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9 February 2018
Trump signed a bill that gives millions to the US agency in charge of climate and weather science
the agency to get better weather satellites, improve hurricane intensity forecasting, and enhance their supercomputing infrastructure. John
9 February 2018
If you live in Florida, doctors say climate change is already affecting your health
fund anything from tree planting to helping officials streamline their hurricane preparedness plan. “The county health departments really
8 February 2018
New CREWS initiative for the Caribbean
reduced because we saw them coming. Forecasting models accurately predicted the hurricane path and anticipated their extreme intensities
8 February 2018
In keynote address, Alley urges scientists to express value of their work
, Alley stressed the value of weather forecasting to the assembled meteorologists. “The Galveston hurricane killed 8,000 people in 1900.
28 December 2017
The record-breaking megadisasters of 2017, explained
now,” Jeff Rosenfeld, editor-in-chief of Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, which published the report, said. “We’re virtually
28 December 2017
Stunning satellite image shows lake effect snow over Great Lakes
two-day snowfall. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says the storm brought 34 inches on Christmas Day, a new all-time daily
27 December 2017
The 10 most incredible photos from an astounding year in weather
season from hell is finally over The National Hurricane Center issued its best forecasts this year California super bloom A wildflower
27 December 2017
In all likelihood, someday the sun will knock out the grid
our star down to Earth for people. She’s working with the American Meteorological Society to create a space-weather-broadcast certification.
20 November 2017
Satellite Imagery Aids Rescue Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
Satellite Imagery Aids Rescue Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
19 November 2017
Artificially Cooling Planet Could Be Risky Strategy, Scientists Warn
Artificially Cooling Planet Could Be Risky Strategy, Scientists Warn
9 January 2018
AMS Publications Partners with Kudos

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) announced that it has signed a multiyear contract with Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications.

13 December 2017
Human Influence on Climate Led to Several Major Weather Extremes in 2016

Global heat, regional heat, and marine heat records were not possible without human-caused climate change

16 November 2017
AMS Announces Winners of 2018 Election

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) announced the winners of its 2018 elections for AMS president-elect as well as five new Council members, based on AMS membership voting.  

30 August 2017
AMS Announces New Chief Editor

AMS announced that Professor Gary Lackmann of North Carolina State University has been appointed chief editor of Weather and Forecasting.

7 August 2017
Associate Director of AMS Education Program to Retire

AMS announces that after 22 years of service to the Education Department, Robert Weinbeck is retiring in August 2017.

2 August 2017
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR K-12 EDUCATOR COURSES

AMS today announced that starting with the summer 2017 semester, AMS will begin a new partnership with California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) to provide graduate-level credits to K-12 teachers who participate in one of AMS’s courses, allowing these teachers to become science leaders in their schools and in their communities.

27 June 2017
Dr. Richard Alley to be Keynote Speaker at 98th AMS Annual Meeting

AMS is excited to announce that the keynote speaker for the upcoming 98th Annual Meeting will be renowned glaciologist and climate scientist Richard Alley, who serves as the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University.

5 May 2017
AMS President Appointed UCLA Vice Chancellor for Research

Roger Wakimoto, AMS president-elect (acting president), has been appointed the UCLA vice chancellor for research.

21 April 2017
Collective Global Climate Statement Released for Earth Day

An international coalition of 33 meteorological and climate societies and institutions have released a Collective Global Climate Statement to coincide with Earth Day on April 22, which this year is focused on environmental and climate literacy.

20 April 2017
AMS Releases New Flash Flood Statement

AMS issued a new statement today advising on the role of science and communication in reducing loss of life in flash flooding situations. Accurate modeling and forecasting of flash floods combined with effective communication of warnings to the public offer the best hope for mitigating this perennial hazard.

See complete list of statements in force

Best Practices for the Dissemination of Weather Warnings to the Public

(Adopted by the AMS Council 7 January 2018)

Atmospheric Ozone

(Adopted by AMS Council on 7 January 2018)

Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science

(Adopted by AMS Council on 30 May 2017)

AMS Blog, The Front Page

6 February 2018
Epic Blizzards Paralyzed New England, Midwest 40 Years Ago
By Chris Cappella, AMS It began with a whisper. And ended in smothered silence for millions.     I’ll never forget seeing tiny snowflakes blowing down Ocean Avenue in our small sea-side suburb of New Haven. In my hometown of West Haven, on the south shore of central Connecticut overlooking Long Island Sound, when snow […]
30 January 2018
It Used to Be “Inadvertent Climate Modification,” Too
AMS Executive Director Keith Seitter sent a letter today to President Trump. It begins, In an interview with Piers Morgan on Britain’s ITV News that aired Sunday, 28 January, you stated, among other comments: “There is a cooling, and there’s a heating. I mean, look, it used to not be climate change, it used to […]
29 January 2018
Pathways from Meteorology–Political, Commercial, Personal
The path from good science to good societal decisions is the central paradigm not only of the scientist’s perspective on how to impact the world, but also to the public’s faith in science itself. It also turns out to be a path of personal growth as well. There’s a whole genre of attempts to depict these connections between science and its usage. One […]
26 January 2018
Did You Hear? Echoes from the Annual Meeting
This year’s AMS Annual Meeting provided no shortage of memorable presentations. The focus on 2017’s hurricanes in particular yielded some of the most memorable moments, and now you can listen (again, or for the first time) for yourself. Recorded presentations are being uploaded gradually to the AMS meeting program site. Richard Alley’s speech at the Presidential […]
25 January 2018
Is It Just Us…or Was That the BBQ Talking?
So many conversations at the 2018 AMS Annual Meeting started–and ended–on the same note, and Dakota Smith captures it just right in his “Weather Nerds Assemble” vlog: Communication is a huge aspect in this field….If a forecast is a hundred percent accurate, but no one understands it, it’s not a useful forecast. That in a nutshell was what this […]