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AMS Weather Band Community and Citizen Science Symposium
Virtual Event, January 21-22, 2022 

 

Call for speakers now open to all of our CoCoRaHS observers and others!

Are you a weather observer? Are you working on weather related projects for yourself or your community? We want you to be a speaker at the AMS Weather Band’s first Community and Citizen Science Symposium!

 

This is a two day, virtual event that will showcase citizen and community science projects and programs related to weather and the atmospheric sciences. It will take place on Friday, January 21, and Saturday, January 22 12:00 - 5:00 ET.  

 

We are looking for citizen and community scientists to create short presentations (5-10 minutes) on projects they are (or were) working on related to weather; and what impact these projects have had or are having. This could mean observations of local weather, how you’re collecting and using data from your local weather station, weather history you’re researching, or severe weather impacts and recovery in your local community. 

 

Presentation proposals are due on November 19, 2021. Space is limited, so please submit your proposals through this form as soon as you can. For more information on the event, visit the Weather Band website. And if you have questions, please contact Tiernan Doyle, Public Outreach Manager at AMS, at tdoyle@ametsoc.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinar 
Thursday, November 11, 2021
CoCoRaHS WxTalk: 
"Ice Ice Baby - Predicting Freezing Rain Icing and Impacts"

Ice Accretion will be the focus of our November CoCoRaHS "WxTalk Webinar”. It will take place on Thursday, November 11th. Join us for this presentation by Jay Shafer, from Northern Vermont University in Lyndonville, Vermont.

Space is limited to 500 attendees, so register today! Those who aren’t able to attend will be able to watch this episode on-line the following day.

REGISTRATION INFO

Title: Webinar #79 - CoCoRaHS WxTalk: "Ice Ice Baby - Predicting Freezing Rain Icing and Impacts"
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern, Noon Central, 11:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 AM Pacific

This presentation will provide an overview of winter storm systems and the processes that produce wet snowfall and freezing rain. Current methods used to predict ice accretion from freezing rain will be discussed. Impacts from wet snowfall and freezing rain icing on the electric grid will be examined using over a decade of power outage data across Vermont. The current limitations of predicting and observing both wet snow and freezing rain along with opportunities for improved citizen-science observations will be described..

Reserve your seat now by registering here:ICE

Stay tuned for our next CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinar during January 2022.  It will be Special Webinar entitled ""A Review of Significant Weather Events Occurring in 2021" given by Greg Carbin of NOAA/Weather Prediction Center.  Please check the CoCoRaHS website for more details.