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Creating a Forecast for Your Location: Procedure and Analysis for the Amateur Weather Enthusiast

I am approaching this particular blog post with a bit of consternation and reservation. Most of us are so enthralled by the progression of daily weather that we become amateur weather observers.

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By Ben May, Board Director of the National Weather Association Foundation
A Smattering of Books for the Amateur Weather Enthusiast

I tend to go overboard for books. I value my library card more than my driver’s license. But then, I’m a book addict. 

There are so many books on meteorology that it can stagger the mind. You really don’t need to read a ton of books if you are an amateur, but you should get some orientation and familiarity with terms and processes.

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By Ben May, Board Director of the National Weather Association Foundation
Buoy Observations During the 1993 "Storm of the Century"

Beginning on March 8, 1993, numerical weather prediction (NWP) models consistently predicted a deep winter storm for the eastern United States on March 13. These NWP models gave excellent advance notice and produced accurate forecasts of the storm track location. However, the model runs of March 13 considerably underforecast the deepening of the storm in the northeast Gulf of Mexico.

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By David Gilhousen
Hand Analysis in a Digital Age

Dive into the fascinating history of weather maps with Barbara Mayes Boustead. In this presentation she reveals the science and process of hand analysis and discusses its relevance in a world of digital maps. 

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A Force to Be Reckoned With: How Large Storm Complexes Rock the Summertime Landscape
June 20, 2024
A Force to Be Reckoned With: How Large Storm Complexes Rock the Summertime Landscape

Lines or complexes of thunderstorms can have far greater impacts than a single storm. Hear from experts about these monster events, field campaigns to study them, and their future in a warming climate.

Extreme Heat and Health Impacts and Preparedness for Summer 2024
May 7, 2024
Extreme Heat and Health Impacts and Preparedness for Summer 2024

It is important to monitor how your body feels in the heat. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), extreme heat caused more emergency department visits associated with heat-related illnesses in May – September 2023 than previous years, especially among males ages 18-64. So, what actions can you take to prepare for extreme heat this summer?

By Amber Liggett
When a Forecaster Issues a Tornado Emergency: Insights from the Front Lines
April 29, 2024
When a Forecaster Issues a Tornado Emergency: Insights from the Front Lines

On May 3, 1999, the first-ever tornado to receive the "tornado emergency" distinction tore across central Oklahoma. That tornado was so high-end, and so close to a large metropolitan area, that forecasters decided to invoke "emergency" to convey a sense of the unusually serious peril. 

By Ashton Robinson Cook and Bob Henson
Heading into the 2024 Hurricane Season: What Everyone Needs to Know
April 25, 2024
Heading into the 2024 Hurricane Season: What Everyone Needs to Know

NHC Director Dr. Mike Brennan highlights improvements to NWS products and services and discusses recent social media chatter on creating a Category 6.
 

Global Weather Modeling: Where We Are, and What the Future Holds
March 1, 2024
Global Weather Modeling: Where We Are, and What the Future Holds

Our experts highlighted the significance of global weather models in forecasting, discussing their recent performance improvements and upcoming upgrades.

Attribution Science: Helping to Understand Weather in a Changing Climate
February 29, 2024
Attribution Science: Helping to Understand Weather in a Changing Climate

Climate Central and the American Meteorological Society explore attribution science, highlighting climate change's impact on weather, from extreme events to everyday temperatures, and how meteorologists are integrating these insights into their work and using new tools to understand how our changing climate is changing our weather.

Science Communication in Today's Media Landscape
February 29, 2024
Science Communication in Today's Media Landscape

The panel looks at the coverage of weather events by the media, including story selection, geographic bias, and maintaining public trust in news sources, offering insights on effective science communication.

The 1938 Long Island/New England Hurricane - A Retrospective
September 19, 2023
The 1938 Long Island/New England Hurricane - A Retrospective

The 1938 Hurricane, a rare and devastating event, struck Long Island and New England on September 21, 1938, causing over 685 fatalities and widespread damage. Join us for a comprehensive discussion on the storm's impact, including a forecast review, and explore how current forecasting capabilities could mitigate similar risks in the future.

By Lourdes B. Avilés and Louis Uccellini
Weather, Climate, and the Boys of Summer: A Fall Classic Conversation
October 30, 2023
Weather, Climate, and the Boys of Summer: A Fall Classic Conversation
By Chris Vagasky
Extreme Weather Events: 2023 In Review
December 28, 2023
Extreme Weather Events: 2023 In Review

WeatherNation's Lead Meteorologist Steve Glazier recaps the top ten weather events in the United States this year. 

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

The New Climate Normals
August 26, 2021
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! 

Numerical Weather Prediction & Model Performance: What Everyone Should Know
May 16, 2022
Numerical Weather Prediction & Model Performance: What Everyone Should Know
Getting Ready for an El Niño Winter: 2023–2024 Outlook
November 14, 2023
Getting Ready for an El Niño Winter: 2023–2024 Outlook

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. 

By Douglas Hilderbrand and Katie Pflaumer
Weather, Climate, and the Boys of Summer: A Fall Classic Conversation
October 26, 2023
Weather, Climate, and the Boys of Summer: A Fall Classic Conversation

Our Weather Band webinar, "Weather, Climate, and the Boys of Summer: A Fall Classic Conversation" promises to uncover the intriguing connections between weather, climate, and America's beloved pastime, baseball. During this event, we will explore topics such as weather-related game delays, weather and temperature’s impact on player performance, and the potential exacerbation of these effects by a changing climate. 

Inside the Hurricane Hunters
May 11, 2021
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.

Lake Effect Snow:  The Most Intense Snow On Earth
December 21, 2020
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.

Catastrophic Midwest Derecho of August 10, 2020
December 10, 2020
Catastrophic Midwest Derecho of August 10, 2020

Explore the meteorology behind the most destructive thunderstorm complex in U.S. history in this exciting webinar with renowned meteorologist and science writer Bob Henson. 

By Bob Henson
Nudge Theory and Choice Architecture: Can Weather Social Science Be this Simple?
October 26, 2023
Nudge Theory and Choice Architecture: Can Weather Social Science Be this Simple?

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 criteria for "effective communication" and who determines it.

By Kim Klockow McClain
A Cat. 5 Five Years Later... the Lasting Legacy of Hurricane Michael
October 10, 2023
A Cat. 5 Five Years Later... the Lasting Legacy of Hurricane Michael

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.