Did You Know?
10 September is the first anniversary of AMS Soundings! Past issues are archived if you missed any.
The word “hurricane” is derived from “huracan,” a Taino and Carib god, or “hunraken,” the Mayan storm god? Consult the AMS Glossary of Meteorology!
The ballot for AMS President-Elect and Councilors is open for voting. Presidential Candidates are Matthew J. Parker and John R. Toohey-Morales.
Applications for the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting Travel Grants and Student Assistant Program are now open and available! One participant commented, “I just want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a student assistant. It was a pleasure for me to help the staff of the meeting. It was an amazing and unforgettable week, full of learning and incredible experiences.” The deadline date is 9 October.
2016 AMS Fellowship and Scholarship Program applications are now being accepted!
September is National Preparedness Month, culminating in America’s PrepareAthon Day on 30 September. Learn about severe weather and other types of hazards that can affect your community, and how to plan for them, at the PrepareAthon website. WHBF-TV4 recently interviewed the Western Illinois AMS Student Chapter about their recent weather preparedness event; have you considered holding a community event in your area?
Our Student Awardee page lists past award winners and their presentation topics—check it out!
Take Our Survey!
AMS Soundings will be conducting informal monthly surveys, with results posted the following month.
This month's question: Have you ever experienced a hurricane?