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Staying Cool: How to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses During Another Hot Summer

AMS Staff | Default | Jul 31, 2024

Lightning Safety: Lightning Prediction System

Chris Vagasky | News Item | Jul 10, 2024

Charlotte Microburst

Brandi Johns | Solo | Jul 9, 2024

Weather Band Spotlight


Kevin Kloesel

Kevin is responsible for providing weather forecast and weather safety information to University
of Oklahoma stakeholders and direct forecast and weather decision making for hundreds of
events annually on the OU Campus.


California Sky Watcher: Understanding Weather Patterns and What Comes Next

William Selby | News Item | Jul 9, 2024

As an AMS member spanning four decades, I am sharing recent research and resources that should attract and inform anyone interested in California’s weather and climate. We are sharing a colorful and informative website that includes California weather stories and updates from each seas

Like Photoshop For Satellites

AMS Staff | News Item | Jul 7, 2024

PROBLEM: Satellites collect a wealth of information about Earth, but data they collect about the planet’s water bodies either have high spatial detail with just occasional updates or lower spatial detail with more frequent updates, forcing scientists to choose between accur

Fireworks, Weather and Waves: What to know, see and do for any holiday beach visit

Bruckner Chase | News Item | Jul 4, 2024

Whatever coastline is in your summer plans, always respect the water and remember that where weather, water, waves, and people meet, stay situationally aware to keep the lifeguards dry and your holiday safe and fun. 

Blame It on the Aerosols

AMS Staff | News Item | Jul 1, 2024

Q: When increasing greenhouse gases (GHGs) help to further heat Earth’s atmosphere and oceans, water evaporates more easily from the warmed seas and into the warmer air that can hold more water vapor, which should lead to more precipitation. Why then have many studies not c

Clear Skies Ahead: Ginger Zee

AMS Staff | News Item | Jun 24, 2024

Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist and chief climate correspondent of the Climate Unit at ABC News in New York, on experiences she pursued to improve her on-air skills. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast (, with new episodes released every month.

A Force to Be Reckoned With: How Large Storm Complexes Rock the Summertime Landscape

AMS Staff | Webinar | Jun 21, 2024

Lines or complexes of thunderstorms can have far greater impacts than a single storm. Hear from experts about these monster events, field campaigns to study them, and their future in a warming climate. 

A Classic MCS

Ted Best | News Item | Jun 17, 2024

If you have awakened in the middle of the night to the sound of thunder and heavy rain, chances are, you have experienced a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS), or perhaps it’s larger sibling, the Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC.) Using modern remote sensing tools and some good old fas

Mekong Storm

Ebrahim Alipoor | Solo | Jun 17, 2024

A storm on top of the Mekong River, one of the biggest rivers in south Asia.

Beach Safety: Perspectives from the Blue IQ Event

AMS Staff | Webinar | Jun 14, 2024

See how our 51st Conference on Broadcast Meteorology Blue IQ Event participants learned how to interpret beach forecasts and conditions to avoid dangerous situations, the challenges of water rescues, and effective communication for beach safety.

What the Sky Sings About

Akzharkyn Kuandyk | Solo | Jun 10, 2024

Sky on fire.

Lightning over Bangkok

Vasily Iakovlev | News Item | Jun 9, 2024

Usually I travel with my camera, but as a rule I use it only when nature or the weather is in a rare or unusual condition. As a result of that night, I took about 300 shots and only one was lucky for me - I managed to catch a very beautiful lightning bolt right over Bangkok.

Kansas Supercell

Brian Harrison | Solo | Jun 3, 2024

Chasing a Kansas supercell. 

The Happy Dust-Eater

Kevin Selle | News Item | May 27, 2024

The day after my 28th wedding anniversary, the day of the photo and last day of my recovery before returning to work as a television meteorologist, I was watching radar from home as storms developed across the Panhandle of Texas. I’ve looked at hundreds of storm structure diagrams over

A New Kind of War Effort

AMS Staff | News Item | May 19, 2024

 During World War II, sailors on U.S. Navy ships in the Pacific Ocean were required to log meteorological conditions every hour. How can this valuable data be made more easily accessible?

Look, Up in the Sky! It's...Superbolts!

AMS Staff | News Item | May 13, 2024

Superbolts are 1,000 times more energetic than the average lightning bolt. Although they comprise less than 1% of all lightning, they can wreak havoc on ships and infrastructure when they do strike.

Extreme Heat and Health Impacts and Preparedness for Summer 2024

Amber Liggett | News Item | May 7, 2024

It is important to monitor how your body feels in the heat. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), extreme heat caused more emergency department visits associated with heat-related illnesses in May – September 2023 than previous years, especially among males

2024 Total Solar Eclipse Community Story Map

AMS Staff | Default | May 6, 2024

Discover the stories and observations of the AMS Weather Band community during the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

Huntersville Supercell

Zoey Uram | News Item | May 6, 2024

Green sky supercell in Huntersville. 

Readings - Interview: Creating Community at the Ends of the Earth

AMS Staff | News Item | May 6, 2024

BAMS spoke with Elizabeth Rush about her new book, The Quickening: Creation and Community at the Ends of the Earth. Rush is also the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her work has appeared in a wid