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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) "
8 November 2017
2017 Hurricane Season Produces Most Reported Tornadoes in Nearly a Decade
tornado from a tropical cyclone in the 2017 hurricane season is Georgia. This is a contrast from what has been a record-setting tornado year
5 November 2017
Why Atlantic Hurricanes Don't Form In Winter And Spring. Or Do They?
form in the Atlantic basin on average. In a 2016, American Meteorological Society Blog, the question was raised about whether the Atlantic
4 November 2017
Improving public safety in face of extreme weather and disasters
William H. Hooke (co-chair) Associate Executive Director American Meteorological Society Washington, D.C. Raymond J. Ban Managing
3 November 2017
Meteorologists At Winter Weather Conference Make Predictions For 2017-18 Winter
Portland. Every year for 25 years, members of the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society come together to compare notes on
3 November 2017
Into the Vortex: Chasing the Mystery Behind Superstorms
1, 2014, Orf flew to Atlanta for the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. With an iPad full of vivid video clips of his
8 October 2017
What happened? Here's why Hurricane Nate was weak in New Orleans
4 October 2017
Snowflake Savant
4 October 2017
New Orleans Has to Work Fast to Avoid Washing Away by 2050
4 October 2017
What Happened in Puerto Rico? A Timeline of Hurricane Maria
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 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.

1 February 2017
Amicus Groups File Brief to Protect Climate Scientists

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund has asked the District of Columbia federal District Court to safeguard roughly 8,000 pages of privileged correspondence between nine climate scientists.

25 January 2017
AMS Announces New Journal Co-Chief Editor

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) announced that Professor Timothy DelSole of George Mason University has been appointed co-chief editor of the Journal of Climate (JCLI).

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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 […]
16 October 2017
Standing Up for the Integrity of Science
by Keith Seitter, AMS Executive Director In carrying out its mission, AMS provides a broad range of support for the science and services making up the atmospheric and related sciences. As a part of this support, AMS has a long history of being a voice on behalf of science and the scientific method—as do most […]
3 October 2017
Building AMS Community, Maximizing Value of Our Information
by Douglas Hilderbrand, Chair, AMS Board on Enterprise Communication Early August seems forever ago. Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey were only faint ripples in the atmosphere. The nation was getting increasingly excited for the solar eclipse of 2017; the biggest weather question was where clear skies were expected later in the month. During this brief […]
15 September 2017
Peer Review Week 2017: 4. Shifting Demands of Integrity
For Journal of Hydrometeorology Chief Editor Christa Peters-Lidard, peer review upholds essential standards for a journal. “Maintaining that integrity is very important to me,” she said during an interview at the AMS Publications Commission meeting in Boston, in May. Historically, the burden of integrity has fallen on editors as much as authors and reviewers. The peer […]
15 September 2017
Peer Review Week 2017: 3. Transparency Is Reproducibility
David Kristovich, chief editor of the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, explains how AMS peer review process, as a somewhat private process, ultimately produces the necessary transparency. Peer review is an unpublished exchange between authors, editors and reviewers. It is meant to assure quality in a journal. At the same time, Kristovich noted that peer review is not just […]