Election Results

Election results for the 2024 AMS President-Elect (President in 2025) and Council are now in. 

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Brad Colman
AMS President

The AMS has had a lasting impact on me and my career; I am both thankful and humbled to have this opportunity to serve as its president. Over the more than 40 years that I have been a member, the scientific innovations and advances in weather and climate services have been nothing short of remarkable. The benefits to society are indisputable. The mission of the AMS is to promote and support this success and it does so through its excellent staff, leadership, and volunteers. As the vulnerabilities of the world are increasingly tested by extreme weather events, I am particularly thankful for the AMS community and proud of the tremendous value it brings to the nation and beyond.

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Glossary Term of the Week

Lake-effect Snow

Localized, convective snow bands that occur in the lee of lakes when relatively cold airflows over warm water.

In the United States this phenomenon is most noted along the south and east shores of the Great Lakes during arctic cold-air outbreaks.

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