Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact info@amsweatherband.org or use the chat feature on the homepage if you need more information.

You can sign up to become a member of the band here. We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX. Please note that we cannot process membership applications for the Weather Band by mail and we do not accept payment by cash or check.

Yes, we do! You can buy as many gift memberships as you like here. Upon completion of your purchase, an email will be sent to you for each gift membership that you buy, so you can share it with your gift recipient(s) when and how you like. Your gift never expires so gift recipients can activate their Weather Band Membership at any time.

Yes, you can! Auto Renew is an easy, convenient way to renew your membership. When you enroll in Auto Renew your annual membership dues will be automatically charged to your Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX. Sign up when you renew your membership or adjust your Auto Renew preferences in My Account.

Your membership expiration date will be one year from your current expiration date. If your membership has lapsed, the new expiration date will be one year from the purchase date.

It generally takes about 2-3 weeks to receive your new member welcome packet. If you have not received your packet within this time, please contact us.

If you ordered a subscription to Weatherwise and did not receive one or more issues, please contact us at info@amsweatherband.org.  Be sure to include your name and current mailing address in the body of your email.

Both your mailing address and email address may be updated from your Weather Band My Account page. Please note that changes to the addresses associated with your Weather Band membership will also update the addresses associated with any current or past AMS memberships.

The AMS Weather Band is an initiative of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). It is a global community of enthusiasts committed to advancing our understanding and appreciation of weather.  Members of the Weather Band are weather hobbyists, science teachers, retirees, nature photographers, storm chasers, weather experts, and more—all learning, discussing, and sharing their love of weather.  The Weather Band offers to its members exclusive benefits that are completely separate from those of AMS membership, benefits that include original content, curated news stories, online events, and a discussion forum to fuel its members' desire for weather knowledge.

As stated in the Society’s mission statement, the AMS is a scientific and professional organization committed to advancing weather, water, and climate science and service.  Its members include nearly 12,000 professionals, students, and others who share knowledge, improve technology, and disseminate science to ensure that our planet can thrive. Learn more about joining the AMS as a Society member.

Of course!  The Weather Band is for anyone who is fascinated with the wide range of phenomena we see in the atmosphere, from casual weather observer to weather expert. 

Recordings of past webinars may be viewed by active Weather Band members at any time.  Webinars are typically posted to the Weather Band website within 1-2 days of the live event.

If you are interested in contributing content to be featured on the AMS Weather Band website or online community, you can submit a description of the piece you would like to submit here.

Because such events are designed for broadcasters, forecasters, or other professional meteorologists, AMS Weather Band members are not entitled to registration discounts for AMS conferences, short courses, or other events specifically designed for the professional members of AMS. 

However, as a member of the Weather Band, you get a whole host of your own exciting perks and membership benefits!

If you think that the professional society may be a better fit, feel free to explore those options and join today.

The Weather Band Online Community is an online platform that allows you to participate in discussions and share resources with other weather enthusiasts. The Online Community gives you the power to talk to fellow Band Members whenever you want and wherever you are. Every Weather Band member has access to this online space. 

The Weather Band Community can be accessed here or through the Weather Band site. Once logged in, select “Community” in the navigation bar at the top of your screen.

Weather Band members can use this contact form to get in touch with the Community’s coordinator.