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23 October 2018
Hurricane Willa Forces Thousands to Evacuate Along Mexico's Pacific Coast
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
10 December 2018
HEATWAVES, DROUGHTS AND FLOODS AMONG RECENT WEATHER EXTREMES LINKED TO CLIMATE CHANGE

New Studies Reveal Clear Ties between Today's Extremes and Human Causes

1 May 2018
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EDITOR FOR GLOSSARY OF METEOROLOGY

AMS announced that Dr. Ward R. Seguin has been appointed chief editor of the Glossary of Meteorology, effective January 1, 2018.

1 March 2018
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EDITOR FOR JOURNAL

AMS announced that Dr. Henry P. Huntington of Huntington Consulting, in Eagle River, Alaska, has been appointed chief editor of the AMS journal Weather, Climate, and Society (WCAS).

23 February 2018
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM TO BUILD EARLY CAREER SCIENCE LEADERS

AMS announced today the launch of a new program, Early Career Leadership Academy (ECLA), which seeks to build and sustain a diverse network of early careers leaders across the weather, water, and climate science community

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.

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11 January 2019
Making Sure No Tornado Damage Is Too Small
Planetary, synoptic, meso-alpha, meso-beta, local, and more—there are atmospheric scales aplenty discussed at AMS meetings. Enter microtopography, a once-rare word increasingly appearing in the mix in research (for example, here and here). The word is also coming up as researchers are getting new tools to examine the interaction of tornadoes with their immediate surroundings. Microtopography looks like a potential factor in tornadic damage […]
7 January 2019
Is It Sand Or Is It Snow?: Nuggets from Today’s Poster Session
Today’s poster sessions starting at 4 p.m. will full of mysterious images. This is your opportunity to ask the researchers what the pictures are all about. In the case of Morristown-Beard School sophomore Kim Magnotta’s poster (103) today, the question may be simply, what are pictures of sand doing at a meteorology conference? There’s a […]
7 January 2019
Dr. Wakimoto’s Lessons in Leadership
“One of you is likely to be standing here someday replacing me, “ AMS President Roger Wakimoto told the assembled 600+ attendees of the 18th AMS Student Conference Saturday morning in Phoenix. The students looked at each other in the North Ballroom, but nobody could figure out who he was talking about. And neither could Dr. Wakimoto. “Everyone is […]
6 January 2019
AMS Council Speaks Out on Federal Government Shutdown
At its meeting this morning in Phoenix, the AMS Council has released the following statement on the Federal government’s ongoing shutdown: Those of us who study and predict the atmosphere are familiar with the impacts of uncertainty. Americans rely on weather forecasts, and they trust them to be reliable. Lives and livelihoods are saved or […]
6 January 2019
The AMS Annual Meeting: Always a Need to Hear the Unheard
You’ve been here before. Those previous AMS Annual Meetings, for example, right here in Phoenix. You probably have some good memories of those. But this is not the sense of déjà vu we’re talking about. Meteorologists, and indeed scientists of many disciplines, bridge the road from societal impacts to societal progress. As a result, you’ve […]