Video Safety Severe Weather Webinar

How Hot is Too Hot?

  • By AMS Staff
  • Sep 10, 2021

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 and this presentation includes exploration of the following topics: 

  • How are extreme heat events classified? 
  • How do these heat waves impact human health?
  • What meteorological data besides temperature matter most for understanding heat impacts?
  • What different warning products can be created to help people avoid severe impacts?
Our Speaker

Jared Rennie is a research meteorologist at the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS), which is co-located with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Asheville, NC. He joined NCICS in 2010 and currently supports maintenance and expansion of major land surface datasets, including NCEI’s Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) and United States Climate Reference Network (USCRN). These products are essential to addressing climate data needs on a national and international scale.

Mr. Rennie is also interested in data visualization and is constantly working on new ways to convey weather and climate data to the public. In 2019, he received a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), from NC State. He has also completed scientific research using various weather datasets, working with organizations such as FEMA, CDC, the Society of Actuaries, and the Department of Defense.