Severe Weather

The 1938 Hurricane
1938 Hurricane

The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 undoubtedly IS the one to which all other New England hurricanes are sooner or later compared. There have only been three others of comparable combined strength and widespread devastation since the colonization of the region.

By Dr. Lourdes Avil├ęs
Top 10 U.S. Weather Events of 2022
February 25, 2023
Top 10 U.S. Weather Events of 2022
2023 Winter Season... Won't Soon Be Forgotten
February 25, 2023
2023 Winter Season... Won't Soon Be Forgotten
What is Reality? Trends in US Sever Weather
February 24, 2023
What is Reality? Trends in US Sever Weather
So You Want to Go Storm Chasing: Tips and Lessons Learned
July 12, 2023
So You Want to Go Storm Chasing: Tips and Lessons Learned

Maestros Amber Liggett and Dr. Ashton Robinson Cook lead a discussion about storm chasing during the spring and summer seasons.

July 18, 2023
Spring Season Review...Won't Be Forgotten Any Time Soon

Join our panelists as they discuss the remarkable weather phenomena witnessed during the climatological spring season of 2023. From the Little Rock tornado to the "split" jet stream, and from extreme rain in Florida to Canadian wildfires, this webinar will explore memorable events, societal impacts, meteorological records broken, and valuable lessons learned for the weather, water, and climate enterprise. Discover how the spring of 2023 will be etched in our collective memory.

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.

Wildfire Smoke and a Weather Ready Nation
Wildfire Smoke and a Weather Ready Nation

Tanja Fransen's presentation from the 2022 AMS Community and Citizen Science Symposium covers the increasing issues with wildfire smoke intrusions and public health and how a Weather Ready Nation needs to include partners in the public health arenas.  

In Case You Missed It: Atmosphere & Weather News
In Case You Missed It: Atmosphere & Weather News

Here are a few of the news stories from the weather and atmospheric sciences world that we've been following this week. Do you have a story we missed? Share it in the community!

Wind and Wildfire-Associated Smoke Event, September 2020
Wind and Wildfire-Associated Smoke Event, September 2020

In this presentation from the 2022 AMS Community and Citizen Science Symposium, Candice Erdmann describes how, during a severe windstorm on Labor Day 2020, several wildfires began to tear through parts of the Oregon Cascades Range. This includes a discussion of the topography, air quality monitors used, and data verification processes.

Chillin' Ain't Chillaxin'
June 2, 2023
Chillin' Ain't Chillaxin'

The lowest wind chill temperature in U.S. history was recorded on February 3, 2023, at the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, reaching an astounding –47°F due to powerful winds and freezing temperatures.

Superstorm 1950 with David Call
April 3, 2023
Superstorm 1950 with David Call

Explore the impact of Superstorm 1950, the greatest simultaneous blizzard, ice storm, windstorm, and cold outbreak of the twentieth century. 
 

Storm Chasing Through the Eyes of Maestros
April 13, 2023
Storm Chasing Through the Eyes of Maestros

Meteorologists Amber Liggett and Dr. Ashton Robinson Cook highlight their experiences and lessons learned in storm chasing, emphasizing the reasons for storm chasing, anecdotes, safety precautions, forecasting techniques, and potential risks involved, with the purpose of informing and guiding those interested in the activity.

By Amber Liggett and Dr Ashton Robinson Cook
SoCal Soaking: The Atmospheric River Event of January 2023
May 18, 2023
SoCal Soaking: The Atmospheric River Event of January 2023

Vivian Rennie of Central California’s KSBY TV, discusses the impacts of atmospheric rivers on California's Central Coast this January.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of a December Tornado Outbreak
May 3, 2023
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of a December Tornado Outbreak

Join meteorologist John Gordon for a webinar on the Quad State Outbreak and gain insights into the assessment of one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in Kentucky history.

The Past, Present, and Future of the Northeastern Storm Conference
The Past, Present, and Future of the Northeastern Storm Conference

The Northeastern Storm Conference is the largest and longest running student led conference in the nation. What once was a small meeting of students on the Lyndon State College campus has grown into a three-day conference with hundreds of attendees from across the country.

By Gabrielle Brown
How Blue Can A Blue Norther Be?
November 22, 2022
How Blue Can A Blue Norther Be?

Temperature swings can be subtle, stunning, or somewhere in between, depending in large part on what you’re used to. In a moist tropical climate, like the one that prevails over much of Hawai’i, the typical difference between nighttime lows and afternoon highs may be less than 20°F.

By Bob Henson
The Texas-Minnesota MCV - Bow Echo
November 21, 2022
Bow Echo

Bow echoes indicate the potential for severe weather. Ted Best documents the evolution of a bow echo MCS across southern Minnesota. 

By Ted Best and Ruth Milburn
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.

Chasing Weather with Matthew Cappucci
August 6, 2021
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.