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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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Tornado on the Ground: DOW insights from 2024 tornadoes, including the Greenfield, IA EF4
July 23, 2024
Tornado on the Ground: DOW insights from 2024 tornadoes, including the Greenfield, IA EF4

On May 21, 2024, DOW radars near Greenfield, IA, recorded EF4 tornado windspeeds of 309-318 mph, among the fastest ever! Hear from scientists who've gotten up close with tornadoes in 2024, and learn how the NSF-funded BEST project will enhance tornado prediction and safety.

A Classic MCS
June 17, 2024
A Classic MCS

If you have awakened in the middle of the night to the sound of thunder and heavy rain, chances are, you have experienced a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS), or perhaps it’s larger sibling, the Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC.) Using modern remote sensing tools and some good old fashioned ground truth observations, we can easily form an accurate picture of these weather systems and their impacts.

By Ted Best
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
Huntersville Supercell
May 6, 2024
Huntersville Supercell

Green sky supercell in Huntersville. 

By Zoey Uram
Weather You Know: Severe Weather Trivia Night
May 3, 2024
Weather You Know: Severe Weather Trivia Night

Weather You Know: Severe Weather Trivia Night (May 2, 2024)

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.
 

A Day That Changed Tornado Research - A Look Back at the 1974 Super Outbreak
April 5, 2024
A Day That Changed Tornado Research - A Look Back at the 1974 Super Outbreak
A Day That Changed Tornado Research - A Look Back at the 1974 Super Outbreak
April 3, 2024
A Day That Changed Tornado Research - A Look Back at the 1974 Super Outbreak

Join our special 90-minute webinar discussing the historic April 3-4, 1974 tornado outbreak, which devastated 13 states and Ontario with at least 148 tornadoes, including the most F5 tornadoes from a single event.

Triumph from Tragedy: How a Discovery from the 1974 Super Outbreak Saved Countless Lives
March 25, 2024
Triumph from Tragedy: How a Discovery from the 1974 Super Outbreak Saved Countless Lives

It took quite a while for scientists to gauge the full scope of the damage produced by the 1974 Super Outbreak. One fateful step in this process was when the eminent tornado researcher Tetsuya Theodore “Ted” Fujita flew over and photographed damage tracks. What Fujita discovered in those survey flights a half-century ago ended up transforming aviation safety, and likely saving many thousands of lives.

By Bob Henson
What is Reality? Trends in US Severe Weather
February 24, 2023
What is Reality? Trends in US Severe Weather
"Once in a Generation":  The 2022 Buffalo Blizzard A Research Spotlight from 32WAF/28NWP/20Meso
March 4, 2024
"Once in a Generation": The 2022 Buffalo Blizzard A Research Spotlight from 32WAF/28NWP/20Meso

At the height of the 2022 holiday travel season in New York, a four-day blizzard and lake-effect snow event knocked out power for more than 100,000 people, paralyzed emergency services and holiday travel, and left at least 47 dead.

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.

Recent Extreme Events and What Is on the Horizon
February 29, 2024
Recent Extreme Events and What Is on the Horizon

Experts discuss ongoing extreme weather events in 2024, including snowstorms, the Polar Vortex, El Niño impacts, and upcoming severe weather, highlighting recent impacts and expectations for spring and summer.

Picking Up the Pace
February 9, 2024
Picking Up the Pace

56.7% — The probability of a hurricane’s maximum intensification rate in a 24-hour window being 20 knots (23 miles per hour) or greater for the years 2001–20—an increase from 42.3% for the years 1971–90. 

Warnings, Watches, and Advisories:  What You Need to Know
February 14, 2023
Warnings, Watches, and Advisories: What You Need to Know

Whenever weather happens, you will find a Watch, Warning, or Advisory (WWA) issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). These WWA alerts provide a heads up for when, what kind, and where a weather hazard will impact a region. The criteria for what classifies a hazard as a Watch, Warning, or Advisory varies depending on the county warning area, so it is imperative that you regularly check your local forecast carefully to understand which alert might be issued for your region.

By Amber Liggett, MSEM
Winter Lake-Effect Systems: Scientific and Educational Adventures to Further Our Knowledge and Prediction of Lake-Effect Storms
January 18, 2024
Winter Lake-Effect Systems: Scientific and Educational Adventures to Further Our Knowledge and Prediction of Lake-Effect Storms

A team of expert scientists discuss their collaborative efforts and lessons learned from field campaigns designed to better understand and forecast intense lake-effect storms.

Hurricanes of 2023: A Review
December 21, 2023
Hurricanes of 2023: A Review

The 2023 hurricane season has come to a close. It’s been an eventful few months, with some strange storms! 

2024 Jamposium FAQs Answered!
January 12, 2024
2024 Jamposium FAQs Answered!

Melissa Griffin, the incoming Weather Band Committee Chair, is here to answer some frequently asked questions about the 2024 Jamposium! 

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.