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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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How Hot is Too Hot?
September 10, 2021
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.

Winter Weather: Forecasting Snow and the Challenges That Come With It
February 23, 2022
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.

Numerical Weather Prediction & Model Performance: What Everyone Should Know
May 16, 2022
Numerical Weather Prediction & Model Performance: What Everyone Should Know
The New Face of Severe Weather--As Manifest at the Higher Level of "Earth's Reality Game"
November 12, 2023
The New Face of Severe Weather--As Manifest at the Higher Level of "Earth's Reality Game"

In recent years, US weather threats have changed significantly, shifting from more "traditional" weather hazards to new challenges. The adaptive and flexible mindset of gamers might prove to be an important asset to help us address 21st century challenges.  

By William H. Hooke
"It Just Seems Like Storms Always Go There, Not Here"
November 6, 2023
"It Just Seems Like Storms Always Go There, Not Here"

Have you ever felt this way about the place you live? Does it feel like anytime storms roll through, the worst seems to go around you? Do you feel, deep down, like the place you live just won’t be hit by a tornado? Or if you live along the coast, perhaps, that a hurricane is unlikely to affect you directly?
You might not be alone, and the effect of these beliefs, in some cases, could be consequential.
 

By Kim Klockow McClain
Summer Season Review...Wildfires, Extreme Heat, and Beach Safety
November 1, 2023
Summer Season Review...Wildfires, Extreme Heat, and Beach Safety

This webinar will look back on a hot, and at times, tragic summer season.

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.

May Events
May Events

Join us for a variety of events throughout May. We've got an amazing conversation with Lt. Col. Nicole Mitchell, formerly of the Hurricane Hunters, to celebrate Hurricane Preparedness Week, and the Weather Band will be hosting instrument companies for Q&A sessions beginning May 19th and continuing into June. 

2023 Winter Season... Won't Soon Be Forgotten
February 25, 2023
2023 Winter Season... Won't Soon Be Forgotten
Top 10 U.S. Weather Events of 2022
February 25, 2023
Top 10 U.S. Weather Events of 2022
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.

Cultivating a Model for Post-Tornado Fieldwork at NSSL
October 9, 2023
Cultivating a Model for Post-Tornado Fieldwork at NSSL

In just a few decades’ time, the physical science of meteorology has evolved rapidly, aided in part by increasingly sophisticated field campaigns of many kinds. Spurred by an explosion of scientific development, including improved theoretical and empirical research in recent years, alongside growth in the hiring of social scientists within meteorological organizations, social science fieldwork is now experiencing its own surge of growth. This article will describe a little bit of the NSSL team’s approach, highlighting our study of the December 10, 2021 tornado outbreak as an example of what we hope to do for many key events now and in the future.

By Kim Klockow McClain
Nearing The Peak: September Expectations for the Hurricane Season
September 12, 2023
Nearing The Peak: September Expectations for the Hurricane Season

With September historically being the busiest month for hurricanes in the tropical Atlantic, what lies ahead for the rest of this season? Dr. Ryan Truchelut of WeatherTiger explores the influence of El Niño and record-warm Atlantic sea surface temperatures on the upcoming months, as we approach the peak of hurricane activity.

Rising Seas of Solitude
September 29, 2023
Rising Seas of Solitude

9–12 million—The approximate number of people in the United States who could be at risk of isolation because of rising sea levels by the end of the century under a scenario in which global sea levels increase 2 meters.

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.

By Amber Liggett and Ashton Robinson Cook
The Hot(test) Spots
September 25, 2023
The Hot(test) Spots

Researchers looked at reanalysis data and historical climate model simulations, as well as extreme value statistics—which can estimate the return periods of rare events—to determine the regions where record-breaking temperatures are most likely to occur next, or in the near future.

Floods Are Written in the Rivers
September 5, 2023
Floods Are Written in the Rivers

PROBLEM: Predicting extreme river flooding has typically been based on whether that river has already flooded in the past. However, “[f]or this method to work, you have to wait for something bad to happen,” notes Stefano Basso of the Norwegian Institute for Water Research.

Breaking News Event: Idalia
August 29, 2023
Breaking News Event: Idalia

Tropical Storm Idalia is set to become a major hurricane before hitting Florida this week. Join Stephanie Zick from Virginia Tech to learn about the storm's impact and landfall predictions.

Towards the "Perfect" Weather Warning
August 23, 2023
Towards the "Perfect" Weather Warning

Brian Golding discusses how the weather enterprise can collaborate to provide more effective warnings that are timely, culturally sensitive, and easily understandable amid the increasing occurrence of extreme weather in our changing climate. 

Firing Up the Weather
August 23, 2023
Firing Up the Weather

“Wildfires are not just a consequence of climate change or global warming—they’re also an active participant.”
—Xin Huang of Nanjing University, coauthor of a recent study in Science that suggests large fires can create feedback loops that alter local weather and subsequently amplify the fires.