The Award for an Exceptional Specific Prediction


The Awards for Outstanding Service by a Weather Forecaster are presented to individuals who, through performance of exceptional forecast service, have distinguished themselves and brought credit to their profession. The Society presents the awards in recognition of the great importance of weather forecasting to the public safety and well-being, and the valuable professional services provided by persons who are engaged in forecasting activities. The Award for an Exceptional Specific Prediction is given to one or more individuals in recognition of an exceptional prediction of one or more significant events.

Nominations are considered by a committee of the Scientific and Technological Activities Commission Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting which makes recommendations for final approval by AMS Council.

Nomination Process

Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination! AMS membership is not required to submit an award nomination. Nominations are due by 1 May. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package.

The nominees for this award remain on the active nomination list for three years. You will be allowed to update an unsuccessful nomination at the beginning of the next award cycle. 


  • citation
  • nomination letter
  • nominee Curriculum Vitae (optional)
  • bibliography (optional)
  • three (3) letters of support