The Award for Broadcast Meteorology (prior to 2004, The Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist)


The Award for Broadcast Meteorology was established in 1975 (as the award for Outstanding Service By a Broadcast Meteorologist) to recognize a broadcast meteorologist for sustained long-term contributions to the community through the broadcast media, or for outstanding work during a specific weather event. Nominations must be made in writing by an individual or group, and if possible, should be accompanied by an example(s) of the individual’s work. Such an example may be an audio/video tape of an event, or a composite tape of the individual’s career work. Single event nominations must be based on extraordinary work during a demanding weather event. Although the Award is normally intended for an individual, under special circumstances, it may be awarded in recognition of a team effort. Nominations will remain active and considered for a three-year period. Nominations are considered by the Professional Affairs Commission Board of Broadcast Meteorology, which makes recommendations for final approval by AMS Council.

Special Procedures

Nominators, please note the following nomination requirements for this award:

  •       Nomination letter
  •       Nominee Biography
  •        One Letter of Support
  •       Broadcast files are optional