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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
17 November 2017
Meteorologists use satellites to track dust, smoke in atmosphere
Meteorologists use satellites to track dust, smoke in atmosphere
17 November 2017
California wildfires were caused by irresponsible development more than weather, according to expert
California wildfires were caused by irresponsible development more than weather, according to expert
14 November 2017
Congressional briefing addresses science's impact on weather prediction, economy
Congressional briefing addresses science's impact on weather prediction, economy
10 November 2017
Is Light Snow More Dangerous For Drivers Than Major Snowstorms?
the attention-getting blizzard and ice storm warnings to the less-noticed winter weather advisory. (MORE: New Type of NWS Snow Warning) "
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.

AMS Blog, The Front Page

10 January 2018
Revisiting the Hurricane Town Hall Meeting
The all-star panel comprising Monday’s special Town Hall Meeting on the 2017 hurricane season provided a riveting discussion of the science, communication, and impacts of Harvey, Irma, and Maria, highlighted by Ada Monzón’s emotional talk about the devastating effects Maria has had on Puerto Rico. The session created a buzz among #AMS2018 attendees. Incredible, heartfelt presentation […]
8 January 2018
Writing and the Collaborative Process
A good writer inevitably is also a good listener, always mining every conversation and interaction for the next gem that could be used in their work. Authors of AMS books are no exception, and this week in Austin you could be the person to provide one of them with a new idea or angle. A collection of […]
7 January 2018
Time Machines, Horse Ploppies…Richard Alley Will Do the Talking Today
From his book and PBS-TV series, “Earth: The Operator’s Manual,” to his renowned lectures at Penn State, Dr. Richard Alley is known for his humorous descriptions about serious science. Today he is the featured speaker as the 98th Annual AMS Annual Meeting begins in Austin, Texas.   At the 18th AMS Presidential Forum  (4 pm, Ballroom D) Dr. Alley will use his […]
21 November 2017
With Floods or Baseball, It’s a Game of Percentages
Perhaps no one thought that Game 5 of the World Series would end the way it did. It started with two of the game’s best pitchers facing off; a low-scoring duel seemed likely. But the hitters gained the upper hand. In the extra-inning slugfest the score climbed to 13-12. If you started that game thinking every […]
18 October 2017
Persisting Gender Gap for Weathercasters
While the ranks of women weathercasters are growing slowly, they continue to lag behind their male colleagues in job responsibilities. A new study to be published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society shows that 29% of weathercasters in the 210 U.S. television markets are female. This percentage has roughly doubled since the 1980s. Despite this progress, only 8% of […]