Statements in Process

Statements Accepting Comments

AMS Statements that are being considered by the AMS Council for approval are posted on the AMS Web site at least thirty days before the Council vote. The Council may consider a statement either at one of the two regularly scheduled meetings each year, or at any time in between using e-mail discussion and electronic balloting. In addition, statement preparation does not follow a fixed schedule so statements may come up for consideration at any time of the year. AMS Members who are interested in providing input to statements are encouraged to check the AMS Web site regularly to see if any are under review at that time.

Draft Statements Open for Full Member Comment

Comments are due by 18 February for the following statements:

Communicating Scientific Uncertainty in Weather, Water, and Climate Science
Please note the draft statement starts on page 15, after an included white paper.

Weather Safety at Venues and Public Gatherings

Lightning Safety

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Statement Drafting Committee

If you would like to be considered for service on the drafting committee, please send your name and contact information with a brief description of your background to the AMS Council at the following e-mail address:

The AMS Council is currently soliciting volunteers to serve on the drafting committee for updating or creating the following statements:

None at this time.

Statements in Preparation

The following statements are currently being prepared with an anticipated completion on or before the date shown below:

AMS Statement on Weather Support and Outdoor Venues
AMS Statement on Tornado Preparedness and Safety
AMS Statement on Atmospheric Ozone
AMS Statement on Lightning Safety Awareness
AMS Statement on Radio Frequency Allocations
AMS Statement on Best Practices for the Communication of Weather Warnings to the Public
AMS Statement on Scientific Uncertainty in Weather, Water, and Climate
AMS Statement on the Infrastructure Supporting Weather, Water, Environmental, and Climate Sciences, Services, and Assessments
AMS Statement on Climate Change
AMS Statement on Best Practics for Data Management