow On Earth

Join Warning Coordination Meteorologist Erik Heden as he covers the processes behind lake effect snow, how to forecast lake effect snow, and some historical lake effect storms that have occurred.

December 20, 2020
Moving Hail Forecasting Forward
Moving Hail Forecasting Forward

How do we predict the size of hail? What environmental parameters should forecasters be looking at in order to predict hail? These are just some of the questions driving the meteorological research of Professor John Allen and his team at Central Michigan University (CMU).

By AMS Staff